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Dunkirk to change overnight parking rules

Spring and summer parking regulations will be taking effect for alternate and overnight parking with the following changes. Overnight Parking regulations on the main streets such as Central Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, Brigham Road, Doughty Street, Main Street and many of the smaller side ...

Fredonia to collect limbs, yard waste

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste Monday through Thursday. Collection will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until every village street within the scheduled section has been completed. Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for ...

Ground broken on new dental office

North Chautauqua Dental is moving sometime within the fall to winter season of this year. The facility, currently located at 744 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, will be relocating to 10772 Bennett Road and will be a brand new, state-of-the-art facility being built from the ground up. “We knew ...

Tractor, farm machinery safety certification course offered

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will host a youth tractor and farm machinery safety certification course for all youth ages 14 and older. The purpose of the course is to prevent injury. To receive a certificate, a young person must complete 24 hours of instruction, which ...

Community Blood Bank blood drive will be held April 7

WESTFIELD — A The Community Blood Bank blood drive will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the Westfield Memorial Hospital parking lot. Call 814-456-4206 schedule an appointment to donate or visit www.fourhearts.org. Appointments are encouraged to help adhere to social ...

State Sen. proposes one-time only registration payment

A recent proposal in the state Senate would help drivers’ wallets — and likely cost the state millions of dollars a year. State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Geneva, has introduced S.5993, eliminate the requirement that motor vehicle and trailer registrations be renewed every two years. Helming ...

Legislative dems speak out on election commissioner

Democrats on the Chautauqua County Legislature are speaking out about what they say are mistrust and questionable activities by Norm Green, Chautauqua County Democratic Party chairman and Chautauqua County Democratic election commissioner. Chuck Nazzaro, D-Jamestown and legislature ...

Green fires back at Nazzaro, legislative democrats

The chairman of Chautauqua County’s Democratic Party is firing back against criticism leveled by the Chautauqua County Legislature’s five Democrat members. Chuck Nazzaro, D-Jamestown and legislature Democratic minority leader, said in a letter sent to The Post-Journal and other media ...

Man wanted in Pa. shooting nabbed in Ripley

RIPLEY — A Pennsylvania man wanted in the connection to a shooting Wednesday morning was taken into custody following a multi-agency search. Erie resident William J. Concini, 43, was located in the town of Ripley around 1:15 p.m., hours after his vehicle was located in the same area by ...

Unemployment ticks down as fewer people look for work

Unemployment has decreased 1.4 percentage points from January to February to 8.2%, though the percentage of unemployed county residents is still 2.4 percentage points higher than the 5.8% unemployment rate in February 2020. The decrease in unemployment isn’t due to that many more people ...

Senate approves marijuana sales

After hours of debate, the state Senate has approved the sale of marijuana to those over the age of 21. Legislative leaders in the state Senate and Assembly launched hours-long debates Tuesday afternoon. Senate voting ended around 7:30 p.m. Assembly debate continued much later into Tuesday ...

Project to replace the East Lake Road Bridge announced

Construction has begun on a project to replace the East Lake Road Bridge over Dewittville Creek in the town of Chautauqua. The project will enhance safety and ease travel for motorists along a key connector for the flow of people and commerce in the region. Also known as State Route 430, East ...

County recognizes week 7 of COVID heroes

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel and the COVID-19 Response Team recently announced the seventh week of COVID-19 Hero nominations for March 22-26. Nominations are recognized in a video posted weekdays on the Chautauqua County Government Facebook page, and each nominee receives a personal ...

County nears 30% vaccination rate

Nearly 30% of Chautauqua County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A large vaccination clinic taking place today at the Jamestown Community College physical education complex will help push the county to the one-third mark during the pandemic. According to the ...

Bronze Star, Purple Heart recipients memorialized

RIPLEY — About 40 people gathered at the Ripley Veterans Roll of Honor Monument on Congressional Medal of Honor Day, as local veterans unveiled a new placard with the names of Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipients. James M. Tolbert, Sgt. 1st Class, was added to the list of Bronze Star ...

Legislators want study of glass recycling

Two state legislators want the state DEC to help find alternative uses for recycled glass. Assemblyman Steve Englebright, D-East Setauket, and Sen. James Sanders, D-South Ozone Park, have introduced A.6033 and S.4094 directing the state DEC to study alternative municipal uses for recycled ...

Fredonia fire chief announces retirement

Fredonia Village Board members will need to find a new fire chief. At the special meeting held Friday evening via Zoom and broadcast on Fredonia Public Access, current Chief Ryan Walker submitted his resignation. His final day on the job will be Sunday, April 4. “It has been an honor and ...

Warren woman charged in domestic incident

RANDOLPH — A 47-year-old Warren woman has been charged after a domestic incident. Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies report Christina M. Davies of 3205 Conewango Ave., was taken into custody after they responded to 11373 Archer Hill Road on Thursday. An investigation revealed Davies ...

One-car crash injures man

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Thayer Road and Ellicott Road in the Town of Portland for a single vehicle injury accident around 3:40 p.m. Saturday. The 60-year-old male operator of the vehicle was flown by STAT MedEvac to Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa., for his ...