MAYVILLE, NY – A total a 19 Primary Elections will take place in Chautauqua County for this year Primary Day. County election officials say Republican voters will participate in eight of the 19 Primaries, the most notable for Busti town supervisor. There will also be primary runoffs for highway superintendents in Clymer, Ellington, North Harmony and Ripley. The GOP in Ellington, North Harmony and Pomfret will also hold a primary for town Justice.
Democrats will also hold an opportunity to ballot for the county legislature’s district four seat, representing northern Hanover and Silver Creek. No name will appear on the ballot and Democrats will have an opportunity to write in a candidate’s name.
Conservatives will see Primary elections for Jamestown Ward 4 City Council. There will also be a conservative primary for town justice seats in Ellington and Pomfret. An opportunity to ballots vs. endorsed Conservative candidates will be held for the legislature’s district 8, district 10, district 15 and district 25 seats.
Independence Party voters will see a Primary Election for County Legislature district 25 and Working Families will find a Primary Election for Pomfret Town Justice.
This year’s primaries will take place on September 13.
NIOBE POST OFFICE MAY CLOSE
BUFFALO, NY – The U.S Postal Service has marked 3700 post offices nationwide for possible closure or consolidation, according a list released yesterday. Just one post office in Chautauqua – the one in Niobe – was included on the list. Those slated for elimination in Cattaraugus County were the ones in Dayton, Farmersville and Otto. The closing list is in response to fewer people using the postal service. Five years ago, the postal service handled 213 billion pieces of mail. This year, that number is expected to be 170 billion – that’s a drop of 20 percent.
Post offices on the list will be subject to reviews in the months ahead. When candidates for closure are selected, the Postal Service will send letters to homes and businesses they serve before holding community meetings to discuss the impacts.
LEGISLATURE MEETING IN DUNKIRK
DUNIRK, NY – This month’s Chautauqua County legislature meeting will be held tonight at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Dunkirk. The meeting begins at 6:30.
SPOON RIVER PROJECT UNDERWAY
JAMESTOWN, NY – The Spoon River Project held its first performance last night on the grounds of Lakeview Cemetery in Jamestown. This unique adaptation of Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology features nearly two-dozen different actors from throughout the area.
The Spoon River project is produced and directed by Tom Andalora, a Jamestown native who now teaches acting in New York City. Performances will continue each evening at the Lakeview Cemetery from now through Saturday, starting at 8:30 each evening. A brief cemetery tour takes place prior to each performance. There will also be a late night performance on Saturday at 11 p.m., with a tour of select mausoleums in the cemetery. The final show will be July 31 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $15 Presale and $17 at the Door. All proceeds benefit the Fenton History Center. For more information, visit spoonriverproject.com.
COUNTY FAIR CONTINUES
DUNKIRK, NY – The Chautauqua County Fair Continues today with several events on the schedule. The Star Family Circus is the main event for this evening, and admission to the event is included with general admission to the fair. For more information, visit chautauquacountyfair.org.
TASTE OF JAMESTOWN IS THIS FRIDAY
JAMESTOWN, NY – The Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation’s annual ‘Taste of Jamestown’ will be taking place this Friday and Saturday on Third Street in downtown Jamestown. In addition to great tasting food from area restaurants, the event will also feature a beer and wine garden and live entertainment. For more information or to register, call 664-2477.