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Commission Approves Assessment For Park Improvements

One of the first steps to enhancing Veterans Memorial Park was taken by the city Planning Commission Tuesday. On Tuesday, the commission approved the environmental assessment form for the Veterans Memorial Park improvement project. Jeffrey Lehman, city public works director, said with ...

Law Eliminating Vacation Carryover Approved

MAYVILLE — County officials are taking action following an audit by the state comptroller, which stated three elected officials shouldn’t have received pay for unused vacation time. During a Tuesday meeting, legislators on the Administrative Services Committee approved a local law to ...

CDBG Public Hearing Draws No Attendance

Evidently no one in the general public is worried about how city officials will spend around $1 million in federal funding. On Tuesday, only six city officials and The Post-Journal attended the public hearing on the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs. ...

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Private, Group Lessons Planned Music, art, dance, and theater students of all levels are welcome to enroll in private and group lessons. The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will hold a new student orientation and intake session on Thursday. Please contact the Infinity Center at ...

Josh Meier, Cell One wireless sales consultant, and Melody Madigan, district manager, are ready to welcome the public in to their new location at 720 Foote Ave. for the Grand Opening Celebration on April 22. 
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Cell One To Hold Grand Opening For Jamestown Location

A familiar face in cellular technology is returning to Jamestown with a whole new outlook and two new locations. A grand opening celebration for Cell One will kick off Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the new 720 Foote Ave. location. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will start off the day with Cell One ...

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Sinclairville Free Library To Host Meet The Photographer Event

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library will host a photography show, “African Safari” by Dr. Jeanne Wiebenga beginning with an opening reception for Dr. Wiebenga on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for those interested to meet the photographer and have an opportunity to ask questions. The ...

Hundreds of youngsters took off from the edge of the field for the 70th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park in Jamestown on Saturday. The children were divided into three age groups to collect the 3,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and coupons for prizes.
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt Brings Out Droves Of Children To Allen Park

Hundreds of children holding bags, baskets and buckets sprinted across the grass toward the shiny plastic eggs. About 3,000 eggs were hidden in the Allen Park playground area on Saturday for the 70th annual Easter Egg Hunt in Jamestown. The eggs were filled with goodies or denoted a ...

Yarn for Ewe is hosting a free sweater show on April 22. At the show, artisan Julie Gable will feature at least a dozen sweaters she has created and will talk to fellow knitters about her techniques.  Shown is a sampling of sweaters that will be featured at the sweater show.
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Yarn for Ewe To Host Sweater Show, Ladies Night Out Events

RANDOLPH — Yarn for Ewe is hosting two events this month that are sure to stir the creativity in attendees. A free “Sweater Show” will be held Saturday, April 22, from 7-9 p.m. and “Ladies Night Out,” a ticketed event, will take place Friday, April 28, from 6-9 p.m. at the yarn ...

Jackson Center To Present Seminar On Environmental Responsibility

The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, and its relevance to current events and issues, will present a seminar on environmental responsibility and the law on ...

Riverwalk Storage Has New Facility

Riverwalk Self Storage is expanding storage services to a new facility on Allen Street Extension in Jamestown. The former site of the Sysco Cash & Carry store will now make room for 55 new climate controlled storage units at a project cost of $ 350,000. ‘‘We need additional space ...

Rhoe Henderson, far left, and the staff of Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Agency, located at 552 W. Third St. in Jamestown. The agency recently marked its 90th anniversary.

Local Insurance Agency Marks 90th Anniversary

Finding affordable, reliable insurance can often be a taxing process. But thanks to four generations of the Henderson family and the men and women of Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Agency, the process is not only made simpler, but reassuring. Late last year, the independently-owned and ...

Scott Axelson, Clear View Pools & Spas of WNY owner and operator, a former engineer who has worked at improving the quality of the items he provides at his business.

Clear View Pools, Spas Prided On Expertise

There are a handful of options for Western New York residents looking to purchase a swimming pool or spa, but only one that will ensure the overall quality of the water they contain. Clear View Pools & Spas of WNY, located at 707 Fairmount Ave. in Jamestown, is owned and operated by Scott ...

Teacher Mark Putney is pictured giving computer instruction to second-grade students Henry Conroy and Jazz Witkowski.

Keyboards And Kindergartners

For the 2016-17 school year, Fredonia Elementary School has implemented a new computer curriculum with all students in grades K through fourth. In response to classroom teacher, site-based team, parent and administrative requests, the Board of Education approved the creation of an Elementary ...

First Presbyterian Church recently began a new tutoring program called “TON” which stands for Tutoring Our Neighbors. Pictured are students with their tutors during the TON program. 
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Tutoring Helps Students A ‘TON’

An outreach tutoring program created by First Presbyterian Church is helping students complete their homework and work on other skills in the meantime. The “TON” program, or Tutoring Our Neighbors, began in February and has since taken off, said Judy Kullberg, program director. About 10 ...

Four Boy Scouts from Randolph’s Troop No. 103 were awarded their Eagle Scout badges at a ceremony held at the East Randolph United Methodist Church earlier this month. From left, Eagle Scouts Austin Myers, Tanner Ling, Ethan Meleen, Keegan Howard.
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Four Recognized After Obtaining Eagle Rank

EAST RANDOLPH — Boy Scout Troop No. 103, based in Randolph, presented four troop members who have earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Austin Myers, Tanner Ling, Ethan Meleen and Keegan Howard were honored at a ceremony on April 1 marking their accomplishment of earning coveted Eagle ...

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Program Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Month

By The Child Advocacy Program Child abuse prevention is a job for adults. Here is what people can do to help. April is national child abuse prevention month. Child Abuse Prevention Month encourages conversations that lead to actions. Healthy, safe, and happy children are a building block ...

Dunkirk JCPenny Eyed For Closure Gets Short Reprieve

DUNKIRK — Shoppers have raised their voices, or rather their money at cash registers; as a result, JCPenney in the city of Dunkirk is remaining open a little while longer. CNBC reported Thursday that the clothing retailer has postponed liquidation sales and closure dates for the 138 doomed ...

TEA Party Patriots Hold Meeting

Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots met March 28 at the Lakewood American legion. Reports were given on the potential BPU annexation and other local issues. Along with 300 others, Roy Harvey and Karen Engstrom-Harvey attended a conference on climate by the Heartland Institute in Washington, D.C. ...

George Bataitis Open To Be Held May 13

The 28th annual George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 13. Jamestown Macadam Inc. is the major sponsor for the tournament, a fundraiser for Jamestown Community College athletics scholarships. The four-player scramble format tournament will award ...