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3 Taken To Hospital After Crash On Interstate

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FINDLEY LAKE — Three people were taken to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., after the vehicle they were in crashed Monday morning on Interstate 86. Randy Hamilton, first assistant chief with the Findley Lake Fire Department, said it appears the vehicle hit a patch of slush and lost control. The ...

Cattaraugus County Woman Jailed In Stabbing

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A Cattaraugus County woman was jailed after reportedly stabbing a neighbor multiple times. The New York State Police charged 21-year-old Kaylee A. Hicks with second-degree assault, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Troopers were called to a reported ...

Village Infrastructure Project Moves Forward

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LAKEWOOD — A project to develop green infrastructure inside the village of Lakewood continues to move forward. During a meeting of the Lakewood Village Board on Monday evening, village Treasurer Apryl Troutman informed those present of a new payment that had been received for the ...

Impacts Of Reform Felt By Smaller Departments

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The impact of New York state’s bail reform measures are starting to be felt by police departments large and small in the first few weeks of 2020. Following a meeting of the Carroll Town Board on Wednesday evening, Carroll Police Chief Bill Nelson spoke on his recent experience with the ...

Assembly Approves Bill To Aid Blood Drives

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The state Assembly has approved legislation that would allow the state Health Department to make grants to organizations that hold blood drives. Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, voted in favor of A.1151 while Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, was marked ER for the vote. Only one ...

Spate Of Bills Seeks Changes To Reform Measures

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Lack of agreement among Democrats how to proceed with possible changes to the state’s much-discussed criminal justice reforms isn’t stopping rank-and-file legislators from proposing changes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday in Rockland County that changes to the criminal justice reform ...

Land Bank Helps Business Keep Local Location

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Patrons of Lori’s Kountry Kafe will continue to visit its Foote Avenue location thanks to assistance from the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. Last week, the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. discussed how it helped the owner of Lori’s Kountry Kafe, Lori Sampson, acquire the property ...

Author Recounts Battle With Lyme, Autoimmune Disease

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Growing up in areas like Frewsburg and Mayville, Holly Chameli always enjoyed getting the most out of warm-weather months. She would often spend time running with her dogs near Chautauqua Lake, until a chance encounter with a tick in 2003 changed everything. Despite being small enough to ...

Panel Votes To Delay Shared Services Plan

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Panel recently voted to delay the Countywide Shared Services Initiative Plan for 2019 in order to have more time to develop projects for the 2020 plan. The Countywide Shared Services Initiative was proposed by Cuomo in spring 2017, ...

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JCC Board Of Trustees To Meet The Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Hamilton Collegiate Center boardroom on the Jamestown Campus with videoconferencing to the boardrooms on the Cattaraugus County Campus and North County Extension Center. The ...

Arson Case Moved To Chautauqua County Court

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MAYVILLE — The case of a Mayville man facing a felony arson charge for allegedly setting fire to a restaurant in early December has been moved to Chautauqua County Court. Michael S. Ellis, 40, made his first appearance in Chautauqua Town Court on Friday afternoon after being charged with ...

Area Police Reports

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ CHAUTAUQUA — Charles E. Carter, 38, of Mayville was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, moving from lane unsafely and uninspected motor vehicle. Deputies responded Sunday at 7 a.m. to Plank Road in the town of Chautauqua for ...

Conflicting Reports

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Chautauqua County’s Memorandum of Agreement regarding Chautauqua Lake could be on the verge of becoming a Memorandum of Disagreement. An independent study of Chautauqua Lake paid for by Chautauqua County and a report by Racine Johnson paid for by the Chautauqua Lake Association agree that ...

A Cut Above

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Experienced restaurateurs are bringing the fine dining experience to downtown Jamestown. Do you want to enjoy a 28-day aged angus steak or Marine Stewardship Council certified seafood? Do you want to dine where there is a valet so you don’t have to worry about parking? These a just a few of ...

Community Welcomes New School Superintendent

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WESTFIELD — Michael Cipolla has barely begun his work as the new superintendent of Westfield Academy and Central School, but teachers, students, staff and community members have gone out of their way to welcome him. “This first week, the welcome from parents and students and staff has ...

Cooler Sparks Fire Inside Store

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SINCLAIRIVILLE — A cooler fire a Dollar General store in Sinclairville caused heavy smoke damage between late Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team investigated the blaze after Sinclairville Fire Department was on scene at 5817 Jamestown St. It was ...

Jury Finds Lopez Not Guilty In Stabbing

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MAYVILLE — Ashleyanne Lopez-Lopez, 26 was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter as well as the lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide Friday afternoon. The panel of 12 jurors, eight women and four men, ruled “not guilty” with factors including causation and ...

Longtime Employee Retires From Maplevale Farms

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Gary Rater is retiring after a 50-year career at Maplevale Farms Inc. For most of his career, Rater has been a sales representative for Maplevale Farms selling food service items to local restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals and schools. Rater played an integral role in helping Maplevale ...

JCC Seeks Increase In Funding From State

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature will most likely vote later this month on a motion supporting an increase in state aid for Jamestown Community College. On Thursday, Mike Martello, JCC vice president of administration, discussed the possible increase in state aid with the ...

Ohio Man Charged After Pursuit Ends In Westfield

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An Ohio man is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit through Erie and Chautauqua counties. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies took 20-year-old Galen A. Steele Jr. into custody after receiving word around 11:15 a.m. from police in Erie County of a vehicle ...