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Several Bills Introduced On E-Cigarettes

The future of e-cigarettes has been placed firmly on the state Legislature’s 2020 agenda. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, proposed five pieces of legislation on Oct. 2 dealing with e-cigarettes. All five have been referred to the Assembly’s Health Committee. The legislation ...

Pine Valley Prepares Vote; Down To 3 Super Finalists

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Central School District is close. The school district is currently gearing up for a Nov. 12 vote on a $9.8 million proposed capital improvements project that would take effect in 2021. The district is also down to three finalists in its search for a new ...

Candidates Discuss Education Spending

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four-part series featuring the two 57th State Senate District special election candidates — George Borrello and Austin Morgan. Can state education spending be reined in while still providing school districts enough funding to continue teaching ...

Paying Respects

DUNKIRK — Escorted by the Patriot Guard motorcycles from the Buffalo airport, Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker returned to where he grew up after 70 years. Members of the Sons of Liberty, New York State Police and family members were part of the ride from the Queen City to Dunkirk, where ...

Prendergast Pursuing Other Means For Funding

James Prendergast Library officials hope to find increased funding within the Jamestown Public Schools District community. The Library Board of Trustees also believe a potential change with its tax collector will preserve its state aid funding. After announcing that within four years the ...

Messages From Student Prompt Investigation

A student who reportedly sent “concerning messages” to other Jefferson Middle School students was interviewed by Jamestown police Thursday. Dr. Bret Apthorpe, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent, released the following statement: “We learned this morning of concerning messages ...

Number Of Americans With No Religious Affiliation Grows

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, Pew said Thursday that 65% ...

Efficient And Effective

KENNEDY — The company that owns a local feed mill that has served Chautauqua County area farmers and retailers for more than four decades announced it is closing its town of Poland plant. Cargill Inc. said the 1029 Poland Center Road location will shut its doors by Nov. 29. The company ...

Missing Woman Found Dead After 4-Day Search

A Panama woman who went missing earlier this week, sparking a widespread search that included several police agencies and hundreds of volunteers, ended Wednesday evening when the 74-year-old Diana R. Chase was found dead. Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone said Chase’s body was ...

No Changes Made To Proposed 2020 Budget

No changes were made to the proposed 2020 budget for the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office during a Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety meeting. On Wednesday, Patrick Swanson, Chautauqua County district attorney, discussed the reasons why he needs an additional one and ...

SUNY Holds Domestic Violence Event At JCC

The State University of New York has the backs of its students, a message that was evident on Wednesday on the Jamestown campus. Corresponding with the month of October that is designated for domestic violence awareness, the SUNY system has been holding “SUNY’S Got Your Back” events ...

‘Just In Shock’

BLOCKVILLE — The search for a missing Panama woman entered its second full day Tuesday. Members from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Forest Rangers and dozens of fire departments and volunteers, resumed their search for 74-year-old Diana R. Chase, who was ...

County Officials Say ‘Glitch’ Cause Of Alert Error

Chautauqua County officials said they are trying to pinpoint how an emergency alert was sent to mobile phone users Tuesday afternoon. The alert, “Local Area Emergency in this area until 1:00 PM EDT Monitor Radio or TV ALL IPAWS-S,” was sent to an unknown number county residents around ...

Candidates Discuss Policy For Economic Development

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of a four-part series featuring the three mayoral candidates. Has the economic development of the city’s downtown and residential neighborhoods been moving in the right direction? The Post-Journal asked each of the three candidates running for mayor, ...

Study: Opioid Crisis Cost US Economy $631B Over 4 Years

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period is unrealized lifetime earnings of those ...

Serving The Public

A local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary exists, regardless if it has largely operated under the radar. And for Jim Lindstrom and Jim Stenger, it was a perfect fit for them in retirement. The local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, based out of Dunkirk, is a volunteer agency within the U.S. Coast Guard ...

Company Ordered To Pay Back Wages

A Buffalo-based company with an office in Jamestown has been ordered to pay nearly $125,000 in back wages, fines and damages. Jose Melendez and Urban, Heidenreich, Melendez and Associates LLC, also referred to as Cash Group Southern Tier, were recently found to be in violation of sections of ...

Several Departments Aid In Search For Missing Woman

Police agencies and volunteer firefighters from nearly 20 departments spent Monday searching for a missing Panama woman. The search for Diana R. Chase, 74, continued throughout the night and is expected to resume today following a briefing at 7 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone ...

City Housing, Neighborhoods Discussed By Candidates

Editor’s Note: This is the third of a four-part series featuring the three mayoral candidates. Affordable housing is an important issue in the city, which is why the three candidates running for mayor discussed the topic during a debate at The Post-Journal. The Post-Journal asked each of ...

‘Lots Of Laughs’

When John Archer and his sister Virginia Johnson, sit together discussing lifetime memories, names, dates and locations come out of their mouths like they were talking about last week. Amazingly, the sibling team was born in the 1920s with John now being 90 and his sister 92-years old. Dr. ...