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Community Seeks Answers After Dog Hanged In City

A pit bull found hanging by its leash in a wooded area in the city of Jamestown has drawn the ire of local officials and the community. Now police want to know who the dog belongs to and what happened following the “intentional act” of animal cruelty. Jamestown police were alerted after ...

Charges Expected After Dog Found Hanging In Jamestown

Jamestown police announced Wednesday that charges were expected against a suspect reportedly responsible for the hanging of a pit bull in a wooded area near Hallock and Palmer streets Monday. The name of the suspect and charges were to be released Thursday, Jamestown police Capt. Robert ...

Cuomo Talks State Budget, SALT Tax Deductions

At the end of a hard state budget season, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t pull his punches for the federal government. On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave reporters an overview of the budget that was passed by the state legislature late last week, hitting the fight with the federal government ...

Foundation Aid Boosted For Local Schools In State Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $26.7 billion New York State Budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year was enacted on Monday with a bump in foundation aid for school districts around the state. The official budget includes an increase of $618 million in foundation aid up from the initial proposed increase of ...

Amid Trade Talks, Reed, Goodell Tour Bush Industries

Two elected officials, a county administrator and a local business owner received a first-hand look at how Bush Industries produces office and home furniture. On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning; Andy Goodell, state assemblyman; Mark Geise, Chautauqua County deputy county executive ...

Successor To Robert H. Jackson Speaks At Jackson Center

Inside the Robert H. Jackson Center on Monday sat David Crane, the first American chief prosecutor in an international war crimes tribunal since Robert H. Jackson, himself, during the Nuremberg Trial. Crane, former chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, indicted and later ...

Borrello: A ‘Despicable Human Being’ Killed Dog Found Hanging

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said he was shocked to learn of a Pit bull found hanging from a tree Monday evening in the city of Jamestown. Borrello, who recently proposed an animal cruelty registry for Chautauqua County in a local law, said he hopes the "despicable human being" ...

Goodell Highlights Positives In State Budget

Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, said there were several boons for the local area that were included in the newly passed budget. Goodell said it was an “intense” process that went until 3 a.m. on Thursday morning and he was back at it at 8 a.m. The process finished up late on ...

Reed: Time To Hold China Accountable

From the 2020 census to tariffs and immigration, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed hit a lot of topics with reporters on Monday. During an afternoon media call, Reed, R-Corning, tackled issues that have been in the headlines in the past few days. Reed talked about issues being raised regarding the ...

City Police Seek Info After Dog Found Hanging From Tree

Jamestown police are seeking the public’s help after a Pit bull was found hanging by a tree Monday evening in a wooded area off Hallock Street. The brown and white colored dog was reportedly found decomposed hanging by a red leash and blue nylon rope. A passer-by discovered the animal in the ...

Frewsburg Alum Receives Chancellor Award

From Frewsburg to Rwanda and back again, a 2011 Frewsburg Central School graduate earned recognition for student success at Buffalo State College. John Latona was awarded the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence at Buffalo State College and will be ...

Eighth Annual Dining In The Dark Set For April 20

The Moonbrook Country Club is preparing to serve as the setting for an annual fundraising event that few actually get to see. The Chautauqua Blind Association will host its eighth annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser at the 2879 N. Main St. Ext. venue in Jamestown on Friday, April 20, ...

‘Be Kind 5K’ To Honor Rosie Billquist June 9

Family, friends and co-workers of Rosemary Billquist will run, walk and celebrate in memory of “Rosie” on Saturday, June 9, to create a lasting memory of her work at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Jamie Billquist, her husband, created a scholarship to help her co-workers who are studying medical ...

Comedy Center Announces Aug. 1-5 Grand Opening

The National Comedy Center will hold its grand opening from Aug. 1-5, coinciding with the organization's annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. The 37,000 square foot, $50 million facility tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present, with more than 50 immersive, interactive ...

Area Woman Donates Kidney In Memory Of Late Brother

On what would have been her younger brother’s 40th birthday, Christina Kebort voluntarily went into surgery to save the life of someone she’d only recently met. Earlier this month Kebort, a Jamestown resident, traveled to New York City to donate a kidney to Long Island resident Lillian ...

More Schools Discussing SROs In Wake Of Shooting

Following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., school boards in Chautauqua County have been discussing adding school resource officers. Currently, Jamestown Public Schools and Falconer Central School employ two resource officers through the Jamestown Police Department and the ...

Holiday Springs Into Area With Annual Easter Eggs Hunts

Hundreds of children took part in the 71st annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Allen Park ice rink in Jamestown on Saturday. More than 3,000 plastic eggs were filled with candy to be found inside the rink. The Child Advocacy Program donated three stuffed animals as prizes for the Saturday event. ...

State Budget Includes Opioid Tax, Rules On Harassment

ALBANY — Lawmakers in New York state passed a $168.3 billion state budget in the early hours Saturday that includes surcharges on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan and a new state sexual harassment policy written following the #MeToo movement. The massive spending plan also sets out $1 ...

Schumer Proposes Official National Designation For NCC

A couple of jokes were told by the U.S. Senate minority leader while visiting the National Comedy Center, but he wasn’t pulling anyone’s leg while proposing new Congressional legislation. On Friday, Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced at the National Comedy Center that he is proposing a ...

Malnourished German Shepherd Finds New Home At Humane Society

After an undetermined amount of time in the wild, the Chautauqua County Humane Society earlier this week took in a German Shepherd that was found in the town of Chautauqua. An animal control officer and a local resident were able to entice the dog — now named Strider — with a sub from the ...