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Quattrone Outlines Plan For Sheriff’s Office

The theme of Sheriff-Elect Jim Quattrone’s mindset going into his first term is collaboration among all police departments and related agencies that can have a positive impact on the community at large. During an interview with The Post-Journal, Quattrone listed goals he has for the ...

White House: Trump Would Accept Less Money For Border Wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official signaled Sunday that President Donald Trump is willing to accept less money than he’s been demanding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, but a senior congressional Democrat said that, while their own offer could be sweetened, they still will not ...

‘A Great Ride’

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace will soon wake up in a new year and into the next phase of his life, but without the badge he’s worn for 24 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQa7nD9_IL0 “It’s been my life for almost a quarter-century,” Gerace told The ...

Suits Seek To Reassess Property Values

ELLICOTT — Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin said lawsuits staged in a bid to reassess commercial properties are more common than people may think, and recent civil cases to reassess the values of the former Sam’s Club, Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn in the town of Ellicott are only the most ...

Going To Trial

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone said the decision to reject a plea offer in the case of Jonathan Young, the 21-year-old Jamestown-area man accused of setting a dozen fires last year, came from Young himself. Barone, who is representing Young, said Friday he could not ...

Tastee Corners Torn Down

The former Tastee Corners & Cafe is no more. Demolition took place Friday at the Foote Avenue site. A new building is expected to be constructed on the site, possibly with space for three businesses. Site plans have not been finalized nor reviewed by city officials. “We cannot continue ...

Court Dismisses Institution Lawsuit

The case of Chautauqua Institution v. the Town of Ellery and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in regard to having what was called an unscientifically sound Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement prepared for the permits of herbicide applications in Chautauqua ...

Many Local Residents Staying Home For Christmas

Chautauqua County residents have received an early Christmas gift. AAA reported Wednesday that gas prices have averaged $2.46 in the first week of December. This is the lowest national average in 2018. The agency reported that due in part to the current national average that one-third of ...

Kennel Club

CLYMER — Boarding dogs is a career of passion, which is something Larry and Gay Ostrander of Happy Tails Boarding Kennel understood for 20 years until they retired from the business in August. It’s also something Paul Troyer of the newly opened Troyer’s Boarding Kennel plans to learn. ...

Area Soldier Surprises Children At Chautauqua Mall

LAKEWOOD — It’s not every day in Chautauqua County that a father is able to return home from the military and surprise his four children, but with the help of Santa Claus, that’s exactly what Jamestown resident Luis Martinez-Vega was able to ...

Plea Offer Rejected In 2017 Arson Case

MAYVILLE — A plea offer was rejected by the defense of Jonathan Young, the Jamestown-area man accused of setting a dozen fires last year. The deal was proposed shortly before a hearing in Chautauqua County Court on Thursday to discuss evidence in the case against Young, who is facing a ...

Rogers Reborn

Closed in 2012 due to low enrollment, the former Rogers Elementary School building in Jamestown will be reborn next fall in the form of the Success Academy with endless possibilities. Superintendent Bret Apthorpe has frequently discussed district plans to reopen the building primarily to ...

Lawmakers Approve Resolutions About Lake

MAYVILLE — A recently tabled resolution to use 2 percent occupancy tax funding for the cleanup of Burtis Bay in Chautauqua Lake along Celoron shores was discussed, amended and approved by county legislators. This resolution was drafted in response to the large fish kill that occurred due a ...

Sheriff, Students Are Honored By Legislature

MAYVILLE — There was a lot of recognition to go around at the final Chautauqua County Legislature meeting of 2018 as County Executive George Borrello and legislators celebrated outgoing Sheriff Joe Gerace, the Jamestown High School Marching Band, Panama Central School Girls Cross Country team ...

CLPRA Represents ‘Cross Section’ Of Stakeholders

For the newest entity concerning the health and future of Chautauqua Lake, County Executive George Borrello wanted a “cross section” of stakeholders, including government representatives and business owners, to give input regarding what could be a future tax district set up to raise funds ...

RV Destroyed In Fire

WEST ELLICOTT — A recreational vehicle was destroyed by fire Tuesday. Smoke from the massive blaze behind Monro Auto Service at 1010 Fairmount Ave. could be seen from Jamestown, and was reported around 1:30 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W85RRubJttQ The RV, which reportedly ...

DoubleTree Hotel Set To Open Its Doors In January

If all goes to plan, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown will be opening in January. On Tuesday, Brandon Wade, DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown general manager, told The Post-Journal the opening date has been set for Tuesday, Jan. 29. He said hotel officials will start off with a soft ...

County To Receive Development Funding

More than 20 projects in Chautauqua County will be receiving more than $5 million through the state Regional Economic Development Council program. In total, 22 Chautauqua County projects received $5,676,150 as was announced during the 2018 award ceremony announcement Tuesday in Albany. The ...

Legislature Support Sought In Petition To Energy Committee

MAYVILLE — Several local residents say the state’s lack of verification of how much carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by renewable energy projects, such as wind turbines and solar power, is concerning and they are committed to making their voices heard. These residents have written a ...

Late-Season Push

The Salvation Army is asking for the public to donate its time and resources in the last week before Christmas. Two campaigns of the Salvation Army are especially in need as they wind down this year. They are the Angel Tree and the Red Kettle. The Angel Tree campaign needs over 100 toys to ...