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SWCS Senior Receives Diploma

On the heels of the state Education Department releasing the graduation rates in public schools, Maureen Donahue, Southwestern Central School District superintendent, noted that the percentages do not represent the five-year graduation rates fairly. At Tuesday’s board of education meeting, ...

NEMF Files For Bankruptcy, To Close Falconer Terminal

ELIZABETH, N.J. — New England Motor Freight Inc. — which has a terminal location in Falconer — announced that it and 10 related entities have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in ...

Superintendent Outlines Bemus Point Budget

BEMUS POINT — Michael Mansfield, Bemus Point Central School District superintendent, said the district is seeing “the best start that we’ve had since I’ve been here” regarding the early stages of preparing the school budget. The 2019-20 school budget will increase 1.67 percent or ...

Longtime Jamestown Area YMCA CEO To Retire

The chief executive officer for the Jamestown Area YMCA will be retiring later this year. Mark Eckendorf told The Post-Journal Monday that he has notified the Jamestown Area YMCA Board of Directors of his intent to retire effective June 1. Eckendorf has worked for the YMCA for more than 40 ...

City Officials Seek Help Finding Zombie Houses

City officials are asking residents for their assistance in identifying abandoned properties ,otherwise known as zombie houses. On Monday, Vince DeJoy, city development director, said city officials are in the process of applying for a second Zombie and Vacant Properties Remediation and ...

Sailing Foundation Services Considered

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation has utilized the beach house and lakefront area at Richard O. Hartley Park to teach the community how to tame the lake in exchange for these in-kind services. What amounts to what Trustee Ellen Barnes called the cost of $1 per year ...

Exhibit Open

“Reflections on Identity” has opened at Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery. The exhibition is on display until March 27. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 338-1301. The gallery is located ...

Cruelty Against Dogs A Tough Case To Fight

Dog enforcement officers often face a number of challenges in their day-to-day routine, but none is more trying than dealing with cases of animal abuse. “There’s a great misconception that we enforce the cruelty laws and that’s a fallacy,” said Ellery Dog Control Officer Christina ...

Cassadaga Officials Discuss Water Breaks, Silent On Red House

CASSADAGA — The injunction issued to Red House in Cassadaga may be on the minds of many, but information on the situation is proving much harder to come by. At the regular meeting of the Cassadaga Village Board on Wednesday, the very name “Red House” wasn’t uttered even once, though the ...

Lt. Gov. Visiting Warren On Pot Legalization Listening Tour

WARREN, Pa. — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman will visit Warren on Saturday as part of his state-wide marijuana legalization listening tour. In January, Fetterman announced his intention to hold the state-wide tour to “gather input from Pennsylvanians about the possibility of ...

St. Susan Center Kicks Off 35th Year

St. Susan Center’s annual Soup and a Song fundraiser was hosted Saturday by St. James Church in Jamestown. During the event, local musicians Bill Ward and Amanda Barton provided entertainment for those in attendance. “It’s such a good cause and the music adds a nice touch,” said ...

County Rolls Out Computer-Aided Dispatch

WARREN, Pa. — Warren County, Pa., isn’t often on the cutting edge of technology. But with the installation of a new computer-aided dispatch system — and with a new emergency radio system in the planning stages — the county will quickly move up the ranks across the state. And the ...

Student Enjoys ‘Out Of This World’ Experience

Sixth-grader Joella Bauza enjoyed the unique experience of attending U.S. Space Camp over the summer, and is currently saving her money to return this year. Thanks to a $1,000 scholarship that she was awarded by the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum in Jamestown, Joella was able to spend the ...

Items Left Near Space Heater Cause Of Fire

“Combustible items” left near a space heater has been cited as the cause of a stubborn fire in Jamestown on Friday. Andrew Finson, battalion chief with the Jamestown Fire Department, said the fire at 281 Willard St. has been ruled accidental by fire investigators. The fire was reported ...

Hot Dogs, Cool Cats

The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s Hot Dogs, Cool Cats pet photo contest came to a close with Snowflake, a Great Pyrenees mix, being named Chautauqua County Humane Society Pet of the Year 2019. Along with the pet of the year title, Snowflake will receive a $100 Visa gift card, a photo ...

Reg Lenna To Show ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will show the historical drama “Mary Queen of Scots” Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. and Disney’s musical sequel “Mary Poppins Returns” Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., as a sensory friendly matinee Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. and a weekday matinee on ...

UPMC Chautauqua Working On Location

There might be a change in location for UPMC Chautauqua Medication-Assisted Treatment program. Cecil Miller, UPMC Chautauqua vice president of operations, told The Post-Journal that UPMC officials have refiled the necessary paperwork to receive a certificate of need from the state ...

Commissioner Will Stay On As Department Head

State Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that he will stay on as head of the department, reversing a previous decision to leave. Shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo was re-elected last year, Seggos said he would step away from the DEC. However, in a ...

Creating Content

Jamestown Public Schools is using iPads to not only consume content, but to create a product too. Each month, Washington Middle School students interview a staff member to introduce over the morning announcements. This week, two of Danielle Ellis’ students interviewed a fellow Washington ...

Elementary School STEAMing With Activity

BEMUS POINT – Once again the Bemus Point Elementary School opened its doors after school hours to welcome in parents and students for the annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics night. And again, Principal Sonja DuBois’ favorite moment was the “ah-ha” moment when ...