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City Man Charged As Fugitive Of Puerto Rico

A Jamestown man was charged as a fugitive Thursday after police confirmed he had an illegal deprivation of custody warrant out of Puerto Rico. According to the Jamestown Police Department, Franciso J. Soto Olivo, 43, was taken into custody at 429 Willard St. and charged with fugitive from ...

Jamestown Teen Injured In Tuesday Car Crash

A 19-year-old Jamestown man was seriously injured Tuesday after reportedly speeding on slick city roads and crashing into two parked vehicles. Shortly after 9 p.m., Joshua M. Verrett was allegedly seen driving “in a manner inappropriate” for the road conditions on Falconer Street near ...

Salary Changes For Technicians In Sheriff’s Office Approved

MAYVILLE — Salary increases for technicians within the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office were approved at Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting. Proposed pay hikes for three technician titles are due to technology enhancements and hardships in recruiting and retaining qualified ...

Legislators Support Transfer Of Jail Medical Services

MAYVILLE — More robust medical treatment is coming to the Chautauqua County Jail. Led by county officials, the transfer of jail medical services will move from the Sheriff’s Office to the Health and Human Services Department. The plan, which has the backing of Christine Schuyler, public ...

Perm Mission Network To Host Annual Dinner, Program

The Perm Mission Network will host its 17th annual dinner and program at 6 p.m. Friday at Levant Wesleyan Church. Tickets are $12 pre-sale and $16 at the door. For tickets, call 665-4402, 237-0082 or 499-5350). This is the 18th year the Perm Mission Network has visited Western New York. ...

Week Two Results For ‘Chautauqua’s Got Talent’ Announced

contestant field has been further narrowed to 17 acts in the eighth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition. Producers announced Tuesday that four competing acts were eliminated following Monday night’s second round of competition including: vocalist-guitarist S.V.; vocalist ...

Leftovers Of Stella Cause Headache For Residents

The tail end of Winter Storm "Stella" sent gusts of blowing snow and an additional 2-4 inches to much of Chautauqua County on Wednesday. Road crews were again out in force, including those of the Ellicott Highway Department, which began shifts as early as 3 a.m. Robert Pickett Jr., highway ...

Findley Lake Library Sees New Books Due To Unexpected Grant

The forecast was “Cloudy With Meatballs” but “Paddington Bear” still decided to go out to visit “The Little House.” If you recognize any of these classic book titles, you may wish to bring your little ones to Findley Lake Library where an unexpected grant has resulted in an influx ...

Wanted Escapee Found In Home’s Crawl Space

A Sinclairville man who escaped from custody last week is back in handcuffs. At 3:15 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies and New York State Parole arrested escapee Jacob Raynor, who escaped from Charlotte Town Court on March 7. Raynor was located at his 9 Reed St. residence in the ...

‘Chautauqua’s Got Talent’ Continues With 21 Acts

With the competition field reduced by eight acts from last week’s opening round, the 21 acts that advanced to week two of this year’s “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” took the stage Monday in an attempt to “wow” audience members and judges alike with a variety of different ...

Parks Commission Members Lobby For Trail Clearing

MAYVILLE — The Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail is unique to Chautauqua County with three sections of trails totaling 55 miles. Existing debris issues, however, are causing safety and canoeability concerns. On Monday, Chautauqua County Parks Commission members Tom Erlandson and Tom Dawes ...

Former City Corporation Counsel Believes BPU Annexation Will Fail

A former city attorney believes the proposal to annex the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation into the city will fail. Richard L. Sotir Jr., former city corporation counsel from 1975-2000, told The Post-Journal Monday the BPU is wasting money in an attempt to annex the ...

Little Valley Man Pleads Guilty In Hit-And-Run

A Little Valley man accused of killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run incident last May has pleaded guilty to the resulting charges levied against him. Last week, Cyrus Spruce, 20, entered a plea of guilty to the charge of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, to satisfy a pending ...

Works Draw In Community For Local Artist Showcase

The third-annual Local Artist Showcase filled the Infinity Arts Cafe not only with beautiful pieces of art, but also throngs of community members. The local artist market and art auction, held by Infinity Performing and Visual Arts, featured work from several local artists who showcased ...

United Way Leads Fundraiser For Adult Mentoring Program

Marlyn moved to Jamestown six years ago with the ambition to learn the English language, find a job and obtain a driver’s license. She came to Jamestown from the Dominican Republic without any knowledge of the English language. Marlyn’s determination to invest in herself and become a ...

Preliminary Work On Hanover ‘Quiet Zone’ Ongoing

HANOVER — Preliminary work is chugging along for Hanover’s proposed “Quiet Zone” at the Sunset Bay and Hanford Bay railroad crossings, officials say. At a recent Hanover Town Board meeting, Deputy Town Supervisor Kevin O’Connell discussed progress on the potential project, which ...

Reading Is Their Superpower

Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education. Pick A Reading Partner is a collaborative effort among parents, staff, and community to build a reading partnership between home and school. PARP programs encourage parents to read with their children for at least ...

Roundabout: DOT Doing ‘The Best It Can’

FREDONIA — The New York state Department of Transportation seems to be accommodating local concerns when it comes to a proposed traffic pattern change at Routes 60 and 20, according to a member of the Pomfret Town Board. Councilwoman Ann Eckman represented the town at a meeting last month ...

Turn Chautauqua Blue: March Is Colorectal Awareness Month

MAYVILLE— The Cancer Services Program of Chautauqua County is teaming up with local organizations to “Turn CHQ Blue” in March to raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening and early detection. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and blue is the ...

Works Draw In Community For Local Artist Showcase

The third-annual Local Artist Showcase filled the Infinity Arts Cafe not only with beautiful pieces of art, but also throngs of community members. The local artist market and art auction, held by Infinity Performing and Visual Arts, featured work from several local artists who showcased their ...