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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 ...

County Panel Wants State To Further Limit E-Cigarettes

Members of the Chautauqua County Board of Health want to see New York state go further in its efforts to limit e-cigarettes. Chautauqua County legislators on Sept. 25 declined to endorse a resolution of support for state legislation banning flavored e-cigarettes. Before that meeting, Board ...

Council Discusses Meter Request

A request by the Chautauqua County clerk to eliminate parking meters in front of the Jamestown Department of Motor Vehicles to designate the spaces for the facility most likely won’t be acted on. Last Monday, Larry Barmore, Chautauqua County clerk, requested that city officials provide ...

Forever Young

“I always had fun and I still do,” said Virginia Destro. The spunky lady was born into the Cusimano Family on June 17, 1928. The first born went home to 131 Allen St. Later the family moved down the street to 23 Allen St., a very large, beautiful home between the convent and the ...

City Man Charged In Shooting Death

SHERMAN — A Jamestown man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter following a shooting early Sunday that killed a Mayville man. Police took 25-year-old Julio E. Montanez of Charles Street into custody after responding at 1:36 a.m. to the area of 114 W. Main St. in the village of ...

Comptroller To Perform Follow-Up Review Of Town Audit

FREWSBURG — The state Comptroller’s Office said it plans to review whether Carroll town officials implemented recommendations outlined in an audit performed five years ago. The pending review is the result of two audit requests, made by town Supervisor Laura Smith and state ...

Annual Walk Promotes Suicide Prevention Awareness

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in United States and affects 1 in 5 families, according to the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The annual Jamestown Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, took place Saturday at St. Luke’s ...

‘Disappointing For Sure’

CELORON — Village Mayor Scott Schrecengost said he was “disappointed” to learn two statues honoring the area’s most famous native were vandalized. The statues of Lucille Ball, located in the village park that also bears her name, were defaced early Monday using a blue paint marker. ...

Area Schools Promote Anti-Bullying Message

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, but generally in public schools, raising awareness on the issue is a year-long endeavor. “We have systems in place that these issues are addressed every single month,” said Chad Bongiovanni, Jamestown Public Schools director of student ...

Legislators Eye More Work On Budget Plan

County legislators are still working on potential changes to the 2020 tentative budget. On Friday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Audit and Control Committee met to discuss possible changes to the proposed spending plan after attending budget hearings held by the five other county ...

Accused Priests Living Under Radar With No Oversight

Almost 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled ...

‘Putting The Kids First’

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, led by student tour guides, saw that Jamestown’s Success Academy was putting the needs of young learners ahead of everything else. Reed, R-Corning, visited Jamestown Public Schools on Thursday to get a glimpse into the newly erected academy set to address trauma among ...

Reed: Bigger Worries Than Impeachment Push By Dems

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed believes there are more serious matters than pushing for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Reed, touring a Jamestown Public Schools building Thursday, addressed the media about several ongoing issues around the country, one namely being the first day of hearings ...

Teresi Prepares 20th, Final Budget

Two decades of crunching numbers, trying to accurately forecast revenues and expenditures, and dealing with numerous fiscal challenges is about to conclude for the mayor of Jamestown. On Tuesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, will be releasing his 20th and final executive budget as the ...

Walmart To Test New Health Care Services For Workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is rolling out a health care pilot program for its employees that will come up with a curated list of high quality providers but offer fewer choices than under the current plan. Through the program, Walmart will help employees connect with local doctors in areas like ...

Detect It Early

John Smith is on a mission to raise awareness of male breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in males each year and that 500 men die from breast cancer annually. For men, about 1 in 833 will be diagnosed with ...