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Bemus Point teens Allyssa Seeley, Cameron Rowe and Taylor Samuelson are gearing up for the second annual Change For Chihopi yard sale fundraiser for Camp Chihopi. This year, the event will not only feature a yard sale, but also a pulled pork dinner and a basket auction. 
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Change For Chihopi Fundraiser Expands For Second Year

BEMUS POINT — A few area teenagers are bringing together a bigger and better fundraiser for Camp Chihopi this year. Taylor Samuelson and Allyssa Seeley, along with Cameron Rowe and Madison Russo are continuing their success with last year’s Change For Chihopi yard sale fundraiser by ...

Color Guard members gather Friday before the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk” at the Movie Plex in Dunkirk. About 20 veterans attended the premiere. 
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Veterans In Attendance At Premiere Of ‘Dunkirk’ Movie In Dunkirk

DUNKIRK — Roughly 20 veterans, including fully uniformed members of the Color Guard, were peppered among the audience of about 100 people Friday afternoon, all gathered to attend the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk” at Movie Plex on Bennett Road. Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas introduced the ...

Pictured, from left, are Joe Edwards Jr., Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company Board of Directors member;  Rich Panebianco, D&S Glass; Mike Roberts, Allied Alarm Services, Inc. president; Tim Shults, Shults Auto Group president; Mike LaTone, D & S Glass owner; Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief; Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor; Troy Barber, Dawson Doors engineer; Chris Lynn, Lynn Development Group; Todd Propheter, Jamestown building superintendent; Brenda Henderson, Dawson Metal Company Inc., executive administrator; Randy Sweeney, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director; Jeff Lehman, Jamestown director of public works.
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Donations Allow For Bulletproof Wall In JPD Lobby

By The Post-Journal editorial@post-journal.com Thanks to donations from several local organizations, a ballistic wall has been installed in the lobby of the Jamestown Police Department. Troy Barber, an engineer with Dawson Doors, designed the wall, while the demolition of the previous ...

Reed Supports Bill To Protect Testing Supplies For Diabetics

A bipartisan bill is setting out to safeguard daily access to testing supplies for diabetic Medicare beneficiaries. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is teaming up with U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo., on a bill that would strengthen protections for Medicare beneficiaries who buy ...

Pictured from left are Autumn Echo and Marco Scapelitte, founders of “Uplift Jamestown,” a Facebook page focused on sharing positivity.
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Making It Happen

Two Jamestown residents are aiming to encourage positivity for the area via social media. You may have heard of Autumn Echo and Marco Scapelitte through the arts or the music scene. The community engaging individuals have big plans, and they aren’t waiting around for someone else to do ...

Lakewood Village Beach remainsclosed as county health officials wait to retrieve water sample tests from the state. Blue-green algae was confirmed in the area earlier in the week. 
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Blue-Green Algae Keeps Local Beach Closed

LAKEWOOD — Issues of blue-green algae are popping up at the southern basin of Chautauqua Lake. Lake and county health officials say patches of blue-green algae have shown up in areas of the southern basin near shorelines in Lakewood, Fluvanna, Long Point State Park and the Bemus Point area. ...

Ownership Of Unmaintained Property May Be Transferred To Town

MAYVILLE — An unmaintained commercial parcel could be in the hands of Busti town officials, if county legislators give their approval at next week’s meeting. The tax-foreclosed property is located on Fairmount Avenue in Busti, adjacent to Big Tree Soft Serve. This week, legislators on the ...

Suspected Burglar Nabbed In Fredonia

A suspected burglar was taken into custody Friday after allegedly breaking into a Pomfret home earlier this week. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, James C. Hanson, 32, was apprehended by Fredonia police shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on an arrest warrant for second-degree ...

The Fenton History Center’s Vets Finding Vets program will host a public event in which six area World War II veterans will recount their experiences from the war at Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre on Saturday at 2 p.m.
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World War II Veterans To Speak At Public Event Saturday

Back by popular demand, a group of area World War II veterans will appear publicly to discuss their individual and shared experiences during the great global conflict. Six veterans will tell their stories at Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre at 2 p.m. Saturday in an event ...

