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Lakewood-Busti Police Ask For Public’s Help Regarding Meth Materials

Lakewood-Busti police are asking the public for any information about a red and black duffle bag left outside the Dollar Tree/Famous Hair Plaza, 366 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. Police responded to a report about the suspicious bag at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers found the bag resting against ...

Man Robbed, Shot In Latest Targeted Attack

Jamestown police searched for two suspects following a home invasion robbery that left one man shot Saturday night. The shooting is the latest in a string of targeted attacks in the city. Saturday night’s victim, whose name was not released, was reportedly shot in the abdomen around 8 p.m. ...

‘Truly A Problem’

Area residents can make a difference when it comes to blue-green algae blooms, which can be toxic to humans and animals. This past summer, the blooms were found on a widespread level on both Chautauqua and Findley lakes, according to the County Department of Health and Human Services. ...

Toxic Algae: Once A Nuisance, Now A Severe Nationwide Threat

MONROE, Mich. — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, ...

Thanksgiving Edition To Be Published Wednesday

The Post-Journal’s biggest edition of the year — the Thanksgiving Day newspaper — will be available earlier than ever on the day before Thanksgiving at select retailers in the Jamestown area. “We are very proud to be able to distribute this exciting edition earlier this year,” said ...

Small Business Support

It’s a large contribution when area residents decide to shop locally owned small businesses. On Friday, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi and city business owners gathered at Lander’s Men’s Store, located at 215 N. Main St., to promote the upcoming Small Business Saturday, which is held ...

Panama To Play For State Title

The Panama Lady Panthers volleyball team advanced to Sunday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D final by virtue of its 6-0 pool play record in Glens Falls on Saturday.

Fighting For MacKenzie

About seven weeks ago MacKenzie Coburn was diagnosed with brain cancer, but ever since her diagnosis her family and classmates have rallied to support her ongoing fight. MacKenzie is a 6-year-old native of Mayville and student at Chautauqua Lake and Erie-2 Boces who has spent the last ...

Downtown Bakery To Open On Small Business Saturday

What better way to celebrate Small Business Saturday than to open a business? Geneva Coan, owner of The GypsyMoon Cake Co., said she is excited to invite the public to the grand opening of her bakery on a day so focused on the mantra of “shop local.” The bakery is located at 205 Cherry ...

(UPDATE 10:50 p.m.) Gunshot Victim Robbed, Shot In Saturday Attack

A male victim was being transported to an Erie, Pa., hospital following a shooting late Saturday in the city of Jamestown. Police swarmed 533 E. Fifth St. after receiving calls of a shooting around 8:10 p.m. Shortly thereafter a gunshot victim was found, police dispatch reported. Police ...

3 Charged With Animal Cruelty After Firefighters Douse Blaze

Jamestown firefighters made a startling discovery Thursday after finding a dog police later said was "extremely neglected" inside a burning city residence. Firefighters were summoned to 12 Mt. Vernon Place in Jamestown around 9:15 a.m. for a structure fire. Crews quickly knocked down the ...

Maple Grove Defeats Tioga; Advances To State Championship

Maple Grove is headed for another "Dome" game. The Red Dragons defeated Tioga, 32-27, in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D football semifinal at Union-Endicott High School on Friday. The victory advances No. 2 Maple Grove (11-1) into the state championship the ...

Multi-Group Effort Presents Youth To Youth Program

Inspired youth and positive messages echoed from the seats inside the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Thursday night. The message that emphasized throughout the presentation was that not all students are using drugs or alcohol. In a collaborative effort, the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance ...

Committee Selects Next Library Board President

The James Prendergast Library Association Board of Trustees will have a new president in 2018. On Thursday, R. Thomas Rankin, board president, said the nomination committee has recommended appointing Joni Blackman to be the new president of the board, starting next year. Other board officers ...

Contract Extension OK’d

MAYVILLE — Many Chautauqua County employees will greet the holiday with a new contract extension after it was approved Wednesday night by the County Legislature. A one-year contract extension, which secured a 2 percent wage increase and changes to health insurance benefits was approved ...

Red Cross Summoned After Morning Structure Fire

The local chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist following a structure fire Thursday morning in Jamestown. City firefighters were notified around 9:15 a.m. of the fire in a second-story bedroom at 12 Mt. Vernon Place in the city. At least three occupants made it out of the ...

Takedown Of National Drug Trafficking Ring Involves Chautauqua County

BUFFALO — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Thursday the takedown of a 10-person drug trafficking ring that allegedly trafficked narcotics — including heroin and faux oxycodone pills which contained fentanyl — from California to Western New York, including Chautauqua County. ...

‘On-Call’ Proposal Not Popular Locally

On-call workers could soon receive pay even if they’re called off a shift, according to new regulations recently released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Some local business owners, though, said they want to see more information how it might impact operations. Cuomo touted the new regulations this ...

DEC Recognizes County With Environmental Excellence Award

The County Department of Planning and Economic Development received an Environmental Excellence Award for the stewardship of aquatic resources from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The award highlighted seven organizations across the state for their “state-of-the-art ...

Police: ‘Miracle’ More Weren’t Shot By Man With Guns, Armor

CHEEKTOWAGA — Police called it a miracle that more people weren’t hurt when a man wearing body armor and armed with two rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammo opened fire on a Dollar General store, wounding one man before being tackled by officers. Investigators say 29-year-old Travis ...