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Winning refrain: Fredonia earns music honors for 12th straight year

Winning an award once is characterized as an achievement. Two consecutive wins is referred to as successfully defending a title, or going back-to-back. Three straight wins is called a three-peat. Fredonia needs a new word to define its excellence in the music department. For the 12th ...

Housing study reveals challenges in county

Chautauqua County has some challenges when it comes to housing. County officials recently released a Housing Market Assessment and Development Strategy. The 96-page study was prepared by MRB Group on behalf of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Development. The purpose of the ...

City school budget sticks to 2% tax hike

As other taxing entities nearby struggle with the prospect of double-digit tax increases, the Dunkirk City School District is sticking to the advice of its financial guru and going with its usual 2% tax increase. “I know it’s not good, but when you watch the news, it could be worse,” ...

Dunkirk seeks upgrades for Town Hall and Court

The Town of Dunkirk is seeking to make upgrades to its Town Hall and Court. After Town Supervisor Priscilla Penfold and Town Board member Phil Leone met with Phil Wright, a building inspector, the Town is planning to pursue grant funding to make long overdue improvements to the ...

Used bookstore is a lifelong dream that has come true

By DAVID RICE editorial@post-journal.com WESTFIELD — With a book you can travel without moving your feet When Mumpsimus Book Store owner, Chris Riedesel opened his Used Book Store in Westfield, he was fulfilling a lifelong dream. After spending 23 years working cross country in ...

Real Estate Sales Include Two Falconer Commercial Properties

Two commercial properties in the Falconer area have changed ownership with one of them bringing in a new business that is already in operation. The Post-Journal and OBSERVER have been looking at real estate sales in Chautauqua County and recently examined the transactions from Jan. 22-31. ...