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House Of Glass

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CHAUTAUQUA — For more than 20 years, Ira Glass has informed and entertained millions of listeners a week through his nonfiction storytelling show and podcast “This American Life.” On Saturday, Glass brought that energy of his show — complete with funny anecdotes and audio clips — ...

NYC Dem Alleges Use Of Racist Words

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Several times in his floor debate over a bill to change the state’s public assistance system, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, used phrases like “real world” or “working world.” Debate over that legislation can be found in the companion story beneath this story. At ...

Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy Announces Expansion

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Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce the expansion of the clinical team with the addition of three new physical therapists. Dr. Jason Schrader is a graduate of Daemen College in Buffalo with a doctorate in physical therapy. Schrader enjoys playing golf, hockey ...

State Assembly Members Vote Against Public Assistance

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Republicans in the state Assembly largely voted against an extension of legislation exempting some income and assets from being counted against those applying for public assistance. Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, voted against the legislation in the Social Services Committee ...

State To Make Welfare Sanctions More Difficult

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Legislation that would make it harder for public assistance to be reduced or decreased as a sanction for violating the program’s rules has passed the state Legislature. A.2455A/S.3840A is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s review and possible signature. It passed the state Assembly 94-50 ...

David McKean Appointed Executive Vice President

Business

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co. LLC has appointed David McKean to the position of executive vice president of business development. McKean began his career with General Motors in 1983 and most recently served as executive director of global purchasing and supply chain before leaving the company ...

Iran’s Poking At West Heightens Risks Of Missteps

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with ...

Millennial Money: Build Credit Smarts Too

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Well done, America. Credit scores across the nation are going up. On the other hand, knowledge of how credit works is declining. Consumers’ grasp of credit is the lowest it’s been in eight years, according to an annual survey by credit scoring company VantageScore and the Consumer ...

House OKs $15 Minimum Wage, Sets Marker For 2020 Campaign

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election. Even though the bill has little chance of passing ...

Barnes Runs For Re-Election To Lakewood Village Board

Community

Ellen Barnes is running for re-election for Lakewood Village Board. Barnes is the longest serving trustee on the current board. Appointed to fill a vacant trustee seat in June 2015 by former Lakewood Mayor David Wordelmann, Barnes was elected to that seat to serve in November 2015. She has ...

Trump Administration Considers Eliminating Protective Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following reports that the Trump Administration is considering eliminating programs that protect undocumented family members of service members, reservists, and veterans from being deported, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ...

Awards Program Honors Students

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The Jamestown Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recognized middle school students from area schools at a recent awards program in the chapter house. Students were selected for their service, leadership and patriotism. Included were Corinne Inkley, Randolph ...

Community Decides The Audubon Turtle’s Name

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With more than 75 percent of the total “votes” cast, “Tank” was the clear-cut winner in Audubon Community Nature Center’s contest to name the 12-foot concrete turtle that lives near the Nature Play Area. Last fall, the 1500 pound, larger-than-life turtle was created and donated to ...

Chi Sigma Chi Alums Donate To Boys And Girls Club

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For nearly 50 years, members of the Chi Sigma Chi fraternity at Jamestown High School, along with other local youth, played basketball at the Boys Club after school and on weekends. The Boys Club, which today is known as the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club, offered youth a safe ...

City BPU Is Starting New Program For Energy Efficiency

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The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities is starting a new energy efficiency program offering businesses incentives for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at commercial or industrial locations in the BPU electric territory. The BPU EV Charging Equipment Program for ...

Delegation Expresses Concerns About Changes To Medicare Wage Index

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The entire New York Congressional delegation has expressed concerns over recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed changes to the Medicare area wage index, arguing that it would disproportionately harm hospitals across New York state. The Medicare Wage Index aims to ensure ...

Fire Department Adds Stretcher To Equipment

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CASSADAGA — Maintaining equipment and keeping all equipment up to date is one of the priorities of the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department. Recently, the fire department purchased a Stryker Performance Stretcher for the ambulance. The stretcher is an electric lifting stretcher which is ...

Girl Scout Troop Donates Rain Barrel

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Falconer Girl Scout Troop 20209 decorated and donated a rain barrel to the Falconer Central School Key Club Garden. Presenting the gift to Matthew Moore, Key Club President, and Mary Plumb, Adviser, are Girl Scouts Tessa Brooks, Payton Smith and Hailey Hendrickson.

Lions Club Presents Annual Scholarship

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The Gerry Lions Club recently presented their annual scholarship at Cassadaga Valley High School. Each year, $100 is given to each graduating senior who is joining a branch of the U.S. military. This year’s recipient was Brandon Johnson of Stockton who is entering the U.S. Army Reserve. He ...

Cappalino Welcomed Into Congregation

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The congregation at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 164 Shadyside Ave., have welcomed Colton Cappalino into membership through confirmation. Cappalino went through a 10-week course of study and affirmed his love for Christ before the whole congregation. On their side, the congregation has ...