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Trump’s Legal Team Takes Victory Lap

WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump’s legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to ...

Still Grieving

On April 20, 1999, school safety changed forever. Inside Columbine High School, 15 people were dead and 20 others were wounded after two armed students carried out a shooting spree that ended with the duo taking their own lives. The events would change families, students and the country ...

Alstar Workers Seek Pay Increase

Employees of Alstar EMS, the largest provider of emergency services in Chautauqua County, are hoping to receive an increase in pay as contract talks with the company have stalled. In an effort to get their points across, workers are tentatively scheduled to take part in an informational ...

For School Shooting Survivors, Trauma Has No Time Limit

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. Talking to therapists at the school in Parkland, Florida, didn’t help. Each session had a ...

Weather Wonders

BEMUS POINT — A weather balloon bounced around the Bemus Point Elementary School gymnasium courtesy of Meteorologist Andy Parker and the school district. But more importantly, Sonja DuBois said the entire event generated a “community feeling.” After the elementary school received ...

JPS Teacher Files Suit After 2018 Classroom Incident

A teacher with the Jamestown Public Schools District is seeking repayment for attorney and court fees of at least $2,000 after he was charged in November 2018 for an incident at the school involving a student. Larry Bentzoni filed a petition on April 11 with the state Supreme Court in ...

JCC: More County Funding Is Needed

Because of a decrease in enrollment, Jamestown Community College officials are asking Chautauqua County to change its funding formula for county residents who go to the school tuition-free. On Thursday, Daniel DeMarte, JCC president, and Mike Martello, JCC vice president of administration, ...

Battle Tested

Forty years later, Jamestown High School students again, as they did then, stormed the gymnasium with school spirit for a charitable cause with the Battle of the Classes. The four grade levels at JHS competed in the culminating fundraising event that collected $11,000.19 that was donated to ...

Cuomo, Local Officials For Gold Star Free Tuition

State officials are working to provide free tuition to children of military members killed or disabled while on duty despite legislation being voted down in the state Assembly’s Higher Education committee earlier this month. On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he will waive tuition ...

Teacher Arrested On Drug Charges

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren County School District teacher was removed from class and arrested on drug charges on Tuesday. Matthew R. Kiser, a teacher at Beaty-Warren Middle School, is charged with possession with intent to deliver, two counts of corruption of minors, endangering the welfare ...

Ready For Prom

For the past three years, Diana Scott of Studio D Catering has been collecting hundreds of dresses to help girls attend prom. The dresses, donated through a variety of sources locally and across the country, now amount to anywhere from 400 to 600 and are again available free to local high ...

JPS Approves School Budget With Flat Tax Levy

A $90.7 million 2019-20 school budget was approved by the Jamestown Public Schools Board that maintains a flat tax levy that Superintendent Bret Apthorpe described as “a community budget.” With it, three district initiatives important to Jamestown students and Apthorpe were included that ...

Ellery Does Not Sign Lake Pact

“We’re not going to change our mind.” With those words, Ellery Town Supervisor Arden Johnson cemented the fact that his municipality will be the only group not to sign onto the countywide Memorandum of Agreement for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy, something he ...

Tornado Confirmed

WARREN, Pa. — Sunday’s storm generated an EF-2 tornado that carved up about 16 miles of Warren County, particularly at Carter Lumber in Starbrick, Pa. https://youtu.be/QuIvlzr9jlw On Monday afternoon, Warren County officials and visitors from the National Weather Service in State ...

Chautauqua Belle To Dock In City This Year

One of the last operating steamboats in North America will be docking at a new home this year. On Monday, city of Jamestown and U.S. Steam Lines Ltd. announced the multiyear lease agreement that will allow the Chautauqua Belle to dock at the McCrea Point Park boat landing. During dates in ...

City Man ID’d As Pedestrian Killed In Morning Crash

A Jamestown man identified as 59-year-old Kent Norgren died as the result of a vehicle-pedestrian crash Monday morning. Jamestown police and firefighters were called shortly before 6 a.m. to Prendergast Avenue, between East Fifth and East Sixth streets, for the crash involving an SUV. ...

City Finishes Consecutive Fiscal Year With Surplus

For the second consecutive year, the city of Jamestown finished a fiscal year in the black. On Monday, Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, presented the Jamestown City Council with the 2018 year-end finance report. Bellitto said the city had a surplus of $416,222 in 2018, which followed a ...

Quite The Show

Steve Tooley said he happened to walk outside Sunday evening when he caught sight of a massive storm rolling across northern Chautauqua County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX5Y5gtpTHw Tooley, who was on Pearl Street in Forestville, took a few photographs of the storm before a ...

National Comedy Center Reaches 50 States Milestone

Two thirds of the way through its first year in business, the National Comedy Center continues to put feathers in its top hat as staff recently shared the news of visitors from all 50 states having made their way through the monument to humor. This milestone follows a successful congressional ...

What Now With Computer Testing?

Computer Based Testing, or CBT, was again utilized for New York state assessments in grades 3-8 across the state and again there were hiccups. The state and its contractor Questar Assessment committed to school districts it would address the persisting glitches with a “non-testing” day ...