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Chairmen Denounce Political Signs

Political signs indicating rent for tenants would increase if they don’t vote a certain way Nov. 5 are allegedly being placed on residential doors in the city. The Post-Journal has been told signs that hang on doorknobs have been placed on apartment doors indicating that if they vote for ...

Dems Push Impeachment Rules Package Through House

WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber’s first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year. The tally was 232-196, with all ...

The Love Of The Game

When my wife, Vicki, and I walked into the lobby of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum two years ago, the first thing we saw were the statues of immortals Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente. When we make our next visit, we’ll begin our homage to America’s pastime by ...

Budget, Lake Focus Of Supervisor Race In Busti

Dr. Rudy Mueller is contesting Jesse Robbins for Busti’s town supervisor. Robbins is seeking reelection to a third term while Mueller, touting his fours years as a councilman, will look to shake things up. Mueller, a Democrat, and Robbins, a Republican, Mueller has been endorsed by ...

Assemblyman Suggests Bringing Back Religious Vaccine Exemption

At least one member of the state Assembly wants to reinstate a religious exemption from vaccination requirements to attend public schools in New York state. Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, introduced legislation earlier this week to amend the public health law to reverse ...

AP-NORC Poll: Halloween Plans, From Candy To Costumed Pets

CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for kids this Halloween: They’ll likely come home with a bigger pile of candy than of healthy snacks while out trick-or-treating. Americans have a wide variety of plans to celebrate the spooky holiday this year, from carving pumpkins to watching scary movies. ...

‘Lack Of Respect’

The theft of a gravestone from a French Creek cemetery is just one of many incidents involving recent vandalism. And with Halloween on Thursday, a local cemetery association is hoping to spread awareness on the issue. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that ...

‘I Can’t Discuss’

FALCONER — No action was taken by the Falconer Village Board during a special meeting scheduled “for the purpose of discussing a fire department correspondence.” The board entered into executive session immediately after opening the meeting inside the Community Building located at 101 ...

Officials Talk Local Addiction

CELORON — Through community collaboration, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That was the message being sent during the Combat Addiction CHQ community event held at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron Tuesday. One of the event’s features included local county officials, who ...

Maine Police Chief Discusses Substance Abuse Experiences

CELORON — Substance abuse hits home even for someone who has more than three decades of experience as a public safety officer. On Tuesday, Robert MacKenzie, Kennebunk Police Department chief, was the guest speaker at the Combat Addiction CHQ event held at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in ...

Public Nuisance

MAYVILLE — A nuisance complaint has led to a Chautauqua County abatement order to address an “unprecedented” rodent infestation in the village of Sherman. Following an investigation conducted by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, the Board of Health ...

Participation Points

MAYVILLE — More than 1,100 Chautauqua County residents have cast their ballots as part of an early voting initiative that kicked off Saturday. Norm Green, county election commissioner, cited numerous contested races throughout Chautauqua County for the strong participation in early voting ...

Family Is Thankful For Support After Sentencing

The family of a Falconer man killed in a crash over the summer said they have been left with “gaping holes in our hearts.” In a statement to The Post-Journal, the family of Matthew Eskeli IV said they were pleased with the handling of the case. On Monday, Marc Terrell, 37, of South ...

Candidates Seek Village Mayor Post

LAKEWOOD — Ted McCague and Randall Holcomb both want to be the next mayor of Lakewood. McCague, who currently serves as the village’s deputy mayor, has been endorsed by the Democratic Party while Holcomb has been endorsed by the Republican and Independence parties. Both candidates ...

Always Remember

Pauline Baltzer was born at her parents’ home in Caton, N.Y. on Feb. 22, 1927. Her mother was the girls’ first grade teacher in a one-room country school. Due to attending training class in her senior year of high school, the woman was allowed to teach first through eighth grades. After ...

‘Gave It A Shot’

A city restaurant opened for a little more than three months has closed its doors. Jimmy’s Family Restaurant announced on its Facebook page Sunday that it had ceased operations, effective immediately. The eatery, located at 10 S. Main St., opened in early August to replace the void left ...

Community Opposes Wind Turbines, Holds Rally

IRVING — Lake Erie sparkled in the distance Saturday as roughly 200 people gathered on the patio of Cabana Sam’s to send a message - offshore wind turbines are not welcome in this area. Elected officials, waterway organization representatives and impassioned residents attended the Rally ...

Dunkirk Resident Ties Knot At Finish Line

RANDOLPH — “They say it happens when you’re not expecting it, and that’s absolutely true,” Susan (Corbett) Carpenter said of her whirlwind love story that ended with a wedding at the finish line of the second annual Amish Country Running Festival last month. In September 2018, ...

Route 60 Named In Honor Of Charles S. Cooper Jr.

Many tears were shed Friday during the dedication of PFC Charles S. Cooper Memorial Highway. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation back in August naming a portion of the Route 60 highway that runs through Jamestown in Cooper’s honor. The dedication ceremony was attended by State ...

Golden Moment

For 50 years, the Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area has delivered nearly five million meals to area residents. That’s reason to celebrate, Executive Director Barrie Yochim told volunteers and supporters in a letter sent this month. “Our founders had the vision 50 years ago to help ...