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Freezin’ For A Reason

Mayville held their annual polar plunge event on Saturday, freezing the participants from head to toe. The polar plunge is one of many activities included in the Presidents Day Winter Festival in Mayville. Being a festival favorite, the polar plunge was very popular with lots of jumpers and ...

Legislators, Education Dept. Look To Forgive School Fines

State lawmakers and the state Education Department want to forgive fines levied against dozens of school districts around the state, including Panama Central School’s fine. During a recent joint legislative committee hearing on education, Sen. Shelley Mayer, D-Yonkers, and Assemblyman ...

Nonagenarian Killbuck Woman Shares Her Life Story

Sara Smith Bolton was born on Oct. 21, 1926 in a hospital in Warren, Pa., before her parents took her home to Kinzua. When she was 10 months old, her family moved to Rixford, Pa., long before their community was flooded by the Allegheny Reservoir, also known as Kinzua Lake, due to ...

Rival Democrats Accuse Bloomberg Of Trying To ‘Buy’ Election

CARSON CITY, Nev. — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning Sunday were fixated on a rival who wasn’t contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg all targeted billionaire Mike Bloomberg, ...

Heartfelt Opening

MAYVILLE — Winter weather showed up just in time for the start of the 34th annual President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival at Lakeside Park. Plummeting temperatures on Friday night did not deter the crowds that gathered for the opening ceremonies, which include the traditional lighting of ...

Y Plan Expected

The Jamestown Area YMCA will be making an announcement during the next month about its future location. Mark Eckendorf, Jamestown Area YMCA CEO, told The Post-Journal he couldn’t provide any additional information at this time, but said the announcement should be coming within the next ...

Officials Oppose Change To School Aid

It appears members of the state Legislature and the state Education Department oppose the way Gov. Andrew Cuomo has changed state aid to schools in his executive budget proposal. Cuomo’s 2020-21 executive budget proposal lauded support for poor schools with a 3% increase in education ...

News Analysis: Legislator Asks The $22,231 Question

More than four-and-a-half hours into a legislative discussion of the proposed state budget for education, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh finally asked the question taxpayers most want answered. “As I’ve been looking at New York’s education spending compared to other states, don’t we ...

‘Worked Tirelessly’

FREWSBURG — It is the position of the town of Carroll that Sealand Waste LLC’s challenges to a 2007 waste disposal law should be dismissed due to the recent withdrawal of a claim. The issue concerns the former Jones-Carroll Landfill that was established on Dodge Road in 1984. After the ...

Merger Of CV-Falconer Baseball Not Anticipated

SINCLAIRVILLE — Charles Leichner, Cassadaga Valley Central School District superintendent, said the district will likely not merge its baseball program this year despite preliminary actions taken by Falconer Central School officials. “At this point, based on the number of athletes who ...

Chautauqua Opportunities An Advocate For Self-Sufficiency

Fighting the war against poverty through empowerment, that’s what Chautauqua Opportunities is all about. Chautauqua Opportunities is a nonprofit that believes in aiding those in need by providing a ladder in order to climb out of poverty; not through constant aid, but through the will of ...

Barr: Trump Tweets On Cases Make Job ‘Impossible’

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe at President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News ...

‘Share Experiences’

Mayors across the state are still looking for a significant increase in funding for maintaining state arterial highways. The possible increase in state funding was discussed during the New York Conference of Mayors Winter Legislative Meetings held in Albany Sunday through Tuesday. Eddie ...

Former Vac Air Property On Right Track

FREWSBURG — The former Vac Air/Keywell property located at 300 Falconer St. in Frewsburg is on the right track for development after suffering years of environmental contamination issues. Carroll Supervisor Russ Payne was happy to announce Wednesday at a town board meeting that the New York ...

Local Officials Meet With Truck-Lite Management

Local officials who recently met with Truck-Lite management said they hope to preserve as much of the manufacturer’s presence in Falconer as possible. State Sen. George Borrello said he and Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel arranged the meeting with Truck-Lite’s president and ...

Bail Reform Debate Deepens Among State Democrats

ALBANY — After weeks of facing heavy criticism from law enforcement over New York’s bail law, state Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to give judges more discretion over who is released from jail before trial. Among other changes being floated, Senate Majority Leader Andrea ...

Fit For A King

MAYVILLE — Volunteers working with the Mayville-Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce are nearing completion of the snow castle for the upcoming 34th annual Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival. Lakeside Park will once again be the sight of the celebration, which runs from Friday evening ...

City Sends Out Proposal Requests For EMS Coverage

City officials have officially requested proposals from ambulance service businesses to provide EMS coverage in Jamestown. On Monday, the request for proposals were sent out, according to city officials. On Tuesday, Eddie Sundquist, Jamestown mayor, told The Post-Journal that city officials ...

Turner Series Features Wendel Speaking On Motivation

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel spoke on the foundations of his character and personal history in Western New York at the Turner Winter Series on Tuesday. The topics raised by moderator Greg Peterson ran the gamut, covering everything from Wendel’s prolific wrestling ...

Cuomo Seeks To Lower Jail Costs As Inmate Numbers Drop

ALBANY — As jail populations continue to plummet in the state, New York’s governor is proposing to allow counties to opt into regional lockups instead of solely operating their own facility. The legislation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one in a long list of policy proposals included ...