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City Man Charged In Relation With Two Arson Fires

Jamestown police have charged a city man with arson, alleging he started two city properties in which he was living on fire. David M. Wright, 31, of Jamestown has been charged with two counts of second-degree arson and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief. Police allege Wright set a ...

Heart Disease Fought Daily At UPMC Chautauqua WCA

Heart disease is blind and deaf. It chooses its victims without prejudice or preference. Sometimes catastrophic results of a heart condition attack or stroke are just heart beats away as they were for Pernell Caster of Frewsburg. People of all backgrounds, ages, or economic circumstance can ...

Brick By Brick

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi has an aggressive housing and neighborhood improvement agenda planned for 2018. Teresi recently presented his annual State of the City report to Jamestown City Council. The report includes 59 initiatives city officials plan to work on throughout the year. One ...

Mentorship Program An Option For Students

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Chautauqua Striders have joined forces to provide mentors for students at Love Elementary School in a fun and easy way. The group meets weekly, and there are currently 13 mentors and 13 students. The program includes a check-in time, a snack and a project at ...

Benefit To Be Held For Mayville Native Battling Leukemia

MAYVILLE — The stage is set for Chautauqua County to rally around one of its own as a single community later this month. A benefit is being planned for 12-year-old Drake McKane and his family in the wake of Drake’s recent B-cell leukemia diagnosis in November. The benefit will be held ...

Abortion A Focus Of Early Action In State Legislative Sessions For GOP

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to terminate pregnancy. The Mississippi House passed a bill Friday that ...

‘Trying To Deliver’

SALAMANCA — Although they’ve been a chart-topping band for decades, Foreigner is still in the business of manufacturing new memories and experiences for their faithful fanbase. Now in the midst their 40th anniversary tour the band will continue pounding the pavement in 2018, making a stop ...

Judge To Rule On Mistrial Motion In Haffa Case

MAYVILLE — The Justin Haffa attempted murder trial took a turn Friday after it was learned the prosecution provided incorrect statements earlier in the week regarding its awareness of follow-up treatment Sheriff’s Deputy Sara Cunningham received. A cross-examination by Public Defender ...

Early Spring? Dunkirk Dave Says Yes

DUNKIRK — He’s the groundhog of the people. Dunkirk Dave is predicting an early spring as he did not see his shadow in front of a prominent crowd including Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Dunkirk City Mayor Wilfred Rosas, Dunkirk Town Supervisor Richard Purol and Chautauqua County Executive ...

Chief Snellings’ Son Among Graduates Of State Police Academy

Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings had a true proud-father-moment Wednesday. That’s because his son, Sean, was one of 208 new graduates from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy in Albany. “He’s worked extremely hard,” Snellings said. “Seeing him walk across the ...

Prosecution Rests In Haffa Trial

MAYVILLE — Jurors were in the courtroom a little over two hours Thursday afternoon as the prosecution rested and the defense began to lay out its case in the Justin Haffa attempted murder trial. The prosecution added nothing more to its case after jurors entered the Chautauqua County ...

Area Students Convene At Chautauqua For Young Playwrights Project

CHAUTAUQUA — Students from five Chautauqua County school districts had an opportunity to hear plays of their own creation acted out by members of Chautauqua Institution theater staff and volunteers. Third- and fourth-graders from Chautauqua Lake, Panama, Westfield, Ripley and Jamestown’s ...

NY State Prison Inmates To Receive Free Tablet Computers

ALBANY (AP) — New York plans to join the growing number of states that have distributed tablet computers to prison inmates so they can better communicate with family members and boost their educational opportunities while incarcerated. The state Department of Corrections and Community ...

Picking Up The Pieces

FALCONER — The removal of rubble from the former Falconer Vac Shop following a fire last month remains an ongoing process, according to owner Brian Nelson. “We’re just waiting on the insurance company to OK it,” Nelson said. “I wish it was done last week. I feel bad it’s taken so ...

Once In A Blue Moon

Wednesday’s super blue blood moon happened because all the right circumstances aligned in just the right way. The phenomenon of a blue moon, a super moon and a lunar eclipse happened all at the same time, providing an interesting celestial occurrence that hasn’t happened in over 150 ...

Prendergast Library Art To Be Auctioned Today

More Prendergast Library oil paintings are available for purchase today during an auction hosted by Sotheby’s. The auction titled “Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art” will include 15 Prendergast Library oil paintings. The paintings include Wilhelm Schutze’s “The ...

“We Will Prevail”

WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a “new American moment” of unity Tuesday night and challenged lawmakers to make good on long-standing promises to fix a dangerously fractured immigration system, warning of evil outside forces seeking to ...

Armed Standoff

A Jamestown man is facing charges after he barricaded himself inside an apartment with several knives Tuesday morning. The 33-year-old, whose name was not released, was being held after officers responded to an apartment complex at 100 Lakeview Avenue, at Eighth Street, around 9 a.m. for a ...

Trial Carries On Despite Defense Request For Mistrial, Dismissal

MAYVILLE — The Justin Haffa attempted murder trial resumed Tuesday afternoon after the defense’s tries in the morning for a dismissal of charges and mistrial were denied. While jurors reported for 9:30 a.m., they weren’t let into the courtroom until 1 p.m. as the Hon. David Foley ...