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Off Its Foundation

SILVER CREEK — A home was partially knocked off its foundation after a large box truck struck it Thursday morning. First responders were called to the crash at 323 Central Ave. in Silver Creek shortly before 8 a.m. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies found that a large truck had struck ...

Wind Farm Noise, Lead Poisoning Concerns Aired

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Board of Health listened to concerns shared by village residents regarding the noise disturbances caused by the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm and the high rate of lead poisoning in children that continues to persist in the city limits of Jamestown. Residents of ...

Troopers Probe School Bus, Truck Incident

CLYMER — The New York State Police said it is investigating a truck that illegally passed a stopped Clymer Central School bus on Oct. 11 that almost struck two students. The incident was captured on video from a bus camera and was played for the public during a Clymer Board of Education ...

Arbitration Panel Awards Pay Increase To City Police Union

The Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association members will be receiving a 2 percent retroactive pay increase for 2016 and 2017. On Wednesday, the three-member arbitration panel released their split decision on the issue of a pay increase, with independent arbitrator Howard Foster and John ...

Eye Of The Beholder

Justin Dombroski leaves his mark on the city of Jamestown. Quite literally. Having grown up in the area and under the mentorship of two parents who were also artists, Dombroski seems to have been crafted to be the one popularizing street art throughout the city by doing it the right ...

14 City Residents Indicted On Federal Drug Charges

BUFFALO — Fourteen Jamestown residents are facing a 42-count federal indictment for their part in an alleged methamphetamine conspiracy. Jamestown police on Wednesday night dubbed the federal grand jury indictment as “Operation Melt Down Part 2” in reference to a large-scale drug ...

Cherry Street Facelift To Begin Today

Cherry Street is about to be given a facelift. Today the Jamestown Public Works Department will start the streetscape improvement project to Cherry Street, between Fourth and Third streets. During a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, Jeff Lehman, city public works director, said ...

Chautauqua Institution Opposes Suit Intervention

BUFFALO — The Chautauqua Institution opposes the intervention of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership to the institution’s lawsuit against the town of Ellery and state Department of Environmental Conservation. Documents filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Erie County give four reasons for ...

Never Yield

Robert H. Jackson expressed complete disdain for the Minersville School District v. Gobitis case which led to the 1943 landmark case of West Virginia v. Barnette. The Robert H. Jackson Center hosted a lecture series on the Barnette case Tuesday in the Carl Cappa Theatre. Jackson wrote the ...

State Review Requested For Gateway Lofts

The State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process for the vast majority of development projects is usually an informal process that doesn’t attract much attention. However, for the Gateway Lofts redevelopment project of the Gateway Center, the SEQR process was the focal point of the ...

Assembly Candidates Discuss County Wind Power

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of four stories detailing The Post-Journal debate between 150th state Assembly candidates — incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. The challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield, for the 150th state Assembly seat said ...

Police: Woman Who Went Missing From Facility Found Safe

WARREN, Pa. — A woman declared missing Sunday night in Warren County, Pa., was found safe hours later. According to City of Warren Police, 87-year-old Elizabeth Blakeslee was declared missing from an assisted living facility Sunday evening and was found early Monday morning close to the ...

Warren Bloodline Only 1/64th Native American

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” over what he claimed is “a scam and a lie” in the face of Warren’s results. Trump ...

‘Going To Be Missed’

LAKEWOOD — A longtime anchor of the Chautauqua Mall will soon close it doors. Sears announced Monday morning it was closing dozens of its unprofitable stores as it looks to stay in business. Among those to be shuttered due to a lack of shoppers is the Sears at the Chautauqua Mall. In ...

Girdles And Socket Wrenches: Sears Was The Amazon Of Its Day

Before there was Amazon — or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart — there was Sears. From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, the company grew to become America’s everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the ...

Candidates Agree On Need To Halt Weeds

Editor’s Note: This is the third of four stories detailing The Post-Journal debate between 150th state Assembly candidates — incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. Both candidates for the 150th state Assembly understand the importance of ...

Prehistoric Passion

“My first thought was, ‘They’re not extinct!’” Mark Jukes’ fascination with reptiles began at the early age of 5 when he first saw a green anole, a kind of lizard, crawling along the pavement. Making the connection to the scaled giants of the past, Jukes has since thought of all ...

State Assembly Candidates Debate Corruption, Ethics Reform

Editor’s Note: This is the second of four stories detailing The Post-Journal debate between 150th state assembly candidates — incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. The debate between the two candidates running for the 150th assembly seat on ...

Report: Local Governments Susceptible To Stress

No Chautauqua County governments are in fiscal stress, but the conditions do exist for some governments to struggle in the future. The recently released fiscal stress rankings from the state Comptroller’s Office grade municipalities in two ways — financial scoring and environmental ...