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Holiday Hunt May Be Muzzled

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A state lawmaker wants to allow counties to opt out of an expanded holiday hunting season authorized earlier this year by the state DEC. In February, the DEC announced adoption of a seven-day Holiday Deer Hunt from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 in New York’s Southern Zone, which includes Chautauqua, ...

Extra Unemployment Funds Partly Blamed For Unfilled Jobs

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Are the extra payments on unemployment keeping people from returning to the workforce? Some area leaders believe that is at least part of the case. In an interview, state Assemblyman Andy Goodell noted that there are a number reasons why he believes people haven’t returned. Among them: ¯ ...

No Comments Received On Frewsburg School Budget

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Residents of the Frewsburg Central School District appear to have no complaints about the proposed 2021-22 district budget. On Thursday, school officials hosted a public hearing on the proposed budget in which no district residents attended. Also, Shelly O’Boyle, Frewsburg superintendent, ...

State Senate Approves Randolph Bridge Renaming

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RANDOLPH — A bridge over Interstate 86 in Randolph may soon be renamed the Sgt. David Lockwood Memorial Bridge. The state Senate last week passed S.1752, introduced by state Sen. George Borrello. The Assembly has yet to take up companion legislation. “I’d like to start off by ...

Health Care Professionals Reflect On Pandemic Year

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FREDONIA – The COVID-19 pandemic will go down in history for a number of reasons, including how many people it affected, from health to home life and everything in between. Many industries in the area have changed and adapted to the situation thrust upon them in 2020, none more-so than the ...

Cummins CEO: Govt. Must Invest In Gas Alternatives, Too

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Private companies like Cummins Inc. are rushing to meet governments’ demands for energy efficient vehicles — but they need government to fulfill its end of the equation, too. Tom Linebarger, Cummins CEO, said during a conference call earlier this week that the company continues to work ...

Vaccine Clinic Held In Findley Lake

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FINDLEY LAKE — Univera Healthcare and Kinney Drugs, in conjunction with the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic recently at the Mina-Findley Lake Community Center in Findley Lake. More than 90 people, about a third of the year-round ...

22-Year-Old Skateboarder Killed In Sunday Night Crash

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FLUVANNA — A 22-year-old Bemus Point resident riding a skateboard was struck and killed late Sunday, the New York State Police announced. Fluvanna firefighters, Chautauqua County EMS and state troopers were called to Route 430 in the town of Ellery shortly after 9 p.m. for a ...

City Man Jailed On Burglary Charges

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A Jamestown man accused of breaking into a northside home, then caught attempting to enter another, is facing burglary charges. Cody A. DiDomenico, 27, was waiting to appear in Jamestown City Court for arraignment on charges of second-degree burglary, trespass and two counts of petit larceny. ...

Fuel Price Increase Expected After Cyber Attack

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Over the last week, the national gas price average jumped seven cents to $2.967. If the trend continues, it would make the national average the most expensive since November 2014 – the last time we saw average prices at $2.99 and higher. Around Western New York and Chautauqua County, the ...

Police Probe Theft Of Underground Railroad Statue

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A statue part of a series at Dow Park in Jamestown memorializing the local Underground Railroad movement appears to have been stolen. The piece is one of three at the park created by the late David Poulin titled "Underground Railroad Tableau." The statue had just recently been cleaned, with ...

Mayor On Theft Of Statue: ‘It’s Disheartening’

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A statue part of a series at Dow Park in Jamestown memorializing the local Underground Railroad movement appears to have been stolen. The piece is one of three at the park created by the late David Poulin titled "Underground Railroad Tableau." The statue had just recently been cleaned, with ...

NY To Push To Get Subway Riders, College Students Vaccinated

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ALBANY (AP) — As the pace of COVD-19 vaccinations has slowed, New York officials are trying a mix of mandates and incentives to overcome hesitancy, including free subway rides. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state can't mandate vaccines until they get full approval from the federal ...

Court Backs Democrats In Election Commissioner Tiff

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Loren Kent will not be able to serve as the next Democratic Elections Commissioner for the Chautauqua County Board of Elections, unless he gets the backing of county Democrats and not just the Democratic county legislators. The Hon. Lynn W. Keane has ruled that the Chautauqua County ...

Wanted City Man In Custody After Barricading Self In Home

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A 34-year-old city man who had been on the Jamestown Police Department’s Top 10 most wanted list was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a Cowden Place home Monday afternoon. Silk E. Spencer surrendered to authorities after about two hours. No injuries were ...

Owners Of Lottsville Milling Have Plenty To Keep Busy

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Todd and Wanda Johnson spend a good share of their workday together as owners of Lottsville Milling Inc., located 17 minutes from Jamestown, in Lottsville, Pa. Wanda does the book work, waits on customers, places orders and stocks the store and gift shop. She has put a lot time and thought ...

Clymer Man Charged In Early Morning Dispute

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CLYMER -- A domestic incident involving a shotgun has led to charges for town resident. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report they were dispatched to a residence in the town around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, deputies were able to determine that Tyler Lindemuth, 25, did allegedly ...

UPDATE: Coroner Called To Scene Of Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash

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A county coroner has been called to the scene of a vehicle-pedestrian crash tonight in the town of Ellery. Fluvanna firefighters and Chautauqua County EMS were alerted to the incident around 9 p.m., located between Fluvanna Townline Road and Sunyside Road. Due to the crash, a portion of the ...

Dog-Gone Quick

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FALCONER — In just over two months, employees of Rand Machine Products have raised enough funds to help the Jamestown Police Department eventually purchase and train a new K-9. Officials at the Falconer-based manufacturing company met with members of the police department Friday morning ...

Partner’s Death Came After Couple ‘Avoided Everything’

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Carrie Wolfgang assumed the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic had passed. The numbers, released daily by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and reported by the media, had long come down from the early months of the pandemic when dozens — if not hundreds — of new confirmed cases were ...