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Mayor, City Council Discuss Cannabis Distribution

Will the city of Jamestown be a location where people will be able to dispense cannabis? On Monday, Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist discussed with the Jamestown City Council during its work session meeting what the new legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state means for the ...

Lakewood Officially Cancels Summerfest Event

LAKEWOOD — Village residents will not be able to enjoy Summerfest or typical Fourth of July celebrations this year, which were officially canceled by the village board at a meeting Monday. Last week, Lakewood Mayor Randy Holcomb announced that the village would not be holding its ...

Buffalo Sports Fans Will Need Vaccine To Attend Games

BUFFALO (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans will have to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to attend games, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday. “Our goal is to have a 100% full house for the Bills and the Sabres starting in the fall,” ...

Friend Of Late Councilwoman Nominated To Fill Vacancy

It’s quite possible if the late Councilwoman Vickye James could have picked her replacement on the Jamestown City Council that it might be the same person Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist selected. On Monday, Sundquist announced he has nominated Regina Brackman to fill the Ward 3 vacancy on ...

County DMVs Have Smooth Reopening

After more than a year, the Chautauqua County Department of Motor Vehicles is once again accepting walk-ins. Monday was the first day since the COVID-19 pandemic began that residents didn’t need to make an appointment. “We’re doing both appointments and walk-ins. By ‘walk in’ that ...

Council Discusses Purchasing New Police Body Cams

The Jamestown Police Department is looking to revamp the body cameras its personnel uses. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council discussed the proposal to purchase 63 body cameras for the annual cost of $70,120. The contract for the cameras would be for five years. Mark Dean, city IT and ...

Unemployment Insurance Hikes Hit New York Businesses

New York businesses will be paying more into the state’s unemployment insurance fund in 2020 than they did in 2021. According to Bloomberg News, 2020 unemployment insurance tax rates ranged from 0.6% to 7.9%. This year, they will range from 2.1% to 9.9%, according to the state Labor ...

‘It Means A Lot’

ELLERY — Ellery Town Supervisor Arden Johnson, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, is believed to be the oldest and longest tenured town supervisor in New York state. Johnson graduated from Brocton Central School in 1949 and has a past filled with dedication to public service and ...

Kendra’s Law Changes Removed From Budget

Strengthening Kendra’s Law is one of the few areas Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Sen. George Borrello can find common ground. Unfortunately for Borrello, Cuomo and his fellow Democrats were unable to find common ground on proposals to strengthen Kendra’s Law, with legislative Democrats ...

Region Makes A Push For Rural Broadband

Over the past several years, the state government, in conjunction with the service providers in the area, have made a large push to expand Broadband access to rural parts of the county. While the need to expand access had been rising over the last few years as more technology moved online, the ...

Is Someone Else Filing Unemployment In Your Name?

A woman from Saranac Lake received a letter from the state Department of Labor telling her she had unemployment insurance money to collect — and then another and another. All of them looked very official. The woman, whom the Enterprise is not naming to protect her from retribution, said ...

Organizations Promote Child Abuse Prevention

Since 1983, April has been known as National Child Abuse Prevention month, and local organizations are looking to use the month to bring awareness to the issue. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County is one of those organizations. By recruiting, training and supporting ...

Christmas Tree Represents Assault Awareness

A new April tradition has started at City Hall. Visitors to the Jamestown Municipal Building, located at 200 E. Third St., Jamestown, might be wondering why there is a Christmas tree in the lobby during the month of April. The tree represents April as national Sexual Assault Awareness and ...

Reed Ready For Return, ‘Rebuilding’

It has been an emotional and trying start to this spring for U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. Less than one month ago, the Corning Republican, his family and staff were in shock after a report surfaced from The Washington Post on March 19 that linked the representative to sexual misconduct with a ...

Teen ‘A Hero’ After Dunkirk Stabbing

Around 9:30 p.m. March 30, Javier Garcia, 16, and his friend, 14-year-old Camron Torres, were on their way to pick up pizza near Central Avenue in the city of Dunkirk when they ran into another 16-year-old. In an unplanned fight that ensued, Garcia was reportedly stabbed a total of three ...

Reforms Follow Deadly Year In New York Nursing Homes

ALBANY (AP) — After a deadly year in New York’s nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation intended to hold facility operators more accountable for neglect and potentially force them to spend more on patient care. Rules passed in recent days as part of a state budget deal would ...

Reed Ready For Return, Plans Focus On ‘Recovery And Renewal’

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said Friday morning he is "slowly getting back to a schedule" but is ready to return to work once Congress comes back to session in Washington next week. In his first public comments since the middle of March, Reed said his final term as a representative will focus on ...

UPDATE: Police Identify Woman Killed By Train

A 62-year-old Sherman woman has been identified as the person struck and killed by a train Thursday in the village of Westfield. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing, the Westfield Police Department said in a news release. County 911 dispatch had received word around 3:15 p.m. ...

World War II Veteran Celebrates 95 Years Of Life

CASSADAGA — Village resident Robert “Bob” Kennelley has seen and experienced a lot in his life. As Kennelley looks back on the day he was born, 95 years ago today, in 1926, he hits an initial realization. “That was awhile ago,” Kennelley said. A lot has happened in the last 95 ...

Mayor: Too Soon To Hold Fireworks Show In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — The village of Lakewood will again forgo its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration this year. Mayor Randy Holcomb said the annual event to celebrate the summer holiday will not be held due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Holcomb is optimistic that, because of the ...