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Truck Hauling Wood Overturns On Route 394

Traffic was temporarily rerouted after a large tree service truck hauling logs overturned Monday evening. The crash on Route 394 in Ashville was reported around 7:40 p.m. The driver of the truck was able to get out on his own. Ashville firefighters and Chautauqua County EMS responded to ...

Local Recognition

“Sometimes you run into good people who were just having a bad day. And at the end of the day, he was a hero. He saved lives,” Sgt. Andrew Rozler said of the veteran they encountered on Route 242 in the Cattaraugus County town of Machias last year. The Jamestown Vietnam Veterans ...

Dive Team Finds Body Of Woman In Pond

PANAMA — The body of a 56-year-old woman was pulled from a vehicle that drove into a private pond late Saturday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said it is still investigating after the vehicle was located in the water near Hoag Road in the town of Harmony. Panama firefighters and ...

Legislative Pay Hike Clarified By Albany Judge

State legislators will receive only the first year of the three years of pay raises granted by a special compensation committee in 2018. In December, a legislative compensation committee decided state legislators would receive an increase in base pay from $79,500 to $110,000 in 2019 and will ...

Life In Public-Shooting-Era US: ‘You Can’t Just Not Go’

Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused festival that celebrates garlic, the local cash crop. Two consecutive summer weekends. Less ...

Operating Again

LITTLE VALLEY — Last fall, the barn belonging to Native Offerings Farm in Little Valley caught fire and burned to the ground. Now, eight months later, a new barn is almost ready for operation and the owners, Deb and Stew Ritchie, are excited to again help the community. “We’re ...

Regan Returns To Comedy Festival

More than 35 years into comedy, Brian Regan remains a “moving target.” The veteran stand-up comedian has evolved, expanded and remains ready to perform in any setting. But even still, he can’t help but envision his exit from the stage, eventually. Regan spoke to The Post-Journal by ...

Overhaul

A Western New York development company that has completed several projects in downtown Jamestown might potentially overhaul the Furniture Mart Building. In June, the Jamestown City Council supported a consolidated funding application through the state Regional Economic Development Council ...

Appeals Court Denies New Trial For Osman

A state appeals court has declined to grant a new trial for a Frewsburg man convicted of second-degree murder in 2001. Nicholas Osman was sentenced in 2001 by former Chautauqua County Court Judge John Ward to 40 years to life for second-degree murder and second-degree robbery in the Dec. 8, ...

JCC Cuts, Reduces 10 Positions To Meet $1M Budget Shortfall

Jamestown Community College officials hope recent enrollment initiatives will pay off before the fall semester. In the meantime, 10 positions were cut or reduced two weeks ago to meet the $1 million budget shortfall. “Going into the 2019-20 budget process, JCC had a budget shortfall of just ...

Longtime Priest Remembered As ‘Friend’ To Community

LAKEWOOD — “Not enough good can be said.” These are the words of parishioner Don Pangborn in response to the death of former Sacred Heart Parish priest Monsignor Joseph Dowdell. Dowdell, who died July 26 at the St. Joseph Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital in Cheektowaga, had ...

‘He Was A Genius’

CHAUTAUQUA — Robin Williams was known as an actor and a comedian. But Williams’ longtime manager David Steinberg and fellow comedian Lewis Black knew they were watching a genius at work. During Thursday’s morning lecture at Chautauqua Institution, Williams was also described by his ...

Concerns Over Town Finances Again Prompt Audit Requests

FREWSBURG — Concerns over the accuracy and timeliness of financial records for the town of Carroll have prompted two requests for audits by the state Comptroller’s Office. The letters to Thomas DiNapoli, sent a week apart from state Assemblyman Andy Goodell and Carroll Town Supervisor ...

Reed Puts Pressure On Albany To Repair I-90

IRVING — “I think the condition speaks for itself,” said Congressman Tom Reed of the portion of Interstate 90 that runs through the Seneca Nation of Indians. “It goes from well-maintained, safe-traveling road top, and then all of a sudden at the nation boundaries, that’s when the road ...

‘I Know The Story’

Comedian Lewis Black wants to get into the minds of people brave enough to hop on stage. Black is normally seen by the public performing his set. But Wednesday he gave a class on comedy, performance and how he became a stand up. Inside the National Comedy Center, local residents were able ...

Emergency Demolition For North Main Street Building

Two years after a fire ravaged a North Main Street building, city officials declared an emergency demolition to tear it down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZNMjStNvLQ On Wednesday, Vince DeJoy, city development director, said under the advisement of Larry Scalise, city building ...

State Board Proposes Blue Ribbon Commission

The state Board of Regents is creating a commission to possibly eliminate the state’s Regents exams. At its most recent meeting, the Board of Regents have proposed creating a Blue Ribbon Commission on New York State Diplomas. The commission will include parents, students, educators, ...

Fed Cuts Key Rate For First Time In More Than A Decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in a decade to try to counter the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade wars, stubbornly low inflation and global weakness. It left open the possibility of future rate cuts, but perhaps not as ...

Art Of The Laugh

CHAUTAUQUA — Frank Oz doesn’t know what’s funny. And he’d like to keep it that way. Instead, the film director, puppeteer and actor would rather go into situations not knowing, which he said allows him to discover. On Tuesday, Oz served as a lecturer at Chautauqua Institution as ...

District Resident Killed At Festival

One of the victims of the California festival shooting this past weekend was a resident of the 23rd New York State Congressional District. On Tuesday, Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, started his weekly conference call with regional media by having a moment of silence and sending condolences to ...