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‘Irreplaceable’

MAYVILLE — A restaurant situated near the heart of the village for nearly 70 years is now all but rubble following a massive fire that began late Monday. Firefighters from several volunteer departments were summoned to the Mayville Diner, 7 W. Chautauqua St., shortly before 10:30 p.m. ...

Guilty Pleas Entered In Rape Case

MAYVILLE — A Conewango man pleaded guilty in Chautauqua County Court on Tuesday morning to charges of first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sex act for incidents that took place in July 2018. Dennis L. Park is facing a total of 18 years in a state prison when sentenced March 9, ...

Cuomo Vetoes Study On Amending Age To Start School

There have been dozens of studies over the years about the best age for a child to start kindergarten. New York state will not be adding to the mountain of literature on the subject. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation passed at the end of the state legislative session in June ...

Democrats Unveil Impeachment Charges; Trump Left ‘No Choice’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring his actions toward Ukraine “betrayed the nation” as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 ...

‘We Were Disappointed’

BLOCKVILLE — News that Castelli America LLC had closed its lone cheese manufacturing facility in the town of Harmony began to spread late last week. Local officials and the plant’s general manager confirmed the closure and loss of 67 jobs on Monday. “Well, it’s unfortunate for the ...

Court Supports New York’s Green Light Law

The U.S. Department of Justice is unsurprisingly backing a court challenge to New York’s Green Light Law. Federal officials filed brief in the case filed by Frank Merola, Rensselaer county clerk, over the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act. The state law is supposed to go into effect ...

Regents Asks For $2B Hike In Aid

The state Board of Regents is calling for a $2 billion increase in state education aid in the 2020-21 state budget. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will release his 2020-21 executive budget in January. The state Division of Budget recently released its mid-year budget report and pegged the state’s ...

Zuzu’s Hope

Ziulianis Martinez-Vega, or Zuzu, has received a service dog, one that she now considers her bestfriend. The dog gives her comfort and helps ease her autism, tremors, night terrors and anxiety — all conditions she was diagnosed with at the age of 3. Fittingly, the goldendoodle’s name ...

Pine Valley School Project Goes Viral

SOUTH DAYTON — Facebook is a place where friends and family can share their lives and special events. Who would have guessed that someone from a small town would go viral worldwide? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Andrea Garrison and her kindergarten class at Pine Valley Elementary ...

City Couple Sees 74 Years Of Marriage, Still Going Strong

Margaret Seastrum was born in Everett, Mass., on Dec. 19, 1925. The third child of four and the Seastrums’ only daughter, was named after the daughter of the doctor who delivered her. Her father was a postal worker who transferred to Jamestown when his daughter was three. The family lived ...

Nadler: Vote On Impeachment Could Happen This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speeding toward impeachment, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he expects a committee vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine in a bid to get an unfair advantage in U.S. elections and ...

Arriving In Style

Santa Claus is pictured Friday evening arriving at Tracy Plaza as part of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, again sponsored by The Resource Center. Following a countdown by Santa, a fireworks display was put on high above the Spring ...

Literacy Group Helps Provide Language Skills

Imagine not being able to talk to your child’s doctor or teacher. Imagine not being able to fill out a job application. Imagine not being able to read a warning label. These are just a few examples of daily struggles some people face listed in the brochure for Literacy Volunteers Of ...

Report: Minimum Wage Should Rise

The next step of New York’s phased minimum wage increases will take effect at the end of December. Previous increases in 2016, 2017 and 2018 took effect automatically, but the 2019 increase required a report by the state Division of the Budget to judge the state of the economy in the ...

Flu Season Arrives Early, Driven By A Virus

NEW YORK — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season to ...

‘A Great Thing’

Jamestown mayor-elect Eddie Sundquist won’t take office until Jan. 1, but that hasn’t stopped him from beginning preliminary work for the position with the goal of creating “a roadmap for the future.” Inside Jefferson Middle School, Sundquist and members of his transition team held ...

Welch’s Westfield Building Sold To Developer

WESTFIELD — A historic building nearly 120 years old and previously the headquarters to Welch’s Foods could see new development in the near future. The Westfield Town Board on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the sale of the 48,000-square-foot Welch’s Building, 2 Portage ...

Committee Endorses Wendel To Fill County Executive Seat

MAYVILLE — A recommendation has been made to fill the vacant county executive position. On Thursday, the Chautauqua County Republican Committee met to make its recommendation to fill the open position, with Chautauqua County legislators PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Legislature chairman, ...

Democrats Say Trump Impeachment Charges Must Come Swiftly

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he’s likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before ...

#cancerbuddies

Brandon Campbell walked into the Warren General Hospital emergency department June 5, 2018, after experiencing severe stomach pains, a fever and fatigue. At the time he thought it might have been appendicitis. However, by the end of the day he found himself at Shadyside UPMC in ...