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City Man Loses Appeal

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A Jamestown man has had three guilty pleas upheld by the Fourth Department Appellate Division. Rocco Beardsley of Jamestown had appealed his 2017 guilty pleas to charges of third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled ...

DA Critiques Bail Reform Legislation

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Patrick Swanson is not confident in the recently approved bail reform legislation. In fact he’s “less than optimistic.” Swanson, the Chautauqua County district attorney, informed the Community Justice Coordinating Council at Wednesday’s meeting about his pessimistic view of the ...

Frewsburg School Board Reviews ESSA Performance

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FREWSBURG – New standards under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) prompted the Frewsburg Central School Board of Education to review its performance. At Thursday’s regular meeting, Danielle Patti, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, presented to the board the ...

Decision Yet To Be Made On Substation Annexation

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There is still no decision from the Fourth Department Appellate Division in Rochester on the annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation. On Friday, the Appellate Division was scheduled to possibly release a decision, but no decision was released. ...

Reg Lenna To Screen ‘Poms’ On Wednesday

Community

The comedy “Poms” shows Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Admission is $5. In “Poms”, Diane Keaton plays Martha, an introverted woman who moves to a retirement community that has shuffleboard, golf, bowling and other activities. Hoping to be left alone, she ...

Mayville Seniors To Meet Thursday

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MAYVILLE — The Mayville Senior Citizens met recently for lunch. After a lunch prepared by the group, Janet Loomis, president, began the meeting. Dianne Goodrich told one funny story and one serious story and then led all in the Lord’s Prayer. Loomis led the Pledge of Allegiance. The ...

Falconer Kiwanis Club Leads Bike Safety Rodeo

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FALCONER — The Kiwanis Club of Falconer, along with the Ellicott Police Department, Falconer Central School district and Hollyloft Ski and Bike, recently held their biennial Bike Safety Education Rodeo at Falconer High School. The event was open to Falconer district students in universal ...

Canine Rescue To Host Open House Today

Community

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Arthur. He is believed to be a mastiff/shepherd mix who is less than a year old and still has some growing to do. He needs a cat-free home with an owner who can be a strong pack leader for him and he would benefit from some training ...

Adults With Diabetes Manage Disease Better

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Upstate New York adults who have diabetes are better at managing their disease than they were just a few years ago, according to a review of self-reported patient data by Univera Healthcare. More adults with diabetes are measuring their blood sugar daily, having an A1C blood test twice ...

‘Life Cycles’

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Ring Elementary School third-graders on Tuesday performed the “Life Cycles” educational musical from Bad Wolf Press. Kim Austin, Ring third grade teacher, said the musical is used as a tool to review lessons learned throughout the school year. The musical reviews plant and animal life ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Gary A. Wood, 68, of Warren, Pa., was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI with a BAC .18% or higher, failure to keep right and speed in zone. Police observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed on Busti Stillwater Road, crossing the center ...

County Impact

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“It’s been a real problem,” is how state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, responded to how the vacancy in the 57th state Senate District has impacted Chautauqua County for most of the current legislative session. The 2019 state Legislative session will end Wednesday. Since March ...

(4:41 PM) Erie Man Charged With Methamphetamine Trafficking

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An investigation into methamphetamine trafficking into and out of the Jamestown area has resulted in charges against an Erie man. At 10:10 a.m. Friday, members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force pulled over a vehicle near Exit 12 of Interstate 86 with the help of a New York State Police ...

Correction

Corrections

The name of a band that will perform Saturday at the Bemus Point Block Party was incorrectly named in Tuesday’s edition of The Post-Journal. Uptown Fever will provide music.

Business Parking Lot Extension Approved

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The Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a parking lot extension for a Third Street business. On Wednesday, the board approved the area variance to expand the existing parking lot at J. Edwards Insurance Agency, located at 800 W. Third St. The petition for the area variance was ...

Community Tips Help In Probe Of Robbery

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Tips from the community and surveillance video helped police locate the suspects involved in an armed robbery of a West Ellicott convenience store Wednesday morning. At least three people are believed to be connected to the hold up at Keystone Food Mart, 575 Fairmount Ave., in which two ...

JPD Officer Charged With Felony Resigns

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An officer with the Jamestown Police Department charged in March with criminal possession of a forged instrument has resigned. Jamestown police Chief Harry Snellings confirmed Thursday that 40-year-old Kenneth V. Nellis III resigned May 30 and is no longer with the department. Nellis, a ...

Bomb Threat Forces Closure Of Randolph Central School

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RANDOLPH — The threat of a bomb forced the closure of Randolph Central School on Thursday. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and Randolph school officials, someone called at 7 a.m. stating there was a bomb inside the school, located at 18 Main St., Randolph. The ...

State To Respect Hunting License Suspense

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New York state will honor the suspension or revocation of hunting licenses in other states under legislation that has passed both houses of the state Legislature. A.3217 passed the Assembly on June 6 and passed the Senate on Tuesday. Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, and Assemblyman ...