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Correction

Corrections

A story in Sunday’s edition, “7th Graders Welcome Namibia Pen Pals Using Technology,” referred to the wrong area of BOCES in regard to a grant that pays for the program. The story should have referred to Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.

Clymer Again Proposes Tax Levy Increase

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CLYMER — Thirteen percent is again the number the Clymer School Board of Education proposed to increase the tax levy for a consecutive year. In the words of Superintendent Ed Bailey, he said bluntly, “We need it.” Approved on Monday by the board, the Clymer Central School District will ...

County Officials Working To Curtail Tobacco Use

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With 25.8 percent of adults in Chautauqua County being smokers, the Chautauqua County Department of Health has partnered with several organizations to curtail the use of tobacco. Chautauqua County has the eighth highest number of adult smokers out of 62 counties in the state, so what can ...

Second Plea Announced In City Meth Ring

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BUFFALO — A Jamestown woman named in a 2018 methamphetamine ring has pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute narcotics. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Monday that 39-year-old Stacie N. Yancer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, ...

Lakewood Budget Details Discussed

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LAKEWOOD — Village residents asked Lakewood Deputy Mayor Ted McCague questions during a public hearing Monday for the tentative 2019-20 budget, revealing some positive figures when compared to last year’s budget. As was discussed at the last village board meeting, the proposed tax rate ...

Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Faster Than Thought

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of ...

Maps Emphasize Road Surfaces In Past Decades

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By Karen E. Livsey Ellicott Town Historian Spring is here. And so are the potholes. Few streets and roads are immune to these reminders that spring is here. The brick streets in Jamestown seldom have real potholes but many others streets and roads have them. Just as we learn where ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Thomas E. Salverson, 40, of Jamestown was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. At 1:09 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a Broadhead Avenue residence for a report of an assault in ...

‘It’s Heartbreaking’

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RIPLEY — Chautauqua County fire investigators were looking into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a barn and killed several animals Sunday afternoon. https://youtu.be/b7jQ9mcijF4 Crews were called around 12:40 p.m. to 9034 Belson Road in Ripley for the fire. Karen Riedesel said she was ...

(9:19 AM) Friendly’s Closes Brooklyn Square Location

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Friendly's Restaurant in Brooklyn Square, Jamestown, has closed along with several other Friendly's locations in New York state. A sign taped to the door states, "We apologize for disappointing you on this visit, but this location is now closed for business. We regret that we do not have ...

(6:45 PM) Second Member Of Jamestown Meth Ring Pleads Guilty

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BUFFALO — A Jamestown woman named in a 2018 methamphetamine ring has pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute narcotics. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Monday that 39-year-old Stacie N. Yancer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, ...

Briefly

Briefly

Water Board To Meet Thursday DUNKIRK — The North Chautauqua County Water District Administrative Board will meet Thursday at Fireside Manor Restaurant, 5377 W. Lake Road, Dunkirk, at 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Beekeepers Group To Gather The Chautauqua County Beekeepers ...

2 Primaries Highlight Legislature Elections

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MAYVILLE — There will be two primaries and 12 unopposed races in this year’s election for the 19 seats in the Chautauqua County Legislature. Thursday was the deadline to file political party election petitions at the Chautauqua County Board of Elections for offices that will be on the ...

Local Airport Still Being Utilized Without Air Carrier

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Despite not having a commercial air carrier, air services are still happening at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. Brad Bentley, Chautauqua County public facilities director, said the normal course of business that has been happening at the airport for a number of years is still ...

(10:45 AM) Woman Charged After Fight In City Park

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A 25-year-old has been charged after allegedly punching two girls during an argument Sunday in a Jamestown park. Denise M. Livingston, 25, of Jamestown, was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child at 6:52 p.m. Sunday at Lillian Dickson Park, 143 Falconer St. Jamestown ...

Businesses Aid YMCA To Provide Local Meals

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Local businesses are helping the Jamestown Area YMCA make more meals available to children during the summer. YMCA officials said many homes and families across the Chautauqua region struggle with bouts of food insecurity. According to the latest data, 12.4 percent of households are impacted ...

Real Or Artificial: Tech Titans Declare AI Ethics Concerns

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The biggest tech companies want you to know that they’re taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn’t spill over to the dark side. But their efforts to assuage concerns that ...

Second Show For Mulaney Added

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A second show has been added for co-headliner John Mulaney at this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the National Comedy Center announced. The addition is the result of Mulaney’s first show selling out the day tickets went on sale to the public. Mulaney will perform at Northwest Arena ...