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Reed Dismisses Heroin Injection Sites, Prison Closures

Rep. Tom Reed drew parallels between New York state officials closing down two state prisons and some Albany Democrats wanting to implement heroin injection sites, two ideas he said combine in a showing of an “agenda that is truly extreme.” “It shows the danger of the radical left ...

Curb Appeal

FINDLEY LAKE — Anyone passing through Findley Lake is going to notice a new colorful addition in the village. The second of two large-scale outdoor murals has now been completed and installed on the side of the Twin Docks Market building that can be seen by eastbound travelers through the ...

Village Seeks To Get Cassadaga Beach Open For Season

CASSADAGA — With summer fast approaching the village has been hard at work aiming to get Cassadaga Beach open for the public and their visiting relatives. Trustee Cindy Flaherty began her report with some unfortunate news regarding the village triathalon. “We had 30 students from Maple ...

Town Stresses Permits For Pools, Outdoor Fixtures

LAKEWOOD — With summer soon to be in full swing, Lakewood-Busti building inspector and code enforcement officer Jeffrey Swanson wants residents both in and outside of town boundaries to be aware of mandatory permitting processes for pools, sheds and other outdoor amenities. Swanson said ...

Walk Across America Raises Awareness Of Vets’ Issues

LITTLE VALLEY — Veteran William Shuttleworth is on a mission to raise awareness on veterans’ issues, and he’s doing it on foot. As he passed through Little Valley on Friday, he stopped at the Civil War Memorial Building where he was met by C.A.M.P. members and local residents who ...

Fenton To Host Tour Of Lake View Cemetery

On Sunday, the Fenton History Center will host “Poetry, Nature and History: A Sunday in Lake View,” which will combine a walking tour of the cemetery with a poetry recital. Jennifer Champ, Fenton education and exhibits director, said the event is $15 for adults and free for children. She ...

Amid Many ‘Challenges,’ SUNY Restructuring Has Local Critics

FREDONIA — Beginning this summer, five joint task forces approved by SUNY Fredonia’s University Senate will begin a process that fewer than a dozen universities nationwide have undertaken: the restructuring of Academic Affairs into a new organizational model of multiple schools instead of ...

Lifelong Learning

Learning never ends, at least for Dr. Josh Liddell. Liddell, the Chautauqua Lake Central School principal, continued his never-ending pursuit of education with a temporary stop as he recently received his doctorate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. “Lifelong ...

Hope, Healing Conference To Feature Moss-King

FREDONIA — The 2019 Hope and Healing Conference of Western New York (WNY) will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the Williams Center on the campus of the State University at Fredonia, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the program concludes at 4:30 p.m. both ...

State Makes Changes To Tax Relief Program

There has been two changes to the School Tax Relief (STAR) program that will impact every homeowner that qualifies for the program. The 2019-20 state budget included the changes to the STAR program. The first change is that anybody who makes between $250,000 to $500,000, which is the ...

Missing Warren Man’s Family ‘Still Fighting’

WARREN, Pa — Damien Sharp was last seen on May 25, 2002 — 17 years ago this Memorial Day weekend. In October, Sharp was legally declared dead. But that’s not the end of the story. “Damien is still missing. Just because I’ve declared him deceased doesn’t mean he’s been ...

‘Blue Mind’

“Blue Mind,” an exhibit was created by artist Karen Glosser, will be the subject of a free, public reception at 7 p.m. today at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery, 108 E. Third St., Jamestown. “Blue Mind” was curated by Glosser and Debra Eck. Blue Mind is “a mildly meditative state ...

City Man Receives 11-Year Sentence

By The Post-Journal editorial@post-journal.com BUFFALO - Zakiel Fields Jr., 24, of Jamestown, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and failure to appear after pre-trial release, was sentenced to serve ...

Dog Show Held At County Fairgrounds

DUNKIRK — Today, more than 500 dogs will be competing at the Southern Tier Area Cluster Dog Show, which takes place today and Sunday at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. “It’s a great family event,” said Dawn Frew of Eden, who has been showing and ...

Big Discovery

Who knows what the next big discovery is that will be found during the archaeological dig in Walnut Grove at the Fenton History Center. “That is why we dig,” said Dr. Tom Greer, archaeological dig leader and Fenton trustee. This will be the eighth year of the archaeological project ...

Clymer Future Farms Competes In Convention

CLYMER — Placing second and qualifying for a follow-up competition, the Clymer Future Farmers of America recently touted its success at a school banquet. Four Clymer students traveled to Syracuse in attendance of the 94th Annual State Future Farmers of American convention. Those students ...

Jury Member Selection To Begin In City Rape Case

MAYVILLE — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday against a Conewango man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Jamestown laundromat last summer. Dennis L. Park, 34, was indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree ...

Dunkirk Native Priest Allowed To Return From Leave

DUNKIRK — A priest who is a Dunkirk native will be reassigned after an investigation by a Diocese of Buffalo Independent Review Board found “improper conduct did not rise to the level that would require removal from active priestly ministry.” In a statement released Thursday morning, ...

Woman Wanted In Fatal Stabbing Jailed

A woman wanted by Dunkirk police for the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl May 15 was taken into custody Wednesday. Police announced the arrest of 26-year-old Ashlyann M. Lopez-Lopez after a warrant was issued by City Court Judge John Kuzdale. Lopez-Lopez was charged with first-degree ...

Charge Enemy Lines

FINDLEY LAKE — On Sept. 29, 1864, during the Battle of Chapin Hill, 22-year-old Ebenezer Skellie took up the American flag after the color-bearer had fallen and led two charges right up to the enemy line where he was wounded. Because of his heroism, Skellie was awarded the Congressional ...