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Petition Granted For Student Quarantine Order

A judge has granted a petition filed by Chautauqua County’s public health director requiring a Maple Grove High School student to remain in quarantine after reportedly coming into contact with a district employee who tested positive for COVID-19. State Supreme Court Judge Lynn W. Keane made ...

Wanted Man Is Taken Into Custody

A man wanted on federal drug warrants has been taken into custody. The Jamestown Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of 27-year-old Michael Murphy by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Jamestown police, Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Southern Tier ...

County Reports 15th Death Related To COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Tuesday reported the 15th death related to COVID-19, a man in his 80s and a resident of Tanglewood Manor. “Providing information on the COVID-19 outbreak at Tanglewood Manor has been done as a way to manage the spread of COVID-19,” said ...

Borrello, Goodell Retain NYS Legislature Seats

Both state representatives for Chautauqua County appear likely to retain their seats in the state legislature with early and Election Day voting in. Over 11,000 absentee ballots have yet to be counted of which Democrats hold a 2,500 ballot advantage. State Sen. George Borrello, R-57, carried ...

Keeping Doors Open

Keeping the doors open has been a challenge for many businesses since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some closing for good and many struggling to carry on. That is why the federal government awarded the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency with a $10.5 million grant ...

Police, Fire Discuss 2021 Proposed Budgets

The loss of three school resource officers was the first item highlighted during a discussion on the proposed 2021 Jamestown Police Department budget. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council held budget discussions with the police and fire department chiefs. Lt. Tim Jackson, interim police ...

Gottfried: Unenforced Adultery Ban Is Absurd

New York state is one of 21 states in the country where adultery is illegal. Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, D-New York City, has introduced legislation (A.11073) to end the state’s longstanding, and unenforced, ban on adultery. “This outdated statute criminalizes sexual behavior ...

County Reports 25 COVID-19 Hospitalizations

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Monday reported that 25 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized, the highest count during the pandemic. In addition, 16 new cases of the corornavirus were announced, in addition to the 28 reported over the weekend. The cases include nine in the ...

No Stop And Go

Getting an E-ZPass will be the only way to avoid extra charges on tolls once the new year starts. For the past two years, the New York State Thruway Authority has been hard at work, installing gantries at every exit and across the Thruway. The project is now finished and will be turning to ...

Gowanda Faces Lawsuit Over Property

GOWANDA — The village is facing a lawsuit put forth by Dorothy Myers Watson of Tonawanda and William Worden Watson Jr. of North Tonawanda stemming from an alleged illegal inspection and entry done by the code enforcement officer. The mother and son are rental property owners throughout ...

School Construction Project Nearly Complete

SHERMAN — It’s been a long haul from the planning stages to a public vote and through the COVID pandemic, but the Sherman Central School District’s capital improvement project, which includes roof replacement, repairs to sidewalks and drainage, and a whole new office area, is nearly ...

Back-Seat Buckling Law Goes Into Effect In State

Passengers will have to buckle up in the back seat. New York’s new rear seat belt law goes into effect requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Until now, passengers over age 16 were ...

Snow Falls In WNY; Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Snow has officially entered the forecast. The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a winter weather advisory for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and southern Erie counties that began Sunday night at 5 p.m. and continued through Monday morning at 7 a.m. Steven Welch, meteorologist, ...

‘A Different Way’

Annette Miller always looks forward to celebrating Halloween at C.C. Ring Elementary School. And while COVID-19 prevented her building from celebrating with a full-blown costume parade, a donation from the Ring Parent Teacher Association helped make it possible for each student to be able ...

Crews Called To Serious Accident In Busti

A Jamestown woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday evening. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department said Carol Boyer, 65, was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that struck a tree. In a news release, the department said Joseph Wisnewski, 51, also of Jamestown, was southbound on Busti ...

Sherman Student Almost Scores Perfect On SAT

SHERMAN — They say nobody’s perfect, yet every now and then, someone does come close. Sherman Central School Senior Kayla Yokom is one of those people having attained close to a perfect score on her SAT exam. Yokom scored 800 in math and 780 in reading and writing, for a total score of ...

Tea Focuses On Barrett, Future Of High Court

Ruth Marcus has covered every United States Supreme Court confirmation battle for The Washington Post since 1987. Her first was perhaps the most memorable — a nominee of President Ronald Reagan, Robert Bork’s nomination was rejected by the U.S. Senate after he vocally advocated for ...

Superheroes Of 2005 Campaign Was A Cape-Worthy Performance Not Soon Forgotten

It was late spring 2005 and Holly Sullivan and Cindy Aronson were asked to co-chair the upcoming annual campaign — the first time two women were asked to do so. They were intent on proving they were the right women for the job. They set out to not only achieve the goal but have a whole lot ...

Rosa Parks Scholarships Awarded At Fredonia Ceremony

Scholarships valued at $350 each were awarded to State University at Fredonia students at the Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition awards ceremony on Oct. 28. The annual competition welcomes student entries, in the form of writing, speaking, drawing, photography and dancing, that express views ...

Handful Of Local Elections In Chautauqua County

While most voters heading to the polls are focusing on federal, state or even countywide races, there are a handful of local elections for select communities. There are two county legislator posts on the ballot — one in Dunkirk and one in Jamestown. Zachary B. Agett and Kenneth J. ...