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‘Overwhelming’

Eight local Veterans recently met and embarked on a trip to Washington, D.C., as part of Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight No. 9, which took place Oct. 13. The journey for these veterans began Oct 12, when five of the eight came to the Fenton History Center with their guardians. Of these veterans, ...

Board Of Regents Continues Discussion

State Education Department employees are ready to begin the process to revamp the graduation requirements for New York’s high school students. The final recommendations won’t be known at least 18 months, but at least one member of the state Board of Regents is asking questions about if ...

Nonagenarian Continues To Stay Connected, Surfs The Web

Sara Purpura was born to Carmella and Joseph Di Gregorio on July 22, 1924. Dr. Caccamise delivered her in her parent’s home on Victoria Avenue, which was in an area that is now referred to as Jamestown’s Lost Neighborhood after it was lost to urban development. Both of Sara’s parents ...

Was Trump Call With Ukraine ‘Perfect’? GOP Has Many Answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump , in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a level of consensus that Trump’s call with the Ukraine ...

‘A Public Safety Issue’

MAYVILLE — George Borrello, joined by local police chiefs and Chautauqua County officials, called for the repeal of impending criminal justice reforms. “Start over,” said Borrello, county executive and state senator-elect, during a press conference held Friday morning that was called ...

Area Native Finds Passion In Conservancy

Andrea Erickson-Quiroz has been on a conservancy journey for most of her life. In doing so, she has been able to travel the world and see first-hand the importance of identifying and protecting water sources. “Half of the planet’s water is used faster than it’s being replenished,” ...

Afternoon Crash Sends 4 To Area Hospitals

CONEWANGO VALLEY — A crash between a car and commercial truck sent four people to the hospital Friday. The collision took place around 12:05 p.m. on Route 83 in Conewango Valley. An investigation by New York State troopers found that a truck, operated by 48-year-old Dewane Pennhollow of ...

Officials ID Culprit Of Illnesses Due To Vaping

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.” The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for ...

‘Talking About Trump’

FALCONER — What started as a relatively peaceful town hall meeting Thursday evening at the Ellicott Municipal Building by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed turned into a contentious debate surrounding President Donald Trump and an ongoing impeachment inquiry. “Right now the topic of the day is ...

Borrello Calls For Repeal Of Reform Bills

George Borrello, Chautauqua County executive and state Senator-elect, is calling for the repeal of impending criminal justice reform bills he described as “poorly drafted” and “poorly thought out.” Borrello will be holding a news conference today at the Gerace Building, 3 N. Erie ...

County Exec. Transition Slated For End Of Year

MAYVILLE — George Borrello’s transition from the office of Chautauqua County executive to state senator should be completed by the end of the year. On Election Day, Borrello defeated Austin Morgan to wing the special election for the 57th State Senate District. Because it was a special ...

Chautauqua Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

A federally funded health care center is officially open in Jamestown. On Thursday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at The Chautauqua Center, located at 107 Institute St., with invited guests like U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, state ...

Student Safety

A fight between six students inside Jamestown High School prompted an emergency lockdown Wednesday. Jamestown police were called to the East Second Street high school at about 10:30 a.m. Officers assisted school security, and “several juvenile subjects who were actively involved in the ...

Officials See Diversion Programs As Key In Bail Reform

MAYVILLE — While new bail reform measures are set to be in effect two months from now, local agencies have doubled down on preparation and others have begun operating as if the law change is already in place. At a Community Justice Coordinating Council meeting Wednesday, local ...

Sheriffs’ Championship Wager To Benefit Hospital

Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone and Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour have placed a friendly wager on Saturday’s Section VI Class C football game between Southwestern and Wilson. No matter the result, the winner will be Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Quattrone, a ...

Lake Protection, Rehabilitation Agency To Work On Public Outreach

MAYVILLE — The public will have input when it comes to the possible formation of a Chautauqua Lake district. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency met to discuss its next steps in how to obtain public input in the possibly formation of a district for ...

Sundquist Wins

Eddie Sundquist will be the next mayor of Jamestown. Receiving 2,519 votes (49.8%), Sundquist, a Democrat, was the top vote-getter ahead of Republican candidate David Wilfong with 1,959 votes (38.7%) and Andrew Liuzzo with 574 votes (11.4%), according to unofficial results by the Chautauqua ...

Borrello Cruises To State Senate

A Republican will once again be representing the 57th District in the New York State Senate. On Tuesday, Republican George Borrello, Chautauqua County executive, defeated Austin Morgan, who was endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families parties, in the special election for the 57th State ...

Control Of City Council Still Undecided

There could be a change in the majority of the Jamestown City Council. On Tuesday, the unofficial election night results had five Republicans being ahead when the polls closed. Republican incumbents Anthony Dolce, Ward 2; Kimberly Ecklund, At-Large; and Brent Sheldon, Ward 1; were all ahead, ...

Holcomb Tapped To Become Next Mayor Of Lakewood

Randall Holcomb will soon take over as the mayor of Lakewood. Holcomb, a Republican, defeated Edward McCague in Tuesday’s mayoral election. Holcomb received 517 (57.96%) votes while McCague received 375 votes (42.02%). “I want to thank all other voters of Lakewood for having faith in ...