Efforts to retrieve a vegetation harvester that capsized earlier this week have been unsuccessful. The Sheriff’s Office is keeping an eye on traffic around the vessel. 
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Efforts Unsuccessful To Retrieve Submerged Harvester

LAKEWOOD — Local efforts to retrieve a capsized lake vegetation harvester continue to be unsuccessful as lake officials turn to a new plan. The Chautauqua Lake Association's vessel has been under water near the Lakewood shoreline since Tuesday when the operator reportedly encountered rough ...

Brooks Down To Two Locations For Site Of New Hospital

DUNKIRK — The Brooks Memorial Hospital Board of Directors is in the final stages of choosing a new location for the Dunkirk-based hospital and recently received more good news for the project. Kaleida Health, Brooks’ affiliate, reported Wednesday that the board and its consultants have ...

Dr. Douglas Tallamy will be featured during the  Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival at Panama Rocks July 29-30. Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.

Wild America: Bringing Nature Home

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories in advance of the Wild America Nature Festival to be held July 29-30 at Panama Rocks. What if you could plant flowers, trees and shrubs that made your yard the envy of the neighborhood and created an ecosystem that helped protect ...

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Firefighters Called To Dunkirk Train Fire

Volunteer firefighters responded to a report of a train fire on the CSX railroad tracks between Harrington Road and Chadwick Drive in the town of Dunkirk around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The fire was quickly put out. No injuries were reported. The East Dunkirk and Sheridan Fire departments responded ...

From left, Carolynn Wesp, Royal Family Kids’ Camp director; Betsy Shepherd, Lakewood Garden Tour participant; and Mary Phaneuf, Lakewood Garden Tour participant; in front of one of the eight gardens visitors will be able to see during Greater Jamestown AM Rotary’s Lakewood Garden Tour Saturday. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Royal Family Kids’ Camp. 
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Lakewood Tour To Benefit Royal Family Kids’ Camp

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood residents with a green thumb will be showing off their gardens Saturday to assist in giving local children a summer camp experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the second annual Greater Jamestown AM Rotary’s Lakewood Garden Tour will be held to benefit the Royal Family ...

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Benefit To Be Held At Falconer Fire Department

Wendy Wickstrom DelValle has long given service to the village of Falconer and its fire department. But now, in her time of need, the Falconer community is ready to give back. Last year, DelValle was diagnosed with brain cancer and is now undergoing treatment. To help with the cost of medical ...

Dave McCoy, county watershed coordinator, discusses a grant the county intends to receive to assist in the purchase of equipment for near-shore cleanup on Chautauqua Lake. During Wednesday’s Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting, McCoy told county legislators the state grant will look to help the Chautauqua Lake Association buy new equipment.
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Legislators Commit Funds For New Stormwater Study

MAYVILLE — A study is underway in the Lakewood-Busti area to better address stormwater management around Chautauqua Lake. Now, a similar endeavor is gaining traction in the Mayville-Chautauqua area with the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance’s assistance. On Wednesday, ...

Efforts to retrieve a vegetation harvester that capsized earlier this week have been unsuccessful. The Sheriff’s Office is keeping an eye on traffic around the vessel. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

No One Injured After Harvester Capsizes Tuesday

Douglas Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association executive director, reported that at 1 p.m. Tuesday, a lake vegetation harvester encountered rough water and capsized off the Lakewood shoreline while being towed back to the Chautauqua Lake Association headquarters for service. Just before it ...

Scott Kennedy, director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, offered observations on how America and China have traded places economically and otherwise on the world stage at Chautauqua Institution on Tuesday morning.

China, US Economic Dominance Discussed In Lecture

CHAUTAUQUA — China and the U.S. have switched places on the world stage when it comes the to economy, with China leading the charge into many areas where the U.S. is lagging. Scott Kennedy gave Chautauqua Institution a look into what has changed and where China and the U.S. succeed and ...

Pine Valley To Increase Price Of School Meals

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Central School District has decided to increase meal costs by 20 cents across the board. This comes after a stipulation was included in the most recent budget saying that the cafeteria fund was no longer going to be receiving money from the general fund, ...

Three Children Injured Sunday After Vehicle Leaves Road

Three children were seriously injured Sunday after a vehicle veered off a road in the town of Freedom and struck a parked car and multiple pedestrians. The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m., when Richard J. Neamon Jr., 18, of Freedom, reportedly left Route 98 and collided into a Dodge ...