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Middle Keys In Florida Still In Recovery Mode Post Hurricane

Editor’s Note: Katie Atkins is a former city editor at The Post-Journal and current reporter for the Keys Weekly in the Florida Keys. Aug. 8, was the two-year anniversary of her move there. Around a year ago at this time I was writing about the comeback of a Middle Keys marina after a ...

Local State Reps Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Both local state representatives in the senate and assembly are against the legalization of recreational marijuana. Earlier this month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed a workgroup to draft legislation for the regulated adult-use of marijuana. State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, said the dangers of ...

Dunkirk Hosts First Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix

DUNKIRK — Thousands were wowed at the Dunkirk lakeside Sunday afternoon by the power of the race boats of the first-ever Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix. Three heats entertained spectators, who lined up a dozen deep at the end of the pier and also thronged the shoreline from the ...

Women Eye November After Winning Primaries

ATLANTA — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could ...

JHS Graduate Travels To Jordan, Gains New Perspective

A Jamestown High School graduate traveled to the country Jordan over the summer and returned home with a better perspective of how big the world actually is. From traversing various regions of Jordan to exploring the city of Amman, Alexa Brightman said her experience positively changed her ...

Scholarship Experience Is Different Between Colleges

The Excelsior Scholarship experience is vastly different between Chautauqua County’s two public colleges. A recent analysis by the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based policy organization, shows only 2.1 percent of Jamestown Community College’s 4,463 enrollees in 2017-18 ...

Josephson Earns State Recognition

An intent to preserve and research nature has taken a Falconer Central School alumnus a long way. Daniel Josephson was awarded the designation of 2018 Conservationist of the Year by the Adirondack Council for his efforts as a brook trout and acid rain research scientist. Adirondack Park in ...

Right-Wing, Left-Wing Protesters Face Off In Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a “Liberty or Death” rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally ...

Jackson, Campbell Pay Homage To MLK, Franklin

CHAUTAUQUA — The morning after Aretha Franklin, American singer and Queen of Soul, passed away, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Joan Brown Campbell visited Chautauqua Institution to remember Martin Luther King Jr. But before the pair began their scheduled lecture, Jackson honored Franklin’s ...

Korzeniewski Enters Mental Illness Plea In Court

MAYVILLE — Brian Korzeniewski, 52, of Jamestown has entered a plea of not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect in Chautauqua County Court. Patrick Swanson, county district attorney, advised the court that two forensic psychiatrists, one retained by the district attorney ...

Benefit Set For Capt. Robertson

FALCONER — Friends of Capt. Jim Robertson will hold a benefit on his behalf Sunday, from noon-6 p.m. at the Falconer Moose Club, located at 11 South Dow St. The event will offer a chicken barbecue by Brothers by Choice, ribs and other tasty food items by the “Frewsburg Friends,” a ...

Plans To Develop Housing Complex Outlined

The plans to develop an affordable housing apartment complex at the Gateway Center were outlined Thursday. Steven Ald, Southern Tier Environments For Living real estate development director, Steven Ricca, Bond Schoeneck & King attorney, Matt Mazgaj, Phillips Lytle attorney, Jacqueline ...

Businessman Questions Insurance Payment

FALCONER — The owner of a building in downtown Falconer that was destroyed in a fire earlier this year claims he has not been properly reimbursed by his now former insurance company. Brian Nelson, who owned the Falconer Vac Shop, believes he is owed more than $100,000 based on premiums he ...

Funds Are Secured For Panama

The Panama Central School District was aided once again by state Sen. Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell with $500,000 being secured to help repay a penalty the state Education Department enforced on the school district in 2012. “It’s a good thing for Panama,” said Panama ...

GOP Buys Cuomo Bus Ticket To Canada

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political opponents on the right and left seized Thursday on his comment that America “was never that great,” with Republicans buying him a bus ticket to Canada and intra-party rival Cynthia Nixon accusing him of trying and failing to sound ...

Local World War II Vet Remembers Being Called Home

Not many World War II veterans are still able to share their wartime stories, but Vivian Taylor, former Jamestown city councilman, recalls Aug. 18, 1945 well, as it was the date when his ship, the first to return to the United States, successfully brought him home alongside more than 3,000 ...

Lakewood Business Site Will Continue To Sit Idle

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Village Planning Board gave a no recommendation decision to the board of trustees as how to act when considering the development of Metro Mattress at 347 E. Fairmount Ave. The decision was made due to frustrations and a lack of information given Wednesday at the ...

New JCC President Looks To Innovate In ‘Welcoming Atmosphere’

From big campuses to small, newly-appointed Jamestown Community College President Daniel DeMarte admitted there will be an adjustment period. But the new leader of the community college is confident his 26 years of experience has prepared him for his next challenge. Sitting in his office, ...

DA Outlines Budget Hike Plan Again

For the second consecutive month, members of a Chautauqua County legislative committee discuss the proposed budget increase for the district attorney’s office. On Wednesday, Patrick Swanson, county district attorney, again discussed his request to have the DA Office’s budget increased so ...

Newsrooms Push Back Against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on “fake news” and suggestion that journalists are the enemy. The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand ...