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Reed Critical After Southern Airways Vacates City Airport

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed and County Executive George Borrello want to see commercial air service return to the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown — though it likely won’t be Southern Airways Express. The sole provider of air service at the airport was halted Tuesday after federal ...

Gov. Cuomo Unveils ’18 State Budget Proposal

ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to fight back against Washington Republicans on Tuesday with a $168 billion state budget proposal that lays out spending on schools and mass transit while also confronting greater uncertainty in federal funding. The Democrat said he’ll urge ...

Falconer, In Familiar Situation, Comes Together In Time Of Need

FALCONER — The village of Falconer stands together amongst the ashes once again. From community members and businesses donating clothing and food for the displaced families to firefighters working all hours in bone-chilling temperatures, the Falconer community refuses to falter in the ...

Owners Of Falconer Business Not Deterred By Recent Fires

FALCONER — Dan and Sylvia Magara, co-owners of the Blue Fin Pet Shop, are remaining positive despite two close calls in the past 10 months that could easily have ended their 35-year business run. Prior to Sunday's fire in the village of Falconer, the Magaras also avoided tragedy on March ...

Ellicott Supervisor On Sam’s Club: ‘Not Optimistic’

The recent announcement that Sam’s Club will be closing later this month was discussed at the town of Ellicott Board meeting on Monday. Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin weighed in on the Sam’s Club closing and said he reached out to Wal-Mart’s administration, the company that owns ...

Young Announces Affordability Agenda

A plan that entails lower income, property and energy taxes has been unveiled by Sen. Cathy Young and the state Senate majority. The plan also calls for lower taxes on retirement, controlling spending and measures to prevent tax increases. Young, R-Olean, said the Affordability Agenda is all ...

Demolition Of Building Destroyed By Fire To Begin Wednesday

FALCONER — Demolition on a building heavily damage by fire in the village of Falconer is expected to begin Wednesday. Brian Nelson, who has owned the 15. W. Main St. property for 30 years, said the building sustained too much damage in Sunday morning's blaze to be saved. He said he spoke ...

‘Hope Is There’: Emmanuel Baptist Hosts Annual MLK Observance Ceremony

Every year, the spirit and message of one of the nation’s most legendary civil rights activists permeates the sanctuary of Jamestown’s Emmanuel Baptist Church on the eve of the national holiday that bears his name. Thus was the case Sunday evening, when the 53 23rd St. congregation hosted ...

‘Keep The Music Going’

The outset of 2018 now includes the addition of three Jamestown watering holes, all along the same strip of road, to the local commercial real estate listings. Currently, The Q — located at 104 W. Second St. — and Mojo’s Music Bar — located at 104 E. Second St. — are listed for ...

UPDATE: Fire Strikes Downtown Falconer Again

Fire departments responded once more almost a year later to downtown Falconer as fire broke out Sunday morning. Smoke was seen for miles around billowing out of the Falconer Vac Shop building and a call was put out to emergency personnel at 11:15 a.m. The scene was eerily familiar because a ...

HUD Awards $12.7 Million To WNY For Homeless

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that they have funded $12.7 million to support 34 homeless housing and service programs in Western New York. The Continuum of Care grants will provide needed housing and support services to individuals and families ...

Towns To Receive State Funding For Dissolutions

Municipalities in Chautauqua County have received funding due to their dissolution and consolidation efforts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $9.7 million dollars of the Citizen Empowerment Tax Credit funds have made their way to local governments across New York state where ...

Hawaii Officials Mistakenly Warn Of Inbound Missile

HONOLULU — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone alert was a mistake. In a conciliatory news conference later in ...

Looking For A Deal

Customers began lining up near the entrance of Sam’s Club about an hour before it was scheduled to open. When the doors finally opened at 10 a.m., that line stretched all the way around the Fairmount Avenue building. Many shoppers said they were eager to snatch up discounted bulk items a ...

Double Jeopardy Claim Denied In Haffa Case

MAYVILLE — A motion of double jeopardy for a Cheektowaga man accused of attempted murder of a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy was denied at a hearing Friday morning in Mayville. July selection resumed in Chautauqua County Court in the retrial of Justin Haffa after the motion was heard ...

Business Owners, Officials Worry About Impact Of Shuttering

The impact of Sam’s Club closing later this month will likely be felt in a number of area, including non-profits and local businesses who rely on the deep discounted items in one form or another. County Legislator Lisa Vanstrom, R-Jamestown, who represents the town of Ellicott, said the ...

Sam’s Club Employees, Customers Shocked Over Sudden Closing

Customers looking to do some bulk shopping at Sam’s Club were left scratching their heads Thursday when they were turned away by store personnel without explanation. Signs posted on the store’s front doors and gas station said the 720 W. Fairmount Ave. location in West Ellicott would be ...

Snow, Ice Expected As Temps Plunge

The recent spike in warm weather will quickly fade this evening as a winter storm warning has been issued for the weekend. The warm weather skyrocketed into the high 50s on Thursday and were expected to again today, but tonight a massive drop in temperature will likely bring slick road ...

Blood Drives Aim To Replenish Inventory

Inventory and product levels among the Community Blood Bank of NWPA and WNY and its partner hospitals have fallen nearly as sharply as the temperatures over the past few weeks. Record snowfall in Pennsylvania’s Erie County is responsible for the loss of approximately 300 blood donations to ...