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Investigation Into Stabbing Remains Ongoing

Ellicott police were still looking into a stabbing that sent one man to an Erie, Pa., hospital late Wednesday. Few details have been released after officers were called at about 11:30 p.m. to the Bullfrog Hotel, located at 1414 E. Second St., Jamestown, for a report of a stab ...

Math Scores Increase, ELA Drops For Local Schools

Chautauqua County public schools increased in math proficiency in grades 3-8, but decreased in English Language Arts. New York state public schools, in total, saw an increase in 3-8 ELA and Math assessments in the 2018-19 school year. Scores for all schools in the state were released ...

Going Back In Style

Students at Bush Elementary School were treated to new backpacks and school supplies ahead of the new school year. Courtesy of the Chautauqua Center, about 800 students in Chautauqua County received the same. Chautauqua Center representatives Sarah Gilbert, marketing specialist; Solimar ...

Unfit To Inhabit

A Jamestown home was condemned, and charges are pending against several area residents after a check found the property to be “unfit to inhabit” for them and six children living there. Police were called Tuesday around 11:12 a.m. to the 100 block of Forest Avenue for a report of a ...

Lawmakers File Pay Raise Challenge

A group of Republican state legislators, including Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, are continuing their court battle to overturn a state pay commission’s decision to limit legislators’ outside incomes. The 11 lawmakers filed their court challenge in March in William Barclay et ...

US Deficit Expected To Balloon Over $1 Trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported ...

Information Sought

City fire investigators are seeking the public’s help after a blaze ripped through a condemned home early Tuesday. Jamestown firefighters were called to 319 Haywood St., near Buffalo Street, after flames were spotted around 3:40 a.m. Crews arrived to find fire on the second floor before the ...

Ohio Man Indicted For Falconer Grad’s Death

A warrant has been issued for an Ohio man involved in a crash that killed a Falconer native in July. A Clark County, Ohio, grand jury indicted 37-year-old Marc Terrell on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while under the ...

Falconer Denies Special Permit Request On Cats

FALCONER — A Falconer woman hoping to receive village approval to keep more animals than currently allowed by code will have to wait at least another month. Ellicott Town Justice Marilyn Gerace on Tuesday adjourned a meeting involving Brenda Goodwill, her attorney and the village to Sept. ...

Hitting The Hoops

CELORON — A new community basketball court in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron was officially unveiled Monday. The basketball court was donated by the year-old Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, which is adjacent to the park. The ceremony was attended by elementary school children looking to ...

Mayor Eyes Splash Pad Similar To Dunkirk’s

Some who have spent time around Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, might call him “a kid at heart.” On Monday, the retiring mayor, who is in his 20th and last year in office, might have proven everyone right with his latest proposal. Teresi said during his final months he wants to get the ...

Legislature Looks To Renovate Airport Hanger

MAYVILLE — A proposal to renovate a hanger at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport has changed. On Monday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Facilities Committee discussed the proposal to accept a $902,240 state grant for a $1,074,200 project to renovate hanger c at the airport. ...

74% Of Economists See US Recession By 2021

WASHINGTON — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the National Association for ...

Successful Event

DUNKIRK — In the face of poor weather to start the day on Saturday, the weekend managed to finish on a bright note as Sunday was bright and sunny making for a great finish to the second annual Great Lakes Grand Prix in Dunkirk. Racers and fans gathered Sunday in Memorial Park for the ...

Historic Markers In Mayville Note Ice House, Railroad

MAYVILLE — Two new historic markers were recently dedicated in the village of Mayville. The signs honor both the former commercial lake ice harvesting and shipping industry, and former railroads that dominated transportation in the region. The push for the recognition was, in part, due to ...

Trump Dismisses Worries Of Recession

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week’s steep drop in the financial markets. “I don’t think we’re having a recession,” Trump told reporters as he returned to ...

Peer Support

Two organizations are teaming up to help first responders and emergency workers deal with the stress and trauma of a critical incident. The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team is a sub-committee of the Chautauqua County Department of Emergency Services that help emergency ...

Cockaigne To Reopen To Skiers Later This Year

CHERRY CREEK — A Chautauqua County ski resort that has been closed the last eight years will reopen to skiers later this year. Cockaigne Resort will be open skiing later this year for the first time since a fire destroyed the Austrian pavilion lodge on Jan. 24, 2011, said Jason Spain, ...

Honey-Seeking Black Bear Spotted In Kiantone

Sue Laska often goes out onto her porch to take pictures of the deer and other wildlife in her backyard in the town of Kiantone. “Something told me not to go onto the porch that day, though,” Laska said. “I’m glad I didn’t.” A black bear with a notch in its ear had wandered ...

Arrests And Shields, Metal Poles Seized At Portland Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the ...