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Cassadaga Mayor Resigns From Village Position

CASSADAGA — As of Friday, May 3, the village of Cassadaga no longer has a mayor, essentially. Upon visiting the village’s website, one will immediately see a list of village officials on the right side of the page, beneath the banner photograph. The first position, mayor, is ...

‘Unified Effort’

Herbicide applications for five municipalities around Chautauqua Lake are getting nearer, and no one’s situation is exactly like another’s. The boards of trustees for the villages of Lakewood and Celoron both voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize their village leaders to soon sign ...

JHS Teacher Involved In Lawsuit Resigns

The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education approved the resignation of Larry Bentzoni, a high school teacher. Bentzoni was previously placed on paid administrative leave following a 2018 classroom incident that resulted in him being charged by the Jamestown Police Department. Bentzoni ...

Partnerships Key To JPS Spending Proposal

Despite having no members of the public present, Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Bret Apthorpe again described the proposed school budget as being tailored toward the community. The near $90.7 million 2019-20 school budget proposal focused on three goals: student achievement, ...

Assault Probe Leads To Gun, Meth Discovery

Two Jamestown residents were jailed after an assault investigation led to the discovery of a sawed-off shotgun and a “large quantity” of methamphetamine. Jacob R. Graham, 18, and Tyler N. Tedesco, 23, were taken into custody Tuesday after detectives with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task ...

Few Cases Of Sex Abuse In BSA Reported Locally

Definitions and data have become the sticking points in public disagreements between Jeff Anderson & Associates and the Boy Scouts of America regarding child sexual abuse. The law firm has requested the BSA release the names of “thousands of offenders from their secret files,” ...

‘A Good Thing For Everybody’

LAKEWOOD — “The DEC has told us no permits in Busti,” Town Supervisor Jesse Robbins said at Monday’s board meeting. With that knowledge, town board members unanimously agreed to financially assist two villages with money the town had originally planned to spend treating its own ...

Good, Bad Of Fred Fest Discussed By Mayor

FREDONIA — Fredonia survived another spring party weekend among its college students, and village officials had plenty to say, both good and bad, at Village Hall on Monday night. Mayor Athanasia Landis began her report at the Board of Trustees meeting with a two-minute statement on “Not ...

Regaining Life

Ginger Blair-Farmer just wants her normal life back. Diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, Blair-Farmer is scheduled to begin dialysis treatment if a donor fails to come forward before her kidney essentially shuts down. “I would be getting back life,” she said of receiving a ...

Local Airport ‘Thriving’ Despite No Commercial Air Service

The Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport is “thriving.” That according to Louis Nalbone, the owner of three companies providing fixed-base operator services at the airport. A fixed-base operator provides aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft ...

Recent Grad Seeks Clymer School Board Position

CLYMER — During times of community division in Clymer, 18-year-old Jordan Wade believes he can help. Sitting in a Clymer Central School classroom in 2017, Wade watched as the ongoing merger study with a neighboring school district, at the time, divided the community and even the students ...

One-Of-A-Kind

It is one of the largest of its kind in Jamestown. However, like all musical instruments, it is in dire need of new parts so it can play for its congregants. The organ at the First Presbyterian Church in Jamestown is one-of-a-kind because of its lineage. It now needs to be refurbished and ...

Majority Leaving County For Pa.

It’s not surprising to two county elected officials that the majority of those leaving Chautauqua County end up in Pennsylvania. According to federal Internal Revenue Service tax filer migration data, the top destination for those who left Chautauqua County from 2011 to 2016 is ...

2-Year Wait For Section 8 Voucher

Around 900 Section 8 vouchers providing a federal subsidy to pay for housing are given to families and individuals in Chautauqua County. Josiah Lamp, Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. housing and community development director, said if a family or an individual qualifies for the program, it is ...

Labor Of Love

“It’s been a labor of love for everybody,” said Linda Andrews, acting director and president of the board for the Children’s Activity Corner of Jamestown. Her comment speaks to the efforts of dozens of volunteers over the past year who have helped contribute to the newest ...

State DEC Announces Herbicide Permits For Lake

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that 245.3 acres of Chautauqua Lake will be permitted for potential herbicide treatments later this year. Whether the maximum acreage receives herbicide treatments is dependent on how five municipal boards vote during ...

Former Resident Faces Charges

A little more than a month ago, a former area resident and her three friends were being lauded for their quick action and calm heads helping junior high school students get off of a burning bus on an Oklahoma interstate. Now, the former area resident faces child abuse charges. ...

Counterclaims Filed Against Brewery

The court docket between GPatti Enterprises and Jamestown Brewing Company has gotten a bit heavier. Attorneys for the entities will be in court again in mid-June for a conference on the two remaining claims from the original lawsuit filed by Jamestown Brewing Company. As The Post-Journal ...

‘Get Home Safely’

Not passing stopped school buses may seem like a no-brainer, but for schools and law enforcement a dedicated day to remind people is necessary. Local school districts participated in the statewide initiative “Operation Safe Stop” to raise awareness about motorists passing stopped school ...

Debris Defense

CELORON — Chautauqua Lake Association workers began cleanup efforts for Burtis Bay starting Wednesday. https://youtu.be/NHR_aVSycCc The south basin site of Chautauqua Lake has been home to a large buildup of aquatic native and invasive weeds that piled up significantly last year, and that ...