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Concealed Carry Bill For State Line Crossing Not Yet Passed

A bill that would allow the carrying of a concealed weapon across state lines in some cases has not yet been signed into a law. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace said the bill has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives but not yet in the Senate. The bill, known as the Concealed Carry ...

Christmas Brings Northeast Blizzard, Bitter Cold In Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. Even the usually rainy Pacific Northwest got the white stuff. The ...

Fund Established In Memory Of Rosemary Billquist

Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist crafted a life that — in addition to working with animals and being an avid runner — revolved around helping others. Following her tragic death last month in a hunting accident that garnered national attention, the Sherman native’s legacy will now live on ...

All Is Bright: Local Leaders Share Christmas Memories

Local leaders and politicians are often seen as the office they represent or the job that they perform. But, from time to time, it is important to dig a little deeper. In honor of the holiday, a few local officials have shared some of their favorite memories and traditions with The ...

MJ Fletcher Elementary First-Graders Write Letters To Santa

The following letters come from the Students in Miss Conti and Miss Callais’ first-grade classes at MJ Fletcher Elementary School. Editor’s note: Letters were left unedited for the purpose of authenticity. Dear Santa, My name is Aubrey. I am 6 years old. I would like a baby doll, a ...

‘Tools In The Toolbox’

2018 is already shaping up to be a big year for Chautauqua Lake, according to area officials and organization leaders whom tout the lake as a local gem for the community and tourism. Incoming County Executive George Borrello said the lake remains one of his top priorities. He said this ...

Success For Goodell, Young Mixed Thus Far

Chautauqua County’s elected state representatives have had mixed levels of success thus far in the 2017-18 legislative session in getting their legislation signed into law. An analysis of the bills sponsored by state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, shows the assemblyman has had ...

Divide In Albany Evident With Lack Of Bills From Goodell

It certainly doesn’t pay to be a conservative Republican in the New York state Assembly. State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, has struggled not only to get sponsored legislation all the way to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo thus far in the 2017-18 state legislative session, but to ...

Young Turns Political Savvy Into A Position Of Power In Senate

State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, has turned her longevity and political savvy into a position of political power. In January 2016, Young took the reins as chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, becoming the first woman to hold that position. As Finance chair, Young is responsible ...

Fighting For A Cause

Since 1999, students and teachers at Jamestown High School have participated in “Penny Wars,” a fundraising competition with the goal of helping a local cause. This year, the family of a high school student was the recipient of $5,000. The annual fundraiser event typically picks a ...

Gerry Man Surrenders To Police After Holding Woman At Gunpoint

GERRY — A Gerry man who allegedly held a woman at gunpoint Saturday and remained barricaded inside his home with two young children is facing multiple felony charges, New York State Police said. Richard Sendall, 33, is scheduled to be arraigned in court after reportedly restraining the ...

Ripley Teachers Vote ‘No Confidence’ In Leadership

RIPLEY — The union representing teachers with the Ripley School District announced a vote of “no confidence” in school leadership, citing hostility, favoritism and fear within the district. The Ripley Education Association recently sent a formal letter to the Ripley Board of Education ...

Letter From Ripley Education Association To School Board

Dear Board of Education, Ripley Central School has always been a district that the teachers of RCS have taken great pride in belonging to. As teachers in a small district, we have the great advantage and pleasure to watch our students throughout their elementary education grow into amazing ...

‘Cord-Cutting’ An Option For Those Seeking Convenience

\With on-demand TV viewing becoming an unmistakable nationwide trend in previous years, most consumers making the transition from traditional cable to online streaming services are satisfied with the results. Those individuals, referred to as “cord-cutters,” have opted to not pay for a ...

Two Facing Charges After Firing Inside Home

Two Jamestown men are facing a host of charges after firing several shots inside a Barrett Avenue residence late Wednesday. Douglas P. Beardsley, 33, and Jarried M. Dean, 25, were arraigned in Jamestown City Court on multiple charges, including first-degree burglary and endangering the ...

‘Implied Threat’ Forces Districtwide Lockout

An “implied threat” forced a brief lockout at Jamestown Public Schools and multiple youths were taken into custody Thursday morning. The lockout was issued after staff at Washington Middle School received a tip around 9 a.m. from a parent regarding a possible threat to Jamestown schools. ...

Prendergast Board Rejects Lowball Offers

The James Prendergast Library Board of Trustees has rejected all post art auction offers. On Thursday, the board approved the recommendation from the Finance Committee to reject the offers that were below pre-auction sale estimates. R. Thomas Rankin, board president, said two of the ...

Three Charged After Meth Found During Traffic Stop

Three Pennsylvania residents are facing charges after methamphetamine was discovered in a traffic stop Wednesday in the city. Kyle R. Hedderick, 26, of Union City, Pa., Lee D. Palmer, 27, of Elgin, Pa., and Emily E. Shultz, 19, of Corry, Pa., were all charged with second- and third-degree ...

Pair Arrested In Shooting

Two people were arrested and two weapons were recovered after shots rang out around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city of Jamestown. Capt. Robert Samuelson, division commander with the Jamestown Police Department, said no one was injured in the shooting, which occurred at a residence on Barrett ...

Two Charged After Firing Shots Inside City Home

Two Jamestown men are facing a host of charges after firing several shots inside a Barrett Avenue residence late Wednesday. Douglas P. Beardsley, 33, and Jarried M. Dean, 25, were arraigned in Jamestown City Court on multiple charges, including first-degree burglary and endangering the ...