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17 New COVID Cases Reported By Health Dept.

Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday by the Chautauqua County Health Department, increasing the number of active cases to 68. Six of the new cases are located in Dunkirk with four in Jamestown. Other positive test locations included: two in Fredonia and Lakewood and one case ...

Chamber Honors 10 Residents At Banquet

A surprise award stole the show Thursday at the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s 20th annual awards banquet. During an event that recognized more than 10 county residents for their contributions throughout 2020, the unscheduled announcement by the CLN honored Tranum for his 21 ...

Local Art Galleries Partner To Produce Virtual Fall Foliage Art Show

Three local art galleries have joined together for the first time to create a virtual fall foliage art show, opening Oct. 14 and running through Oct. 22. The Chautauqua Art Gallery in Lakewood, the Portage Hill Art Gallery on Route 394 between Mayville and Westfield, and the Living Glass ...

National Good Neighbor Day Celebrated

For the third consecutive year, Community Bank N.A. celebrated National Good Neighbor Day recently. Branches across the bank’s four-state footprint marked the day by donating a total of $60,000 to nonprofits in the community. To mark Good Neighbor Day 2020, each branch chose an ...

Concord Vineyard Program Enters Year 3

PORTLAND — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is heading into the third of five years of the Vineyard Improvement Program. October 2020 marks the “sweet spot” of the program. There is still the maximum amount of time available for ...

Rotary To Hold Gold Rush Virtual Event

On Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville will hold its virtual Gold Rush event, a charity fundraiser to raise $2,400 in student scholarships and $2,000 for various community service projects. A few of the 250 tickets remain for this reverse draw giveaway for ...

October Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

AAA officials are reminding motorists that October is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In 2018, 2,841 people died in distracted driving crashes in America, according to the latest data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “Some motorists may feel that ...

Scholarship Established To Remember Salamanca Teacher

SALAMANCA — Nelson Beard’s love for teaching took him across the globe – to South Korea and China to Hoke County, North Carolina – but he found a home as an educator in the Salamanca school district. Beard, who passed away unexpectedly in 2017 at the age of 35, became a steady fixture ...

Mozart Club Announces Five Josephine Fenton Gifford Scholarship Winners

Each year the Mozart Club of Jamestown offers the Josephine Fenton Gifford Scholarship to talented high school seniors preparing to attend college to study music. This year scholarships were given to the following students: ¯ Maximillion Hagel, Southwestern Central School, tenor, ...

High Temps Made For Plenty Of Summer Fun

Summers in Western New York continue to get warmer, with July of this year featuring temperatures averaging 70 degrees or greater. According to David Thomas, climate program meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Buffalo, this summer was tied for second warmest on record. ...

CRCF Honors Herbst With Community Award

Cristie Herbst made history as The Post-Journal’s first female editor and last night made history, again, as the first virtual recipient of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s John D. Hamilton Community Service Award. “The Community Foundation annually celebrates the very best ...

County Reports 9 New COVID-19 Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The new cases include five who reside in the Dunkirk zip code, two in Fredonia, one in Jamestown and one in Lakewood. There remains 53 active cases for those who continue to recover under orders from ...

Manufacturing Month Noted At JCC During October

Manufacturing Month is being commemorated at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses during October. The economic impact of manufacturing in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties will be emphasized in ceremonies sponsored by JCC, the Manufacturers ...

DEC Accepting Public Comment On Gateway Lofts Project

Before the Gateway Center can be renovated into the Gateway Lofts apartment project, a Brownfield Cleanup Program needs to be implemented to clean up contamination at the site. The clean up plan developed by Southern Tier Environments for Living Inc., the lead developers of the Gateway Lofts ...

State Extends Inspection, Registration Expiration Dates

ALBANY — New York has again extended the expiration date of annual vehicle inspections, registrations and driver’s licenses that otherwise would have lapsed during the coronavirus pandemic, validating them for at least another month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order early Monday ...

Back To Class?

Several parents raised concerns to the Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday night regarding what they believe to be a lack of clear information regarding a return to in-person education for students in grades 10 through 12. Frank Galeazzo, who spoke at an August board ...

Thirteenth COVID-19 Death Reported In County

For the second straight day, Chautauqua County is reporting a death that is being tied to COVID-19. On Tuesday, the county said a man in his 60s with underlying conditions died. In addition, there were three new cases of the virus, all from Dunkirk. There are 48 active cases and 295 cases ...

New Liquor Store Opens In Sherman

SHERMAN — Bill Piazza and his fiancee Kelly Becker know about customer service. Piazza worked for Quality Markets for 30 years and Becker has a long history in restaurants: her parents owned Monagan’s Pizza in Jamestown. And after almost three years of success with their most ...

Ellicott Town Board Releases Budget Plan

FALCONER — There is a slight tax levy increase and a double digit tax rate decrease for the villages and the town in the tentative 2021 Ellicott budget. On Monday, the Ellicott Town Board discussed the tentative budget during a special meeting. In the proposed budget, the tax levy will ...

Algorithm Boosts Efficiency, Nutrition For Food Bank Ops

ITHACA — Cornell systems engineers examined data from a busy New York state food bank and, using a new algorithm, found ways to better distribute and allocate food, and elevate nutrition among its patrons in the process. “In order to serve thousands of people and combat food insecurity, ...