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Annual Fourth Of July Parade Fills Downtown Mayville

MAYVILLE — As the sidewalks filled with red, white and blue, the annual parade in Mayville was set to begin. Children lined the road, decked out head to toe in patriotic colors. After the national anthem was sang, a helicopter flew over the crowd, signifying that the parade would ...

McClurg Museum Home To Revolutionary War-Era British Cannon

WESTFIELD — As the nation celebrates Independence Day, a relic dating from the 18th-century conflict that awarded American independence sits in its Chautauqua County home as a poignant reminder of the price of freedom. For over six decades, the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s ...

Audubon Offers Tips On How To Stay Tick Free

Summers come with great relief as families bite into local produce and enjoy relaxing weather, but sometimes the summer bites back. The Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown has a few tips on how to avoid ticks. According to the Audubon, ticks typically like to hide in tall grass and ...

Three Injured After Car Strikes Tree

Three Busti residents, including a 9-year-old child, suffered minor injuries Tuesday after their vehicle slammed into a tree in Jamestown. City police said the three occupants were traveling westbound on Valleyview Avenue, when shortly before 4 p.m., the 72-year-old driver apparently suffered a ...

Retired Disney Executive Discusses Conservation

CHAUTAUQUA — Every conservation effort can make a difference, even if it’s planting a milkweed or two for monarch butterflies. That was the message Beth Stevens, Ph.D., former Disney executive who led conservation programs, presented to listeners at Chautauqua Institution’s Smith ...

Historic World Series Key In US Love Affair With National Anthem

CHICAGO — This afternoon, the crowd at Wrigley Field will be asked to stand and “gentlemen” reminded to remove their caps for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Fans who can recite the words as easily as the alphabet will sing or listen to the story of a flag that continued to ...

No Excuses: County Lists 50 ‘Things To Do’

The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau recently released a list of “50 Free and Low-Cost Things to Do in Chautauqua County this Summer.” This list included events around the area and historical sights to see in the county. Megan Arnone of the Visitors Bureau laid out the specifics of the ...

Chautauqua Institution Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

CHAUTAUQUA — Silence rushed over the audience in the new Chautauqua Amphitheater as Rossen Milanov and his Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra took center stage. The Music Director and the orchestra broke into “Overture to The Consecration of the House” by Beethoven and just like that the ...

Ashville Fire Department’s Numbers On The Rise

ASHVILLE — Fire Chief Mike Swanson glossed over the volunteer numbers this month and was overjoyed. Membership has risen at the Ashville Fire Department over the last few months. In 2015 and 2016, the fire department had 36 active members. Now, the number sits at 43 volunteer firefighters ...

Police Warn Public Of Social Media, Phone Scams

The Jamestown Police Department is advising the public to be mindful of fraudulent social media and IRS phone scams, a number of which have been reported in the past week. Police said several reports involve messages on Facebook or other social media and e-mail that inform victims they are ...

Advertising Adversity

With one generous act, two area men have recently gone from longtime acquaintances to brothers — and have the scars to prove it. That’s because Patrick Hoover of Frewsburg was the recipient of a kidney donation from Jamestown resident Paul Liuzzo, who took it upon himself to do what he ...

County Executive Candidates Discuss Tackling Drug Epidemic

Those vying to be the next Chautauqua County executive will undoubtedly find the heroin and opioid epidemic a major thorn in their side. Despite well-intentioned efforts to galvanize local agencies, raise awareness and crack down on dealers, drug overdoses — particularly among young people ...

City Utilities Non-Payment Policy Rankles Local Landlord

J. Michael Digirolamo owes the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities $853.67 for utilities he didn’t even use. Digirolamo, who owns two rental properties in the city, said according to a letter he received from the BPU, he owes the city-owned utility company money because two of his past ...

Apthorpe Appointed Next Superintendent Of Jamestown Schools

A Mayville native and Frontier Central School superintendent has been named the next leader of Jamestown Public Schools. After a five-month search, the Jamestown School Board confirmed Bret Apthorpe as superintendent during a special meeting Friday at Washington Middle School. Apthorpe, who ...

At Liberty To Discuss

One might expect that keeping a captive bald eagle happy and healthy would require a bit of work, although understanding the nature of that work can be harder to grasp. A team of volunteers with Jamestown’s Audubon Community Nature Center, however, have got the tasks associated with ...

Area Police Encourage Safety With Fireworks

Fireworks may be a staple of the Fourth of July holiday. But their reputation for freak accidents and injuries is just as well known. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fires are reported on a typical Independence Day more than any other day, with fireworks accounting for ...

Consolidation, Mergers Among Items In Competition Application

Seventy-seven meetings among the county and 23 municipalities were all it took to finalize an application to the state as part of the first Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition. County officials said Wednesday they formally submitted a list of 14 projects to the Department of ...

Ready To Uber

Ride-hailing service Uber is no longer a fantasy in Chautauqua County. As of Thursday, at 12:01 a.m., the popular app that allows people to request on-demand private drivers, was brought online in Upstate New York, the only region of the country that had yet to adopt it. Uber and Lyft, ...

JPS To Name Apthorpe As New Superintendent

The Post-Journal has confirmed that Bret Apthorpe, Ed. D., will be taking over as the superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools. The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education will be voting on the appointment during a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m. inside Washington Middle School. ...