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Online Post Suggests Rampage Suspect May Have Resented Women

TORONTO (AP) — The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of ...

Master Gardeners Talk Insight, Benefits Of County Program

Area residents looking for gardening tips need look no further than the advice of the masters. For years, the Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County has provided its share of horticultural outreach in the community via its volunteer members — who take pride in educating home gardeners, youth ...

Animal Abuse Registry To Go Before Legislature

After a few alterations were made, a proposed Animal Abuse Registry is expected to be acted upon during Wednesday’s legislature meeting. The proposed law was tabled last month after some concerns with the law’s language were raised. However, Legislator Pierre Chagnon, R-Bemus Point, said ...

Body Of Missing Busti Man Identified In Randolph

RANDOLPH — New York State Police have identified the man found dead in the town of Randolph on Saturday. Police said the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office identified 48-year-old Wilfredo Rodriguez-Colon of Busti as the man found on Swanson Hill Road. A missing persons report ...

City Man Faces False Medicaid Claim Charges

BUFFALO — A Jamestown man faces charges after allegedly stealing $7,500 from Medicaid by submitting false claims for rides he claimed were provided to a Medicaid recipient. Haimid Thompson, also known as “Mookie,” of Jamestown worked for 716 Transportation In. Thompson allegedly paid ...

Jamestown City Council Hears Q1 Finance Report, Police Department Update

“Nothing horrible,” is how Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, summed up the city’s first financial quarter of 2018. On Monday, Bellitto presented the first quarter finance report during the Jamestown City Council work session meeting. He said revenues during the first three months of ...

Maple Grove Teacher Stays Busy On The Stage And In The Classroom

Inside the Maple Grove auditorium, Julie Costantini, the 6-12 grade choral teacher, sits on the chorus stage steps after school hours were over as she awaited her drive to Jamestown Community College for her second music gig. “It’s a lot,” she said, with remnants of stage props from the ...

‘No Reason To Believe’ Two Deaths Are Connected

State police said there was “no reason to believe” the discovery of two men dead Saturday in the towns of Portland and Randolph hours apart are related. Autopsies were scheduled for the bodies after passersby in both towns discovered them and notified police. The first, a man believed ...

Few Taking Part In City’s Health Care Subsidy Program

The new health care program aimed at removing Medicare eligible retirees off the city’s self-insured health care plan is not working out like Jamestown officials had hoped. During the arbitration hearing between the city and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association, Joseph Bellitto, ...

Former Falconer Grad And Current Professor To Study Faraway Galaxies

Joseph Ribaudo, an associate professor of physics at Utica College and 2001 Falconer Central School graduate, has received a $121,942 grant from the National Science Foundation. Ribaudo applied for the grant with the intention of researching where galaxies begin and end. The research will be ...

Plight Of The Living Dead

Jamestown officials understand the importance of trying to eliminate zombie houses in city neighborhoods. Zombie houses, which are houses that are vacant and abandoned that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding, can cause decreases in assessed value for neighboring ...

Chautauqua County Continues To See Drop In Population

Chautauqua County’s population continues to erode, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau statistics. Is it taxes? Is it lack of opportunity? Are Chautauqua County residents just not as nice as we think we are? Can we not attract people here because of the weather — a ...

Police Chief Recalls Drug Bust During Hearing

In 2016, Jamestown Police Department Chief Harry Snellings witnessed something he never thought he would see in the city of Jamestown — a multi-kilogram drug bust. Earlier this month while testifying during the arbitration hearing between the city and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent ...

After Facebook Scrutiny From Congress, Is Google Next?

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms ...

Search Continues

The search for a missing Jamestown man continued Friday as police, with assistance from the State Police Aviation Unit, searched various sections of the city with a helicopter. The search for 35-yer-old Sean Carpenter went into its second week after the city man was last seen in the early ...

Report: Tops Markets Could Close Stores In Reorganization

After recently filing for bankruptcy, Tops Markets LLC is looking to close underperforming stores during its restructuring process, the Buffalo News reported on Friday. Tops in February voluntarily filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in order to implement its ...

Closing Sales Begin For Bon-Ton Stores Locally

LAKEWOOD — Bon-Ton stores in Lakewood and Warren were among more than 200 holding “going out of business sales” that began Friday. Several signs announcing sales of 10 to 30 percent off merchandise were displayed at the Lakewood location at the Chautauqua Mall. The same was true of the ...

Goodell, Young Critical Of Cuomo Over Parolee Order

An executive order signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo granting parolees the ability to vote has support from the Chautauqua County Public Defender’s Office. However, those tasked with drafting and passing legislation in Albany say the move is motivated by politics, not personal freedoms. ...

Lynn, Connection Agree To 10-Year Lease, Office Relocation

A new agreement between a downtown developer and major employer of area residents has resulted in the retaining of about 200 jobs in the city of Jamestown. The Lynn Development Group announced this week that it has struck up a long-term lease agreement with The Connection, which will keep the ...

Remembering Barbara Bush’s ’87 Visit To Chautauqua Institution

In July of 1987, Barbara Bush—who died Tuesday at the age of 92—visited the Chautauqua Institution and spoke about how neither her husband, then President George H. W. Bush, nor preceeding President Ronald Reagan knew anything about the Iran-Contra affair before it was made public. What ...