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Italian Fest Is All About Tradition, Heritage

Over 50 years of Italian heritage returned to Allen Street on Saturday. The Festa Di San Giacoma, which means the St. James Festival, and commonly referred to as the Italian Festival, was again kicking the smell of Italian sausage, peppers and onions throughout the city. The St. James Parish ...

Viking Ship ‘Norseman’ To Sail Chautauqua Lake

The Viking ship “Norseman” will be sailing on Chautauqua Lake, weather permitting, on Friday morning, July 20, and be on display at the 2018 Scandinavian Folk Festival. The ship is 40 feet long and is a replica of a Gokstad Viking ship. Viking ships ranged from 20 to 120 feet. The ...

Grants Help Local Fire Departments With Equipment, Training

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the foundation is highlighting 40 stories that are indicative of the impact foundation-funded programs and initiatives have had on the community. This week’s story ...

Best-Selling Author, Journalist Colin Woodard Speaks At Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — Best selling author and award-winning journalist Colin Woodard recently spoke at the Hall of Philosophy inside Chautauqua Institution where he discussed a different side of political party lines. Woodard is a contributing editor at Politico as well as a state and national ...

Wild America Nature Festival to Be Held July 28, 29

Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival, scheduled for July 28-29 at Panama Rocks, was created to help strengthen an emotional connection to the natural world and to facilitate understanding and respect for wild animals. One of this year’s featured presenters is nationally- ...

City Man Convicted Of Drug Charges

BUFFALO — A federal jury has convicted Andrew Garner, 37, of Jamestown of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel L. Violanti and Emmanuel O. Ulubiyo, who handled the ...

Mayor: Clinic Officials Agree To Seek New Site

DUNKIRK — It appears the methadone clinic will be looking at other options for a future site in Dunkirk. Mayor Willie Rosas announced this week that after meeting for several hours with officials from Hispanics United of Buffalo in regard to the proposed opioid clinic, the organization has ...

National Comedy Center Bill Advances

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed announced Thursday that his bill to officially designate the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, and recognize it as the only museum of its kind that exists for the exclusive purpose of celebrating comedy in all its forms, passed unanimously in the House Natural Resources ...

Future Of Land Bank Discussed

MAYVILLE — With no dedicated state budgetary funding and not knowing when the fourth round of funding from the state Attorney General’s Office will be awarded, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation officials are perplexed about their future financial situation. On Wednesday during their ...

Bemus Point To Hold Classic Boat Show Saturday

BEMUS POINT — The 20th annual Chautauqua Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Village Park and Village Casino docks in Bemus Point. The event includes water displays on the Village Casino docks, land displays in Bemus Point Village park, ...

Historian Discusses Annie Oakley Visiting County Court

When she was at her most lethal, famed sharpshooter Annie Oakley was usually carrying a Winchester or a Remington rifle. When “The Little Sure Shot” visited Chautauqua County Court in 1906, however, she was carrying an even more powerful weapon — the truth. On Wednesday, Michelle ...

Several Charged In Drug Bust At Blue Heron Festival

From July 5-8, the New York State Police and the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office conducted an investigation into drug sales occurring in and around the Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman. The New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and troopers from the ...

Ripley School Finance Committee Yet To Meet

The Ripley Central School District began to heal as Board President Bob Bentley described it after William Caldwell was announced as the new district superintendent during a June board of education meeting. Following a failed school budget re-vote, Bentley told The Post-Journal the finance ...

McKee Headed To Girls’ State

Shannon McKee of Chautauqua is one of 360 young women selected to attend the 77th American Legion Auxiliary Girls State session in Brockport. As part of the annual program, students are chosen from their local high schools to spend a week learning about the inner workings of state, local and ...

P-J Bingo Contest Winner

Kathleen Ingrao, of Falconer, was named the winner of The Post-Journal’s 2018 coverall BINGO contest. Ingrao coveralled all spots in the annual contest, winning $1,000 as a result. Ingrao is pictured with Andrew Gee, circulation director with The Post-Journal. Submitted photo

Westfield Author Wins Indie Award

WESTFIELD — “Alvar’s Spear” by Westfield resident Charles Freedom Long has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2018. “Alvar’s Spear” is the Gold Medal Winner of the Science Fiction category in the 2018 Next ...

Cattaraugus Man Faces Arson Charges

CATTARAUGUS — A 20-year-old is facing arson and burglary charges following an investigation into a fire at the former Cattaraugus Central School. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday the arrest of Gage C. Weyrough of Cattaraugus after an investigation into the June ...

Concerns Raised Over Water Plan

Even before the North County Water District board of directors moved forward last month with plans to discuss adding the village of Fredonia as a partner with the city of Dunkirk, it got an earful about one other potential supplier: the Erie County Water Authority. Both village Mayor ...

‘A Playful Space’

CHAUTAUQUA — Moments such as infamous battles, assassinations, civil rights marches and famous speeches are remembered in time forever, but Steven Johnson, innovator and author, argues there is another moment that should be added to the list: Moments of play that made the modern ...

Carrying On A Legacy

Through July 20, United Refining Company’s Kwik Fill and Red Apple Food Mart locations will be selling paper cards to raise money for the 22nd annual Laurel Memorial Run and Walk. This is the 16th straight year that Laurel Run organizers have partnered with United Refining. The cards will ...