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Finding A Footprint

Whether you believe in it or not, Bigfoot is alive and well in the artistic minds of two Chautauqua County natives. Gina Vincenza, a Frewsburg native, and Barry Anderson, a Jamestown native, helped bring two statues of Bigfoot to fruition for the National Enquirer Live museums in Pigeon ...

City Man Sentenced In 2018 Fatal Shooting Case

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man will spend at least the next two decades in prison for the July 2018 shooting death of William J. Michishima. David F. Waggoner received an indeterminate sentence of 20 years to life in prison Monday in Chautauqua County Court by Judge David Foley. The city man ...

Former Area Scout Leader Sentenced In Abuse Probe

MEADVILLE, Pa. — A former Boy Scout leader from Lakewood will serve 11 to 24 months less one day in the Crawford County Jail and five years probation after fondling a Boy Scout in Pennsylvania about two years ago. Donald C. Shriver was sentenced in the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas ...

Iconic Watergate Reporter To Visit Jamestown

One of the two famous Washington Post Watergate break-in reporters will be visiting Jamestown later this summer. On Monday, Kristan McMahon, Robert H. Jackson Center president, announced during a Rotary Club of Jamestown meeting that renowned journalist, TV personality and author Bob ...

6-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully In Warren

WARREN, Pa. — After more than six hours, a standoff involving a man barricaded in a house with firearms in the city of Warren, Pa., was resolved without injury Monday evening. Official sources confirmed that 47-year-old Warren resident Chad A. Gelotte as taken into custody after a ...

An ‘Exceptional’ Day

FALCONER — It was quite a weekend. On Saturday, my son and I sat in Section 554 at Progressive Field in Cleveland for the Indians-Yankees game. The weather was perfect, the upper-deck seats were directly behind home plate and the view was spectacular. And even though our beloved Yanks ...

DEC Details Standards For Herbicide Permits

Herbicides Aquathol K and Navigate were used by SOLitude Lake Management to treat about 400 acres of Chautauqua Lake last month, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation revealed more of its thought process on permitting areas that have been treated. On behalf of DEC ...

Effects Of Lake Treatment Monitored By Groups

LAKEWOOD — Concerns with herbicides Navigate and Aquathol K being used to treat 400 acres of Chautauqua Lake boil down to fear of the unknowns. Cognizant of that fact with more than four times as many acres of the lake getting treated with the chemicals this year compared to last year's ...

Taking A Leap

Many seniors will graduate soon, but four years ago they took a leap from middle school to high school. At Jamestown High School, that transition is treated with care. Students from Persell, Washington and Jefferson middle schools have all been touring the high school to help make the ...

‘Baby Bust’ Leads To Fewer Births In County

Two hundred and eighty-eight fewer babies were born in Chautauqua County between 2009 and 2018. Is it because of a “baby bust” or out-migration as New York leads the nation in population loss? Either way, Breeanne Agett, county Health & Human Services Department epidemiology ...

Businesses And Schools Partner For Workforce Development

Chautauqua County saw an increase in the number of jobs by 400 between April 2018 and April of this year. How did this happen? Well, according to George Borrello, county executive, one reason for the increase in jobs is the culmination of businesses and educational institutions working ...

Elements Of Music

Language should not be a barrier to friendship, at least that’s the message from the Chautauqua Opera Company to local elementary students. The Chautauqua Institution’s Opera Young Artists again are trekking the region to bring unique performances to younger students with its “Opera ...

Borrello Says County Has Gained More Confidence

MAYVILLE — “We’re becoming more confident in ourselves,” County Executive George Borrello told the crowd at the county executive breakfast. “I’m very excited to see the positive attitude,” he said further. “I think we’ve really turned a corner.” Now with 17 months of ...

Lake Conference To Be Held For ‘Different Perspectives’

The first ever Chautauqua Lake Conference will soon bring together several nonprofit organizations in a public, free and educational effort June 15 at Chautauqua Institution with the theme of “Working Together for a Healthy Lake.” Two years ago, planning began once the concept of ...

Schools Reckon With Students Facing Social Stress

BUFFALO (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, ...

On The Dotted Line

Sporting Jamestown Community College hats inside the Manufacturing Technology Institute, 14 graduating high school seniors signed letters of intent for the Workforce Readiness Scholarship. Participating in the official signing day ceremony, the 14 students ushered in the brand new ...

Late-Night Shows Key To Comic’s Career

Late-night TV has played a significant role Emmy Blotnick’s life. “I grew up watching a ton of late-night television,” the comedian told The Post-Journal. “It (late-night TV) just felt like a good escape — a good way to let out some of the weird ideas that were inside my ...

Borrello Calls For Focus On Maintenance Of Lake

MAYVILLE — County Executive George Borrello spoke to members of the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency, a committee tasked with the possible formation of a taxing district for Chautauqua Lake, and told them to focus on in-lake needs. “If we truly want to continue what ...

Younger Workers May View Aging Workforce Negatively

CHICAGO (AP) — Some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see a rising share of older Americans forgo retirement and continue working, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll found that workers under the age of 50 were ...

Remembering D-Day

June 6, 1944: D-Day, one of the most impactful military endeavors in the costliest war in world history. World War II still lives on in the memories of veterans, and 75 years later, visions of D-Day still flash in the minds of area residents. Ray Davis Jr., a 97-year-old veteran and ...