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Taking Flight

“We are congratulating you on your acceptance into the Cadet Wings,” Col. Michael Cook, National Civil Air Patrol staff, said to 1st Lt. Gavin Swanson. “I flew a plane by myself before I ever drove a car,” said Swanson, a Jamestown resident. On June 10, Swanson of Squadron 402 ...

NCC Makes List Of Top National Attractions

The National Comedy Center is again receiving national attention. People magazine, as part of its cover story for the July edition, named the comedy center one of the “100 Reasons to Love America.” The edition is currently available on newsstands and online. “We are proud to be ...

Bill Would Ease Process For Paying Traffic Fines

Legislation proposed this spring in the state Assembly would make it easier for people to pay traffic fines. A bill (A.7463A) by Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, D-Syracuse, would limit the reasons to suspend someone’s driver’s license, provide additional notification when a person is ...

Census, Redistricting Top Remaining Supreme Court Cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect the distribution of political power ...

‘They Persevered’

“I’m going to miss high school,” were the words of a Jamestown High School student a week away from graduation. The sentiment is common for students who are about to leave the institution they’ve spent almost their entire lives with. But the student uttering the common phrase was ...

County Airport Puts Historic War-Worn Airplanes On Display

From the B-17 Flying Fortress “Memphis Belle,” to the Vultee BT-13 Valiant, and a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, World War II classic war planes were on display for tour at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. The tours were from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will continue today from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

Goodell Backs Living Allowance Legislation

State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, has backed a piece of legislation that would establish a living allowance for adults with developmental disabilities. A. 6658A was approved by the Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, 21-0, on June 4. Goodell and Assemblyman Joe Giglio, ...

Always Growing

CHAUTAUQUA — If Bryan Hodgson was a betting man, he’d bet on himself. And if he was a member of the Jamestown High School Class of 2019, he’d bet on the rest of his classmates too. And if he was with members of graduating seniors, he’d bet on them too. Entering Chautauqua ...

Stockwell Receives Hyde Scholarship

Allison Stockwell capped her career at Jamestown High School on Friday night when she walked across the stage at the Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution to receive her diploma. But as the daughter of Marty and Beth Stockwell prepares to begin the next chapter in her academic and athletic ...

Internet Outage Highlights Rural Issues

BUSTI — The prolonged loss of internet connection for several residents in the town of Busti has highlighted the difficulties of providing high-speed connectivity for those living in rural areas of New York. Darlene and Brian McIntyre say they were just one of many in the area of Pine ...

State Cuts Library Aid By 25 Percent

The James Prendergast Library and the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System have both received a 25% cut in state aid. On Friday, Tina Scott, Prendergast Library executive director, told The Post-Journal that the unofficial word has come down from state officials that aid has been cut. ...

Washed Away

SOUTH VALLEY — A state of emergency has been declared in South Valley due to flash flooding Thursday morning that left a portion of a road and a culvert washed away. Heather Lamberson, South Valley supervisor, issued the state of emergency at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Heavy rains and ensuing ...

Confirmed Death In Home Containing Meth Lab

FORESTVILLE — A Forestville man has died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning believed to have been connected to a meth lab from a residence located at 26 Pearl St. Chief Kyle Barthel of the Forestville Volunteer Fire Department said that he was dispatched to the residence at ...

5 Local Women Honored By YWCA

What it means to be a high-achieving woman was celebrated Tuesday as five women from different corners of the local area were recognized for their accomplishments in business, leadership, fitness, education and social justice. The YWCA’s newest award for the Women of Achievement was ...

Grant Set To Boost Salary Of Public Defender

Along with the more than $15 million Chautauqua County will receive from the state Office of Indigent Legal Services for the Public Defender’s Office, Public Defender Ned Barone will receive a substantial pay increase at no cost to the county. On Thursday, Barone discussed with the ...

First Born

The miracle of life has commemorated the brand-new Women’s and Maternity Care Center at UPMC Chautauqua. Raelynn Elizabeth Olmstead was born to her mother and father, Alexandria Soto and Conner Olmstead, on Tuesday in the newly refurbished area of the Jamestown hospital that opened ...

County Clerk: DMV Won’t Alter How Licenses Are Issued

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore said he will not allow local DMV offices to alter the way it issues driver’s licenses. The decree, in effect, will likely limit immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally obtaining New York state driver’s licenses despite a bill signed ...

Lawmakers Against Farm Labor Legislation

An updated Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act has been passed by the state Assembly. During floor votes on Tuesday, Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, voted against the legislation. State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, voted no and explained his concerns on the Assembly floor. ...

Investments Pay Off

The new spring and fall time location for the Chautauqua Belle at McCrea Point Park is already drawing southern tourists. Last week, an excursion on the Chautauqua Belle organized by Travel Lady Tours owned by Krystal Carter out of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., occurred with tourists from Alabama ...

Votes Tallied: Clymer OKs School Budget

CLYMER — The second time was the charm for the Clymer Central School District’s 2019-20 budget. “Our students are the big winners,” said Ed Bailey, Clymer superintendent when reached by phone Tuesday shortly after votes were tallied. “Our students are going to have the programming ...