Page One

Collins Receives UPMC Physician Of Year Accolade

Rough roads weren’t enough to stop the 2019 UPMC Chautauqua Physician of the Year from moving to the Jamestown area. On Friday, Dr. Patrick Collins was announced as the hospital’s Physician of the Year during a special Doctors’ Day luncheon held at the UPMC Chautauqua’s Foote ...

Vietnam Veterans Receive Recognition

March 29, 1973, is a date all Vietnam veterans recognize. The reason March 29 is memorable is because it was the day U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam and the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, which was a joint-service command of the United States Department of ...

Search Turns Up No Leads For Missing Woman

ELLERY — A search of an Ellery property on Friday for an Ashville woman who has been missing for more than a decade turned up no additional leads. Troopers searched a property at 5230 Slide Road, Ellery, after a new opportunity to search an area that was previously unavailable presented ...

‘Justice Was Served’

MAYVILLE — “I can breathe now.” Those were the words of William J. Michishima’s mother, Jessie Michishima, after a jury convicted David F. Waggoner of second-degree murder for the July 2018 death of her son. “I thank God for (Chautauqua County District Attorney) Patrick Swanson. ...

County Economic Development Plan Unveiled

MAYVILLE — In an attempt to hit more “home runs,” Chautauqua County officials unveiled the new Chautauqua County Economic Development Organizational Plan at Webb’s Captain’s Table restaurant Thursday. County Executive George Borrello and Mark Geise, deputy Chautauqua County ...

State Sues Billionaire Family Behind Maker Of OxyContin

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the nation’s opioid crisis. The state, which averages nine ...

Jury Deliberation Begins In Murder Trial

MAYVILLE — Jury deliberation began Wednesday in the second-degree murder trial of David. F. Waggoner. Waggoner, 54, is accused of shooting 30-year-old William J. Michishima in front of 114 Livingston Ave. in Jamestown on July 24, 2018. Michishima died the following day in an Erie, Pa., ...

‘New Era For Lake’

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello called the near future a “new era for Chautauqua Lake.” By ushering in a Memorandum of Agreement for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy, Borrello, backed by other county officials, delivered a plan for ...

Lakewood Village Residents Back Herbicide Use

LAKEWOOD — At a widely attended village discussion, Lakewood residents expressed overwhelming support for herbicide treatments for local Chautauqua Lake waters. Of the 14 individuals who spoke at the public hearing and shared opinions, 13 Lakewood residents said they wanted herbicides to ...

Plastic Bag Ban Gains Traction In Budget Talks

ALBANY — The ubiquitous plastic bag would be banned throughout New York state under a provision negotiated Wednesday as part of the budget plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled Legislature are trying to finalize before the April 1 deadline. Sen. Todd Kaminsky and ...

Defense Rests, Closing Statements To Begin Today

MAYVILLE — The defense representing David F. Waggoner, who is facing a second-degree murder charge, rested its case Tuesday with closing statements anticipated to begin today. Judge David Foley approved a justification charge and a lesser included charge of second-degree manslaughter for ...

Harbor Hotel Donates Funds To CAP

Staff members of the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel donate a $15,000 check for the Child Advocacy Program in Jamestown. From left, Terra Bollman, hotel administrative assistant; Tori Jordan, CAP family advocate; Chris Scott, hotel general manager; Diandra Morgan, catering operations manager; Linda ...

No Tax Increase For City School District

There will be no local property tax levy increase for Jamestown Public Schools District taxpayers as long as state education aid is approved at projected levels. Bret Apthorpe, district superintendent, and Lisa Almasi, district chief operating officer, discussed the first draft of the ...

Republican Candidates Hold Meet-And-Greet Reception

Jamestown residents Tuesday had a chance to meet their GOP candidates for the 2019 election. The Jamestown Republican Party held a meet-and-greet reception at Sauce restaurant, located at 306 N. Main St., with several candidates in attendance. The Republican candidates included David ...

Woman Of The Year

“I hadn’t the slightest clue,” Beth Trosper proclaimed after discovering the well-kept secret that she was the 2019 Woman of the Year. The 63rd annual Woman of the Year was announced Monday at the Marvin Community House in Jamestown. A banquet was provided prior to the announcement by ...

Court Opts Against Overturning Pay Raises

City of Jamestown officials are still determining what its next step of action will be following the determination by the state Supreme Court in Mayville not to overturn the arbitration ruling that awarded Jamestown Police Department employees a 2 percent retroactive raise in 2016 and ...

Larson Named New Corp. Counsel For Jamestown

The city of Jamestown will have a new attorney next month for the first time in 19 years. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council approved appointing Peter Larson to be the new corporation counsel effective April 11. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said Larson is an associate with Bly, Sheffield, ...

Village Board Discusses Tentative Tax Rate Decrease

LAKEWOOD — A tentative budget was announced for the village of Lakewood and is proposed to include a tax rate decrease of 8 cents per thousand for the budget year beginning June 1 and ending May 31, 2020. Deputy Mayor and budget officer Ted McCague filed the tentative budget — which will ...

Sweet Traditions

LAKEWOOD — This year marked the 24th annual New York Maple Weekend, which featured several of the maple syrup producers around the state. A tour of one facility located at 2040 Holly Lane, right off of Big Tree road in Lakewood, shows how maple syrup is made. Lloyd and David Munsee ...

Police Chiefs: Body Cams Are Effective Resource

Not all police departments in southern Chautauqua County have been using body cameras for the same amount of time, but all state they are an effective tool. In September 2015, the Jamestown City Council approved the purchase of body cameras for the Jamestown Police Department. Harry ...