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‘Right Direction’

FALCONER — A redevelopment plan in the village has received its first official backing. The Falconer Planning Board on Wednesday approved a preliminary site plan by Home Leasing LLC to develop Falconer Square. The project includes a mixed-use building for commercial space and apartments ...

City Seeks Bids To Replace Aging Fire Engines

The city of Jamestown is looking to upgrade two of its aging fire engines. Sam Salemme, deputy chief of the Jamestown Fire Department; Mayor Sam Teresi; and Harry Snellings, chief of the Jamestown Police Department and city public safety director, were present Wednesday at Station 1 to ...

BPU To Begin New Annexation Process

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities board has unanimously approved a resolution asking the City Council to begin a new annexation process for the BPU's Dow Street Substation. The resolution was passed after a lengthy discussion of the board in an executive session Wednesday. Council ...

County Legislature Approves Agreement With Bargaining Unit

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature has reached a retroactive contract agreement with its largest bargaining unit. On Wednesday, the legislature unanimously approved a new four-year contract agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association Unit 6300. The contract is ...

Scan To Donate

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign has gone digital. The nonprofit charity said beginning this year it is accepting donations through Apple Pay or Google Pay at its Red Kettle locations across New York. Called “Kettle Pay,” the Salvation Army has placed smart chips and QR codes ...

Town Adopts Moratorium On Turbine, Solar Facilities

FALCONER — The Ellicott Town Board has adopted two local laws regarding the construction of wind turbines and solar farms. The board, following a public hearing Monday in which no one from the public attended, adopted Local Law 3-2019 and Local Law 4-2019. The first established a yearlong ...

Lawmakers Propose Repeal Of Reforms

Republicans in the state Senate are making an 11th-hour effort to repeal criminal justice reforms passed by the state Legislature earlier this year. Sen. James TeDisco, R-Glenville, has proposed S.6853, which would postpone until Jan. 1, 2021, speedy trial and criminal discovery rules ...

‘Match The Contribution’

Focused on rural community funding, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discussed a newly introduced bill at Jamestown Community College that would prioritize federal investment for smaller municipalities throughout New York state. “Our national investment in rural areas and small towns needs to ...

Republicans Now In Control Of 9-Member City Council

MAYVILLE — For the first time in more than a decade, the Republican Party has the majority of the nine-member Jamestown City Council. On Monday, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections counted absentee and affidavit ballots for several races following general election on Nov. 5. In ...

Prendergast Director Asks For Vote Support

James Prendergast Library officials are asking the Jamestown City Council to support a proposed vote this spring to raise $350,000 annually through property taxes. On Monday, Tina Scott, James Prendergast Library executive director, asked council members to support the vote and to provide ...

Liason Of Learning

Carmen Perez hopes she can show the students who funnel into her office daily that they are capable of going to college. Perez serves as the Jamestown High School career and development liaison in partnership with Jamestown Community College. She said her primary role is that of support ...

Possible ‘Swatting’ Prank Sparks Investigation

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone said local police are thankful for a “peaceful resolution” after a possible “swatting” incident in the town of Westfield. Members of the Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police and Westfield Police Department were alerted ...

Gerry Centenarian Continues To Enjoy Life

Nellie Wissman may be the oldest living person in the Town of Gerry, but it is safe to say she is more active than some who are much younger. At nearly 103 years old, she has earned the right to retire to her rocking chair, but that is not how she chooses to spend her days. She was born ...

Democrats Invite Trump To Testify In Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the ...

GA Centers To Close

Gustavus Adolphus Family Services, a longtime Jamestown-based organization that has provided a variety of services to at-risk youth and their families, announced it will be closing its Residential Treatment Center and Learning Center. Located on Gustavus Avenue, GA Family Services said ...

Unions Vote ‘No Confidence’ In Principal

Jamestown High School faculty and staff have voted “no confidence” in Principal Dr. Rosemary Bradley. The votes, held Thursday, came after a Nov. 6 incident that forced an emergency lockdown that was described as the “tipping point” for school staff, Stephanie Sardi, Jamestown Teachers ...

Local Blind Association Provides Guidance

Functioning with a team of only four women, the Chautauqua Blind Association provides vision rehabilitation services across Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. With such a small group, the organization’s employees find themselves with busy schedules. “It’s quite the feat, I mean ...

Study: Risk Of Dementia Inaccurately Estimated

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection ...

‘Tis The Season

It’s a sure sign that Christmas is coming. A Colorado blue spruce tree has been installed onto Tracy Plaza at the city Municipal Building, located at 200 E. Third St. City Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department employees, along with the assistance of a crew and crane from the ...

Changes Proposed To Bail Reform Legislation

A Hyde Park Republican is proposing two changes to the state’s bail reform laws to make it easier for judges to set bail. Sen. Sue Serino, R-Hyde Park, recently proposed S.6840 and S.6839 in the state Senate. Both pieces of legislation have been referred to the Senate’s Rules ...