Page One

Family Advocate

For the last 29 years, Rosary Kolivas has come to think of her staff at the Jamestown Community Learning Council as her second family. But it was her first family that was a deciding factor in retiring as executive director. “Why am I retiring?” Kolivas asked herself. “Sometimes I ...

30 Properties Throughout County Slated For Demolition

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. acquired approximately three dozen properties from the Chautauqua County Tax Foreclosure Auction last month. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, land bank executive director, told the land bank board during its monthly meeting that more than 30 ...

State Shows Water System Upgrades Available

It will soon be illegal in New York state to sell household cleaning products with 1,4-dioxane or cosmetic and personal care products with more than 2 parts per million of the chemical. On the final day of the legislative session, the state Assembly passed A. 6295A/S.4398B. The law takes ...

EPA Restores Broad Use Of Opposed Pesticides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing private chemical industry studies that the agency says show the product does only lower-level harm to bees and wildlife. Friday’s EPA ...

Extended Stay

The first long-term residential addiction services program in Chautauqua County will open later this month. Cecil Miller, UPMC Chautauqua vice president of operations, said patients will start to be seen at the new treatment facility Wednesday, July 17. The $1.5 million project was made ...

Traffic To Route 83 Closed After Fatal Accident

Route 83 is still closed to traffic after an accident involving a passenger vehicle and a gasoline tanker. At 1:36 a.m., New York State Police were patrolling the area of Route 83 in Ellington when they came upon a motor vehicle accident. Troopers saw a NOCO gas tanker on its side in the ...

National Geographic Takes Over Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA —On-world and off-world issues were on display inside Chautauqua Institution in week three of its season. Chautauqua partnered with National Geographic for its third week of the 2019 season. The partnership brought scientists, journalists and lecturers from all over the world ...

Trump’s Pattern Is To Create A Crisis, Retreat And Move On

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant and declarative Friday, with all the hammer-on-anvil subtlety that has charted a now-familiar pattern of his presidency: create a crisis, retreat, declare victory, move on. "Not only didn't I back down, I backed up," Trump insisted. ...

Brew With A View

There is an old adage in show business — “The show must go on.” That is the attitude father and son team, Jon McLellan I and Jon McLellan II, are taking as they open their new restaurant and bar — Jamestown Brewing Company — without a liquor license. McLellan II said once the ...

Law Gives Access To Trump’s State Tax Return

ALBANY — President Donald Trump’s New York state tax returns could be given to Congress under a new law in his home state. The measure was signed into law Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It directs state tax officials to share state returns of certain elected and appointed ...

Film To Be Shot In Waterfront Location

Chautauqua County will be featured in the sequel to a popular 2018 science fiction horror flick directed by and starring John Krasinski. County Executive George Borrello confirmed portions of “A Quiet Place Part II” will be filmed along a “waterfront location,” though he couldn’t ...

Setbacks For Trump’s Drive To Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace plans. The White House on Thursday yanked its own regulation to ease ...

Making A Statement

The state Legislature approved two pieces of legislation aimed at ending wage discrimination. Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, voted in favor of both pieces of legislation on the Assembly floor, as did Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda. The first bill, A.8093A/S.5248B, passed ...

City Man Who Fired At Vehicle Charged

Cooperation from witnesses helped Jamestown police nab a city man who fired several shots at a car late Tuesday. Nathaniel D. Hollins Jr., 28, was taken into custody not long after officers were called to a shooting in the area of 52 Liberty St. in Jamestown. No one was injured in the ...

Police Seize Drugs, Money During Music Festival

Editor's note: The New York State Police said 65-year-old Manuel Shields was not among those charged during this year's Great Blue Heron Music Festival. His name had been included in a report issued by state police. SHERMAN — A cache of drugs, money and a pickup truck were among items ...

Pay Equality Touted As US Women’s Team Honored In NYC

ALBANY (AP) — New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into law in ...

Shots Fired In City

Jamestown police are investigating a drive-by shooting 52 Liberty St. around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses said between two and seven shots were fired. The vehicle involved allegedly left the area on Sixth Street, though it wasn’t known which direction the vehicle drove from there. ...

‘Big Cats Chose Me’

CHAUTAUQUA — Steve Winter has spent much of his life chasing and capturing wild, big cats throughout parts of the world on camera. With his camera, he has helped save many big cats from death and extinction — a service he believes can in turn help save humans. “I always say, ‘If we ...

Fallen Tree Cause Of Widespread Outages

A tree that fell on a power line was the source of widespread outages Tuesday. According to David Bertola of National Grid, the tree fell on a transmission line around 11:30 a.m. in the area of Bear Lake Road in Brocton. That knocked power out to thousands of Nation Grid customers — ...

Investigation Leads To Settlement Agreement

A paraprofessional with the Jamestown Public Schools District accused of “misconduct that was in violation of district policies” has resigned. JPS and Karen Brown, who had worked at Fletcher Elementary School, agreed to terms in a settlement agreement that required her resignation. ...