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BPU Proposes District Heat Retooling

After a 15-month engineering study of the Jamestown Board of Utilities District Heating system, the utility is proposing a project to expand and retool the utility’s thermal heating system. The new initiative is named, “Retool District Heating: Charting for the Future.” The Ramboll ...

Chautauqua County Adds New Rescue Boat

MAYVILLE – A new rescue boat will be on duty this summer across Chautauqua County waterways. Chautauqua County Emergency Services recently took possession of the county’s newest watercraft, an emergency dive and rescue boat, callsign Marine 7. The 27-foot watercraft and rescue platform ...

Weekend Fire: Blaze Destroys Vacant Forest Avenue Home

A large vacant Forest Avenue property was destroyed when fire broke out Saturday morning in Jamestown. The blaze tore through the top of the structure, located next to the United Church of Christ between McKinley Avenue and Lilac Lane. Flames could be seen coming from the top of the ...

Study: Owning A Home Is Out Of Reach For Most

Paying rent and purchasing a home appears to be a fleeting dream for many in the county. A recent report entitled: “Chautauqua County Housing Market Assessment and Development Strategy” has found that rent, housing prices and mortgage rates are out of reach for a large portion of county ...

JPS Hears Request From Impact Fellowship

Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education heard a request from Impact Christian Fellowship to restore a meeting during school hours. Olivia Beach, an Impact member, and a junior at Jamestown High School, read a statement to members asking if the fellowship could resume its once-a-week lunch ...

New Chairman Wants To Streamline Site Plan Approvals

The new chairman of the Jamestown Planning Commission wants to spend more time planning. Mike Laurin, who has served on the Planning Commission since 2020 but was elevated to chairman of the group this year, said he the commission has typically spent most of its time approving site plans for ...