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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 ...

Separation Pact Details JPS Teacher Resignation

A Jamestown Public Schools teacher will receive restitution for legal fees, drop an ongoing lawsuit and participate in a resignation incentive program. Larry Bentzoni, who was involved in a lawsuit against the school district filed in April, came to terms in a separation agreement ahead of ...

Classic Cruise-In

Some good weather was taken advantage of Wednesday afternoon as about 20 classic cars were put on display. Members from local classic car clubs, including the Der Kobblers and Chautauqua County Corvette Club, brought their vehicles to Superior Automotive in Falconer for the first of many ...

DEC, CLP Reveal Herbicide Treatment For Lake

Chautauqua Lake users should be better able to navigate the Ellicott channel with their boats after herbicides are applied starting May 15. As three towns and two villages continue to finalize funding and other details by the end of this week for spring herbicide applications, the New York ...

Funding For Summer Events Approved

The city’s summer event schedule is expanding thanks to state funding. On Wednesday, the Jamestown Local Development Corporation approved grants and a loan for five events, with four of them being new, that are scheduled to happen this summer. The events will be occurring in a large ...

Cassadaga Mayor Resigns From Village Position

CASSADAGA — As of Friday, May 3, the village of Cassadaga no longer has a mayor, essentially. Upon visiting the village’s website, one will immediately see a list of village officials on the right side of the page, beneath the banner photograph. The first position, mayor, is ...

‘Unified Effort’

Herbicide applications for five municipalities around Chautauqua Lake are getting nearer, and no one’s situation is exactly like another’s. The boards of trustees for the villages of Lakewood and Celoron both voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize their village leaders to soon sign ...