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JPS Seeks Feedback As Reopening Plan Released

For the last several weeks, a 50-person group of teachers, administrators, support staff and others representing each facet of the Jamestown Public Schools district combed through 145-pages of state guidelines in formulating a detailed approach to the 2020-21 school year. Now, the district ...

Schools Eye Hybrid Method For School Year

School districts across New York submitted their plans to return to school to the state department of education on Friday. Most Chautauqua County schools opted to plan for a hybrid method — combining a mix of in-person and remote instruction. Southwestern Central School District ...

Season Goes ‘Dark’

During the performance run of a musical or play, the day in which that production is not taking place is referred to as “dark day” by actors, directors and crew members alike. On Broadway, “dark day” is usually on Monday. At community theaters across the country, many of which hold ...

Former Scout Leader Again Accused Of Abuse In Lawsuit

A Lakewood man and former Boy Scout leader who pleaded guilty last year to corruption of minor charges has again been named in Child Victims Act lawsuit filed this week in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County. The 20-page lawsuit identifies Donald C. Shriver, a former head scoutmaster ...

Funds From Golf Tournament To Honor K-9 Promber

WARREN, Pa. — For a while, golfing wasn’t even allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That changed and the fund-raising golf tournament returned. Organizers of the annual K-9 Choper Memorial Golf Tournament held July 12 at Blueberry Hill Golf Course in Warren County were concerned that ...

City Almost Out of COVID-19 Recovery Funds

The city of Jamestown has been able to help more than a dozen small businesses and more than two dozen renters with its COVID-19 recovery grants. On Thursday, city officials announced it has allocated $469,812 to the two programs that were developed after the city received $704,881 from the ...

Making It Count

Children are being given the opportunity to play basketball, and other outdoor activities, with a professional basketball player at Bergman Park this week. The Jamestown Jackals, owned by Integrity First Inc., is hosting Playtime with the Pros at Bergman Park this week for free for the ...

Possible COVID-19 Case Impacts Dunkirk DPW

DUNKIRK — It appears the Dunkirk streets department is in limbo and might be closed until next week. According to a number of city officials, an employee within the department did not follow proper quarantine procedures with regard to COVID-19 and had contact with fellow workers. That ...

Former Pastor Of City Church Named In 2 Lawsuits

A former pastor at a Jamestown church, who for years advocated against pornography and the need to uphold obscenity guidelines in literature, was named in two Child Victims Act lawsuits filed Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County. The lawsuits both claim the Rev. Ralph P. ...

County Man Alleges Abuse By Scout Leader

A local man claims he was sexually abused by a former Boy Scout leader in the early 1980s in a Child Victims Act lawsuit filed this week in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County. The lawsuit names the Allegheny Highlands Council Inc., French Creek Council, Boy Scouts of America and the ...

Taking A ‘Staycation’

The term “Staycation” has been a popular marketing tool for years to convince area residents to visit local tourism-related businesses. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, however, local tourism destinations maybe the only option to have summer fun for Chautauqua County residents. Luckily, ...

COVID-19 Hits Cummins Hard

Even as Tom Linebarger, Cummins Inc. CEO, delivered news of the company’s most drastic quarterly sales decline in the company’s history, he was also able to deliver a bit of good news to employees that temporary salary and hours cuts should end in a couple of months. Second quarter ...

JCC Board OKs Budget; Addresses $4M Deficit

The Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees approved the college’s budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year Tuesday afternoon, addressing a $4 million dollar deficit. The deficit is “four times the size” of the deficit the college had to close last year, college president Dr. Daniel ...

Major Ripley Solar Power Project Gets Preliminary Approval

A large scale solar project to be placed in Chautauqua County near the Pennsylvania border has received first-step approval. On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency voted 7-1 to give preliminary approval for an application for a number of tax incentives to ConnectGen ...

Local Agency Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of ADA

The goal and mission of the Southwestern Independent Living Center, to executive director Marie Carrubba, is simple — to provide those living in the surrounding community and a chance for “equal access and equal opportunities.” “That’s all anyone is asking — just to have the same ...

JPS Board President Addresses Reopening, Mascot

Paul Abbott has served on the Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education for the last 13 years. For the last five years, he has served as that body’s president. And while the field of and parameters around education have changed greatly in that time, he and his fellow board members ...

Philbin’s 2015 Visit Remembered By NCC

The National Comedy Center has added its voice to those mourning the loss of Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” who ...

10 Enter Guilty Pleas For Role In Meth Ring In Jamestown Area

The U.S. attorney representing the Western District of New York declared “mission accomplished” after 10 people, many local residents, entered guilty pleas for their roles in a drug trafficking organization centered in the Jamestown area. In a news release Monday evening, U.S. Attorney ...

‘Outpouring Of Support’

WESTFIELD — KISS Barbeque, a beloved barbecue spot in Westfield, endured a catastrophic fire July 1. They now have plans to rebuild, right where they left off. Ryan Marsh and his father, Joe Marsh, own KISS Barbeque and plan to get back up and running as soon as possible. “Our goal ...

Researchers ID Bacteria Contributing To Lake Algae Bloom

Researchers have identified one type of bacteria contributing to the recent algae bloom on Chautauqua Lake. “The cyanobacterium (blue-green algae) that is dominating the bloom in Chautauqua Lake right now is called Gloeotrichia,” Dr. Tim Davis said. Davis and Dr. George Bullerjahn are ...