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Bemus Point Man Charged With Drug Possession After Traffic Stop In Sherman

A Bemus Point man faces charges after a traffic stop on Park Street in Sherman at 1:26 a.m. Friday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies report pulling over a motorcycle for an alleged traffic violation. Deputies said the rider got off the motorcycle and allegedly threw a backpack into the ...

Mayville Man Leads Sheriff’s Deputies On High-Speed Chase

A Mayville man faces charges after allegedly leading Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase Friday morning. Accordin to a police report, deputies saw a person wanted for a parole violation and misdemeanor arrest warrant at 9:30 a.m. Friday on Beaujean Road, Mayville. ...

Riverwalk Fest Canceled Due To Bridge Projects

It has been confirmed that there will not be a Great Jamestown Riverwalk Festival this summer in downtown Jamestown. Michael Dykeman, Jamestown Now committee member, said Thursday to The Post-Journal the festival will be skipped this year because of the bridge projects being done where a ...

Road Rehabilitation

For the second year in a row, Jamestown storefronts along the Main Street corridor might see a disruption to summer business due to planned construction. The City of Jamestown Department of Public Works issued a release regarding a scheduled cold milling and overlay of Main Street’s ...

Fenton Lecture Explores Life Of Former Secret Service Agent

Patrick Tyrrell may not be a well-known figure in history. But over 100 years ago, the Chautauquan became one of the country’s first Secret Service agents, and as such, helped protect the body of one of the nation’s most celebrated presidents. On Wednesday, Michelle Henry, Chautauqua ...

Mayville Trail Project Progresses Despite Delay

MAYVILLE — A trail project in Mayville is progressing despite running a little behind schedule. Village officials were updated during a Tuesday meeting on a trail project that runs from Lakeside Park, near the Chautauqua Belle landing, heading north to State Route 430. The trail is a ...

History Of Humanity

CHAUTAUQUA — The morning lecture at Chautauqua Institution was a little more different than usual. However, Shaun King, Black Lives Matter activist and writer, is not a typical Chautauqua guest speaker. King is a social media mover and shaker, a voice for a protest movement focused around ...

City Officials Still Mulling Options In Wright Case

City officials are still considering their options when it comes to paying damages in the case involving a former officer of the Jamestown Police Department. Last month, the state Supreme Court awarded Timothy Wright $172,681 in damages stemming from a 2007 Uniformed Services Employment and ...

Longtime City Clerk, Financial Services Director Set To Retire

A city administrator is retiring after 30 years of service to the city of Jamestown. On Tuesday, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi announced the retirement of Jim Olson, city clerk and financial services director. Olson will be concluding his public service career to join a local certified public ...

Jamestown Resident Seeks Birth Mother In Colombia

A Jamestown resident with South American roots is hoping to learn more about her heritage and the woman who gave her life. Chelsea Gardner, a 25-year-old who has spent all but half a year living in Jamestown, is asking for community support in her search for her birth mother, who gave Gardner ...

Ferguson Vying To Become Next County Executive

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series of profiles on candidates who are running for elected county positions in the November election. Democratic county executive candidate Mike Ferguson says there’s a lot to do to improve communities throughout Chautauqua ...

DMVs Seeing Steady Flow Of Customers Despite State’s Online Service

While many can renew their license or registration online, local Department of Motor Vehicle Offices are still seeing a steady flow of customers. It may not be an in-and-out visit, but wait times in most cases have lessened now that clerks can take care of a client’s needs in one place. ...

City Woman Found With 43 Grams Of Meth

More than 40 grams of methamphetamine were seized Monday after police raided a Broadhead Avenue residence. At 12:04 p.m., members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, New York State Police CNET and Jamestown Police Department SWAT executed a search warrant at 248 Broadhead Ave. Apt. 1. The ...

Jamestown Rocks Group Brings Rock Hunting To Jamestown

Pet rocks are out, and rock painting is in, according to a recently created Facebook group. JamestownNYRocks is a rock painting group that paints beautiful pictures and uplifting sayings on rocks that can be hidden anywhere. Sometimes, the group paints their rocks and hides them in a park or ...

Republican Candidate Believes County Can Thrive

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of profiles on candidates who are running for elected county positions in the November election. Republican county executive candidate George Borrello believes Chautauqua County has the components to thrive and succeed. Borrello, a county ...

County Handling Alarming Number Of Child Sex Abuse Cases

Slithering under the news-grabbing opioid and heroin epidemic is a pernicious trend of children being sexually assaulted and abused in Chautauqua County. Statistics show one in 10 children in the county will be sexually abused before the age of 18, of which, 90 percent will know their ...

Tale Of Two Cities? Local Residents Respond To Article Depicting Jamestown

“I love my city and I see the problems.” Autumn Echo, co-founder of Uplift Jamestown, a social media group to promote positive efforts in the city, said there’s plenty to enjoy about Jamestown, alluding to a recent article by “In These Times,” a publication based out of Chicago, ...

King Of Comedy

It’s official: the “King of Queens” shows no signs of losing his royal touch. On Friday, in front of a packed house at Northwest Arena, comedian and actor Kevin James brought the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival a hilarious mix of his trademark charm, physical comedy and everyday ...

Telling Tales: Story Pirates Bring Stories To Life

Mixing a story hour with children-centric comedy, the Story Pirates brought childrens' imaginations to life on Saturday. Visiting the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts as part of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the group acted out several stories written by youngsters, including a few that ...

Political Correctness, History Of Comedy Discussed At Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — A downpour didn’t stop the offering of thoughts and musings from three comedic minds Friday morning. The Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater was filled with eager eyes and ears waiting to hear Kelly Carlin, Stephen Morrison and Kliph Nesteroff discuss the history of comedy ...