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‘Lots Of Laughs’

When John Archer and his sister Virginia Johnson, sit together discussing lifetime memories, names, dates and locations come out of their mouths like they were talking about last week. Amazingly, the sibling team was born in the 1920s with John now being 90 and his sister 92-years old. Dr. ...

City Mayoral Candidates Debate Changes To Departments

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a four-part series featuring the three mayoral candidates. If you could change a department in city government, which one would it be? That might be a question dozens of city residents would like to answer, but only one of three Jamestown mayoral ...

Mayor Stresses Importance Of Implementing Smart City Plan

Even though the current mayor of Jamestown will no longer be in office next year, he has laid out the “Smart City” plans for his successor to improve city vehicles, equipment and infrastructure in future years. On Tuesday, Jamestown mayor Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, released his ...

Ambassador To Testify No Quid Pro Quo Assurance Was Trump’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. ambassador is expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy that there was no quid pro quo in their interactions with Ukraine was based solely on what President Donald Trump told him, according to a person familiar with his upcoming ...

Board Says Library Could Close, Move Without Financial Support

It is projected that the James Prendergast Library (“Prendergast”) will close within the next three or four years. During this time period the library will be forced to make extreme cuts that may include relocation and the sale of the building we have occupied since our inception in 1891. ...

Eyes On The Issue

A Falconer woman’s push to find rescue cats new homes has highlighted the constant juggling act some organizations are forced to perform to keep the pet population in check. Brenda Goodwill has been lobbying officials to make an exception to the village code that pertains to harboring ...

Increasing Tax Base Debated By Candidates

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four-part series featuring the three mayoral candidates. One issue impacting Jamestown city government is being at 100% of the Constitutional tax limit. The constitutional tax limit is the amount of money the city can ask its property taxpayers to ...

Runnings Wide Open

Runnings is now open in West Ellicott, and owner Dennis Reed believes local residents “have really been waiting for a store like this.” Thursday morning, customers could be seen shopping at the store that Reed hopes can have an impact on the community. The 720 Fairmount Ave. property ...

City Man To Be Held In Shooting Death Case

SHERMAN — A city man will be held for grand jury action following the shooting death of a Mayville man early Sunday. Sherman Town Justice Douglas Neal remanded Julio E. Montanez, 25, back to Chautauqua County Jail without bail following a preliminary hearing Thursday morning. ...

Police Deem Report Of Shots Fired Unfounded

FREWSBURG — A report of shots being fired sparked a search in the town of Carroll. The incident Thursday was later deemed unfounded. Police received a call around 1:33 p.m. of possible shots in the area of Bunce and Oak Hill roads. The caller was later identified as 21-year-old Dale R. ...

Opiods, Lead Drive County Health Department Costs

Chautauqua County saw 10 babies test positive for opioids in a two-week span in mid-September. The statistic came up as part of a discussion of new and ongoing child and maternal health programs in Chautauqua County. A new program, paid for with a federal grant through the Child Abuse ...

One Isn’t Enough

Some members of the state Board of Regents want to see more than one informational meeting about new graduation standards held in each region of the state. During the board’s meeting Monday, members saw a presentation on the process the Regents will lead on the state’s new graduation ...

Adjustments Made To Proposed 2020 County Budget

MAYVILLE — The tax levy and rate will both increase after 2020 budget adjustments were approved by the Chautauqua County Legislature Audit and Control Committee. On Wednesday, the committee approved to increase the tax levy to $64,228,957, an increase of $2,317,810, or 3.7%. According to ...

City Man Alleges Past Abuse At Local Church

A Jamestown man is alleging he was sexually abused by a priest at Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. According to documents filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Erie County, the Jamestown man is alleging that Father John Lewandowski sexually abused the boy during his ...

Trump Defies Impeachment Inquiry, Makes Charge Certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The combative White House letter vowing to defy the “illegitimate” impeachment inquiry has actually put President Donald Trump on a more certain path to charges. His refusal to honor subpoenas or allow testimony would likely play into a formal accusation against ...

Pumpkin Patches

Two area pumpkin growers were big winners at this year’s World Pumpkin Weigh-off. Andy Wolf of Little Valley took second place at Sunday’s contest, held annually at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. Wolf’s pumpkin clocked in at 1,911.5 pounds, which netted him $1,500 plus a $1,000 ...

Fundraiser To Aid Coach, Corrections Officer

A fundraiser will be held Sunday at the Celoron Legion for a Jamestown man and longtime corrections officer with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Dawayne Vanderwork, a lifelong Jamestown resident, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic renal cancer. He has begun treatment ...

Proposed City 2020 Budget Has Slight Property Tax Increase

The 2020 proposed budget for the city of Jamestown has a slight property tax increase. On Tuesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, presented next year’s executive budget, which includes an $82,942, or .52%, tax levy increased. According to the state Department of Taxation and Finances, the ...

Doctors Turn To Thumbs For Diagnosis Treatment By Text

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her dining room. The emergency physician nevertheless helped a pregnant Ohio woman handle hip pain, examined a Michigan man’s sore throat and ...

Up In The Air

Members of the Chautauqua County Board of Health are considering stepping up Health Department regulation of industrial wind turbines. At its most recent meeting, Health Board members discussed three potential actions. The first is a moratorium on construction of industrial wind turbines ...