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BPU Says No Changes To Recycling Credit Program

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will be changing to single commodity recycling, but will not be altering its recycling credit program. David Leathers, BPU general manager, said the recycling credit program that decreases a solid waste customers payment during a billing period will ...

Gazebo Concert To Feature Bluegrass

CHERRY CREEK — The music of Old Dawg Bluegrass will fill the air of the Memorial Park in Cherry Creek as the 2019 Summer Gazebo Concert Series continues Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. The Memorial Park is located on Main Street, behind the Town Hall. Old Dawg Bluegrass is known for ...

Kids Day In Findley Lake A Way To ‘Give Back’

FINDLEY LAKE — Kids Day in Findley Lake, which draws children and families alike, took place on Saturday. The event, which has been promoted and paid for every year since 2013 by Our Own Candle Company, was again called a great success, with plenty of sunshine and a multitude of activities ...

Board Discusses Increase In Deer Population

LAKEWOOD — An increasing deer population locally was discussed by the Lakewood Village Board on Monday. Several local residents expressed concern regarding amount of property damage that is being caused by the deer. “There have been so many deer in my backyard,” said Lakewood resident ...

Former Council President Selected For Fellowship

A former Jamestown City Council president will be able to take his experience dealing with a fiscally stressed city and apply it to a research fellowship. The Rockefeller Institute of Government announced that Greg Rabb, Jamestown Community College political science professor, was one of four ...

Whirlybird Brings Music Fans Downtown

Dozens of bands, musicians, comedians and fans of music filled downtown Jamestown over the weekend, filling a variety of venues and playing a myriad of genres. “I was incredibly impressed by all the artists,” said Miki Girts, founder and organizer of Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival. ...

Several Tree Limbs Downed In Storm

A storm that moved through the Jamestown area knocked several tree limbs down Saturday night. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department and crews with the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and city Parks Department were alerted for the various downed branches as the storm passed. A ...

City Home Damaged By Fire Sunday

A city home was damaged by fire early Sunday. Jamestown firefighters were called to 332 Camp St. around 3:15 a.m. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story home, with fire appearing at the rear of the property. Lt. Bruce Sheldon of the Jamestown Fire Department said the ...

Wild America: Imagine Living In A World Without Bees

Imagine a world without apples, grapes, peaches, plums, watermelon, avocados, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, walnuts and countless other fruits, vegetables and nuts that need bees to pollinate them. Bees are really important — and not just honey bees but also the over ...

Investigations On Child Lead Poisoning Cases To Increase

The number of child lead poisoning cases the Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Department will have to investigate will significantly increase after Oct. 1. On Wednesday, Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller, Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Department healthy communities ...

House Of Glass

CHAUTAUQUA — For more than 20 years, Ira Glass has informed and entertained millions of listeners a week through his nonfiction storytelling show and podcast “This American Life.” On Saturday, Glass brought that energy of his show — complete with funny anecdotes and audio clips — ...

State Assembly Members Vote Against Public Assistance

Republicans in the state Assembly largely voted against an extension of legislation exempting some income and assets from being counted against those applying for public assistance. Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, voted against the legislation in the Social Services Committee ...

Farm Bureau President Speaks About Labor Act

Editor’s Note: On Thursday, The Post-Journal spoke with Richard Kimball, president of the Chautauqua County Farm Bureau, about the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act. Some of those comments needed additional context. Below, The Post-Journal provides context to Kimball’s remarks so that ...

Growing Reputation

CHAUTAUQUA – Roy Speckhardt was initially confused why he was invited to speak at Chautauqua Institution as part of its interfaith lecture series because he is simply not a man of faith, at least not in the traditional sense. “Well when I reviewed the description of the interfaith ...

Laurel Run

Friday afternoon "Laurel-thon" runners were welcomed in Washington Park as they carried the Laurel Run flags. The relay started in Jamestown around 6 a.m. and the last leg of the relay arrived in Dunkirk around 1 p.m. Today, Laurel Run celebrations continue in Silver Creek with opening ...

Infants Center Of Attention At County Fair Parade

DUNKIRK — With just eight participants, the Chautauqua County Fair Baby Parade was a bit smaller than usual; however, eight judging categories meant that every baby was a winner on Thursday. The parade, which is open to all babies under the age of two, took place at the Arthur R. Maytum ...

Animal Barns

While it may not take fair goers very long to walk through the animal barns at the Chautauqua County Fair, the nine 4-H barns and buildings actually represent months of hard work of the many club members, families and volunteers. 4-H Teen Ambassadors and Emily Reynolds, executive director ...

Falconer Grad Helps Support Summer Program

FALCONER – Graduating 13 months ago, Kathryn Jaroszynski returned to Falconer Central School with a purpose. Jaroszynski, the FCS 2018 valedictorian, is using funds from the 2019 Clark Engineering Scholar Program to support a summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ...

County To Vote Again On Pops Funding

MAYVILLE — Confusion in what source will assist in funding the Chautauqua Lake Pops will cause the Chautauqua County Legislature to vote again. On Wednesday, Kathleen Dennison, Chautauqua County budget director, told the Planning and Economic Development Committee that a resolution the ...

Community Help

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities 20th annual Cents for St. Susan’s campaign finished its two-month effort with a total of $19,465 raised for the local soup kitchen. That brings the 20-year total of funds raised by the community during the BPU’s “Cents for St. Susan’s” ...