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Prevention Works, HOPE Chautauqua Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Prevention Works and HOPE Chautauqua is inviting the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community. It encourages parents, educators, business ...

Audubon Enchanted Forest Has Second Opportunity, Repeating October 24

Enchanted Forest, Audubon Community Nature Center’s non-scary Halloween event, sold out early this year, prompting Audubon officials to offer a second night on Saturday, Oct. 24. In the Enchanted Forest, animals have the ability to speak human language and communicate with visitors. After ...

Chautauqua Plans In-Person Events In 2021

Chautauqua Institution officials are planning to hold in-person events next summer. In a video sent to Chautauqua Institution members, Michael Hill, institution president, said some dates have already been scheduled. More information will be released once plans to comply with federal and state ...

Jamestown Native Appears On Blues Song ‘Travel On’

Jamestown native Sylvie Yannello appears on New York blues artist Mike Muller’s latest release, “Travel On.” Muller wrote the song in 2011 on the sudden death of his cousin’s teenage son. Yannello reconceived the song as a duet for piano and voice, writing an Allen Toussaint-inspired ...

Skidmore Receives Mason Award

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County hosted their annual “Salute To Labor” dinner recently at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron honoring Steve Skidmore, a member and current president of the CSEA 6300 Labor Union, as the 2020 Joseph H. Mason Community Service Award recipient. ...

Mayor: Water Is Fine For Drinking

FREDONIA — Fredonia Mayor Douglas Essek reaffirmed Monday that village water is safe to drink and use following a notice that a local state of emergency had been extended. The declaration extension, issued Sunday and based on the recommendation of the Chautauqua County Department of Health ...

City Man Faces Charges After Stealing Purse On Saturday

A Jamestown man who allegedly stole a woman’s purse from a grocery store parking lot and was later found hiding under a bed is facing charges. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called at 2:50 p.m. Saturday to Tops Markets on Foote Avenue for a report of a man taking a ...

‘Everybody Loved Him’

HANOVER — Timothy Domenico will always be remembered in the town of Hanover. Family members, the Hanover Town Board, the highway department, and members of the water and sewer departments gathered Sept. 29 at the highway building in Hanover to dedicate the property in his name. According to ...

Weapon, Drugs Lead To Charges For City Man

By The Post-Journal editorial@post-journal.com A traffic stop by New York State Police in Jamestown led to the arrest of a 28-year-old city man and the discovery of a weapon and numerous drugs, including cocaine and fentanyl. On Wednesday, troopers charged Devonte Chandler, 28, with two ...

Borrello: Make NourishNY Permanent

The Nourish NY program has been so successful that state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, wants to see the program continue after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. NourishNY began as an effort by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help both farmers and food banks in the state. Dairy farmers were dumping ...

DEC Requesting Public Comment On Plaza Project

Before a new building can be built at the former Tastee Corners & Cafe locate in the Southside Plaza in Jamestown, the state Department of Environmental Conservation needs to approve a Brownfield Cleanup Program remedy plan. As part of the cleanup plan, the DEC is inviting the public ...

10,000 Absentee Ballot Applications Received

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County election commissioners Norm Green and Brian Abram announced Thursday that the county Board of Elections has received over 10,000 absentee ballot applications for the Nov. 3 General Election. “We have received over 10,000 applications and true to our word, over ...

Revolving Around Jupiter

WARREN, Pa. — When a sonogram showed Jupiter Manross’ long bones were not as long as they should be, her parents, Marc and Amber of Warren County, went for more testing. “At 20 weeks, we discovered Jupiter’s long bones were measuring short,” Marc Manross said. After numerous tests ...

5th Catt. Virus Death Reported In Oct.

Another individual in Cattaraugus County has died from the corornavirus. The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced Friday that a 71-year-old female died due to COVID-19 related compilations. “She was 71 year old female who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome ...

Bemus Point-Stow Ferry — The Living History Continues

Did you know that the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry has been a continuous presence on Chautauqua Lake since 1811? In that year, Chautauqua County granted Thomas Bemus a license to operate such a vessel as a commercial enterprise. Early versions of the ferry were little more than rafts, first rowed or ...

Charges Filed In Drowning Of 2-Year-Old

WARREN, Pa. — Charges have been filed in connection with an August drowning in Warren County that claimed the life of a 2-year-old child. And one of the accused is the child’s mother. Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police filed felony child endangerment charges against Nichol V. ...

League Seeks Questions For Wed. Debate

The League of Women’s Voters of Chautauqua County will hold a Meet The Candidates Forum via a Zoom Platform on Wednesday to be broadcast starting the following day. The forum will be approximately two hours long. Two sessions, one hour each, will be recorded without an audience and ...

‘To The Rescue’

SHERMAN — To say that the people who operate Little Angels Animal Sanctuary and Small Companion Advocacy Team in Chautauqua County are passionate about rescuing cats and other small mammals is a serious understatement. Paula Murdock Briggs, founder of Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, and ...

Zoning Board Approves Handicapped Drop Off

An area variance has been approved to allow for a handicapped drop off area, with parking, at a downtown church. On Wednesday, the city Zoning Board of Appeals approved two area variances for First Lutheran Church, located at 120 Chandler St., Jamestown. The variances were necessary because in ...