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Mayor Ask State Legislators To Increase Highway Funding

In 1987, the reimbursement rate for city maintenance to state arterial highways increased to 85 cents per square yard. Today, that reimbursement rate is still the same, which is why Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, has asked Jamestown City Council for a support resolution to be sent to the state ...

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Abandoned Home Catches Fire

The Falconer Fire Department responded to the scene of this structure fire on Woodlawn Avenue, behind Jamestown Community College, around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The structure was reportedly an abandoned home. No further information was available by press time. Photo submitted by Jaccob Quattron

Cub Scouts Pull Out All Stops For Annual Race

Hand-crafted cars glimmered in the beaming sunlight as they zoomed down the track. A lightning-quick start to a not-so-typical Saturday. The cub scouts of pack 115 watched with glee as their cars made their way to the finish line, hoping theirs would be the fastest of the bunch during the ...

Lavern Terrill with his plaque for Fireman of the Year.

Kennedy Fire Department Holds Annual Banquet; Honors 91st Year

The Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department held their annual banquet recently to mark their 91 years of service and beginning of their 92nd. Members and guests gathered at the fire hall for a time of food, fun, and music. C-Rivs Entertainment provided the musical backdrop for conversation prior to ...

Dr. Thomas Stockman (Jonathan Young) lashes out at the town meeting as he recognizes the corruption in “Paragon Springs.”
Photo by Robert Schlick

Something’s In The Water With ‘Paragon Springs’

The JCC Uncommoners unfolded the thought provoking drama “Paragon Springs,” by Steven Dietz that is an updated version of “An Enemy of the People,” penned in 1182 by Henrik Ibsen, the Father of Modern Drama. This production opened March 3 and was stage at the Scharmann Theatre on the ...

Jamestown Officials To Ask For More State Highway Funding Support

It has been 30 years since the reimbursement rate has increased for city maintenance of state arterial highways. That is why Jamestown officials, and 37 other cities with maintenance agreements with the state, have proposed asking state legislators to include an increase in the 2017-18 state ...

Cub Scout Pack 115 members, families and friends gathered around the rainbow-colored track to watch the cars fly at the annual Jamestown Cub Scouts Citywide Pinewood Derby at Ed Shults Ford-Lincoln Showroom on Washington Street on Saturday. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Hot Wheels: Cub Scouts Hold Annual Pinewood Derby Race

Hand-crafted cars glimmered in the beaming sunlight as they zoomed down the track, a lightning-quick start to a not-so-typical Saturday. The Cub Scout Pack 115 watched as their cars made their way to the finish line, hoping theirs would be the fastest of the bunch during the annual Jamestown ...

Pictured are cast members of “Paragon Springs,” which opened Friday at the Robert L. Scharmann Theatre at Jamestown Community College. Longtime Director Bob Schlick said he plans to retire after the 2017-18 season.

JCC Theater Director Readies For Retirement After Two Decades

The past year has brought about the closing of a remarkably large number of doors in the arts community of Western New York, and is increasingly leaving arts lovers wondering where we go from here. From the professional level to the early childhood level, and at every level in between, the ...

Firefighters responded twice Thursday, nearly 24 hours apart, to a structure fire at a residence near the intersection of East Sixth and Grants streets in the city. The fires remain under investigation. 
P-J photo by Mike Rukavina

Investigation Ongoing After Fire Breaks Out Twice At Residence

Back-to-back structure fires at the same residence in the city remain under investigation. Jamestown firefighters were summoned just after midnight Thursday for a report of a kitchen fire at a residence near the intersection of East Sixth and Grant streets. The fire was under control ...

A community shower for the Alex House, a supported recovery house that will open in Jamestown, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

St. Luke’s To Host Community Shower For Alex House

A community shower for the Alex House, a supported recovery house that will open in Jamestown, will be held from 4—6 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Community members are asked to bring donations of basic household items to help resource the house. Celebratory food will be ...

David Leathers, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities general manager, presenting the unaudited 2016 financial summary report Monday.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

By Dennis Phillips dphillips@post-journal.com All five utility divisions for the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, in one way or another, performed under their projected budgets in 2016. On Monday, David Leathers, BPU general manager, presented the unaudited financial summary for 2016. ...

DFT Communications Awarded $4.274M NY State Broadband Grant

$212 million in New NY Broadband Program Round II grants have been awarded to projects across Upstate New York. Together with existing New York State commitments, Round II grant awards will ensure that 98 percent of New Yorkers have access to the high-speed broadband required to succeed in a ...

City Council Tables Alley Abandonment, Again

Jamestown City Council has tabled the abandonment of an unnamed alley between Lindsey and Woodlawn avenues, again. Council tabled the abandonment of the alley for a second consecutive month because a nearby resident has indicated he would like to purchase the property. Gregory Rabb, Jamestown ...

Fourth Annual ‘March Into Randolph’ Event Planned For Saturday

RANDOLPH — The fourth annual “March into Randolph” event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, the event promoting shopping in Randolph will be underway throughout the downtown business district and the local ...

Ash Wednesday in Randolph

‘Ashes To Go’ Provided In Randolph

Father Thomas Broad and Eucharistic Minister Sandy Dailey of the Randolph Episcopal Church took to the streets of Randolph on Ash Wednesday offering “Ashes to Go” at Triangle Park. People on foot and driving by stopped to receive the imposition of ashes, which is a rite to remind people of ...

The Firefly da Vinci Si Surgical System with integrated fluorescence imaging capability provides real-time, image-guided identification of key anatomical landmarks using near-infrared technology. Fluorescence imaging allows surgeons to see and assess anatomy better than the naked eye.
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Fluorescence Imaging Assisting Surgeons With Robotic Surgery

Indocyanine green water-soluble, tricarbocyanine dye is the newest weapon for robotic surgeons to use at UPMC Chautauqua WCA to improve the ease and efficiency of surgery. Hospital staff started using the new Firefly da Vinci Si Surgical System with integrated fluorescence imaging ...

Variance Request For Downtown Tattoo Parlor Turned Down

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals has voted down a variance to allow for a second tattoo parlor in downtown Jamestown. On Wednesday, Robert Sanders appeared before the Zoning Board to answer questions about his petition for a variance to allow for a tattoo parlor at 100-120 North Main St. ...

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Tuesday Morning Drug Raid Sends Three To City Jail

Three city residents are facing a handful of drug-related charges following an early morning raid Tuesday. Jamestown police, led by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, executed two search warrants around 6 a.m. Jamestown Police SWAT Team members and the New York State Police K-9 unit assisted ...

Town Of Ellicott Designated Clean Energy Community By State

Few things are as much a “win-win” for a community — and its taxpayers — than adopting clean energy standards. Recently, the town of Ellicott announced its designation as a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA. The ...

Poland Property Destroyed By Fire Discussed At Recent Meeting

POLAND — The town of Poland Board discussed ongoing matters and future projects during their recent meeting. One resident asked if there had been any progress on cleaning up a property, which was destroyed by a fire. Some work has been done, but the property seems to be in limbo. Code ...