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Rental Registry Proposed In State Senate

Registering rental properties in Jamestown has been a hot topic for more than a decade, including last year’s mayoral election. The city and its landlords may not have much of a say in the matter if state Sen. Brian Kavanaugh, D-New York City, has anything to say about it. Kavanaugh ...

Legislature Recognizes 13-Year-Old For Life-Saving Action

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature has recognized a 13-year-old Dunkirk resident for her life-saving actions. On Wednesday, Robert Bankoski, D-Dunkirk, Kevin Muldowney, R-Dunkirk, and Lisa Vanstrom, R-Jamestown, presented Hannah Rosing with proclamations for her lifesaving ...

‘Bogus’ Ukraine Theory Led To Trump’s Abuse, Dems Tell Trial

WASHINGTON — Democratic House prosecutors argued Thursday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that the president was swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani and that led to his abuse of presidential power and then impeachment. As the ...

‘Work In Progress’

Some early success in improving attendance has been reported from the Jamestown Public Schools Success Academy. In September, Dr. Mike McElrath admitted Jamestown’s newest school, the Success Academy, was an institution faculty and staff members were still attempting to figure out. At ...

Busti Woman Convicted In Hit-And-Run Faces New Suit

MAYVILLE — A lawsuit has been filed against a Busti woman sentenced to prison for manslaughter stemming from an April 2018 hit-and-run incident in Randolph that killed a Chautauqua County man. Marylou Johnson, 74, was named in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in ...

Local Church Named In Child Victims Act Complaint

MAYVILLE — The First Presbyterian Church of Westfield and Presbyterian Church USA have been named in a Child Victims Act lawsuit. The eight-page lawsuit was filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County on behalf of a Westfield man who claims he was abused by a church leader ...

Dems Ask For GOP Open Minds As Impeachment Arguments Open

WASHINGTON — House Democrats opened arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, appealing to skeptical Republican senators to join them in voting to remove Trump from office to “protect our democracy.” Trump’s lawyers sat by, waiting their turn, while he ...

‘Something To Be Proud Of’

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $178 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that hinges on a plan to launch a team tasked with reining in the nation’s largest Medicaid program. The new Medicaid Redesign Team will be asked to find ways to trim $2.5 billion in spending ...

Gateway Lofts

Twenty-one housing units in the city of Jamestown will be demolished as part of the development plans for the Gateway Lofts project. On Tuesday, Steven Ricca, Bond Schoeneck & King attorney who is representing Southern Tier Environments for Living (STEL), presented the housing ...

Goodell, Borrello React To Proposed State Budget

The rising cost of Medicaid is on the shoulders of New York state, not local officials who have little say in who can join the program. That’s according to state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, who criticized portions of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 fiscal budget proposal released on ...

McConnell Backs Off, Abruptly Eases Some Trump Trial Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of ...

Fire Destroys Home

https://youtu.be/HrQn6F0ekUA Jamestown firefighters battled bitter cold temperatures and a stubborn blaze that broke out early Monday. Crews were called to 614 Spring St. around 6:40 a.m. and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke on the first and second floors. Flames began shooting from ...

Bill Seeks To Rename Route 394 After Local

State Sen. George Borrello has introduced legislation to rename Route 394 between Kennedy and Falconer in honor of Staff Sgt. David Textor. Textor attended Randolph Central School where he played football, wrestled and ran track. After graduation, Textor enlisted in the U.S. Army and was ...

City Officials Eye Proposals For Ambulance Service

City of Jamestown officials are looking for proposals from businesses that provide ambulance services. Eddie Sundquist, Jamestown mayor, said city officials are in the process of drafting a request for proposals notification to provide ambulance service for the city. He said following the bid ...

‘It’s Essential’

Following a public hearing, the new fixed-base operator for both county airports could be approved later this month. During the next meeting of the Chautauqua County Legislature that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, a public hearing will be held starting at 6:35 p.m. on the potential ...

Impacts Of Reform Felt By Smaller Departments

The impact of New York state’s bail reform measures are starting to be felt by police departments large and small in the first few weeks of 2020. Following a meeting of the Carroll Town Board on Wednesday evening, Carroll Police Chief Bill Nelson spoke on his recent experience with the ...

Spate Of Bills Seeks Changes To Reform Measures

Lack of agreement among Democrats how to proceed with possible changes to the state’s much-discussed criminal justice reforms isn’t stopping rank-and-file legislators from proposing changes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday in Rockland County that changes to the criminal justice reform ...

Author Recounts Battle With Lyme, Autoimmune Disease

Growing up in areas like Frewsburg and Mayville, Holly Chameli always enjoyed getting the most out of warm-weather months. She would often spend time running with her dogs near Chautauqua Lake, until a chance encounter with a tick in 2003 changed everything. Despite being small enough to ...

Conflicting Reports

Chautauqua County’s Memorandum of Agreement regarding Chautauqua Lake could be on the verge of becoming a Memorandum of Disagreement. An independent study of Chautauqua Lake paid for by Chautauqua County and a report by Racine Johnson paid for by the Chautauqua Lake Association agree that ...

Jury Finds Lopez Not Guilty In Stabbing

MAYVILLE — Ashleyanne Lopez-Lopez, 26 was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter as well as the lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide Friday afternoon. The panel of 12 jurors, eight women and four men, ruled “not guilty” with factors including causation and ...