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Reed, Mitrano Debate Issues Of Congressional District 23

Candidates for the 23rd Congressional District of New York state debated today at The Post-Journal in Jamestown. The candidates dealt with three questions and closing statement. The three questions included: 1. Our country is overwhelmingly fractured and divided at this time. Talk about some ...

The Truth About ‘An Apple A Day’

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? A 2015 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine was unable to show that eating an apple every day has any impact on the need to visit the doctor. But fear not apple lovers! Even though apples may not keep the doctor away, they do have a ...

Five Star Bank To Close Lakewood Branch In January

LAKEWOOD — Five Star announced its plans to close its Lakewood branch by next year. The village branch is located at 284 E. Fairmount Ave. and will officially close by Jan. 15, 2021. In a news release, the Warsaw-based bank announced it a "transformation designed to enhance customer ...

Ellicott Board Releases Tentative Budget Plan

FALCONER — There is a slight tax levy increase and a double digit tax rate decrease for the villages and the town in the tentative 2021 Ellicott budget. On Monday, the Ellicott Town Board discussed the tentative budget during a special meeting. In the proposed budget, the tax levy will ...

City Fire Crews Battle Allen Street Fire

City firefighters were on the scene of a fully involved two-story house fire at 426 Allen St. early Sunday morning. According to reports, the call came in around 4:30 a.m. to the vacant structure. Added manpower was needed to battle the blaze and fire investigators were at the scene. Falconer ...

Hazmat Crews Summoned To Propane Truck Rollover

SHERIDAN — County Hazmat crews have been called to the scene of a rollover involving a propane truck this afternoon. First responders were alerted to the multi-vehicle crash at about 2 p.m. at the intersection of South Roberts and Center roads in the town of Sheridan. Fire officials ...

Pandemic Complicates Campaign For Challengers

Incumbents, even those with interim in their title, maintain a tremendous amount of control regarding the narrative of the campaign season. Holding office gives those who serve us plenty of clout and connections to their constituents whether it be through the media or major events. For the ...

Sherman Thankful For Receiving School Supplies

SHERMAN — Since schools will be locker-free this fall, backpacks will be the storage unit for both essentials and personal items like cell phones and keys. Sherman Central School Superintendent Michael Ginestre recently tweeted his appreciation to The Chautauqua Center and to Dan ...

County Urges Residents To Follow Its COVID-19 Guidelines

MAYVILLE — With a recent surge in COVID-19 cases countywide as a result of an outbreak at Fieldbrook Foods Inc. in Dunkirk, county leaders urged residents to follow mitigation efforts during a press conference Friday morning. Public Health Director Christine Schuyler announced that 24 of ...

Schuyler: No Need To Close Plant Tied To Outbreak

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County’s public health director said she feels there is no reason a Dunkirk ice cream manufacturing facility should close following a COVID outbreak during a Friday morning press conference in Mayville — one day after 24 of the county’s 37 new coronavirus cases ...

Coronavirus Testing Site Ready To Open In Dunkirk

The testing site for COVID-19 is taking shape at the Firemans Grounds on Brigham Road in the city of Dunkirk. “State workers are there and they’ve already received 120 calls to the hotline to set up appointments for testing,” Mayor Wilfred Rosas told the OBSERVER. “Things are going ...

Tractor Winner

Robert McGraw is the winner of a John Deere X300 tractor given away as part of a fundraiser for the Fluvanna Free Library. The giveaway was part of the library's Aug. 13-15 book sale. Held outdoors in a yellow tent provided by Jamestown Awning, the library hosted a selection of book genres from ...

Police Seek Info After Anti-Police Messages Left Near Home

The Jamestown Police Department is investigating a series of "hateful" messages written in spray paint disparaging law enforcement. The messages are believed to have been written between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8:15 a.m. Wednesday on both the street and private walkway near an Arlington Avenue ...

$20,000 Check Presented To CAP

CELORON — Chautauqua Harbor Hotel presented a check of $20,000 to the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County. David Hart, President and CEO of Hart Hotels, presented the check to Lew Meckley, Board President, and Tim Smeal, Board Vice President. Several Child Advocacy Program staff ...

YOUTH BASEBALL

TRAVEL BASEBALL The Jamestown Knights held off the Gladiators, 11-6, in a 9U travel baseball game Wednesday. Luca Mistretta led the Knights’ offensive attack with two hits and Tyler Ostrander and Alex Avilla shined defensively to support the pitching of Evan Parinella, Owen Parinella and ...

Juneteenth Bill Passes State Senate, Assembly

Legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday has been passed in both the state Senate and Assembly — but a pair of state legislators aren’t satisfied yet. Legislators overwhelmingly approved A.10628, which passed unanimously, and S.8598. The legislation creates a state holiday on ...

Gladiators Get The Win

The 13U Gladiators travel baseball team defeated the Lakeshore Lugnuts, 15-4, last week at Firemen’s Field in Lakewood. This was the first game of the delayed COVID-19 season. The Gladiators combined for 14 hits, highlighted by Michael Patric’s three hits and four RBIs and the pitching ...

Ripley Man Charged After His Vehicle Strikes Tree

RIPLEY -- A town driver who crossed the center line of Route 20 and then struck a tree is facing charges. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to the accident around 7:40 a.m. Saturday. Michael Smith, 24, who was identified as the driver, crossed over the center line, left the south ...

CAP Announces Figueroa As Family Advocate

The Child Advocacy Program has hired Ilka Figueroa, a spanish speaking family advocate. She graduated from Argosy University in June 2014 with a master’s degree in forensic psychology and has a bachelor’s degree from Kaplan University in legal studies. Prior to working for the Child ...

JCC Small Business Center Director Shares Success And Challenges

With small businesses serving the backbone of the American economy, Chautauqua County officials learned about what one agency is doing to assist them. Courtney Curatolo from the Jamestown Community College’s Small Business Center spoke at the county legislature’s Planning and Economic ...