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Chautauqua Institution Files Lawsuit

BUFFALO — Chautauqua Institution has filed an Article 78 proceeding against the state Department of Environmental Conservation and town of Ellery seeking to stop future use of herbicides on Chautauqua Lake by declaring a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement approved in April ...

Chautauqua Institution: Herbicides May Increase Algae Blooms

Chautauqua Institution has filed a lawsuit against the town of Ellery and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for not providing a “comprehensive study” on the use of herbicides on Chautauqua Lake, a move the institution has described as adverse to the long-term ...

Details Of Mall Bomb Threat Discussed By Village Board

LAKEWOOD — An update regarding the 11-year-old male accused of phoning a bomb threat to a gaming store at the Chautauqua Mall was provided during a meeting of the Lakewood Village Board of Trustees on Monday. “He just picked it out of the blue,” said John Bentley Jr., Lakewood-Busti ...

Collins’ Exit Prompts GOP Scramble, Ballot Questions

ALBANY — Republicans may have to nominate U.S. Rep. Chris Collins for another political office in order to strip his name from the November ballot after the three-term conservative lawmaker dropped his re-election bid following insider trading charges. The odd move may be necessitated by ...

‘Model For Courage’

“A Model for Courage: The Life of Charles Goodell,” an exhibit preserving the life and career of the Jamestown native and former U.S. senator, opened to the public at the Robert H. Jackson Center on July 31. To commemorate the occasion, several members of the Goodell family, including ...

Village Casino Breaks World Record, Serves 40,520 Wings

BEMUS POINT — The lofty goal to serve 40,000 chicken wings had been set earlier this summer by the Village Casino in Bemus Point. With only 24 hours to set a new world record, the staff served a final total of 40,520 wings. Steve Carlson, event coordinator, and Andrew Carlson, casino ...

Study Says Single-Payer Insurance Is Possible

There is little chance single-payer health insurance will become reality in New York despite a third-party report that says the idea is feasible. The Rand Corp. released a study recently that showed a single-payer plan could expand coverage and result in a 3.1 percent decrease in total ...

Dragon Boat Races Draw Hundreds Of Participants, Observers

CELORON — Dragons and rubber ducks invaded Chautauqua Lake on Saturday. The third annual Dragon Boat and Rubber Ducky races were held at Lucille Ball Memorial Park. The event — which drew hundreds of participants and observers to the park — benefited the Chautauqua Lake Association. ...

Whirlybird Music And Art Festival Lands On Downtown Streets

A day of music and art landed on the streets of Downtown Jamestown Saturday. The Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival held its inauguration, with proceeds going to Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Jr. Guilders of Jamestown, and YMCA Camp Onyahsa Scholarship Programs. According to Miki ...

After Loss, Sunquist Stays Busy, Hopeful

The polls had closed, but voting results were not fully realized nor finalized the night of the New York State 23rd Congressional District Democratic primary election. Candidate Eddie Sundquist was left in limbo at his election viewing party inside his campaign headquarters on Second Street, ...

Collins Ends His Bid For Re-Election

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Collins ended his re-election bid Saturday, days after his indictment on insider trading charges, a move that raised questions about how the Republican Party might replace him with another nominee in one of New York’s most conservative districts. The move ...

Search For Truth

CHAUTAUQUA — “Culture turns them into us.” Yo-Yo Ma, world-renowned classical cellist and 19-time Grammy Award winner, said those words on his return to Chautauqua Institution where he delivered a lecture that was combined with a musical performance and optimism for culture. Michael ...

Two Charged After Vehicle Stop; Pistol, Fake Money Found

Two city residents have been charged after a targeted patrol operation detail led to the recovery of a loaded and defaced pistol, methamphetamine and fake $100 bills. According to a police report, officers were patrolling the north side of Jamestown when they saw a vehicle with a loud ...

Business Is Preparing To Break Wing Record

BEMUS POINT — It’s not every day an organization attempts to break a world record in Chautauqua County, but the Village Casino intends to do just that by serving 40,000 chicken wings in 24 hours. The official Guinness Book of World Records attempt has been approved, and Event Coordinator ...

July Deficit Increases To $76.9B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government racked up a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six years. The Treasury Department reported Friday that in the first 10 months of this ...

League Champions

Fresh off their Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series victory over Amsterdam on Wednesday night, the Jamestown Jammers, including staff and players, were honored Thursday afternoon at City Hall by Mayor Sam Teresi, middle. A proclamation was read and Manager Anthony ...

Officials Begin City Census Process

City and community officials are starting a process that has been done every 10 years since 1790. On Thursday, a 2020 Census roundtable meeting took place with city and state officials who discussed the count process with the Complete Count Committee, which contains local community ...

Reed: People May Decide Collins’ Fate

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said ultimately it will be up to the people to determine the future of U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, R- Clarence, as far as being a Congressman. During his weekly conference call with regional media, Reed said Thursday it is up to Collins and his family to ...

Webb Family Celebrates Future Mayville Resort’s Progress

By Eric Zavinski ezavinski@post-journal.com MAYVILLE — A luxury condominium resort is on its way to the village along the Chautauqua Lake shore, and more details were shared at a press conference for The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake on Thursday. Various dignitaries including County Executive ...

Ready To Race

CELORON — It’s time to see dragons and rubber duckies race on Chautauqua Lake. The third annual Chautauqua Lake Dragon and Rubber Ducky Boat Races will be taking place Saturday at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. Starting at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast to support Meals On ...