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Line The Streets

For the 27th consecutive year, motor enthusiast lined and packed downtown streets to see roadsters, muscle cars or classic automobiles. On Friday, the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce presented, with partner Der Kobblers Automobile Association, the Jamestown Cruise-In. The annual ...

Testimony Leads To Mistrial For Man Accused Of Sexual Assault

MAYVILLE — After four days of testimony and a week of jury selection, a mistrial was declared in the sexual assault case of Conewango resident Dennis L. Park. Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley made the ruling following an extended recess Friday. Park, 34, is facing charges of ...

Residents Respond To Proposed Gravel Pit

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Town Board assembled recently in the town hall amid a standing room-only crowd of residents attending the regularly scheduled meeting to voice their disapproval concerning a proposed gravel pit on Kent Street in the hamlet. Residents had become aware of ...

Across The Country

“Domestic violence has always been a personal issue for me,” said Meredith Cherry, who has been on a three-year pilgrimage across the country with her horse Apollo. Since 2017, Cherry and Apollo have traveled over 7,500 miles and across 29 states, spreading awareness of domestic abuse. ...

DNA Collections Entered Into Evidence On Day 3 Of Trial

MAYVILLE — DNA collections were entered into evidence in the ongoing rape and sexual assault trial of Conewango resident Dennis L. Park. And Tracey Rex, a nurse at UPMC Chautauqua who attended to two women who were reportedly sexual assaulted, took the stand Thursday as well. Park, 34, is ...

New York Makes Filing Harassment Claims Easier

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that makes it easier for employees to file harassment claims. S.6577/A.8421 were passed June 19 in the midst of two days of lengthy deliberations as the state legislative session came to a close. Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, voted in favor of ...

Telling Their Stories

Scores of lawsuits were filed in New York state on Wednesday — including at least four involving churches in Chautauqua County — allowing victims of childhood sex abuse to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers. Many of the claims were filed in Erie County Supreme Court, and ...

Never Too Late

A Jamestown veteran will be awarded France’s highest distinction for his participation in the liberation of France during World War II. Paul Arnone, 95, is one of six World War II veterans who will be honored during a ceremony that will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Conneaut Township ...

Rape Victim Recounts 2018 Attack In Court

MAYVILLE — Two women accusing the same man of sexual assault in July 2018 took the stand Wednesday in Chautauqua County Court. The woman alleging that 34-year-old Dennis L. Park forced her into a Jamestown laundromat bathroom and raped her remained on the stand in the second day of ...

‘Witchcraft’

He was an aircraft mechanic in World War II. Veteran Alden Smith, 94, of The Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center in Jamestown, worked on B-24s, B-29s and C-47s. Drafted in 1943, Smith served 11 years in the US Army Air Corps. The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour returned ...

Witnesses Take Stand In Day 1 Of Rape Trial

MAYVILLE — A woman who said she was sexually assaulted at a Jamestown laundromat last year took the stand Tuesday in the first day of a trial for a Conewango man. The woman, who at times had to wipe tears from her eyes, said she feared for her life inside the bathroom of the Marion Street ...

County Looks For Private Sector Airport Subsidy Support

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County officials will know in the next month whether businesses and foundations in the greater Jamestown area want a commercial air service provider. On Tuesday, George Borrello hosted a Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport sustainability meeting at Webb’s ...

Businesses Close

An independent pharmacy that started in 2004 has closed. The Southside Pharmacy’s last day of operation was Monday, owner Salim Sarvaiya told The Post-Journal. “We were bought out by CVS,” he said. “It was hard to compete with the big chains and with mail order prescriptions. They ...

Wings Of Freedom Tour Flies Into Airport

A bit of history flew into the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport on Monday. The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour returned to the airport for a four-day event that will allow area residents to experience and tour World War II-era aircraft. The planes — B-17 Flying Fortress ...

Comedy Fest Brings Fans From Across Country

National Comedy Center officials said residents from 41 states attended this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival — estimated to be the “biggest” in its 28-year history in downtown Jamestown. Those who attended from out of state said they were impressed with the local flair. ...

Ribbon Cut On Pier Improvement Project

DUNKIRK — Exactly four months and one day ago, Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Director of Planning and Development Rebecca Yanus led the groundbreaking ceremony of the pier improvement project. Despite the cold, rainy weather and vocal critics of the project, they were confident that the ...

Preserving The Past

STOCKTON — A local Revolutionary War veteran can once again rest in peace. Thomas Curtis, who settled in Stockton in the 1800s, and his wife Thankful Crandall, have recently been given a proper headstone in the Greenwood Cemetery in the town of Stockton. The two were previously buried in ...

Woodward Talks Trump, Truth At Reg

In the midst of “a governing crisis in this country” on the cusp of a presidential election, Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward had one question for the crowd of 500 at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Sunday: “Have we forgotten the lessons of Watergate?” As the ...

Two Parties Challenge Authority Of Commission

Two political parties are challenging the authority of a commission that will issue a report on fusion voting in New York state. The Conservative and Working Families parties have filed separate lawsuits in Niagara County challenging the commission, which is tasked with determining new ...

5 Children Killed In Day Care Fire In Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — An early morning fire in Pennsylvania at a residential building housing a day care center killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the ...