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Reed Takes Chautauqua County, Strong Showing Elsewhere

A familiar face is returning to Congress. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, had a strong showing Tuesday night. With more than two-thirds of the votes cast in, Reed was ahead by nearly 60% of the vote, compared to 36% of the vote for Democrat challenger Tracy Mitrano, and 1% of the vote to ...

Reed Files Motion To Preserve Ballots In Race

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed was taking no chances with Tuesday's election, asking the state Supreme Court in Steuben County on Monday to preserve election materials related to the vote in case his campaign chose to challenge ballots. On Monday, Reed filed a motion that affects all of the counties in ...

3 Killed In Plane Crash Were Warren County Residents

All three of the people killed in a plane crash this week near Jamestown were residents of Warren County. According to death notices submitted to the Times Observer newspaper for publication, Linda Edwards, 62, was a resident of Pittsfield while Valarie Holmes, 47, was a resident of ...

3 Killed In Crash

Three people were killed Sunday evening after the small plane they were in went down near Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. An independent searcher located the wreckage of the plane — a privately owned twin-engine Grumman American GA-7 — on a steep embankment off Route 60, north of ...

First Fatalities Reported At Jamestown Airport Since 2007

The deaths of three people Sunday near Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport are believed to be the first instances of air-related fatalities in the south county since a Jamestown pastor was killed in January of 2007, Sheriff James Quattrone said during a news conference Monday morning. The ...

More Than 14K Ballots Cast In Early Voting

Election commissioners Norm Green and Brian Abram on Monday announced that 14,279 voters cast ballots this year at the county’s three early voting poll sites. Sunday was the last day to vote early before today’s General Election. All county poll sites will be open on Election Day from 6 ...

The Electoral College Again Enters Spotlight

We’re in the midst of the season every four years where the phrase “electoral college” enters the centerstage of our lexicon. It may be the most misunderstood institution in the country. What is it supposed to do? Is it meeting those objectives? Should we replace it? How should we ...

Wreckage Of Missing Plane Found; No Survivors

Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone confirmed three people were killed when the plane they were in crashed Sunday evening near the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. The wreckage of the plane, a private twin-engine aircraft, was located Monday around 9:30 a.m. on a steep embankment ...

‘We Dissent’

Several members of the Zonta Club of Jamestown participated in the “We Dissent” 5K Run/Walk, a virtual race held to honor the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at Lakeview Cemetery ahead of Election Day on Tuesday. Thousands have participated in the event across the country since Sept. 20 ...

City Woman Dies After Vehicle Strikes Tree

A Jamestown woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday evening. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department said Carol Boyer, 65, was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that struck a tree. In a news release, the department said Joseph Wisnewski, 51, also of Jamestown, was southbound on Busti ...

Local Wedding Venue ‘Grateful’ For IDA Grant

FREWSBURG — John Volpe and his wife Kelsey have yet to take a paycheck since their wedding venue — Ivory Acres – opened in the summer of 2018. “We’re a new business, we’re seasonal and we’re really trying to build up our business,” said Volpe. Doing so prevented the Volpes ...

City Human Rights Commission Holds First Meeting

The reintroduction of the Jamestown Commission on Human Rights has officially started. On Friday, the commission members met for the first time at the Robert H. Jackson Center. The first meeting was a commission retreat so members could get to know each other and their backgrounds. The ...

Emergency Crews Search For Missing Plane Near Jamestown

A massive search was taking place late Sunday for a small aircraft, inbound for the Jamestown airport from North Carolina, that went missing and is believed to have crashed. Officials late Sunday confirmed to The Post-Journal that airport officials lost contact with the plane before 6 p.m. ...

In A Unique Twist

The unexpected death of Gabby Iuculano’s father has inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Prior to “Busty” Sebastian Iuculano’s death in May 2019 at the age of 57, Gabby was on her way to playing soccer as a pre-med student for Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. After her ...

County Hopes To Continue Trend As Bellwether

Bellwether. Defined as “an indicator or predictor of something,” it’s one of the many buzzwords or phrases thrown around with ease at this time of year — many times in the same breath as “swing state” and “red state” or “blue state.” But its accuracy toward describing ...

October COVID ‘Spread’ Seen As Troubling

Another death and 22 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Chautauqua County Health Department on Friday as officials acknowledged October as the most troubling month of the pandemic with 389 total cases. In addition, the county finally acknowledged what the OBSERVER had been reporting ...

Residence To Be Named Star Hospice House

LAKEWOOD — A ground-breaking ceremony was held recently to commemorate the beginning of construction for the hospice residence adjacent to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care administrative offices at 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. The ceremony featured a special announcement. A gift ...

Police Identify City Woman Killed In Crash

A Jamestown woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday evening. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department said Carol Boyer, 65, was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that struck a tree. In a news release, the department said Joseph Wisnewski, 51, also of Jamestown, was southbound on Busti ...

Raising Rates

A downtown building owner is against the proposal to remove the two-hour free parking spaces to make them metered. Earlier this month, Peter Miraglia, downtown building owner, said in an correspondence to the Jamestown City Council the number of people coming downtown will decline if the ...

County COVID Surge Continues, Impacts City Fire

MAYVILLE — A surge of COVID-19 cases continues to plague Chautauqua County. The Health Department reported 32 new cases with 138 active. The new cases come include: seven from Dunkirk, six from Jamestown, five from Fredonia, four in Lakewood, three in Forestville, two in Silver Creek and ...