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Clerks May Be Called On To Accept Ballots

Local city, town and village clerks may have a role to play in November’s election. Sen. Rachel May, D-Syracuse, has sponsored S.8918B with Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-New York City, signing on as a co-sponsor of the bill. May’s legislation would amend the state Election Law to allow Board of ...

Ready To Launch

Over the next two years, four more boat storage buildings will be constructed at the marina along Fluvanna Avenue that sits on the border of the city of Jamestown and the town of Ellicott. On Tuesday, the city Planning Commission approved the site plan for the construction of new ...

‘Hateful’ Message Against Police Left Near Home

The Jamestown Police Department is investigating a series of “hateful” messages written in spray paint disparaging law enforcement. The messages are believed to have been written between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8:15 a.m. Wednesday on both the street and private walkway near an Arlington Avenue ...

Whitaker, JPS Board Respond To Concerns

Jamestown Public Schools officials and board of education members are aiming to better communicate with parents and students in the days ahead regarding the modifications made to the district’s reopening plan released late last week. A handful of parents addressed board members during a ...

Countywide Economic Development Plan Ready To Be Implemented

It’s time to implement the countywide economic development plan. On Wednesday, an online meeting was held to announce that after two years of organizing and creating a countywide economic development plan — also know as the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth — it’s time ...

‘A Service To The People’

Local residents offered their thoughts and concerns Tuesday about recent news regarding the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service, including recently appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, have come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks as the November presidential election nears. ...

Officials Help Cut Ribbon On New Area Restaurant

Community leaders gathered outside of the newly opened restaurant Stella: A Kitchen and Bar, located on Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood, for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. Owners Bruce and Laurie Stanton both bring lifetimes of experience in the restaurant and hospitality business ...

Parents Express Concern Over JPS Reopening Plan

A handful of parents and expressed their concern over the Jamestown Public Schools’ plan to reopen schools during Tuesday night’s meeting of the board of education in the auditorium of Jefferson Middle School. The district released modifications to its plan late Friday afternoon after ...

Aviation Company Seeks To Rent Space From Airport

The Chautauqua County Airport-Jamestown may not have a commercial airline, but that doesn’t mean the airport isn’t of value. During the County Legislature’s Public Facilities Committee meeting, lawmakers took the first steps to rent out office space there. According to Ron Almeter, ...

CLA Partners With Mobitracs To Tackle Weeds

The cleanup of debris and aquatic plants throughout Chautauqua Lake has been improved this summer thanks to coordination between Mobitracs from the town of Chautauqua and Chautauqua Lake Association crews. While versatile and very effective at different types of near-shore cleanup, the ...

Tattoo Artist Still Interested In Downtown Location

If the zoning codes in Jamestown for tattoo parlors are relaxed, an artist who applied for a use variance last year, but was denied would still be interested in a downtown location. Tattoo artist Denise de la Cerda told The Post-Journal via email that she would still be interested in a ...

Arbitration Hearing For Former Firefighter

A state Supreme Court judge in Chautauqua County has ruled in favor of a former Jamestown firefighter who is seeking benefits as the result of injuries he claims he suffered on the job. Judge Lynn W. Keane, in a June 26 ruling, granted a petition by Ryan Waid compelling the city of Jamestown ...

Air Service ‘Not A Deal Breaker’ In Amazon Pitch

Local elected officials don’t see a lack of air travel within Chautauqua County as a “deal breaker” in trying to attract an Amazon distribution center to the area after its developer, Trammell Crow Company, withdrew its commitment from its originally planned site in Grand Island late last ...

Navigating The Times

Since the beginning of his superintendent tenure almost eight weeks ago, Dr. Kevin Whitaker admitted that engaging in a safe plan to return to school in the fall has led him to expand his vocabulary with new terminology. “One of those terms is ‘dwell time,’” said Whitaker, referring ...

Absentee Ballots Likely For Anyone In Nov. Election

Anyone who wants to vote by absentee ballot could be allowed to do so in the November election. A.10833 and S.8015, which would allow any registered voter to request an absentee ballot for any election through 2022, passed the Assembly 118-23 and the state Senate 42-18 last week. Assemblyman ...

City Officials Look To Relax Downtown Tattoo Parlor Regulations

City officials are working on a new local law to possibly rezone where tattoo parlors are allowed to set up shop. Last week during a Jamestown City Council work session meeting, city officials discussed reducing zoning restrictions that currently doesn’t allow for tattoo parlors in the ...

Census Enumerators To Visit Unregistered Properties

If you haven’t filled out your census form, you can expect to have someone to appear at your residence in person. According to Adam Dolce, Chautauqua County Census Committee chairman, the U.S. Census is now sending enumerators to visit properties in the county that have yet to ...

‘Prime’ Opportunity

Grand Island’s loss may become Chautauqua County’s gain. The county, according to a report by Buffalo Business First, is one of several other potential sites Amazon is looking at for its proposed “megaproject,” a regional distribution center that when completed would be one of the ...

Building Blocks

The economic disruption of COVID-19 has only become more apparent for contractors, builders and suppliers in Western New York this summer. With many building projects and contracting jobs poised to ramp up to full speed after phased reopening, increased prices and demand for treated lumber ...

Lakewood Veterans Plaque Restored

Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, when on Aug. 15, 1945, the empire of Japan announced its surrender to allies, marking the end of World War 2. The memorial fittingly coincides with recent improvements to Veterans’ Memorial Park in Lakewood. “The ...