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UPMC Says Hospitalizations Down As Economy Opens

There has been a downward trend for weeks in the number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in UPMC medical facilities. On Wednesday, Dr. Donald Yealy, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine chairman, said, even with the reopening of businesses in Pennsylvania and ...

Area Sculptor Remembered As More Than Just Artist

David Poulin found inspiration in many forms. Chief among those on that list were his family — notably his 10-year-old son Nigel. But, according to his wife Connie, one of the guiding lights in his professional life was an essay by Elbert Hubbard entitled, “A Message for Garcia.” ...

Fireworks Display Planned For Mayville Park

This year’s Fourth of July celebration in Mayville may not include a festival or parade due to COVID-19 concerns, but local residents should still expect to have a blast. Chautauqua County July 4th, a committee that oversees the annual Independence Day celebration in the village, announced ...

Illegal Fireworks Use An Issue In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Use of illegal fireworks has become an issue in the village of Lakewood recently, following an increase of incidents in the city of Jamestown. The issue was raised at a meeting Monday of the Lakewood Village Board, and Lakewood-Busti Police Chief John Bentley confirmed Tuesday ...

Use Of Food Trucks Debated By City Council

How close should a food truck or cart be allowed to a brick and motar restaurant? That is a question city officials have been comtemplating this month as they work toward approving a new city ordinance for outdoor dining. On Monday, Brent Sheldon, Ward 1 councilman, said Jamestown Mayor ...

New York Primary Voters Might Await Results Into July

A primary election season like no other neared a conclusion Tuesday as New Yorkers made their picks for Congress, president and other offices following campaigns in which candidates largely had to connect with voters online amid a pandemic. With the state allowing anyone to vote by absentee ...

Ready And Waiting

A line began forming even before the Jamestown office of the Chautauqua County Department of Motor Vehicles opened for business Monday morning. The office — one of three county DMV locations — reopened for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic to handle in-person transactions that ...

UPDATE: Cable Fault Causes Power Outage Downtown

An underground cable fault caused a power outage Monday night in downtown Jamestown. The Board of Public Utilities reported the outage to about 97 customers around 8:45 p.m. along some sections of Second and Third streets. Shortly after the power outage, the Jamestown Board of Public ...

Sundquist Declares June As Pride Month

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist declared the month of June as “Pride Month” during a press conference on Monday at City Hall, out of respect for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community. Joining Sundquist were members of the Jamestown Pride Steering Committee and the ...

‘I Have Been Blessed’

Dr. Bret Apthorpe has been a professional advocate for children and education for more than 30 years, which was really the only career path he ever saw himself pursuing. For the Jamestown Public Schools District superintendent, he was simply following a moral compass. While having three ...

Legislature Not Done With Police Reform Proposals

The state Legislature may not be done with its police reform efforts. Several pieces of legislation have been introduced in the past week, including legislation to prohibit military equipment from making its way to local police departments, two bills that would create a duty for police ...

Private Facility Proposed At County Landfill

Chautauqua County is looking to sell natural gas generated at the county landfill to a third party instead of trying to convert it to electricity themselves. According to a memorandum from Stephen M. Abdella, county attorney, to the legislature and county executive, “the county owns and ...

Need For Speed

Rows of largely empty bicycle racks have been lining the inside of the Jamestown Cycle Shop. At Hollyloft Ski, Bike & Snowboard Shop in West Ellicott where new and used bikes that typically take up copious amounts of showroom space now sit largely open. Area bike shops, like others ...

Many Police Reform Mandates Already In Place Locally

According to city officials, the Jamestown Police Department does not use chokeholds during arrests. During the last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved several police reforms, including a ban on chokeholds by police officers. The reforms follow the death of George Floyd Jr., an ...

Town PDs Question Cuomo Mandate

A recent executive order signed by Gov. Cuomo that mandates changes to police training is drawing questions and concerns from local department heads. The order would force local departments to implement new standards and programs, and threatens to withhold state funding if law enforcement ...

Seneca Nation, JPS Respond To Rising Concerns With Mascot Name

An online petition to change the name of Jamestown High School’s mascot that started circulating this week has received a response from the president of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Rickey L. Armstrong Sr., president of the nation — the largest of six Native American regions in New York ...

‘Wait And See’

As New York state gradually makes its way toward a full reopening, comments made during a recent press conference by Gov. Andrew Cuomo have kickstarted efforts for local municipalities to begin reopening areas of interest to younger residents and families — playgrounds. In that June 11 ...

Prendergast Library Set Reopening Date July 1

The James Prendergast Library has set a tentative reopening date following the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut the facility down in March. On Thursday, Annie Greene, library executive director, discussed reopening the library with the board of trustees during their monthly meeting. Green said ...

City Officials Work Toward Saving Historic 8th St. Building

City officials are working to save a building located at the corner of West Eighth Street and Fairmount Avenue that has been known by many names through the years. The building most recently was known as Spirits Bar & Grill, but, through the years, it has also been where Sky Bar and ...

Info Sought In Arson

Two properties were destroyed and another was damaged after a large fire broke out early Wednesday in Jamestown. The fire was first reported at 31 Thayer St. shortly after 2 a.m. and later ruled arson following an investigation. The Jamestown Police Department said it is looking for ...