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Korematsu Legacy

The Korematsu legacy of fighting for civil liberties and the Constitution carries on. On Tuesday, Karen Korematsu, civil rights advocate, spoke at the Robert H. Jackson Center to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Korematsu vs. the United States. Fred ...

Korematsu Legacy

The Korematsu legacy of fighting for civil liberties and the Constitution carries on. On Tuesday, Karen Korematsu, civil rights advocate, spoke at the Robert H. Jackson Center to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Korematsu vs. the United States. Fred ...

Textalyzer Project May Result In New Law

A proposed pilot project in Westchester County could result in statewide legislation to allow police departments to use electronic scanning devices to determine if a driver involved in a car crash was on a cellphone or other electronic device at the time of the crash. State Sen. Shelley ...

Officials Send Registration Notices To Landlords

So far the response to the new landlord rental registration form has been positive. On Monday, Vince DeJoy, city development director, said notices of the city’s new rental registration policy were sent to landlords late last week. He said by the end of the business day Monday, his ...

New Liver Transplant Rules Begin Amid Fight Over Fairness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilnelia Cruz-Ulloa spent the last months of her life in a New York City hospital, waiting for a donated liver that never came. Doctors had urged the 38-year-old to move to another state that has more organs to go around. But she couldn’t afford to. Where you live makes ...

Budget Laid Out

CLYMER — Needing the community’s support, the Clymer Central School District held a public hearing to discuss the upcoming budget vote. The board of education approved the 2019-20 school budget proposal in April that carries a 13 percent tax levy increase. The current proposal is similar ...

Lakewood Details Herbicide Applications

LAKEWOOD — More than 40 acres of Chautauqua Lake waters off village shores will be treated with herbicides Aquathol K and Navigate this week. https://youtu.be/5D1twf_PaQo Herbicide applications will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, weather-permitting. The villages of Lakewood ...

City Looks To Save Building Slated For Demolition

A building once scheduled to be demolished by city officials will now be redeveloped. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council discussed the plan to send request for proposals to regional redevelopers for the building located at 8 E. Second St. The building had originally been scheduled to be ...

Supreme Court Allows Suit Adding To Apple’s Woes

WASHINGTON — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple’s woes that already include falling iPhone sales and a European investigation. The lawsuit could have major implications for the tech giant’s ...

‘After Forever’

It was a team effort. The Amazon Prime Digital Drama Series “After Forever” recently took home five Daytime Emmy Awards. Jamestown native Mitchell Anderson was a part of the project from the beginning. Anderson was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Jason Addams. Although Anderson ...

Raising The Roof

When the Chautauqua County Habitat For Humanity host a party, they are literally “Raising the Roof.” At 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, the organization that builds and renovates houses is hosting the “Raise The Roof” fundraising event at the Chautauqua Suites, located at 215 W. Lake ...

Council Questions Bill To Ban Chemicals

A bill that is tucked into a package of legislation the state Assembly leadership is calling an Earth Day commemoration is drawing the ire of the Business Council of New York State. The legislation, S.501-B/A.6296-A, is sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky, D-Long Island, and Assemblyman Steve ...

Local Vets Celebrated During Capital Trip

A journey began for local Korean War and World War II veterans on a recent Friday morning. Their journey would take them to Buffalo, then a quick flight to the nation’s capital for a day of trips to war memorials. This was the eighth all-inclusive trip on behalf of the Buffalo Niagara ...

Schools Balance Voting Rights With Student Safety

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his executive order pardoning 35,000 parolees allowing them the right to vote, registered sex offenders were included. The executive order was made ahead of the November election and New York primary election last year, causing concerns among school districts ...

Academy Days

The final Academy Days event at Jamestown High School for the year drew to a close. With it, Mike McElrath said goodbye to the event he helped create, as Friday’s was his last as high school principal. https://youtu.be/TbKTmUyOW_o Academy Days was created three years ago to promote ...

Ellery Shoots Down Potential Town Zoning Change

BEMUS POINT — Nearly two dozen people attended Thursday’s Ellery Town Council meeting to give their two cents on a controversial zoning dispute, originating from a proposal that the council ended up killing. Most residents expressed firm opposition to a zoning change that would have ...

Officials Concerned Over Sports Gambling

Sports gambling isn’t making much headway as far as getting to the floor of the state Legislature for a vote this term. Earlier this week, a hearing was held in Albany where lawmakers heard from gambling supporters and analysts that New York will lose out on hundreds of millions of ...

‘Military Makeover’

ASHVILLE — Cody Willett, alongside his wife Jessica and TV host Montel Williams, stood on his front steps as he thanked the rows of volunteers standing in his driveway. https://youtu.be/glCO0VbNDkI “Thank you,” he shouted to the many people who came out to support his family just ...

Red Cross Called After Falconer Family Displaced By Fire

FALCONER — The local chapter of the American Red Cross was called to help a family displaced by a fire that broke out at their village home Thursday. Crews were summoned to 13 Mason St. around 6 p.m. and found smoke and flames coming from a second-story bedroom. Firefighters quickly ...

Herbicide Funding Floods In For Lake

STOW — Nearly 100 percent of permitted acres for herbicide treatments on Chautauqua Lake are going to be funded after all. All town supervisors and village mayors are also authorized to sign contracts with SOLitude Lake Management to get as much acreage treated with Aquathol K and ...