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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 ...

City Budget Includes No Tax Levy Increase

Property taxes in the city of Jamestown will not increase in 2019 because it’s literally impossible. On Tuesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, released the 2019 executive budget, which included no tax levy increase because the city has once again hit its constitutional tax limit. The ...

Most Speakers Give Approval For Gateway Lofts Project

The vast majority of those who spoke during a public hearing on the proposed $31 million Gateway Lofts project are in favor. On Tuesday, a public hearing was held hosted by the city Planning Commission, who will need to approve the project’s site plan before it can continue. During the ...

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley To Step Down Amid Trump Shake-Up

WASHINGTON — In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ...

‘Not Built For Crashes’

FALCONER — The concern for safety of his passengers is why a former local limousine business owner stopped providing the service. Jeff Daversa, Fancee Transportation and Fancee Wheels owner, said in December 2016 his business changed from providing limousine services to only offering medical ...

Governor: Limo That Crashed Shouldn’t Have Been On Road

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a country store failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn’t have been on the road, and the driver wasn’t properly licensed, New York’s governor said Monday. The state moved to shut down the ...

City Mission Names New Executive Director

A new executive director has been named at United Christian Advocacy Network Mission in Jamestown. Last month, Scott Linden was officially named to the position at UCAN mission. Linden, who replaced Jim Quattrone when he stepped down earlier this year, has been in his new position since ...

Area Cemetery Eyes Options As Volunteer Base Dwindles

CLYMER — The future of a cemetery in Clymer will be discussed today at a community meeting. The Holland Cemetery Association is trying to decide if it should continue to be a volunteer organization or be handed over to the town of Clymer for maintenance. The association is desperate to ...

In It Together

Patricia Kibbe, a Randolph resident who was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, recently underwent a double-lung transplant as well as two heart valve replacements. Kibbe’s sister died as the result of the disease in 2010. Her daughter, Maureen Kibbe, has also been diagnosed pulmonary ...

Area Theater To Apply For Liquor License

LAKEWOOD — Dipson Theatres’ Lakewood Cinema 8 may be able to serve alcoholic beverages in the future as a waiver of the 30-day notification of a municipality was requested of the town of Busti. The request was made by Robert Heil, liquor license consultant at SLA Solutions, on behalf of ...

Board Member Expresses Disappointment In CLWMA

LAKEWOOD — During the recent Busti Town Board meeting, board member Kenneth Lawton criticized the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance for not having a diversified board that includes a member of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership, the group largely in charge of spearheading ...

20 Dead In Crash Of Limo Bound For Birthday Celebration

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine loaded with revelers bound for a 30th birthday celebration blew through a stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in ...

Out On The Campaign Trail

Jim Quattrone never thought he would get into politics. Now he finds himself in a campaign for Chautauqua County sheriff against his former boss and sheriff of 23 years, Joe Gerace. The longtime incumbent is running for election to his seventh term as sheriff whereas Quattrone has never held ...