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Legislature To Take Up ADA Residency Topic Today

What is most important quality when hiring an attorney for the District Attorney’s Office — their qualifications or where they live? Today, the Chautauqua County Legislature will most likely debate this question because of a proposed resolution that would allow up to four assistant ...

City Officials Vote To Appeal Police Arbitration Ruling

City of Jamestown officials have agreed to appeal the arbitration board ruling that awarded city police employees a 2 percent raise last month. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council passed two resolutions — one to appeal the decision and the second to hire Bond Schoeneck and King for ...

Village OKs Alcohol Sales At Lakewood Cinema 8

LAKEWOOD — After a public hearing Monday, the Lakewood Village Board of Trustees unanimously decided to approve the special use permit application for Dipson Theaters to sell and serve alcoholic beverages at Lakewood Cinema 8. Dipson Theaters President Michael Clement spoke about details ...

City Council Passes 2019 Spending Plan As Presented

The budget presented by Jamestown’s mayor on Oct. 9 is the same budget the Jamestown City Council has passed. On Monday, the council approved the 2019 spending plan, with Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, being the only no vote. Prior to the vote, Liuzzo had proposed several amendments ...

GM To Lay Off Up To 14K Workers, Close As Many As 5 Plants

DETROIT — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The reductions could amount to as ...

When Trolley Cars Ruled The Streets In Jamestown, County

If you can imagine, at one time, the easiest and cleanest way to travel through the streets of Jamestown or in the county was by trolley car. The trolley or streetcar got its start by first being drawn by horses on tracks before being electrified, said Bob Johnston of the Chautauqua County ...

BPU, Chautauqua County Officials Dealing With Recycling Issues

Worldwide challenges are impacting how the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and the Chautauqua County Landfill deal with recyclables. For years, China had been the United States’ largest customer for household recyclables. In 2017, however, China began implementing policies that ...

Funding To Assist With Indigent Legal Work

A statewide lawsuit to help the indigent will be assisting the Public Defender’s Office with funding through 2023. During the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee meeting in October and Audit and Control meeting in November, Ned Barone, county public defender, gave ...

Democrats Shun Idea Of Pelosi Floor Fight In Speaker’s Race

WASHINGTON — Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker. Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don’t need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win the race. And then, ...

Lake Lament

The Chautauqua Lake Partnership doesn’t shy away from how it wants to enhance the health of Chautauqua Lake with herbicide treatments, and something the group’s leadership said conflicts with that goal is the alleged mismanagement of weeds on behalf of the Chautauqua Lake Association. CLA ...

CLA Defends Methods, Calls Letter An ‘Attack’

The Chautauqua Lake Association defended its methods of weed cutting and harvesting on Chautauqua Lake after the Chautauqua Lake Partnership requested the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to potentially require permits for the processes. “We see this as an attack on ...

Obesity Is On Rise In County

Post-Thanksgiving, the turkey and mashed potatoes settle into the bellies of more obese American citizens than ever before. While the obesity rate has risen in Chautauqua County, it’s not climbed nearly as much as in some other counties in New York. According to the Chautauqua County ...

‘It’s A Busy Time’

LAKEWOOD — Black Friday came, emptied wallets and bank accounts at a discounted price and then vanished, but the shopping holiday doesn’t quite end for a few more days. In recent years, the holiday lingers around longer as it has expanded beyond just one day. For some, the expansion of ...

Goodell Speaks To TEA Party Patriots

The Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots met recently at the Lakewood American Legion. Guests included Assemblyman Andy Goodell and Colin Johnson. A Prager video informed how activists want to re-label Columbus Day as “Indigenous Day.” Ninety-five percent of whites died from infection, ...

Winning Wolfpack

SYRACUSE — The Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack completed their dream season in style Friday, winning the Class D state championship wtih a 26-6 victory over Moriah at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. CSP’s defense held Moriah scoreless until midway into the fourth quarter, including only 89 ...

Schools Focus On Teaching Soft Skills

Throughout board of education meetings across the county, superintendents have repeated the words “soft skills” to the community and district board members. Soft skills, or non-cognitive skills, include concepts like communication, initiative, responsibility and time management. When ...

Cuban Doctors Finish Progam With Brazil

HAVANA (AP) — A first group of Cuban doctors who treated impoverished patients in Brazil returned to Havana on Friday as both countries end a program that saw thousands of doctors dispatched to underserved areas. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel greeted 211 doctors who had worked in the ...

Mission Fulfilled

St. Susan Center could not fulfill its mission without the support of its dedicated staff and volunteers. And once again, several volunteers and the staff took time away from their families to support their community by preparing and serving meals to the less fortunate on Thanksgiving. ...

City Development Director Provides Update On Projects

With several multimillion dollar projects either completed, started or planned in 2018, the city’s development director had positive news to share with the Jamestown City Council when he delivered his annual report. On Monday, Vince DeJoy presented his report during a 2019 budget ...

Preventative Measures Can Save Time, Money

Winter has arrived and now is the time for homeowners to make sure their plumbing and heating is working perfectly. With this in mind, The Post-Journal asked local plumbers what to do to ensure the holidays and winter season get off to a great start. All of these preventive measures can save ...