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Fatal Drug Overdoses Decline

While in the midst of what many have called an opioid epidemic, the 2018 rate of drug overdose deaths has declined by at least 12 percent compared to 2017 in Chautauqua County. Breeanne Agett, epidemilogy manager at the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, shared data ...

County Executive Hopes Task Force Will Further Aid In Opioid Fight

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello hopes the decline in drug related deaths and drug overdose deaths this year can be further decreased by continued collaborative efforts throughout the county. At a Chautauqua County Community Justice Council meeting in February, Borrello announced ...

Resurrected

CHERRY CREEK — It’s been seven years since a fire devastated the Cockaigne Ski Resort. Due to the efforts of Chief Executive Officer and owner, Rex Butcher, owner Issac Gratto, and owner Adam Pirtz, Cockaigne Ski Resort is nearing its long awaited revival in December. Ahead of this ...

Clymer Teacher Faces Child Pornography Charges

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School District placed agriculture teacher and local farmer Scott Aikens on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Murray stated Buffalo offices ...

Lakewood Rod And Gun Donates To Kallie’s Krusade

LAKEWOOD — Paul Fratangelo, treasurer of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, presented a check this week to Tara Swan for Kallie’s Krusade. In total, the Kallie’s Krusade Labor Day fundraising event made over $16,000, according to Swan — the most made so far. “We wanted to specially thank ...

Census Citizenship Issue May Go To Trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge urged a government lawyer Friday to clear the schedule of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for a day so he can be asked why he wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman encouraged that step at a hearing even before ...

Skating For A Cause

The parents of Kody Howard said their son can’t stop smiling after two teams of first responders raised more than $9,600 for “Howard Strong” by playing a hockey game at Northwest Arena on Sept. 7. “He’s battling cancer, but Friday night, I don’t think he thought about it,” said ...

Conservative Party Backs Quattrone

Another party line has been captured by the challenger for county sheriff. On Thursday, challenger James Quattrone defeated incumbent Joseph Gerace in the county Conservative Party primary by a vote of 217-104. On Election Day, Nov. 6, Quattrone will be endorsed by the Republican and ...

Concerned Citizen Calling For Chautauqua Lake Unity

STOW — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said that herbicides can be one tool to treat Chautauqua Lake’s problems, but a comprehensive plan is needed most. This was discussed among recent projects and elections at a meeting of the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management ...

In Gubernatorial Primary, Cuomo Defeats Nixon

ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 to 1, ...

Safe Again

There is a new section of sidewalk along West Second Street making the street safer for pedestrians. On Wednesday, the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency approved a contract with S. Tabone Construction for $14,600 to replace a former stairway with a new section of sidewalk. Vince DeJoy, city ...

Artone To Make Furniture For DoubleTree Hotel

The Hamister Group has teamed up once again with a local business to provide high-quality room furniture for their guest at the soon-to-be open DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown. On Wednesday, officials from the Hamister Group and Artone LLC met with city officials to discuss the teaming of the ...

Chautauqua Institution Responds To CLP Editorial

In response to an editorial written by members of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership and published Sunday, the Chautauqua Institution denied that their drinking water was contaminated with a herbicide ingredient and detailed a contingency plan for drinking water if their intake area ever becomes ...

Mobile App Makers Sued Over Kid Privacy Issues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state and federal laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy. The lawsuit filed in federal court late ...

Never Forget

MAYVILLE — Seventeen years have come and gone since the date Sept. 11, 2001, became one of the most infamous moments in history. Dozens gathered outside the Chautauqua County Courthouse on Tuesday to ensure the more than 3,000 lives lost on that fateful day and additional lives lost over ...

After Invasion, Police Looking For 2 Robbery Suspects

Jamestown Police Department investigators are investigating a violent home invasion robbery that reportedly occurred at 2:20 a.m. Sunday at a home on Chautauqua Avenue, Jamestown. A video released by the Jamestown Police Department shows two unknown white men kicking in the door and then ...

Tax Reform Discussed By Reed

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Congress will start this week continuing to build upon the tax relief package of last year with a new bill called “Tax Reform 2.0.” During his weekly conference call with regional media, Reed highlighted what he refereed to as successes from last ...

Mitrano Wants To Do More For Farmers

The Democratic challenger for the 23rd Congressional District wants to do more for area farmers. During her conference call with regional media Tuesday, Tracy Mitrano, who is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said her opponent is not doing enough to help farmers in the ...

Trump Leads Nation In Solemn Remembrance

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Standing in the field where the last of the Sept. 11 planes crashed, President Donald Trump praised the “band of brave patriots” who helped bring down the jetliner and saved the lives of countless others in the nation’s capital. Trump paid his respects Tuesday ...