Local News

Robert Benson’s Legacy Supports Youth Sports

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. This week’s story was inspired by gifts to the Robert H. Benson Fund. The city of Jamestown and baseball go together like peanut butter and jelly, hot dogs and ketchup, or Robert ...

Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Kristen E. Capizzi, 22, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare ...

Two Transported To Hospital After I-86 Crash

RED HOUSE — Two Ithaca residents were taken to the hospital after the truck they were in rolled over on Interstate 86 on Friday. According to the New York State Police, Natan Huffman and his wife Nancy, were traveling eastbound in a 2013 Ford Explorer on the Southern Tier Expressway towing ...

Metro Mattress Eyes Lakewood Location

LAKEWOOD — Further development along Fairmount Avenue will continue as a discount bedding and mattress supplier has announced plans to build in the village. The Lakewood Village Planning Board will discuss at its next meeting a site plan review from Olympus Brokerage Co. Ltd. of Camillus, ...

Revegno Named Audubon President

The Audubon Community Nature Center welcomed its new president, Leigh Rovegno, earlier this summer. Having traveled from Denver, Rovegno brings with her a breadth of environmental experience befitting her new position. “She fits the bill perfectly,” said Audubon Board President Pierre ...

Local Libraries Receive State Aid

Chautauqua County libraries were among a state wide list set to receive state funding for construction projects. The New York State Education Department announced Friday 230 public libraries would receive funding for construction and renovation related projects. The state aid totalled $24 ...

Model T Cars Parked At National Comedy Center

Around 20 antique automobiles lined West Second Street in front of the National Comedy Center Friday. The Ellicottville chapter of the Snapper’s Antique Automobile Club of American Brass and Gas Touring Region club parked their antique cars along the street while eating lunch at Shawbucks and ...

NYC Critic Discusses How Art Inspires Action

CHAUTAUQUA — Andrew Russeth, New York City-based art critic, conveyed the impact life has on art and vice versa at the Chautauqua Institution on Thursday. Russeth sat with President Michael Hill in place of the scheduled conversation with comedians W. Kamua Bell and Hari Kondabolu who had ...

(2:12 PM) Loaded Gun, Fake Currency Found In Traffic Stop In Jamestown

Two city residents have been charged after a targeted patrol operation detail led to the recovery of a loaded and defaced pistol, methamphetamine and fake $100 bills. According to a police report, officers were patrolling the north side of Jamestown when they saw a vehicle with a loud ...

Prendergast Window Project Receives Three Bids

The James Prendergast Library received a total of three bid proposals for its window replacement project. The Post-Journal asked Tina Scott, library director, about the library’s request for proposal process for the $167,500 window project. She said because the library is not a public ...

Swanson Named To Association

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson was recently selected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the District Attorney’s Association of the State of New York. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, outgoing president of the association, presided over the ...

Gillibrand Plays Key Role In CTE Bill Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act has been signed into law. The legislation includes provisions based on two of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bipartisan bills that would promote technical skills training and prepare ...

Nelson Named Carroll Police Chief

FREWSBURG — There was a full house inside the Carroll town hall Wednesday as family and local officials welcomed Bill Nelson as the town’s new police chief. After the announcement that Jim Curtis, Carroll’s current police chief, will be retiring from his position, Nelson was officially ...

Fluvanna Fire Hall Puts On Puppet Show

FLUVANNA — Mike Randall and Friends performed at the Fluvanna Fire Hall on Wednesday. Randall’s performance, titled “Reading is Magic,” included puppets, magic, ventriloquism mixed with audience participation. Randall has previously performed throughout Western New York and Canada at ...

Secret WWII Drone Planes Built In City

“It’s a bird ... it’s a plane ... it’s a pilotless plane?” This statement might have been expressed by a local resident who could have been surprised to see a pilotless plane around “Airport Hill” in Jamestown during World War II when drones were being created and tested in the ...

Falconer Traffic Light Becomes Operational Aug. 20

FALCONER — Beginning Monday, a new traffic light will become operational at East Main Street and East Avenue in Falconer, the New York Department of Transportation announced. The DOT said the light — located next to Falconer Junior-Senior High School — will begin a temporary flashing ...

City Woman, 25, Charged After Thefts From Walmart, Wegmans

A Jamestown woman is facing charges after reportedly stealing more than $300 in merchandise from Wegmans and Walmart on Friday. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department was notified of a shoplifting at Walmart, 350 E. Fairmount Ave., that occurred earlier in the day. Police learned 25-year-old ...

City Panel OKs Chautauqua Center Site Plan

Because of unforeseen circumstances, the design of the new The Chautauqua Center will be more intricate than normal architectural plans. On Tuesday the city Planning Commission met with representatives involved in the construction of the new medical facility that will be located along ...

Martin Named Arena Executive Director

Northwest Arena’s board of directors has named Keith Martin as the organization’s executive director following an extensive local search. Martin, an experienced athletics executive, will join the organization Monday. “Northwest Arena exists to advance economic development, ...

Board Fills Vacancies In Clymer

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School District took steps to close the gap involving vacant staff positions. The Clymer Board of Education approved several appointments at its recent board meeting upgrading its staff positions before the upcoming school year begins. On July 30, the board ...