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Zoning Board Votes Down Residential Cellphone Tower

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals has turned down the proposal to install a cellphone tower in a residential zone. The board on Wednesday voted down the use and area variance submitted by Nixon Peabody, representatives for Verizon Wireless. The variance petition proposed the installation ...

Opening Round Results For ‘Talent’ Announced

With the Week One results of this year’s Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition at The Spire Theater too close to call on a number of fronts, producers have opted to eliminate only two contestants. Those contestants to be eliminated from competition are Mia Raj and Mark Bailey, narrowing ...

Cell Tower Plan To Be Heard By Zoning Board

For the third time since September, the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing today for representatives of Verizon Wireless who are proposing to install a cellphone tower in a city residential neighborhood. Nixon Peabody, attorneys for Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, have ...

Jamestown Man Receives Jail Sentence After Drug Conviction In Fed Court

A Jamestown man convicted of possessing MDA has been sentenced in federal court. Barrett Johnson, 34, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, said Johnson sold MDA — also known as ...

Jury Selection Begins In Ruiz Murder Case

MAYVILLE — Jury selection in the Rebecca Ruiz murder case commenced Tuesday in Chautauqua County Court as six were seated. Eighty-one potential jurors were called with 69 entering the selection process. Thirty-five individuals will return to the courthouse today at 9:30 a.m. as six more ...

Threats Made At Schools In Warren County

Pennsylvania State Police investigated threats at Warren County School District high schools on Tuesday. According to Superintendent Amy Stewart, officials have determined there is no ongoing threat and all district schools will be open Wednesday. The district has a threat assessment ...

Foreigner Brings A New Dimension To The SAC

SALAMANCA — The crew at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino have really stepped up their game for indoor concerts. Foreigner brought a new dimension to the Event Center when they played Saturday. To say it was a memorable show would be a vast understatement. Some would say they were ...

Ripley Residents Express Frustration Over Stopped Trains

RIPLEY — Several residents of Ripley attended the February town council meeting to express their frustration at the fact that area roads are often blocked by parked trains. Ripley resident Clinton Diller, who lives on Klondike Road, addressed council members on this issue during the ...

CVCS To Perform ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

SINCLAIRVILLE — Cassadaga Valley Central School’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is scheduled to be performed for two weekends — Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, both at 7:30 p.m. “Joseph and ...

‘Mason Kicks T-Cell Lymphoma’ Benefit Planned For March 24

DUNKIRK — There are so many places 8-year-old Mason Schrantz would rather be, so many things he’d rather be doing. If he had his way, right now, you might see Mason at Lucky Lanes, celebrating with friends and family as his father, Dominick picks up a spare. You might see him in his ...

Gowanda Prepares Bare-Bones Budget

GOWANDA — As the village prepares its final budget, Gowanda is bracing for a “bare bone” spending plan that aims to boost the fund balance. “We cut this down to the bare bones, bare essentials budget and I don’t think there is anywhere else to cut,” Gowanda Village Financial ...

Coaching The Community

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the foundation is highlighting 40 stories that are indicative of the impact foundation-funded programs and initiatives have had on the community. Every gift ...

Longtime Lakewood Firefighter Receives State Recognition

LAKEWOOD — State Sen. Cathy Young recently recognized a longtime Lakewood firefighter for volunteering more than 50 years of service to his community during the fire department’s annual banquet. Young, R-Olean, said Jack Knowlton has “served his community as a member of the department ...

Knowlton Follows In Father’s Footsteps As Firefighter

Editor’s note: The following originally appeared in the July 28, 2013, edition of The Post-Journal regarding Jack Knowlton’s service as a firefighter in the community. Knowlton was recently recognized for 55 years of volunteer service. LAKEWOOD — Jack Knowlton didn’t have to look far ...

Fredonia Urges Residents To Use NY-Alert

Those wanting to stay informed when it comes to local emergencies can do so through the free notification system known as NY-Alert. In Fredonia, complaints rose over the fact that some residents were never notified of a boil water order following a water main break last fall. Discussions ...

Spending Down In Fredonia’s Latest Budget Proposal

Spending within the Fredonia Central School District’s latest budget proposal is down, but more work remains to meet the tax cap. Unknowns still remain over final employee benefits, the final tax cap calculation and aid the school district will receive from the state. Business ...

Hooked On Books

Reading was front and center last week at Temple Elementary School during the Pick A Reading Partner event. The weeklong event emphasized the importance of reading and featured several different themed days. Michelle Buccola and Holly Brainard, AIS reading teachers, coordinated PARP week ...

Annual St. Susan Basket Fair Slated For March 17

The 15th annual St. Susan Center Basket Fair is borrowing the luck of the Irish to help make their event that much more special this year. The Basket Fair is slated for March 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Community College Physical Education Complex. The event is generally held ...

Jamestown Pair Wanted On Warrants Taken Into Custody

Two Jamestown residents wanted on multiple warrants were found early Thursday, the Jamestown Police Department said. Around 1:30 a.m., officers spotted 28-year-old Heather Brown and 39-year-old Bradley Knapp in the area of King and Water streets whom they said were acting suspicious. As ...

Change To Local Law Discussed By Poland Board

POLAND — The Town of Poland Board discussed several items at its recent meeting. Under legal business, the board discussed a local law to change the local Assessor Grievance Day to the first Tuesday in June. Town Attorney Paul Webb stated he had drawn up a proposed law to change the date ...