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Trump Invites Putin To Fall White House Meeting

WASHINGTON — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided ...

First Church Of God Bounces Back After 2016 Blaze

JAMESTOWN — The First Church of God in Jamestown made news in December 2016 after a blaze destroyed the old building and displaced those who worshipped there. The church has been rebuilt in the year and a half since the fire and is set to outshine its predecessor in new ways. Members of the ...

Goodell Proposes Law To Clean Up Albany Corruption

State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, is again introducing legislation in the state Assembly to ban campaign contributions from contractors and others doing business with state government. The legislation, which seeks to ban behavior known as “pay to play” has come under ...

County DA Wants Funding Increase For Additional Attorney

MAYVILLE — With felony case loads increasing across the board and the same number of attorneys and staff working each, the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s office would like to hire an additional attorney to lighten the burden. On Wednesday, Patrick Swanson, Chautauqua County ...

Trump Says He Warned Putin On Meddling

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the longtime American foe in ...

At Chautauqua, Former Ambassador Questions Trump’s Diplomacy

CHAUTAUQUA — William Burns, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and Ambassador to the Russian Federation, urged audience members at the Chautauqua Institution to not lose hope with the future of Russia just yet. On the heels of stark criticism from Democratic and Republican leaders ...

Police Confirm ID Of Body Found In Sherman

SHERMAN — A body recovered late last week from a pond in Sherman was identified as that of a missing Warren County, Pa., man, authorities in New York and Pennsylvania confirmed Tuesday. Police had been waiting to positively identify 23-year-old Sven D. Blumquist, who went missing in the ...

Reed Calls For End To Russia Investigation

U.S. Congressman Tom Reed has once again called for special investigator Robert Mueller to close his investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election. On Tuesday during his conference call with regional media outlets, Reed was asked several questions about the ...

Goodell Exhibit To Be Featured At Robert H. Jackson Center

Charles Goodell impacted national politics and local history before and after he was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller after Robert Kennedy’s assassination in 1968. A Jamestown native, Goodell will soon be celebrated at an exhibit titled “A Model for Courage: The Life ...

Body Of Falconer Man Recovered On Chautauqua Lake

The body of a missing Falconer man was recovered from Chautauqua Lake on Monday, bringing to close a wide-scale search involving numerous fire and police departments. Divers found Timothy D. Yocum, 47, around 2:50 p.m., two days after he was first reported missing after going for a swim. ...

Schumer Helps Deliver Motorcycle To NCC

The National Comedy Center has a new piece to exhibit when it opens in two weeks — a historic Harley-Davidson motorcycle ridden by Dan Aykroyd from Brooklyn to the Saturday Night Live studios in Manhattan. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York and Senate minority leader, helped the ...

Sen. Coons Calls Attention To Russia During Institution Visit

CHAUTAUQUA — “Know who you are,” Sen. Chris Coons told an audience Monday inside the Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution. Coons’ lecture was tailored to the Chautauqua Institution’s fourth week theme of “Russia and the West,” and came the same day President Donald ...

Trump Embraces Longtime US Foe, Doubting Own Intel

HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence ...

Waiting For Answers

LAKEWOOD — The search for a missing boater who police say may have jumped into Chautauqua Lake for a swim entered its second day Sunday. No sign of the man, identified as 47-year-old Timothy D. Yocum of Falconer, was found following an extensive search from several local agencies, ...

Identification Expected Soon After Body Found

SHERMAN — Identification of a body found late last week near the site of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival is expected by the end of the week. The discovery came after a nearly weeklong search for a missing Warren County, Pa., man last seen at the Heron Farm and Event Center in rural ...

Medicaid Takeover Is Complicated Business

A couple of months ago, the state Senate approved legislation that would have cut county property taxes in half by removing the burden of Medicaid payments from counties. Sponsored by state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, the legislation was fairly straightforward. Two companion pieces of ...

New Offerings Highlight Kickoff Of Chautauqua County Fair

DUNKIRK — Veteran attendees of the Chautauqua County Fair can expect to see some new rides this year, as Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment is making its first ever appearance at the fairgrounds in Dunkirk this week. “We’re bringing the biggest ride that’s ever been there in the ...

Police: Missing Boater May Have Jumped Into Lake For Swim

LAKEWOOD -- A boater who police say may have jumped into Chautauqua Lake for a swim went missing Saturday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-TMsK98H_c Several area agencies, including police, firefighters and the county Water Emergency Team, responded to Lakewood after receiving word of ...

Local First Responders Receive Recognition For Heroism

First responders on both ends of Chautauqua County have been recognized for their recent heroics. Charles Piazza, chief of the Falconer Fire Department, and deputy Stephen Madonia of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were honored by the County Legislature after rescuing a woman and her ...

Mitrano Addresses Stance On Drugs

Democratic candidate Tracy Mitrano recently emerged victorious among her Democratic contenders in the 23rd Congressional District Democratic primary last month. But with her victory, news about her past drug use surfaced on multiple news sites. Mitrano previously contributed to a blog site, ...