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Proposed Sewer District Voted Down By Residents

FINDLEY LAKE — By a 10-vote margin, voters turned down a proposed sewer district around Findley Lake and a public sewer system project. The count was finalized Friday in the town of Mina with 202 individuals voting in favor and 212 locals voting against the proposed district. Last week, 158 ...

Relay For Life Fights Back Against Cancer At Frewsburg School

FREWSBURG — Local residents and businesses teamed up at Frewsburg Central School on Friday to fight back against cancer. The 22nd annual event was hosted by the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of southern Chautauqua. “We really wanted the community to come out and show their ...

Lawson Center Hosts First Of Summer Lecture Series

BEMUS POINT — On Thursday, the Lawson Center hosted the first of its free educational lectures. The topic, boating safety, focused upon five principles: taking a boating safety course, wear your life jacket, know the rules of the road, boat sober and leave a float plan. Ro Woodard from the ...

Half-Court Shot

Gus Macker basketball hoops line Lafayette Street Thursday as crews prepare to line Third Street with the hoops for the start of tournament play Saturday morning. The Post-Journal, Dunkirk OBSERVER and Times Observer of Warren, Pa., are hosting the return of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball ...

County Airports Awarded More Than $1 Million For Upgrades

Chautauqua County’s airports are receiving over $1.2 million in federal funds for infrastructure upgrades. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday the securing of just over $17 million for projects at upstate airports. The Chautauqua County-Dunkirk Airport ...

Randolph Drug Dealer Netted In Raid

A Randolph man has been apprehended for allegedly selling narcotics out of his apartment. On Wednesday, an investigation by the Olean office of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force led police to raid the 106 Hall St. apartment of 27-year-old Scott K. Fairbanks in Randolph. Inside, ...

Woman Pulled From Burning Vehicle After Crash

Good Samaritans reportedly helped pull an Irving woman out of a burning vehicle Thursday afternoon. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Chun C. Pandak was traveling westbound on Route 5 in Sheridan, when at about 12:30 p.m., she reportedly veered off the road and struck a ...

Fire Departments Donate Buggy To Safety Village To Promote Caution

ASHVILLE — Little travelers will be alerted to a new item as they drive in the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village. A child-sized Amish buggy was recently donated to the Safety Village by four area fire departments. The idea originated following a conversation between local fire ...

City Woman Charged After Heroin, Crack Cocaine Discovered

A Jamestown woman was awaiting arraignment after police discovered heroin, crack cocaine and cash Thursday. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at 11 W. 10th St. in the city at 5:15 a.m. In addition to ...

Jamestown Man Charged After Stealing Credit Cards

A Jamestown man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stealing and using numerous credit cards from the area. On Tuesday at 12:55 p.m. Jamestown police pulled over 33-year-old Jacob R. Keys as he was pulling out of a city business. Keys had already been linked to a number of ...

Ellicott Man Handed 20-Count Indictment For Child Pornography

An Ellicott man is facing a 20-count indictment for allegedly "actively searching out" child pornography on his computer, according to the Ellicott Police Department. On March 22, George Ciancio, 51, was indicted on 20 felony charges by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury—10 counts of promoting ...

Gus Macker Street Closings Start Today

Downtown Jamestown street closings will start today for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Jeffrey Lehman, city public works director, announced Wednesday that the following streets will be closed this weekend: Lafayette Street from West Second Street to West Third Street will be ...

Lieutenant Governor Announces Downtown Revitalization Projects

Ten projects have been selected by state officials for Jamestown’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. On Tuesday, state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 10 projects that have been selected for the program while at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. The funding and projects for ...

Ready To Ride

Look no further than the Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail System if you want to experience the beauty of Chautauqua up close. With more than 20 miles of trails running from the northern tip of Boutwell Hill State Forest in Charlotte through the town and village of Cherry Creek, the trail ...

Past County Executives, Current Leader Talk Role At Jackson Center

Their runs for county executive came through various inspirations. The issues they confronted didn’t have swift and easy solutions. But the experience proved humbling and rewarding as five past county executives and current County Executive Vince Horrigan convened to tell their stories ...

Beautiful Weather Leads To Big Turnout For Memorial Day Parade

As if by design, a morning of uncertain weather transformed into sunshine and blue skies just in time for the beginning of the Jamestown Memorial Day parade. The parade, which formed at the conjunction of Fourth and Washington streets, continued down Fourth Street and turned left onto ...

Findley Lake Holds Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony

FINDLEY LAKE — Findley Lake held its annual Memorial Day Parade and Homefront Support celebration Monday, as community members gathered to honor four Findley Lake natives who died in the field of battle as well as veterans who passed during 2017 and those currently serving in the military. ...

­Trump Honors Fallen And Families In Address

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families ...

Area Woman Retraces Her Father’s WWII Footsteps

Editor’s note: The following is part of the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Defenders of Freedom project, which highlights stories of area WWII veterans. A cloud of black smoke swirled into the cluttered sky from the deadly German 88 anti-aircraft guns. The ball turret position provided a ...

A Farm Boy Who Became Jackson’s Bodyguard

Editor’s note: The following is part of the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Defenders of Freedom project, which highlights stories of area WWII veterans. It was a dank, dreary November day beneath the towering pines of the dense Hurtgen Forest located just south of Aachen, the first German ...