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Local, National Acts To Perform At Arena Friday

A handful of local hip-hop acts, along with a nationally touring artist, will hit the spotlight in downtown Jamestown. On Friday, House of Notes and 7:30 Entertainment will present the “Rust Belt Revival” at 9 p.m. — featuring a wide array of the best original talent the Jamestown and ...

AAUW To Host Heroin Talk

The American Association of University Women in partnership with the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County are sponsoring a panel discussion to address the local heroin epidemic on Thursday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Prendergast library located at 509 Cherry St. ...

NRG Company Reaffirms Commitment To Repower, School Says

DUNKIRK — NRG Energy Inc. has reaffirmed its commitment to repower its mothballed power plant, according to Dunkirk City School District officials. Dunkirk Business Administrator William Thiel reported at Thursday’s board of education meeting that NRG representatives stated they are ...

Peter Stark signs a check for the 2017 grants to UPMC Chautauqua WCA from WCA Foundation as foundation board members Cristie Herbst, Betsy Wright, seated, Melanie Gritters and James M. Smith watch the historic commitment of $537,797 to benefit our community’s health care at WCA.
Submitted photo by Joel Marsh, UPMC Chautauqua WCA

WCA Foundation Provides $500K In Grants This Year To Hospital

Editors note: Brigetta Overcash is the executive director of the WCA Foundation WCA Foundation Inc. is setting a record of support for the health care of the city of Jamestown and the Chautauqua Region. “I am very proud, and I think the foundation board members are very proud, to be ...

State Sen. Cathy Young visited Panama Central School this morning to present the Lady Panthers with a resolution to commemorate the team's undeafeated season and state Class D Championship.
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Lady Panthers Volleyball Season Recognized By Young

PANAMA — The 2016 Panama lady's volleyball season was one to remember, and it didn't go without recognition from state legislators. On Friday, state Sen. Cathy Young visited Panama Central School to present the Lady Panthers and coach Tammy Hosier with a New York State Senate resolution ...

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WCA Awarded State Grant To Fund Long-Term Residential Treatment Program

UPMC Chautauqua WCA has been awarded $700,000 in state funding for the construction of a 20-bed, long-term residential treatment program in Jamestown. The program, which will be located at Jones Memorial Health Center at 51 Glasgow Ave., can treat patients for up to a year and is designed ...

The controlled demolition for 34 N. Main St. started Thursday. Last week, city officials declared the Stearns Building an imminent threat and ordered an emergency demolition.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Demolition Work Starts On Vacant Main Street Building

By Dennis Phillips dphillips@post-journal.com The demolition of 34 Main St. started Thursday with hand-held hammers. Because of the position of the Stearns Building, which is literally located wedged between two other buildings, demolition crews aren’t using the usual heavy equipment ...

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9/11 Tribute Painting Finds Home At Dunkirk Club

DUNKIRK — Cody Stoyle graduated from Dunkirk High School in 2002. In the two semesters before that, he painted a giant, 8x8 mural depicting a scene from 9/11, in which a mournful firefighter pauses amid the destruction of that infamous day. In his hands he holds an American flag, perhaps ...

Delevan Man Sentenced In Sex Crimes Incident

LITTLE VALLEY—A Delevan man who broke into a Yorkshire home last year and committed a sex act was sentenced Monday in Cattaraugus County Court. Brandon D. Root, 29, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of six years in state prison plus five years of post-release supervision for his ...

The Mayville Village Board held its first meeting of the new year Tuesday. Trustees approved the presentation of the mayor’s tentative budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Budget work sessions and a public hearing were also set.
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Mayville Village Board To Begin 2017-18 Budget Work

MAYVILLE — Work to enact a budget is underway in the village of Mayville. During the first meeting of the year Tuesday, trustees approved the presentation of the mayor’s tentative budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Mayor Martin Bova Jr.’s proposed budget details a property tax levy, or ...

Pictured, standing at right, David Leathers, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities general manager, talking about the BPU’s solid waste policy with Jamestown City Council Monday.
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BPU Addresses Solid Waste Questions Heading Into The New Year

The new year has brought some changes and some concerns about Jamestown Board of Public Utilities solid waste collection. On Monday, David Leathers, BPU general manager, and Jim Alexander, BPU solid waste/waste water supervisor, spoke to Jamestown City Council about some questions and ...

Winning TAKE 5 Ticket Sold At Foote Avenue Tops Markets

The New York Lottery today announced a top prize winning ticket for the January 10 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at Tops Markets at 738 Foote Ave. in Jamestown. The winning ticket is worth $30,990.50. In addition to the $30,990.50 top prize for the Jan. 10 TAKE 5 drawing, which was won by matching ...

State Labor Analyst: Diplomas Could Help Curtail Poverty

A high school diploma for each student attending Jamestown Public Schools is possibly one of the answers to curtailing the community’s poverty problem. On Wednesday, the local Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative task force met at the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club ...

Fire crews have closed roads to traffic this morning due to severe flooding in the Kiantone area. 
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Serious Flooding Closes Roads In Kiantone

KIANTONE — Severe flooding has closed numerous roads in Kiantone. The New York State Department of Transportation announced this morning that Route 62 in Kiantone is closed from Railroad Avenue to Route 60 due to flooding. The road will be closed until further notice, DOT said in a ...

A picture of the Gowanda Police Department, a bustling venue as officers were called to four overdoses in just 10 days.
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Four Acquaintances Overdose In Span Of 10 Days

GOWANDA  — In the span of just over 10 days, the village of Gowanda ended 2016 with four heroin overdoses. This broke a streak of almost six months without an overdose. “It could have been a bad batch of heroin that the individuals got,” Gowanda Officer-in-Charge Steve Raiport ...

Schumer Urges FCC To Protect Broadband Funds

Thanks to millions of dollars in federal funds, broadband and high-speed Internet service is expanding Upstate. Many telecommunications companies gained access to the Connect America Fund, a federal investment that helped them enhance broadband access. However, some funds set aside for ...

Pictured is local resident Tina Graziano, sharing her opinion on the Cassadaga Wind project at a public hearing Monday at the Sinclairville Fire Hall.
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Residents Debate Cassadaga Wind Farm In Testy Public Hearing

  SINCLAIRVILLE—Economic kickstarter or loud and potentially harmful eyesore? On Monday, the pros and cons of the proposed Cassadaga Wind project were put on full display at a crowded public hearing at the Sinclairville Fire Hall. The hearing, which allowed members of ...

Jeanne Oag, Cassadaga Valley Central School board president, presents Dan Jaquith, a U.S. Army veteran, with his official high school diploma.
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CVCS Board Honors Veteran, Appoints Middle-High School Principal

  SINCLAIRVILLE — Nearly five decades after being called upon to serve his country, Dan Jaquith has finally received his high school diploma. At its Monday morning, the Cassadaga Valley Central School District’s Board of Education presented Jaquith with his diploma by way ...

Diana Butcher, Anew Center shelter manager, helped spread awareness of domestic violence and promoted a new fundraising effort for Shari Robbins’ family with Tim Hortons on Saturday morning. The Stand Against Domestic Violence Campaign and Fundraiser will run until Jan. 31. 
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Stand Against Domestic Violence Campaign, Fundraiser Launches

Along with their typical Saturday morning coffee and donuts, Tim Hortons gave customers the opportunity to support a good cause. At all five Tim Hortons locations in Jamestown, Anew Center officials set up tables to provide information on domestic violence and kick-off a new fundraiser for ...