Jamestown, NY Government

City Council Hears Bow Hunting Proposal

Heard a proposal to allow bow hunting for deer in the city at its work session Monday. Council member Tom Nelson, who led the Deer Management Ad Hoc Committee, said calls about deer have been the biggest complaint in his ward, “Most of the complaints I get are about damage they do to property. We haven’t had many vehicle-deer accidents. That’s not a major concern although I’ve had people complain about the deer crossing down at the bottom of Camp as they approach Foote [Avenue].”
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E-waste date set for Corry

At Monday’s regular Corry City Council meeting, Public Safety Director Andrew Sproveri took a moment to remind Corry residents of an e-waste event coming up on Oct. 9 at the city garage, 650 E. Smith St., beginning at 9 a.m. “I want to remind everyone that for the e-waste you...

Coming soon: Warren events

1. "Turning 65" Medicare Q&A; 2. Red Oak Fall Festival; 3. Antique Gun Display; 4. Beyond Breath - An Introduction to SKY Breath Meditation - Irvine; 5. Pig roast;

Jamestown Lawmakers Discuss Retired Worker Insurance Coverage Changes

JAMESTOWN – Lawmakers in Jamestown are hearing more about an agreement to allow retired city workers to move their insurance coverage to a Medicare Advantage plan. Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist previously tasked Councilman-at-large Jeff Russell with heading up a committee on the subject. Russell has worked with those from the...

Leaders Ramp Up Youth COVID Vaccination Push Across New York State

JAMESTOWN – State leaders are ramping up their push to vaccinate youth against COVID-19 across New York, this as four new deaths and 185 additional infections were reported in Chautauqua County. According to the county’s COVID-19 Dashboard, there are now 466 cases active countywide with 34 people in the hospital....

Sen. Schumer Pushing for West Nile Virus Funding While Health Department Urges Residents To Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes

Chautauqua County Environmental Health Director Bill Boria said a positive case of West Nile Virus was found in a horse in Ashville last week, “Also, there’s Eastern Equine Encephalitis, which is another virus that’s carried by mosquitoes. It’s not nearly as prevalent as West Nile Virus and there was a actual positive horse for what we call ‘Triple E’ in Conewango Valley in Cattaraugus County which isn’t far away from us.”

Pomfret’s Vento gets master clerk title

Pomfret town Clerk Alison Vento is one of only 22 municipal clerks in the state to receive a Master Municpal Clerk (MMC) designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). Vento was recognized by the Pomfret Town Board at its regular September meeting for achieving the honor. According to...

Foundation Provides Feedback On Stimulus

More than 100 people attended meetings on how Jamestown officials should spend $28 million in federal stimulus funding. On Monday, Tory Irgang, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director, and Elizabeth Jones, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation community impact officer, presented a report to the Jamestown City Council that foundation officials wrote on the feedback received during the four public input sessions held earlier this summer.

Council Hears Proposed Controlled Deer Hunt Plan

The possibility of a controlled deer hunt being held in the city later this year might be decided next week. On Monday, Tom Nelson, Ward 6 councilman and Jamestown Deer Ad Hoc Committee chairman, discussed for the first time with the full council the proposed plan the committee created to hopefully decrease the alleged overabundance of deer in the city.

City mayors critical of county plans for stimulus funds

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist believe Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and the County Legislature should get more feedback from the public before it votes on the plan on how to spend the $24.6 million from the federal government. A vote on the county’s spending plan...

Borrello Visits Westfield Grape Facility

WESTFIELD — To bring attention to local agricultural business, state Sen. George Borrello visited the Growers Cooperative Grape Juice Co. headquartered in Westfield. Borrello’s goal was to showcase one of Chautauqua County’s biggest draws in its agritourism. “We have this great opportunity to grow our agri-tourism business, which is more...

City looks to sell pump station

The city of Dunkirk wants to sell a pump station damaged in a December fire. The city was sued in March over the condition of the Stegelske Avenue pump station after the fire. The station is supposed to supply Refresco’s fire protection station with water, and the suit sought to compel the city to make repairs.

Clymer Town Board eyes funding for projects

CLYMER, N.Y. — Members of the Clymer Town Board met at the town highway building on Sept. 14 to discuss several action and new business items, most of which were relating to finances. Prominent items on the agenda were attempts at finding funding for a number of improvement projects around...

Chautauqua Veterans Memorial on track to be dedicated Oct. 5

MAYVILLE –Two years after breaking ground in the Mayville Cemetery, the Chautauqua Hometown Heroes Veterans Memorial is complete. A formal dedication of the space is scheduled for October 5 at 1 p.m. Led by a group of residents from the Village of Mayville and Town of Chautauqua, the Chautauqua Hometown...