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Legislation Allows Domestic Violence Survivors To End Contracts

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (A.5318/S.2356) requiring companies to allow victims of domestic violence, who are fleeing their batterers and have received an order of protection, to terminate their multi-year or bundled contract with a telephone or cable or satellite company at a ...

Trump’s Taliban Invite Another Bold Risk That’s Unraveled

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s weekend tweet canceling secret meetings at Camp David with the Taliban and Afghan leaders just days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is the latest example of a commander in chief willing to take a big risk in pursuit of a foreign ...

Here To Stay

Jamestown High School’s principal believes her new job is the role of a lifetime. Asked about her long-term plans at Jamestown, Dr. Rosemary Bradley, standing on the front steps of the high school entrance, made it clear she would be there for awhile. “This is the job that I have been ...

Southwestern Defense Shines In Rout Of T’Birds

MAYVILLE — Jake Burkholder's first game as defensive coordinator for Southwestern could not have gone any better. Adding a pair of senior transfers to an already stout unit certainly didn't hurt. The Trojans held Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton to just 115 yards of offense and turned ...

District Aware Of Incident

The Jamestown Public Schools District said it is continuing to review videos posted to social media reportedly involving several students. The videos, widely shared Thursday evening, show several males engaging with another male, who appears to be crying at various times in the encounter. In ...

DA: New Rules To Place Burden On Office

MAYVILLE — New criminal justice reform measures set to take effect in January are likely to put strains on county prosecutors across New York. That will almost certainly be the case in Chautauqua County, where District Attorney Patrick Swanson said new rules regarding discovery will place ...

Portville Ambushes Cassadaga Valley/Falconer 41-0

SINCLAIRVILLE — On paper before kickoff, Saturday's Class C South football matchup between Portville and Cassadaga Valley/Falconer pointed toward a Panthers' win. Sometimes circumstances like that can be proven wrong, which leads to the old saying "on any given day." Saturday was not that ...

On The Right Track

More Chautauqua County schools opened their doors Thursday to returning and first-year students. In the Jamestown Public Schools District, Dr. Bret Apthorpe, JPS superintendent, was greeting students at various schools to kick off the year. Apthorpe, in his third year at Jamestown, said ...

State Assembly Members Take Issue With New Gun Legislation

Many Republicans in the state Assembly took issue with legislation signed earlier this week allowing local and state law enforcement officers more access to an individual’s information on a firearm license application. The legislation (S.6160/A.7739) passed the state Assembly 101-46 at ...

Success Academy Opens For Instruction: ‘It’s In The Name’

Not since 2012 have students entered the former Rogers Elementary School building for instruction – at least not until now. As anticipated, students poured into school buildings within the Jamestown Public Schools District for the opening day of the 2019-20 school year. But in a school ...

Officers Will Have Easier Access To Records For Firearm Applicants

Police officers will have easier access to out-of-state records for those who try to buy a firearm in New York state. The legislation (S.2438/A.1213) passed the state Assembly, 143-1, with both Assemblymen Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, and Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, voting in favor on the ...

In The Spotlight

BARCELONA — Movie buffs and curious onlookers got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of “A Quiet Place 2,” which began filming Tuesday night at Barcelona Harbor. A crowd began gathering along Route 5 hours before cameras started rolling for the science fiction horror sequel. Many took ...

City Church Subject Of Child Victims Act Lawsuit

Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown is the subject of another lawsuit under the state’s Child Victims Act. Plaintiff LG 1 Doe is 50 years old and alleges he was abused in the church at the age of 17 and 18 by Father Mark M. Friel while Friel was assigned to Ss. Peter ...

Former Teacher With Prior Conviction Named In Suit

The Salamanca City Central School District and a former teacher with a prior criminal conviction for sexually abusing at least two students have been sued under the state’s Child Victims Act. One of the former Salamanca City Central School students filed the lawsuit against the district ...

Facebook Ads Underscore Trump’s Mixed Messages On Guns

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he wanted to move quickly on gun violence legislation, but his new push came just days after posting an ad on his official Facebook page that defended the Second Amendment and warned that Democrats were looking to seize ...

Back To The Books

Students from several schools in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties returned to their classrooms Tuesday. Pictured, clockwise from left, are Cole and Bentley, students at Cassadaga Valley Central School; Adalynn Kelly, who is attending Ripley Central School; and Travis Carpenter, a student ...

Latest To Close

LAKEWOOD — People in the Lakewood area who were planning to visit Ruby Tuesday located at the Chautauqua Mall for lunch received a surprise on Tuesday.A sign was posted on the door informing customers that the business had closed. “We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have ...

Enrollment At JCC Up As School Year Begins

Jamestown Community College is back session, and Dr. Daniel DeMarte told staff members last week that the college is ahead of last year’s enrollment numbers. DeMarte, JCC president, held a staff and faculty address to usher in the 2019-20 school year. DeMarte shared with the ...

Pentagon Approves Military Construction Cash For Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected, but ...

‘It’s A Celebration’

LAKEWOOD – “It’s a celebration. It is in honor of Kallie, but it’s to celebrate those families that we have been able to help as well,” said Tara Swan, co-president of Kallie’s Krusade, and Kallie’s mother. Kallie’s Krusade was hosted at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. ...