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County Clerks Look For Answers From The DMV

New York state’s county clerks have a few questions for the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner about the Green Light Bill. Actually, they have 47 questions they’d like the state official to answer before the state Association of County Clerks holds its fall conference in ...

Obscure Law Is Basis For Trump ‘Order’ On Trade

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s ...

Stand Off

Officers from the Jamestown Police Department responded to a Cole Avenue residence where an apparent stand off took place with a person of interest. No additional information was released at the time of publication. At top, P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson; Photo by Melinda Centi at bottom.

Legislation Expands The Definition Of A Child Victim

Legislation signed earlier this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo could have been even tougher if Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, had gotten his way during an April legislative debate. A.7051/S.6353 amends state law to expand the definition of a child victim who suffers physical, mental or ...

County Executive Refutes CLA Claim

A claim by the Chautauqua Lake Association connecting the harmful algal blooms in the south basin of Chautauqua Lake with the herbicide application done earlier this year is being refuted by the county executive. Last week, the CLA stated in a news release that the harmful algal blooms, ...

Conservation Department Notes 7 Algal Blooms

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is noting seven algal blooms reported within the past two weeks on Chautauqua Lake. Algal blooms start in the area near Long Point State Park and proceed south, including in Lakewood, Greenhurst, Celoron and in the Chadakoin River near ...

Search For Fugitive

Several agencies assisted in an hours-long search for a wanted Jamestown man Thursday. The fugitive, 47-year-old Todd A. Dellahoy, wasn’t located despite officers scouring the woods and nearby properties along Willard Street. Dallahoy is wanted on warrants for first-degree attempted ...

Court Rules Against City

The Fourth Department Appellate Division in Rochester has ruled against the city of Jamestown in regards to the proposed annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities’ Dow Street substation in Falconer. The court released a decision Thursday stating that the city’s original ...

Investigation Into Stabbing Remains Ongoing

Ellicott police were still looking into a stabbing that sent one man to an Erie, Pa., hospital late Wednesday. Few details have been released after officers were called at about 11:30 p.m. to the Bullfrog Hotel, located at 1414 E. Second St., Jamestown, for a report of a stab ...

Math Scores Increase, ELA Drops For Local Schools

Chautauqua County public schools increased in math proficiency in grades 3-8, but decreased in English Language Arts. New York state public schools, in total, saw an increase in 3-8 ELA and Math assessments in the 2018-19 school year. Scores for all schools in the state were released ...

Going Back In Style

Students at Bush Elementary School were treated to new backpacks and school supplies ahead of the new school year. Courtesy of the Chautauqua Center, about 800 students in Chautauqua County received the same. Chautauqua Center representatives Sarah Gilbert, marketing specialist; Solimar ...

Unfit To Inhabit

A Jamestown home was condemned, and charges are pending against several area residents after a check found the property to be “unfit to inhabit” for them and six children living there. Police were called Tuesday around 11:12 a.m. to the 100 block of Forest Avenue for a report of a ...

Lawmakers File Pay Raise Challenge

A group of Republican state legislators, including Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, are continuing their court battle to overturn a state pay commission’s decision to limit legislators’ outside incomes. The 11 lawmakers filed their court challenge in March in William Barclay et ...

US Deficit Expected To Balloon Over $1 Trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported ...

Information Sought

City fire investigators are seeking the public’s help after a blaze ripped through a condemned home early Tuesday. Jamestown firefighters were called to 319 Haywood St., near Buffalo Street, after flames were spotted around 3:40 a.m. Crews arrived to find fire on the second floor before the ...

Ohio Man Indicted For Falconer Grad’s Death

A warrant has been issued for an Ohio man involved in a crash that killed a Falconer native in July. A Clark County, Ohio, grand jury indicted 37-year-old Marc Terrell on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while under the ...

Falconer Denies Special Permit Request On Cats

FALCONER — A Falconer woman hoping to receive village approval to keep more animals than currently allowed by code will have to wait at least another month. Ellicott Town Justice Marilyn Gerace on Tuesday adjourned a meeting involving Brenda Goodwill, her attorney and the village to Sept. ...

Hitting The Hoops

CELORON — A new community basketball court in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron was officially unveiled Monday. The basketball court was donated by the year-old Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, which is adjacent to the park. The ceremony was attended by elementary school children looking to ...

Mayor Eyes Splash Pad Similar To Dunkirk’s

Some who have spent time around Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, might call him “a kid at heart.” On Monday, the retiring mayor, who is in his 20th and last year in office, might have proven everyone right with his latest proposal. Teresi said during his final months he wants to get the ...

Legislature Looks To Renovate Airport Hanger

MAYVILLE — A proposal to renovate a hanger at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport has changed. On Monday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Facilities Committee discussed the proposal to accept a $902,240 state grant for a $1,074,200 project to renovate hanger c at the airport. ...