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News Analysis: Bill Would Redefine Employment Status

Local News

New York state is poised to either help workers or hurt businesses — depending on where you stand on the definition of the word “employment.” Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, D-New York City, has proposed A.8721 to redefine employment in the state Labor Law to reclassify more workers as ...

Nonagenarian Continues To Stay Connected, Surfs The Web

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Sara Purpura was born to Carmella and Joseph Di Gregorio on July 22, 1924. Dr. Caccamise delivered her in her parent’s home on Victoria Avenue, which was in an area that is now referred to as Jamestown’s Lost Neighborhood after it was lost to urban development. Both of Sara’s parents ...

Civic Leaders, Business Owners Advocate For County Airport

Local News

Members of the public are making their thoughts known to the federal government regarding the future of air service at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. Only one member of the public commented on a proposal from Chautauqua County officials and Boutique Air to restore air service ...

Was Trump Call With Ukraine ‘Perfect’? GOP Has Many Answers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump , in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a level of consensus that Trump’s call with the Ukraine ...

Norden Women’s Club Holds October Meeting

Community

The Norden Women’s Club enjoyed a Swedish lunch at the group’s October general meeting held at the Marvin House. Speaking about the extensive work they have done to restore the Jamestown Street Railway Trolley Car No. 93 were Jim Mitchener and Bob Johnston. The work began in 1996 when ...

JHS Students Tour Edinboro University

Community

Jamestown High School students recently visited Edinboro University with teachers Stephanie Baker and Brandy Fuller. They took a tour, visited a college art studio, and attended art demonstrations and workshops. “They loved the hands-on activities, being in an actual college studio, ...

Falconer Central School Names Swan October Student Of The Month

Community

Marissa Swan, seventh grade and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Swan of Jamestown, has been chosen as Falconer Central School Student of the Month for October. Marissa enjoys taking care of animals and is a volunteer at the Humane Society. She also enjoys her gymnastic classes and her ...

Prevention Works To Hold Active Parenting Program

Community

Prevention Works, formerly known as CASAC, is offering the “Active Parenting of Teens” in January and February. Active Parenting of Teens is a comprehensive parenting program that helps parents of children between the ages of 5 and 12 raise responsible, cooperative children who are able ...

Persell Announces October Students Of The Month

Community

Persell recently announced its Students of the Month for October. Britta Putney is the fifth grade Student of the Month at Persell for October. She is the daughter of Taylor and Annika Putney. Britta enjoys drawing and playing sports. Her favorite subject is math and her goal in life is to ...

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Local Thrift Store Needs Donations The Community Outreach Center Thrift Store, located on the third floor of the First Lutheran Church, corner of Chandler and Center streets, is in need of gently used clothing and household goods. All proceeds from the sales benefit local charities. Store ...

Business To Hand Out Thanksgiving Feasts

Local News

SALAMANCA — The spirit of Thanksgiving is about showing gratitude for one’s good fortune and giving to those who are less fortunate. To give back to the community that has given them so much, “Hometown Rent to Own” will be handing out free “Thanksgiving Feasts” to 100 people ...

‘A Public Safety Issue’

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MAYVILLE — George Borrello, joined by local police chiefs and Chautauqua County officials, called for the repeal of impending criminal justice reforms. “Start over,” said Borrello, county executive and state senator-elect, during a press conference held Friday morning that was called ...

It’s The New Style

Business

Loyal customers to Forbici Hair Design can now visit the business on Washington Street, where the Red Barn used to be located. Forbici started out in 2010 with only four employees. Now, Kyla Rodriguez has 14 employees and the business has moved to a larger location at 2103 Washington St. The ...

Several Veterans Day Activities Planned Throughout City

Local News

There are several activities happening around the city on Veterans Day to honor all of those who have served in the U.S. military. Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, the Jamestown Vietnam Veterans Association will hold its annual Veterans Day benefit at its clubhouse located at 41 Bigelow Ave., ...

Area Native Finds Passion In Conservancy

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Andrea Erickson-Quiroz has been on a conservancy journey for most of her life. In doing so, she has been able to travel the world and see first-hand the importance of identifying and protecting water sources. “Half of the planet’s water is used faster than it’s being replenished,” ...

Westfield Tractor Supply To Host Grand Opening

Business

WESTFIELD — Tractor Supply Company will celebrate its grand opening in Westfield with a community celebration and fun for the whole family featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways and special events. As part of the family-friendly celebration from Thursday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, ...

Rodent Issue Assessed By County Health Officials

Local News

MAYVILLE — A rat infestation in the village of Sherman has been assessed by Chautauqua County officials, and an abatement plan will be implemented “as early as next week.” The village and county Department of Health — which declared a “public health nuisance” during a special ...

Afternoon Crash Sends 4 To Area Hospitals

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CONEWANGO VALLEY — A crash between a car and commercial truck sent four people to the hospital Friday. The collision took place around 12:05 p.m. on Route 83 in Conewango Valley. An investigation by New York State troopers found that a truck, operated by 48-year-old Dewane Pennhollow of ...

Canadian Co. Expands South

Business

A Canadian financial services powerhouse is expanding southward. Following 46 years of leadership as a national collection agency serving telecommunications giants, major banks, manufacturers and service industry leaders Canada-wide, MetCredit (metcredit.com) has acquired a controlling ...

Attempt To Eliminate Town Justice Prompts Vote

Local News

SHERMAN — About 35 Sherman area residents attended a special informational meeting in the school auditorium to discuss the proposition to reduce the number of town justices from two to one by eliminating the position of James Van Volkenburg. At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Town Board voted to ...