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New ‘Memorandum Of Understanding’ Proposed

MAYVILLE ­— A new proposal on how to manage Chautauqua Lake is now in the hands of various local municipalities and stakeholders. On Wednesday, County Executive PJ Wendel, joined by county staff, unveiled the Chautauqua Lake Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a press conference in the ...

‘Wandering Cop’ Bill Introduced In Legislature

State legislators want to make it harder for bad police officers to get a job in another police department in New York state. Assemblyman Phil Ramos, D-Brentwood, and Sen. Brian Benjamin, D-New York City, have introduced A.7284/S.6489, titled the “Wandering Officers Act.” The ...

Mayville Residents Asked To Cut Water Usage In Half

MAYVILLE — The village of Mayville is asking residents to immediately cut their water usage in half for the next week. The village announced on its website that the Mayville Water Department is installing a permanent water pump in its new well. This pump replacement, which is set for ...

Silver Creek Forum Focuses On Vandalism, Reaching Out

SILVER CREEK — In response to the vandalism that has been happening in the village and the rest of Chautauqua County, the Village Board, Sheriff Jim Quattrone and Investigator Eric Vara held a community forum on Monday night at the Silver Creek baseball field. The forum also provided an ...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Active Cases Flat Locally

The number of Chautauqua County residents with COVID-19 inside the hospital remained flat, as did active cases and those in quarantine. According to information released Tuesday by the county Health Department, there were 10 hospitalizations, 112 active cases and 370 in quarantine. The county ...

City Council Discusses $5M Water Line Replacement Project

The Jamestown City Council will vote later this month to execute a $3 million grant for the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities. During a council work session meeting Monday, members discussed a resolution to execute the grant agreement with the state Environmental Facilities Corporation for ...

Greenspace To Replace Benches At Potter’s Terrace

The wooden benches that were deemed unsafe at Potter’s Terrace a couple of years ago have been removed to make way for greenspace. The Jamestown Renaissance Corp., owners of the park that is also known as AIDS Memorial Park or Wood Park, moved forward with plans last week to turn ...

Traffic Control

CASSADAGA — Originally brought to the Village Board in June of 2020, the potential reconfiguration of Park Avenue in Cassadaga to a one-way street has been shelved in favor of a different alternative: speed bumps. Peter George of the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga had originally pitched ...

Survey To Aid Sherman School Board In Its Long-Term Plans

SHERMAN — Sherman Central School Board members received an overview of the building condition survey process from the architectural firm Young & Wright at their regular meeting last month. Jerry Young, Young & Wright partner, Ashley Jewett, project manager, Elissa D’Alessandro, ...

4 Towns Seek To Share 1 Judge Position

SHERMAN — Home Rule Legislation has been sent to Albany asking the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to approve the consolidation of town courts for Clymer, French Creek, Mina and Sherman. Mark Persons, Sherman town supervisor, told The Post-Journal that all four town boards have hosted ...

City Man Facing Charges For The 11th Time In 2021

A Jamestown man facing charges for several incidents taking place over the weekend is no stranger to city jail. According to the Jamestown Police Department, 42-year-old Patrick J. Blakemore has already been arrested 11 times this year, nine alone in April. The department said the string of ...

Learner Permit Test For Class D Is Now Available Online, Saving Time At DMV

The online learner permit test for Class D (passenger vehicles) and Class M (motorcycles) is now available to New Yorkers statewide. The announcement comes after the launch of an online permit application pilot program last year. The new service allows New Yorkers to begin the permit ...

Two Westfield Seniors Awarded Rotary Scholars Of The Month Honor

WESTFIELD — Two Westfield Academy and Central School District seniors have been honored as Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Scholars of the Month. The honorees were James Northrop for March and McKenzie Wolfe for April. Each received a framed certificate as a token of ...

‘Worth The Wait’

SILVER CREEK — The redevelopment of a former lakeside restaurant continues to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. executive director, said the Hideaway Bay redevelopers — Adventure Sports Development & Tundo Construction — ...

Clymer Central School Plans May Events

CLYMER — Several Clymer Central School events are coming back this spring, though district officials are making some changes to remain within the state’s COVID-19 guidelines. Leading the way is the school’s annual May Day celebration on May 14. Typically, May Day brings the entire ...

Two Solar Projects Proposed In Dunkirk

Add the town of Dunkirk as the latest municipality to have proposed solar projects. During this week’s Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s meeting, board members heard about two new proposed solar projects, one at 3751 William St. East and the other at 10653 Brigham Road. ...

Senator: Colleges Seeing Interest In Pot, Hemp Farming

Legalization of marijuana in New York state is leading to added interest in some colleges’ agricultural programs. During discussion earlier this week of a loan forgiveness program for young farmers by the state Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Liz Krueger, D-New York City, discuss the ...

Sherman Budget To Increase Taxes 3%

SHERMAN — The Sherman Central School Board has approved a proposed 2021-22 budget of $10,638,560 that includes a 3.07% increase in the property tax rate. The estimated tax levy of $2,804,823 includes an increase of $358,226. The 3.07% increase means residents — if approved by voters — ...