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JCC ‘Happy’ For Nursing Degree Legislation

Late last year Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that requires registered nurses to obtain a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of becoming a registered nurse. For Jamestown Community College — a two-year college — its nursing program and its students will be directly affected. Kathy ...

Fischer Steps Down

Curt Fischer will be inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame next month in recognition of coaching excellence at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School spanning more than a quarter century. If he intends to build on that resume moving forward, however, he’ll have to do it somewhere ...

Family Art To Hang On Library Walls Again

Once again visitors to the James Prendergast Library will be able to see oil paintings hanging on the walls of the Fireplace Room. Following the library board of trustees meeting Thursday, Tina Scott, library executive director, said visitors during Doors Open Jamestown Saturday will be ...

JCC To Manage Partnership Grant That Aids Local Schools

A grant created in 1988 is now being implemented in Jamestown, Dunkirk and Salamanca school districts through partnerships with Jamestown Community College. JCC will be managing the grant worth $450,000 per year over the course of five years, and implementing program to assist students in ...

US Government Shuts Down; Dems, GOP Blame Each Other

WASHINGTON — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as ...

Space Heaters Likely Cause Of Fire That Kills City Man

Space heaters placed near combustible materials likely sparked a blaze that killed a Jamestown man early Thursday, city fire officials said. Crews were alerted to the fire at 21 Carey Place around 1:15 a.m. and arrived to find flames shooting from the rear area of the second floor. ...

Fischer Resigns Coaching Positions At Maple Grove

Curt Fischer will be inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame next month in recognition of coaching excellence at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School spanning more than a quarter century. If he intends to build on that resume moving forward, however, he'll have to do it somewhere ...

Solid Waste Flow Control An Option For County

MAYVILLE — Solid waste in Chautauqua County may soon have only one final destination: the county landfill. The county audit and control committee discussed the possibility of a solid waste flow control law, which would designate that all residents and commercial haulers dispose of their ...

JRC Selects Renaissance Block Challenge Neighborhoods

Five Jamestown neighborhoods will be collectively working on exterior home improvements in order to build a stronger community. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has selected the neighborhood clusters who will be participating in the 2018 Renaissance Block Challenge. Mary Maxwell, JRC ...

Structure Fire Destroys City Residence

A fire heavily damaged a city residence Friday night. The fire was reported after 9 p.m. at 24 Phillips St., at the intersection of Falconer Street. Off-shift firefighters were summoned to help douse the blaze. Two city fire investigators were called as well. The cause of the fire ...

Building Demolished

FALCONER — Another piece of Falconer’s cityscape has officially been lost following the fire earlier this week. The demolition of 15 W. Main Street in Falconer began Wednesday in the view of its owner, Brian Nelson. As the bricks and mortar tumbled under the weight of the excavator’s ...

State Aid To Help Balance City Budget Deficit

Jamestown officials have been notified that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included an extra $1 million in supplemental assistance in the governor’s 2018-19 executive budget proposal. The city needs the money to balance the budget approved by the City Council in December. They passed the budget ...

Jamestown Man Killed In Morning Structure Fire

A Jamestown man was pronounced dead after a fire broke out at his Carey Place residence early Thursday, city fire officials said. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at 21 Carey Place around 1:15 a.m. While en route, crews were notified that one person may have been trapped inside the ...

Name Released Of Man Killed In Morning Fire

Jamestown police have released the name of the city man killed in a fire early Thursday. Patrick M. Reilly, 74, was pronounced dead after firefighters were summoned to his 21 Carey Place residence around 1:15 a.m. Lt. Tim Glenn of the Jamestown Fire Department said the fire likely started as ...

Jury Selected In Haffa Case, Trial To Begin Next Week

MAYVILLE — The retrial of a Cheektowaga man accused of attempted murder of a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy will begin next week in county court. The final four jurors were selected Wednesday following more than a week of selection in the first-degree attempted murder case of Justin ...

Heed Old Shelter Signs? If Nuke Does Come, Maybe Not

NEW YORK — A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol. But these days, that might not be the best option, or even ...

‘Every Day A Milestone’

FALCONER — Brian Nelson knew exactly how many steps it took to get from his home in the village of Falconer to his business on West Main Street. One hundred and seventy-seven. Nelson made the short trek to the Falconer Vacuum Shop for the past 45 years. In addition to the business, he ...

Falconer Business Owners Not Deterred By Recent Blazes

FALCONER — Dan and Sylvia Magara, co-owners of the Blue Fin Pet Shop, are remaining positive despite two close calls in the past 10 months that could easily have ended their 35-year business run. Prior to Sunday’s fire in the village of Falconer, the Magaras also avoided tragedy on ...

Reed Critical After Southern Airways Vacates City Airport

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed and County Executive George Borrello want to see commercial air service return to the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown — though it likely won’t be Southern Airways Express. The sole provider of air service at the airport was halted Tuesday after federal ...

Gov. Cuomo Unveils ’18 State Budget Proposal

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to fight back against Washington Republicans on Tuesday with a $168 billion state budget proposal that lays out spending on schools and mass transit while also confronting greater uncertainty in federal funding. The Democrat said he’ll urge ...