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Investments Pay Off

The new spring and fall time location for the Chautauqua Belle at McCrea Point Park is already drawing southern tourists. Last week, an excursion on the Chautauqua Belle organized by Travel Lady Tours owned by Krystal Carter out of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., occurred with tourists from Alabama ...

Votes Tallied: Clymer OKs School Budget

CLYMER — The second time was the charm for the Clymer Central School District’s 2019-20 budget. “Our students are the big winners,” said Ed Bailey, Clymer superintendent when reached by phone Tuesday shortly after votes were tallied. “Our students are going to have the programming ...

District 18 Republican Primary Set For June 25

A Republican Chautauqua County Legislature District 18 primary will be held Tuesday, June 25, between Richard Syper of Mayville and William Ward of Mayville. The Post-Journal asked both candidates the same three questions. Below are their responses. Question 1: If the New York Legislature ...

Borrello, Crandall Seek Vacated State Senate Seat

A Republican 57th State Senate District primary will be held Tuesday, June 25, between George Borrello, Chautauqua County executive, and Curtis Crandall, Allegany County Board of Legislators chairman. The Post-Journal asked both candidates the same three questions. Below are their responses. ...

Crash Injures Driver

A Brocton man who ingested heroin then rolled his SUV suffered minor injuries Monday. The New York State Police announced charges against 33-year-old Marcus T. Watters of Lake Avenue. According to police, Watters became unconscious after ingesting heroin while driving southbound on Route 60 in ...

Distressed Kayaker Rescued From Creek

KENNEDY — A man who was knocked out of his kayak and forced to cling to a tree branch for a half hour was rescued by firefighters Monday. The incident, reported around 4 p.m., began after the unidentified man who was kayaking alone on Cassadaga Creek in the town of Poland was apparently ...

Subsidy For Local Airport Questioned By Legislators

The newest proposal to bring commercial air service back to the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport through a local subsidy, to go along with federal funding, barely passed through a Chautauqua County Legislature committee. On Monday, the Public Facilities Committee met with George Borrello, ...

City To Submit $100K Grant Application For Skate Park

The city of Jamestown will be submitting a $100,000 funding application to the state for a proposed new city skate park. On Monday, Vince DeJoy, city development director, discussed the consolidated funding application city officials will submit to the state as part of the Regional Economic ...

Political Yard Work

With the New York State primary election coming up June 25, campaign signs for local politicians are about to have their last week in the sun. Chautauqua County commissioners of elections, Republican Brain Abram and Democrat Norm Green, shared contrasting opinions on campaign signs and offered ...

Campaign War Chests Offer Some Opportunities

Familiar faces have the money to perhaps sway elections this fall — or even the primary on June 25 — but thus far are staying out of the races. Former state Sen. Catharine Young has by far the most money of any active campaign committee in the 57th state Senate District. The same is true ...

Council Candidates Discuss Spending, Collaboration

A Republican Ward 2 primary will be held in the city of Jamestown Tuesday, June 25, between Anthony Dolce, incumbent Ward 2 councilman, and Raven Mason Thompson, city resident. The Post-Journal asked both candidates the same three questions. Below are their responses. Question 1: Hundreds of ...

Rain Leaves Veggie Farmers Struggling With No Aid In Sight

DES MOINES, Iowa — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won't get a piece of a $16 billion aid package to offset his ...

‘Working Together’

James Quattrone has accomplished the largest goal he set out to fulfill during his first six months in office. Quattrone, in his first term as Chautauqua County sheriff, said his first and most important goal was to have the Southern Tier Drug Task Force and Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force ...

County Officials Propose $72,000 To Restore Airport Service

County officials are proposing to spend $72,000 a year for up to three years of local funding as an enticement to the federal government to restore Essential Air Service to the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. A resolution to discuss the funding will be discussed by members of the ...

Candidates Tackle Rental, Business Readiness

A Republican mayoral primary will be held in the city of Jamestown Tuesday, June 25, between Andrew Liuzzo, At-large councilman, and David Wilfong, District 11 Chautauqua County legislator. The Post-Journal asked both candidates the same three questions. Below are their responses. Question ...

Manning Microscopes

BEMUS POINT — Manning microscopes atop picnic tables within view of Chautauqua Lake, kindergarten students began making the connection between the body of water and the surrounding community. Sprawled throughout the Bemus Point Lakeside Park, Bemus Point Elementary School kindergarten ...

Bill Would Give More Discretion Over Bail

Legislation has been introduced in the state Senate to expand the list of crimes for which judges can set bail. The legislation, S.6407, has been sponsored by Sen. James Gaughran, D-Northport, and is co-sponsored by Monica Martinez, D-Brentwood, John Brooks, D-Seaford, Anna Kaplan, D-Great ...

DA Critiques Bail Reform Legislation

Patrick Swanson is not confident in the recently approved bail reform legislation. In fact he’s “less than optimistic.” Swanson, the Chautauqua County district attorney, informed the Community Justice Coordinating Council at Wednesday’s meeting about his pessimistic view of the ...

Decision Yet To Be Made On Substation Annexation

There is still no decision from the Fourth Department Appellate Division in Rochester on the annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation. On Friday, the Appellate Division was scheduled to possibly release a decision, but no decision was released. ...

County Impact

“It’s been a real problem,” is how state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, responded to how the vacancy in the 57th state Senate District has impacted Chautauqua County for most of the current legislative session. The 2019 state Legislative session will end Wednesday. Since March ...