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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 ...

After Death Of Late Wife, Panama Man Pushes For More EMS Coverage

PANAMA — The morning of Jan. 11, 2017, will forever be etched into the mind of Gordon Munson. For almost two years, Munson said he has relived on a daily basis seeing his wife, Carol Doss Bergman, collapse and die in their cottage at Heritage Ministries in Gerry after waiting for more than ...

Candidates Differ On Marijuana Legalization

Editor’s Note: This is the first 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 two candidates running for the 150th assembly district disagree when it comes ...

Bloomberg’s Saturday Event Fuels White House Bid Talk

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A quick stop by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House is sparking more speculation about a possible White House bid by the billionaire media company founder and gun safety ...

Positive Perspective

Several eighth-grade students were busy creating their very own business cards at Jefferson Middle School on Friday. The activity was designed to enforce a positive visualization for each student’s future. Through the YWCA and its organization Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention ...

Erlandson Receives John D. Hamilton Award Friday

CELORON—A well-known community advocate was awarded for his years of service on Friday Thomas Erlandson was presented the annual John D. Hamilton Community Service Award by the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation. The ceremony coincided with a dinner held at the Chautauqua Harbor ...

DEC To Make Motion To Have Lawsuit

The state Department of Environmental Conservation intends to make a motion in Erie County Supreme Court to have Chautauqua Institution’s lawsuit against it dismissed. Maureen Brady, an attorney for the DEC, filed the paperwork in court on Friday. There have already been motions to add the ...

Family Organizes A Breast Cancer Benefit For Mother

Cancer can attack suddenly and without warning. Jamestown resident Kathy Nalbone was shocked when she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in July shortly after the funeral for her father. Kathy Nalbone’s children decided to take action and help her mother pay for medical bills and ...

Reinforcing Recycling

Plastic bottles and other waste thrown to the side as trash were used as the basis for a seventh-grade science project focused on recyclable materials. Inside the technology room at Persell Middle School, students were putting final touches on their recycled-art projects they began creating ...

Ellery Wants Lawsuit Case Moved To County

The town of Ellery wants its day in court to be held in Chautauqua County instead of Erie County. The motion to change venue and a motion by the Chautauqua Lake Partnership to intervene in Chautauqua Institution’s lawsuit against the town of Ellery and the state Department of Environmental ...

New York Is Farley’s Top Priorty

As the Republican opponent running against incumbent U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and a former financier, Chele Farley wants New Yorkers to vote for her this general election, so she can put New York first. Including her background as someone who has worked for Goldman Sachs, UBS Capital and ...

Trump Steps Up His Attacks On Federal Reserves Rate Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attack on the Federal Reserve’s interest rate increases, asserting that “the Fed is out of control” and blaming it for this week’s plunge in stock prices. “It’s a correction that I think is caused by the Federal ...

Right Gourd For The Job

Fall has arrived, and that means Halloween and all its fun is coming However, nothing says Halloween like a carved pumpkin. To that end, some local farmers and produce dealers provided The Post-Journal with tips for a successfully-carved and beautiful-looking gourd. The time when the ...

Following Record Heat, Cold Front On The Way

Summer officially ended on Sept. 22 with the the fall equinox, but that didn’t halt record-breaking temperatures from consuming Western New York throughout the beginning of October. But while temperatures rose to near-record highs in Chautauqua County and the Buffalo area recently, today ...

Ready To Receive: Area Trick-Or-Treat Hours Announced

Trick-or-treat hours have been announced for cities, towns and villages throughout Chautauqua County. Many municipalities will also be hosting events to coincide with the holiday. The hours listed are for Wednesday, Oct. 31: ¯ BROCTON — Brocton will host trick-or-treating from 5:30-8 ...

Trump Leads The Charge At Erie Rally

ERIE, Pa. — President Donald Trump took to the stage at a campaign event in Pennsylvania Wednesday, where he offered “thoughts and prayers” to those in the path of Hurricane Michael and sought to boost Republicans before the midterms. Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his ...

Resignation Accepted

LAKEWOOD — The village board of trustees officially accepted Mayor Cara Birrittieri’s resignation at Tuesday’s meeting, following the letter announcing Birrittieri’s intent to end her term that was received Friday. Due to the absence of Village Attorney John LaMancuso, no action to ...