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Man Killed In Shooting Incident In Jamestown

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A 43-year-old man was killed in a shooting incident currently under investigation, the Jamestown Police Department announced early Friday. Officers were called shortly after midnight for a reported shooting at 38 Peach St. Upon arrival, the man was located in the side yard of the residence ...

Legislators Call For Pause On Gowanda Prison Closing

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GOWANDA – Members of the New York State Senate and Assembly on Friday called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to pause the closure of the Gowanda Correctional facility. State Sens. George Borrello and Patrick Gallivan, and Assemblyman ...

Cockaigne To Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tomorrow

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CHERRY CREEK — Cockaigne will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow with elected officials to celebrate the reopening of the ski resort. Jason Spain, Cockaigne Resort general manager, said the ribbon cutting ceremony will be "low key" because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with only a ...

Key County, Statewide COVID Stats Dip

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Active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and those in quarantine all dipped in numbers released Friday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. Similar stats statewide also appear to be on the decline. There were currently 124 active cases in the county, a decline of 19; six people with ...

Lawmakers Probe If Cuomo’s Policy Fueled Nursing Home Deaths

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Several lawmakers challenged New York’s top health official Thursday over his insistence that a state policy didn’t fuel COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes. Health commissioner Howard Zucker testified for several hours Thursday before a joint legislative ...

Police Identify Man Killed In Morning Shooting

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An investigation remains ongoing after a 43-year-old Jamestown man was shot and killed at his home early Friday. No motive for the shooting, reported at 38 Peach St., was released by the Jamestown Police Department; however, the incident "appears to be targeted," Capt. Robert Samuelson said, ...

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James Pushes For Standards For Baby Food State Attorney General Letitia James has urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take action and protect the health and well-being of babies across the United States by setting uniform standards across all baby foods. In a letter to Acting FDA ...

Lake Grant Issued

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LAKEWOOD — Village Mayor Randy Holcomb announced in his report to board members this week that the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance has issued a grant covering potential herbicide treatment of Chautauqua Lake in 2021. The village had approved submitting its application for ...

Eye On The Future

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Jamestown High School could be getting a major facelift in the coming years. District voters are likely to have a referendum on the May 18 school budget ballot for an $86,200,000 million capital project that involves the high school, Persell Middle School, Ring Elementary School, Fletcher ...

JURA To Continue Demolition Services For Land Bank

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The Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency (JURA) will continue demolition services for the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. On Thursday, JURA held its first meeting of the year and approved continuing a contract with the land bank for demolition services for $850,000. Crystal Surdyk, city ...

Reed Says County Clinic Site ‘Highly Likely’

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said on Wednesday morning it is “highly likely” a mass vaccination clinic for COVID-19 will be coming to Chautauqua County in the near future. His comments came after a news report earlier this week that a planned location by the federal government here was rejected by ...

SUNY, County Team Up For Clinic

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A mass vaccination site run that will be overseen by the Chautauqua County Health Department is coming to the State University of New York at Fredonia. On Wednesday afternoon, the university announced it has entered into an agreement with the Health Department to utilize the Ice Arena complex ...

GOP Effort To Strip Cuomo’s Executive Power Fizzles

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Republicans’ bluster in the state Capitol on Monday fizzled as no arguments were made on the state Legislature floor to repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive powers. The only opportunity to do so came during a debate over A.2037, legislation which requires the most recent rating of every ...

Retirement Leaves Sherman Without Town Justice

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SHERMAN — A dispute which began in September of 2019 in the town of Sherman has finally reached its conclusion, leaving Sherman with no town justices. On Feb. 8, Town Justice James L. Van Volkenburg submitted his letter of resignation to the New York State Unified Court System, along with ...

Wendel’s State Of The County Address Focuses On Pandemic, Future

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If you ask Chautauqua County’s top leader, the pandemic is merely an obstacle in the path to success. That was the prevailing message County Executive PJ Wendel gave Wednesday night during his State of the County address. Wendel’s 18 minute speech was given virtually during the county’s ...

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Sheldon Creates New Grant The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation has established a separate and new grant program to encourage nonprofit organizations who deliver programming in southern Chautauqua County to reimagine their work through collaboration, partnerships and even merger and acquisition ...

Area Police Reports

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ PANAMA — Preston B. Wiltsie, 27, Frewsburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to dim headlights. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 3 a.m. Sunday in the village of Panama. An investigation found that Wiltsie was allegedly ...

City Man Charged Following Vehicle Pursuit

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A Jamestown man is facing charges following a vehicle pursuit Wednesday. New York state troopers spotted a vehicle believed to be involved in an accident on Falconer Street in Jamestown before leaving the scene. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, which reportedly failed to comply. ...

County Reports 50 New COVID Cases, Half From Jamestown

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The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Thursday reported 50 new COVID-19 cases, of which half came from those residing in the Jamestown zip code. To date there have been 7,512 total confirmed cases, 7,232 recoveries and 137 virus-related deaths. As of Thursday there were 143 active ...

UPDATE: JCC, SUNY Fredonia Vaccination Clinics Filled

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Within a matter of minutes both the State University of New York at Fredonia and Jamestown Community College vaccination clinics scheduled for the coming days were booked. On Thursday morning, the Chautauqua County Health Department listed the two sites as clinics. The first takes place ...