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JHS Tradition

For 40 years this event has purported to pit high school students against each other in figurative combat, but in reality the Jamestown High School’s Battle of the Classes has only brought them and the Jamestown community closer together. “It’s exciting that the tradition has been ...

PROMISE Fund Athletic Drive Begins Wednesday

The Jamestown PROMISE Fund is back in action. This time the charitable group is asking for donations of athletic equipment to help promote and support its athletic programs to increase student participation. The upcoming Community Athletic Drive is asking for any equipment and limited ...

Officials Are Against Ban Of Plastic Bags

Three Republican elected officials at different levels of government — county, state and federal — are against the approved plastic bag ban in the 2019-20 state budget that will go into effect in March 2020. George Borrello, county executive, said there is evidence to suggest a plastic ...

S. Dayton Man Acquitted Of All Charges

LITTLE VALLEY — After a three-day jury trial in Cattaraugus County Court, Richard Tyma Sr., of South Dayton, was acquitted of all charges. The trial was presided over by the Honorable Ronald D. Ploetz, Cattaraugus County Judge. Tyma, 73, was acquitted in the Nov. 3, 2018, shooting death ...

‘Thank You’

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and community residents had a chance to say “Thank you” to a former state representative who served the area for the past 20 years. On Friday, the chamber held its annual legislative breakfast with guests state Assemblyman Andy Goodell and ...

Chautauqua Lake Pops To Make Debut In June

MAYVILLE — Bemus Bay Pops was missed last year for those who’ve flocked to the floating stage, but for residents and visitors wanting a return to form at a new location, Chautauqua Lake Pops will begin in Mayville in June. The summer concert series will operate similarly to how Bemus ...

Lakewood Addresses Noise Concerns

LAKEWOOD — An amendment to Lakewood’s local zoning law that will tentatively be enforced to regulate excessive and unreasonable noises, the first proposed law of 2019 in the village, was passed unanimously by the village board of trustees. Pending approval of the Chautauqua County ...

Quick Thinking

A woman and her child were rescued from a second-story window with the help of several Good Samaritans and Jamestown police. No one was injured in the fire at 34 Regent St., reported to the Jamestown Fire Department shortly before 9 a.m. Carlos Echevarria was home when his daughter ...

Emma Haynes Receives Amelia Earhart Award

Newly-promoted to Cadet-Captain, Emma Haynes of the Civil Air Patrol was the recipient for the Amelia Earhart Award this year. “When you get this award on behalf of Amelia Earhart, there’s a special recognition of what you have accomplished so far, and what we expect of you in the ...

Starflight Soon To Be STAT MedEvac

Starflight Inc. is transitioning to STAT MedEvac, the largest single operated and dispatched air-medical transport system in the United States. UPMC Chautauqua, WCA Services and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced the change about the Chautauqua region’s medical helicopter ...

Operation Chowhound

Phillip Wight, an Army Air Force veteran who served in World War II, participated in Operation Chowhound in 1945 that helped feed a starving population in a German-occupied Holland. But it wasn’t until the 1990s he ever felt validation and even forgiveness for his wartime actions while ...

National Comedy Center Providing Parking Assistance

You might have noticed a new message on the scrolling screen on the exterior of the National Comedy Center. On the bottom of both screens, the message reads “ Parking info, text ‘PARK’ to 888111.” Gary Hahn, National Comedy Center marketing and communications director, said the ...

Annexation Case Heard In Court

Oral arguments were made Wednesday in the annexation case pitting the city of Jamestown against the town of Ellicott, village of Falconer and Falconer Central Schools. The proposed annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation located in the town of Ellicott ...

Finishing Touches

Beginning Monday, South Main Street in Jamestown between First and Harrison streets will be closed to traffic as a multi-million dollar bridge rehabilitation project comes to an end. The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities said the closure is to complete the top course ...

Chautauqua Institution Defends Its Legal Action

CHAUTAUQUA — As matters concerning Chautauqua Lake come to a head this spring, Chautauqua Institution defended its legal action taken last year and shared optimism that variables won’t add up to similar action again. Vice President of Campus Planning and Operations John Shedd expressed ...

Residents Give Input On City Programs

City residents had a chance to voice their opinion on how a little more than $1 million should be used in the city next year. On Tuesday, Jamestown Development Department officials held the first of two public workshops to gather feedback on the city’s 2019 Community Development Block ...

Closed For Business

Friendly’s Restaurant in Brooklyn Square, Jamestown, has closed along with several other Friendly’s locations in New York state. A sign taped to the door states, “We apologize for disappointing you on this visit, but this location is now closed for business. We regret that we do not ...

County Officials Working To Curtail Tobacco Use

With 25.8 percent of adults in Chautauqua County being smokers, the Chautauqua County Department of Health has partnered with several organizations to curtail the use of tobacco. Chautauqua County has the eighth highest number of adult smokers out of 62 counties in the state, so what can ...

Lakewood Budget Details Discussed

LAKEWOOD — Village residents asked Lakewood Deputy Mayor Ted McCague questions during a public hearing Monday for the tentative 2019-20 budget, revealing some positive figures when compared to last year’s budget. As was discussed at the last village board meeting, the proposed tax rate ...

Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Faster Than Thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of ...