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FOIL Reveals Teacher Settlement

A tenured teacher at Southwestern Central School, accused of misconduct, insubordination and neglect of duty, reached a settlement agreement with the school district withdrawing the charges, and will remain an employee through the 2019-20 school year. Millissa Albano, a 7-12 science ...

Dated, Old Transmission Lines Drive Rising Costs

DUNKIRK — High costs for power to Western New York during a recent heat wave are not surprising to New York state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell. But the exhorbitant price tag was. Goodell spoke to The Post-Journal on Tuesday morning in the wake of the recent spike in prices on the New York ...

‘A Real Triumph’

ALBANY — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed ...

Cost Of Power In WNY Surged In Latest Heat Wave

DUNKIRK — Temperatures were not the only thing soaring during last week’s uncomfortable heat wave. Electricity prices to Western New York were also sizzling. On Thursday, as the thermometer in Western New York neared 90 degrees around 2:30 p.m., power costs to the region were at ...

BPU Seeks Change To Recycling System

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will implement single commodity recycling this year. David Leathers, BPU general manager, announced the decision during the BPU’s monthly board meeting Monday. The change will officially be voted on by the board at its next meeting Monday, Aug. 26, ...

Deal Sealed On Federal Budget, Ensuring No Shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over the possibility of a government ...

Reasons To Dance

A little piece of Scandinavia was on full display at Jamestown Community College over the weekend. “This whole event is just about celebrating our Scandinavian heritage,” said Don Sandy, event coordinator. “This was one of the major Scandinavian communities in our country. After ...

Companies Seek Decrease In Property Tax Assesments

Several companies are asking the state Supreme Court in Mayville to decrease the tax assessment on their Jamestown properties. The impact on the city’s tax base, if all of the companies are granted assessment reductions, could be as much as $4,104,728. A Niagara Falls rental unit company is ...

GOP: Fix Issues In MWBE Program

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding and extending the state’s Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises program. Some legislators, however, have concerns that the program isn’t working as it should. The legislation increases agency and authority discretionary ...

Heat, Humidity Grip East Coast As Midwest Gets Reprieve

BOSTON — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. “Sunday has been canceled,” the ...

Reporting For Duty

An eight-year veteran and highly decorated member of the Jamestown Police Department recently made his last collar, while a new hire is starting to grow into his. K-9 Mitchell, a German shepherd who received the prestigious Police Cross and Medal of Valor after being wounded in November 2016 ...

NYC Dem Alleges Use Of Racist Words

Several times in his floor debate over a bill to change the state’s public assistance system, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, used phrases like “real world” or “working world.” Debate over that legislation can be found in the companion story beneath this story. At ...

State To Make Welfare Sanctions More Difficult

Legislation that would make it harder for public assistance to be reduced or decreased as a sanction for violating the program’s rules has passed the state Legislature. A.2455A/S.3840A is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s review and possible signature. It passed the state Assembly 94-50 ...

Iran’s Poking At West Heightens Risks Of Missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation that could lead to an armed conflict with ...

‘Orbital Perspective’

CHAUTAUQUA – Scott Kelly said the experience of an “orbital perspective” changed his life after spending 500 days in space. Kelly, a retired astronaut, has been to space four different times, once on a six-month mission and another for a year from 2015 to 2016. Upon return from the ...

Man Drowns In Barcelona Harbor, Body Recovered

WESTFIELD - A Jamestown man in his early 20s drowned Friday. The Chautauqua County Water Emergency Team, along with other rescue agencies in the region responded to Barcelona Harbor in Westfield at 4:25 p.m. According to The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, John R. Penhollow, 24, ...

What NASA Has Accomplished

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in an occasional series on the 50th anniversary of historic events. Toward the end of a tumultuous decade, the world could marvel at what NASA’s Apollo program had accomplished. The ambitious undertaking was born partly from the commitment of the United ...

Sports Complex To Open ‘On Schedule’

FALCONER — Stephen Penhollow, staring out earlier this week at the recently laid all-weather football field at Falconer Central School, said the multi-purpose sports complex will be used for more than just simply football. Penhollow, Falconer district superintendent, said the field is for ...

Herbicide Applications Done For This Year

There will be no further herbicide applications this year on Chautauqua Lake. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has denied the town of Ellery’s application to apply herbicides in Bemus Bay. The town requested the application of Aquathol K and Navigate for one day between ...

Stay Cool

Chautauqua County will have 16 cooling centers available throughout the weekend while a heat advisory remains in effect. The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued the heat advisory Thursday afternoon after anticipating a heat index greater than 95 degrees for today and Saturday. An ...