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Scholarship To Be Awarded To Falconer School Senior

Although it took 73 years, in May 2015 Mary “Marikay” Kimball received a degree in journalism from Ohio State University. The former Mary Hauffe was studying journalism at OSU when she met Stanley Kimball, a Falconer Central School graduate and fellow Buckeye, at a Valentine’s Day ...

Accepting Nominations

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is looking for a hero. An unsung hero, that is. Since 1986, the Foundation has presented its Axel W. Carlson “Unsung Hero” Award to individuals, and couples, going unnoticed in their community while helping others. This year, the ...

JHS Benefits From College Partnership

Jamestown High School is benefiting from a partnership with St. Bonaventure University this year. Eight St. Bonaventure Adolescence Education students are working with Jamestown High School teachers Raquel Ruch, Barbi Price, Charlie McKenna, Brenda Latimer, Chris Tehan, Stacy Childress, ...

Memorial Hospital Officials Mourn Death Of Hospital President

WESTFIELD — Westfield Memorial Hospital officials are mourning the recent death of Valerie K. Jackson, former hospital president, who passed away suddenly March 14. Jackson, who began her tenure at Westfield Memorial Hospital on Aug. 13, 2018. Under her leadership, the hospital saw ...

Foundation To Help City Purchase More Trees

With an increase in the number of trees being cut down in the city due to the emerald ash borer invasion, the city will need assistance in replace its urban forest. That is why the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is providing more funding assistance in 2019 than in past years. On ...

Officials Meet With Schumer, EPA

County officials took a trip to Washington, D.C., to continue their efforts to acquire funding to improve water quality in Chautauqua Lake. Last week, George Borrello, county executive, Chautauqua County Legislator Pierre Chagnon, R-Bemus Point, and David McCoy, county watershed ...

Prendergast Library Looking For Local Capital Project Match

James Prendergast Library officials are searching for local foundations to assist with the local match for the library’s next capital improvement project. On Thursday, the library board discussed how they will be applying to the Lenna Foundation for $30,000 to help fund the next capital ...

Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Annual Banquet

KENNEDY — The Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department recently held its annual banquet, honoring 93 years of service to the community. Members and guests paid tribute to current and former department personnel, and talked about how the type of services needed has changed over the years. Ed ...

Forestville Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

BUFFALO — A Forestville man has pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Richard C. Miller, 51, made the plea before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five ...

March Madness

PINE VALLEY — The fifth Annual March Madness event will take place Sunday at Pine Valley High School. Admission is free and doors open at 1 p.m., where there will be a carnival with concessions all day, and a Chinese Auction that will announce the winners at 6 p.m. Event Coordinator and ...

Motor Failure Causes Flare Incident

WARREN, Pa. — A large plume of dark smoke could be seen rising above eastern Warren, Pa., on Monday. The United Refining Company flare along the Allegheny River was discharging flame and smoke. The state Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the situation by both United ...

Public Hearing Held For Ripley Beach

RIPLEY — Although the completion of improvements to Ripley Beach could take a couple of years, Town Council members took another step forward by holding a public hearing to outline the purpose and details of the project. More than 35 Ripley residents attended the hearing, which took place ...

Maple Grove To Present ‘The Addams Family’

Maple Grove’s Fine Arts Department will present The Addams Family on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors and can be purchased pre-sale at www.ticketpeak.com/addamsfamily. Tickets are also available at the door. The Addams ...

Chautauqua Project Planning Continues

LAKEWOOD — Deputy Mayor Ted McCague was unanimously voted to be the authorized representative to execute a grant agreement for the Chautauqua Avenue Green Street Retrofit Project that had passed in a 3-1 vote in January. The village will appropriate a minimum of 10 percent of the total ...

School Board Looks To Keep Tax Levy Flat

BEMUS POINT — The Bemus Point Central School District will look to keep the tax levy flat in the 2019-20 school year . Superintendent Michael Mansfield told The Post-Journal following a recent board of education meeting that the district felt comfortable financially to proceed without ...

Borrello Backed By All 4 GOP Committees

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has the support of all four Republican county committees in the 57th state Senate District if a special election is called for by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On Tuesday, Borrello told The Post-Journal that Cattaraugus, Allegany and Livingston counties ...

‘Time To Retire’

After 28 years, Ellicott Town Clerk Michael Erlandson joined the town board for the last time at its monthly meeting Monday. Erlandson has served as town clerk since 1992. Subsequently, he ran for 13 more terms with more than three decades in office. Following Monday’s meeting, town ...

City Planner Presents Urban Design Plan 2.0

A tool to be utilized for redevelopment projects downtown was presented to the Jamestown City Council Monday. During the council’s work session meeting, Crystal Surdyk, city principal planner, discussed the draft of the Urban Design Plan 2.0. Surdyk said city officials worked with Jamestown ...

Grapes And Hops Fest Planned Saturday

Northwest Arena will host its fourth annual Grapes & Hops Festival on Saturday form 3-7 p.m. More than 65 vendors will be on hand throughout the day. It will be held in both rinks of the venue. During the event, visitors can sample some the best wine, beers and spirits from across ...

Peace Pipe Tomahawk Returned To Tribe

SALAMANCA (AP) — A long-missing peace pipe tomahawk President George Washington gave to a Seneca leader in the late 18th century has been returned to the tribe in Western New York. Washington gave the combination tobacco-smoking pipe and weapon to Cornplanter as the United States negotiated ...