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‘Hope Is There’: Emmanuel Baptist Hosts Annual MLK Observance Ceremony

Every year, the spirit and message of one of the nation’s most legendary civil rights activists permeates the sanctuary of Jamestown’s Emmanuel Baptist Church on the eve of the national holiday that bears his name. Thus was the case Sunday evening, when the 53 23rd St. congregation hosted ...

‘Keep The Music Going’

The outset of 2018 now includes the addition of three Jamestown watering holes, all along the same strip of road, to the local commercial real estate listings. Currently, The Q — located at 104 W. Second St. — and Mojo’s Music Bar — located at 104 E. Second St. — are listed for ...

UPDATE: Fire Strikes Downtown Falconer Again

Fire departments responded once more almost a year later to downtown Falconer as fire broke out Sunday morning. Smoke was seen for miles around billowing out of the Falconer Vac Shop building and a call was put out to emergency personnel at 11:15 a.m. The scene was eerily familiar because a ...

HUD Awards $12.7 Million To WNY For Homeless

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that they have funded $12.7 million to support 34 homeless housing and service programs in Western New York. The Continuum of Care grants will provide needed housing and support services to individuals and families ...

Towns To Receive State Funding For Dissolutions

Municipalities in Chautauqua County have received funding due to their dissolution and consolidation efforts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $9.7 million dollars of the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credit funds have made their way to local governments across New York state where ...

Hawaii Officials Mistakenly Warn Of Inbound Missile

HONOLULU — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake. In a conciliatory news conference later in ...

Looking For A Deal

Customers began lining up near the entrance of Sam’s Club about an hour before it was scheduled to open. When the doors finally opened at 10 a.m., that line stretched all the way around the Fairmount Avenue building. Many shoppers said they were eager to snatch up discounted bulk items a ...

Double Jeopardy Claim Denied In Haffa Case

MAYVILLE — A motion of double jeopardy for a Cheektowaga man accused of attempted murder of a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy was denied at a hearing Friday morning in Mayville. July selection resumed in Chautauqua County Court in the retrial of Justin Haffa after the motion was heard ...

Business Owners, Officials Worry About Impact Of Shuttering

The impact of Sam’s Club closing later this month will likely be felt in a number of area, including non-profits and local businesses who rely on the deep discounted items in one form or another. County Legislator Lisa Vanstrom, R-Jamestown, who represents the town of Ellicott, said the ...

Sam’s Club Employees, Customers Shocked Over Sudden Closing

Customers looking to do some bulk shopping at Sam’s Club were left scratching their heads Thursday when they were turned away by store personnel without explanation. Signs posted on the store’s front doors and gas station said the 720 W. Fairmount Ave. location in West Ellicott would be ...

Snow, Ice Expected As Temps Plunge

The recent spike in warm weather will quickly fade this evening as a winter storm warning has been issued for the weekend. The warm weather skyrocketed into the high 50s on Thursday and were expected to again today, but tonight a massive drop in temperature will likely bring slick road ...

Blood Drives Aim To Replenish Inventory

Inventory and product levels among the Community Blood Bank of NWPA and WNY and its partner hospitals have fallen nearly as sharply as the temperatures over the past few weeks. Record snowfall in Pennsylvania’s Erie County is responsible for the loss of approximately 300 blood donations to ...

Portion Of Route 60 Closed Due To Flooding

KIANTONE — A portion of Route 60 in the town of Kiantone has been closed to traffic due to flooding. The road is closed from Peck Settlement Road to Route 62. Flowing water can be seen moving across the road in different sections. The area is under a flood warning due to rain and melting ...

Customers Eye Discounts Before Shuttering Of Sam’s Club

Discount-seeking customers lined the front of Sam’s Club on Friday morning on Fairmount Avenue, a day after the company announced it was shuttering dozens of locations across the country. The line began forming more than an hour before it was scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Many waiting said ...

Traffic Backed Up Due To Discount-Seeking Shoppers

Significant traffic has backed up portions of Fairmount Avenue on Friday morning as discount-seeking shoppers have flooded to Sam's Club. The Ellicott Police Department said it has brought in an additional officer to assist with traffic near the wholesale store at 720 Fairmount Ave. The ...

After School Activities Canceled Due To Weather

Afternoon activities for several area schools have been canceled due to dropping temperatures and snow in the forecast. The following schools, as of this afternoon, that have canceled activities include: Jamestown, including the after school program Frewsburg Cassadaga ...

Reaching New Heights

A multimillion dollar expansion project at UPMC Chautauqua WCA is on schedule, hospital officials said. According to Cecil Miller, WCA vice president of operations, the 18,000-square-foot expansion project — made possible with a $26.4 million state grant — will provide state-of-the-art ...

Local Sam’s Club Among Dozens To Be Shuttered Nationally

Customers looking to do some bulk shopping at Sam's Club were left scratching their heads Thursday when they were turned away by store personnel without explanation. Signs posted on the store's front doors and gas station said the 720 W. Fairmount Ave. location in West Ellicott would be ...

Publicity Of Haffa Trial Raised By Defense, Prosecution

MAYVILLE — The amount of publicity in the trial of a Cheektowaga man accused of attempted murder of a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy was discussed in Chautauqua County Court on Wednesday. Concerns were discussed by District Attorney Patrick Swanson and Public Defender Ned Barone in ...

Date Set For Legislative Hearing On DEC Permit

CARROLL — Updates regarding efforts by town of Carroll residents to prevent a landfill from re-opening were discussed in Wednesday’s first meeting of the town board in the new year. Polly Hanson, head of Carroll Concerned Citizens, addressed attendees of the meeting — a large portion of ...