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Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers To Living Organ Donation

WASHINGTON — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ready to donate, no matter those odds. “I have a living donor — I’m not taking away from ...

Hot-Button Topic

The status of the Child Victims Act has been a hot-button issue statewide this year as campaigns for the state Assembly and Senate heat up. Under the act, victims could file civil suits until age 50 and seek criminal charges until age 28. The bill would also create a one-year window ...

Heritage Ministries Raising Funds For Site Improvements

GERRY — More than $12 million is being raised for Heritage Ministries, a collection of nursing facilities for seniors, so that the 2,400 residents cared for nationwide can receive a better quality of life. “Heritage continues to embark on a capital campaign ‘Preserving Our Past, ...

NYS Cracks Down On Underage Drinking

Late last year, and again in February, a joint effort between the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles’ Fraud Unit and the Fredonia Police Department ended with arrests for possession of fraudulent identification in the Fredonia area. The state recently announced the DMV and the ...

After Equifax Breach, No Action Taken

A new report by congressional investigators details how hackers broke into Equifax last year in a breach that exposed the financial information of more than 145 million Americans. The lawmakers who requested the report say they will press the Trump administration on the lack of enforcement ...

Transforming Lives

Whatever the weather, the United Christian Advocacy Network mission says that more help is needed to ensure its future efforts. “During especially the warmer months we kind of go off the radar. And the reality is despite the warm weather, we are running,” “just as full as we are in the ...

Fredonia, JCC Ahead Of Food Pantry Deadline

The State University of New York at Fredonia and Jamestown Community College are ahead of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deadline for the 2018 “No Student Goes Hungry Program.” Cuomo recently announced all New York state public colleges at SUNY and the City University of New York will have ...

CARTS To Continue Occupying Pine Street

Until a new long-term plan is in place, the temporary downtown Jamestown hub for the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System will continue to be along Pine Street between Third and Fourth streets. Brad Bentley, county public facilities director, told The Post-Journal that county officials ...

Governor, Clinton Open New Bridge Over Hudson River

NYACK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially opened the second span of the new Hudson River Bridge that bears his father’s name, taking the opportunity Friday to criticize Republican President Donald Trump as being “obsessed” with building walls instead of bridges. Hillary Clinton, a ...

Nightmare Nurse

WARREN, Pa. — A Tidioute woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home. According to investigators, that included switching liquid morphine prescribed to a terminally-ill cancer patient with a similar color of ...

DA: Agents ‘Did An Exemplary Job’

WARREN, Pa. — The Tidioute woman charged with stealing prescription medications from patients at a Warren nursing home is being held on $50,000 bail. Kellie A. Gentz, 30, was charged with a felony count of acquiring controlled substances by misrepresentation as well as misdemeanor charges ...

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel Officially Opens Doors

CELORON — The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel is open, welcoming guests to the region along Chautauqua Lake, and it won’t stop doing that as a year-round resort. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was hosted to commemorate the achievement of hundreds of contractors and the leaders who helped it come to ...

Students Return To City Schools

Under the shine of the beating sun, all city schools in the Jamestown Public Schools district welcomed students back with open arms Thursday. Jamestown fell in line with other Chautauqua County school districts that opened earlier this week. Jamestown opened all eight of its school buildings ...

Repairing An Icon

The Sea Lion Project Ltd. missed its goal of returning the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry to service this summer, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. And, perhaps the best news for ferry lovers, the venerable vessel may be back in service — at least for foot traffic — for a bit this fall. ...

County To Spend More On 2019 Capital Projects

Chautauqua County will be spending more money than usual on capital projects in 2019 because of a change in their accounting method. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Planning Board heard about the $4 million in the tentative 2019 budget for 27 capital projects. Kathleen Dennison, county ...

Ellicott OKs Cell Tower Legislation

FALCONER — The Ellicott Town Board has adopted a local law to overhaul the process in which wireless telecommunication towers are proposed, built and updated within the town. The local law — which was unanimously passed by the board Wednesday following a brief public hearing — is ...

Marijuana Advocates Urge State To Make It Legal

ALBANY (AP) — Marijuana advocates told a New York panel considering legalization that it should be affordable and accessible to everyone rather than enriching corporate producers and state tax coffers. Of about 30 people who spoke at the first of 15 “listening sessions” on legalizing ...

Back To School

Following the Labor Day weekend, many local students were back in the classroom Tuesday rushing through the doors of their respective school districts kicking off the 2018-19 school year. Locally, Southwestern, Falconer, Frewsburg, Panama, Randolph and Cassadaga Valley school districts ...

Panama Man Dies In ATV Accident

PANAMA — A Panama man was killed after he was thrown from the the all terrain vehicle he was riding in Panama, the New York State Police said. Brent A. Aldrich, 32, of 13 South St., was traveling south on Eddy Road approaching Button Valley Road when he reportedly struck a guide rail on ...

Reed Says Kavanaugh Should Get Nod For Supreme Court

Despite Democrats’ backlash aimed at the expedited vetting process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, believes the judge will get the simple majority he needs to become the newest justice. Senate Democrats have protested during the judiciary committee’s ...