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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 ...

New Approach Needed For Opioid Crisis, Mitrano Says

“This is a scourge; it’s affecting all of us.” Tracy Mitrano, Democratic nominee for the 23rd Congressional District, described the opioid crisis and proposed a “multi-faceted approach to the problem” that calls for more proactive means of handling the crisis from law enforcement ...

Bursts Of Color

LAKEWOOD — “Kallie claimed at 3 years old that yellow was her favorite color ... that orange was her dog’s favorite color.” As an orange and yellow sun was shining complete with blue skies, another colorful and successful year has come and gone for Kallie’s Krusade, catered with a ...

Deaf Comedy Fan Finds Laughter At Local Events

Tom Willard visited the National Comedy Center like hundreds of other people did during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival last month. The only difference between the other comedy fans and himself is that he’s deaf. The Westfield native and current resident of Rochester attended the Lucille ...

JPS Looks To Limit ‘Back To School’ Costs

The National Retail Foundation estimates families will spend $27.5 billion on K-12 school supplies this year. Of that money spent, 73 percent is exclusively school supplies like paper and pencils, while 65 percent is spent on clothing, 54 percent on shoes, 19 percent on electronics and 1 ...

Tropical Storm Gordon Brings Hurricane Warning To Gulf Coast

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it moved ...

Honoring Workers

Beautiful weather and a large crowd attended the 39th annual Jamestown Labor Day Festival on Sunday. The major event of the day was the presentation of the George Ritzer Memorial Labor Award to George S. Spitale. Being the first two-time recipient in the award’s 34 year history, Jamestown ...

Lakefront Businesses See Summer Success

Chautauqua Lake supports a variety of businesses along its shores. Resorts, restaurants, marinas and campgrounds have to take advantage of the summer months, and with the season coming to a close over the Labor Day weekend, some businesses have reported more success than in past ...

Chautauqua Institution Reports Bump In Attendance

CHAUTAUQUA — Laughing alongside world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Hill, president of Chautauqua Institution, was living in a moment he would never forget and one that helped boost attendance numbers. Weeks later, Hill told The Post-Journal Chautauqua saw an increase in attendance ...

2018’s Most Volatile Candidate — Trump — Isn’t On Ballot

WASHINGTON — Heading into the midterm elections, the most volatile candidate this year isn’t on the ballot. But President Donald Trump still loves to take his freewheeling political stylings on the road on behalf of his fellow Republicans and he’s raring to go for the sprint to Nov. ...

Falconer Graduate Will Study Lizards Down Under

In October, Falconer graduate Daren Card will be traveling to Australia where he will be traversing unfamiliar terrain. There, he will attempt to better understand the genome of limbless lizards and the many variations of the reptile through a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral ...

Borrello Trying To Secure Essential Air Service Pact

County Executive George Borrello is continuing to work behind the scenes to secure an Essential Air Service provider to the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. In January, the federal Transportation Department terminated its Essential Air Service agreement with Southern Airways Express ...