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Several Trials On Docket Through End Of The Year

MAYVILLE — It’s expected to be a busy end to the year in regards to jury trials in Chautauqua County Court. On the docket are several trials to be heard in front of Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley, and in one case, a Buffalo judge for a decade-old homicide case. Jury selection ...

Never Too Late

David Phelps was born in a hospital in Batavia, N.Y., on June 4, 1928. He soon joined his brother, Roger, and two sisters, Ella and Ercel, on the family farm that his father and Uncle Earl owned together. Eventually, little brother Norman joined the Phelps family. “I especially enjoyed ...

County Seeks To Keep Local Law Enforcement Helicopter

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County officials are working to re-establish the use of a helicopter during law enforcement situations. On Sept. 18 during a Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety Committee meeting, James Quattrone, county sheriff, and PJ Wendel, R-Lakewood and legislature ...

Bill Requires Municipalities To Maintain Their Websites

Legislation introduced earlier this year in the state Senate would make it state law for municipalities to maintain websites. S.4908, sponsored by Sen. James Skoufis, D-Newburgh, would amend the state’s General Municipal Law by adding a new article titled “Municipal Websites.” The ...

Trump’s Allies In Disarray As Democrats Push Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that he expects the whistleblower at the heart of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to testify “very soon.” “All that needs to be done, at this point, is to make sure that the ...

Top Earners

Fire and police department employees are among the highest paid in the city. Earlier this month, the Jamestown City Council received information on the highest paid city employees in 2018 and year-to-date in 2019. The Post-Journal filed a Freedom Of Information Law request with the city ...

Clymer, Panama, Sherman Schools Reviewing Options For Collaboration

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School Board of Education views collaboration among neighboring school districts as a necessary step toward its own preservation. The board recently submitted letters of interest regarding shared services, the tuitioning of students and possible merger to the ...

County Makes Case For Local Air Service

Chautauqua County has officially started its latest push for an Essential Air Service designation from the federal government, and it is much different than previous proposals. The highlights are commitments for $147,000 in monetary support for the airport from civic officials and ...

‘Keeping The Press Going’

BUSTI — A local landmark has new ownership. The Busti Cider Mill has been purchased by Todd and Michelle Walker, who are planning on making their grand debut at the Busti Apple Festival Sunday. “We are trying to keep in the same traditions as the Schultz family,” Michelle Walker ...

City Mayoral Candidates Pitch Their Campaigns

Vying for votes, the three candidates hoping to become the next mayor of Jamestown answered why city residents should vote for them in the upcoming election. Inside the Robert H. Jackson Center, attorney Eddie Sundquist, Chautauqua County Legislator Dave Wilfong and City Councilman Andy ...

Man Follows Student, JPD Investigating Situation

Jamestown police said Thursday it is investigating a “suspicious situation” that took place as a young child walked to school. The incident took place in the morning on Cole Avenue at East Virginia Boulevard, near the bandshell, and reportedly involved a tall, white male in his ...

Reg Lenna And Comedy Center To Explore Combining Organizations

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts and the National Comedy Center will explore the potential of joining forces as a combined organization in the coming months, both boards announced Thursday. A memorandum of understanding was unanimously agreed upon by both boards, in which the Reg Lenna ...

‘Hold The Line’

MAYVILLE — County Executive George Borrello’s 2020 tentative county budget might “hold the line” when it comes to the tax rate, but the tax levy is increasing. On Wednesday, Borrello presented his 2020 tentative county budget to the Chautauqua County Legislature during its monthly ...

Renaissance Block Challenge Displays Exterior Home Improvements

More than 50 homeowners will complete exterior home improvements on the east side of Jamestown as part of the Renaissance Block Challenge program. The program has annually been operated by the Jamestown Renaissance Corp. since 2011. However, this year’s program was different as the JRC ...

Washington Plunges Into Impeachment Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said “nothing nefarious” was revealed after transcripts between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy were released Wednesday. Furthermore, the Corning Republican said those unhappy with the president should “beat him ...

Residents File Lawsuit Against Wind Project Developers

More than 100 residents of Cassadaga, Fredonia, Forestville, residents have filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Mayville against the developers of the Arkwright Wind Power Project. The suit was filed Tuesday and names EDP Renewables, Arkwright Summit Wind Farm LLC, Horizon Wind ...

Buoys Away

MAYVILLE — Two buoys equipped with sensors were deployed Tuesday in Chautauqua Lake, the first step in a pilot project expected to help collect information in the fight against algal blooms. One buoy was placed near Camp Merz in Mayville while the other was placed around Hadley Bay. The ...

Fighting For Children PAC Advocates For Proposal

Once seen as a half-measure for victims of child sexual abuse, a proposal by former state Sen. Catharine Young is being advocated for by the Fighting for Children PAC. Young made her proposal for the Child Victims Reconciliation and Compensation Fund in 2018 in the midst of a legislative ...

No Adverse Effects From Herbicide Applications

Herbicide applications on Chautauqua Lake this summer did the job they were designed to do with little harmful side effects to people or native plant species. Princeton Hydro, the third party monitoring company hired by the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance, released its ...

Demolished

School No. 5, a once iconic symbol of the Jamestown Public Schools system and built before the city was incorporated, came crashing down over the weekend after a partial collapse prompted officials to order an emergency demolition. The school — built around 1880 in Italianate-style ...