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Connection

MAYVILLE — Debbie McKane said the act of connecting, building and snapping the Lego pieces eases her son’s mind and lets him forget about cancer at least for while. A year ago today, 12-year old Drake McKane of Mayville was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer that affects a ...

City Police Seeking Information On Friday Shooting

No one was injured when several shots rang out Friday afternoon in the city of Jamestown. Police said the incident began when an altercation occurred on West Eighth at Cherry streets around 2 p.m. During the fight, two people reportedly pulled out guns with one firing toward a nearby home. ...

Chautauqua MHA Director Steps Down

To celebrate the change, a farewell-promotion party was held on Friday at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County offices at the Gateway Center in Jamestown. Executive director Kia Briggs stepped down. Associate director Steven Cobb was appointed to her position. Briggs was the ...

VW Wants To Storm Car Market With Cheaper Electric Model

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen intends to invest 44 billion euros ($50 billion) in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D. compact ...

‘Nature’s Dynamic’

CELORON — Mike Newell of 10 Chautauqua Place waded through weed-infested waters filled with dead fish that had suffocated due to a lack of oxygen and being forced to the surface by a biomass blown in by winds nearly two weeks ago. He used a pitchfork to turn over some of the weeds to ...

Salvation Army In Desperate Need Of Red Kettle Volunteers

Maj. John Merchant with the Salvation Army of Jamestown spent the first day of the Red Kettle campaign — the annul fundraiser that helps a range of local programs and services — interviewing applicants for paid positions due to a critical lack of volunteers. Though the drive officially ...

Freezing Rain, Snow Strike Area

The new name for a lake effect snow advisory was put to use as a named winter storm advisory was issued for Chautauqua County by the National Weather Service in Buffalo on Thursday. The change is in the title only, and the meaning remains identical. “The change was to streamline the ...

Preserved

“Preserved by generations that are and for those that are to be,” is a sentiment included on the newest city historical marker recognizing the efforts of teachers and students more than 100 years ago who saved the land in 1916. On Wednesday, the Jamestown Historical Marker Committee, ...

Billquist To Honor Late Wife Near Anniversary Of Tragic Death

Jamie Billquist knew he wanted to recognize his late wife in one form or another around the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s an idea he has toyed with for several months, and one that will now come to fruition at the benefit of at least two Jamestown area nonprofit organizations this weekend. ...

Teaching Of Trump Same As Others Before Him

Love him or hate him — or somewhere in the middle — one thing is becoming clear, the uniqueness of President Donald Trump is unlike many that came before him. So, how have teachers in government and history classes handled Trump’s presidency? At Jamestown Public Schools, the teaching of ...

President Backs 1st Rewrite Of Sentencing Laws

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation’s criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress. Trump said the bill “will make our communities safer and ...

It Takes A Team

It shouldn’t be surprising, but it is, how the delivery of the city’s Christmas Tree to the Jamestown Municipal Building brings the community together. Is it the promise of holiday cheer or because it’s not every day people see a 40-foot tree being carted through the city? Whatever ...

Missing Area Woman Highlighted By Police

The 2008 disappearance of an Ashville woman was the highlight of the New York State Police’s “Cold Case Tuesday” feature. Anderson, 36 years old at the time, was last known to be visiting a friend Oct. 28, 2008, in Jamestown while driving a blue 2005 Dodge Caravan. According to ...

Lakewood Village Board Continues As Four-Member Entity

LAKEWOOD — Monday’s Lakewood Village Board meeting featured less contention than previous meetings. New business was discussed without the debate that ended prior village meetings with a stalemate to not appoint Deputy Mayor Ted McCague as mayor, leaving the municipality to be led by an ...

Amazon Goes Bicoastal, Will Open HQs In New York, DC Suburb

NEW YORK — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation’s largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington for its new East Coast headquarters. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition ...

‘Scaling Up Production’

Bush Industries is reporting its most successful quarter of sales in almost 10 years. July, August and September collectively is Bush Industries’ most successful sales quarter since the fourth quarter of 2008. Compared to last year’s third quarter sales, 2018’s third quarter sales ...

Plaza Owners Respond To Tastee Corners Situation

The owners of the Southside Plaza have responded to the news that the Tastee Corners building could be demolished. On Monday, The Post-Journal received a statement from the owners of the Southside Plaza who made the decision to take down the existing Tastee Corners building because it needs ...

Salamanca Business Giving Out Free Thanksgiving Feasts Friday

SALAMANCA — The season known for giving and sharing begins at this time of year. With that in mind, Hometown Rent to Own in Salamanca will be handing out free “Thanksgiving Feasts” to families in need Friday from 4-6 p.m. The business is located at 203 Center St. in the Center Street ...

Making The Sacrifice

Veterans Day came and passed, but those who have served were not forgotten as gun shots rang out through downtown Jamestown on Sunday. Across Chautauqua County, there were numerous ceremonies planned for Veterans Day that included the Veterans Foreign Wars Post 53 gathering at Veterans ...

Man Charged In Robbery Of 7-Eleven Store Friday

Video surveillance helped located a Jamestown man who reportedly stole a car then robbed a city convenience store Friday afternoon. Jamestown police announced charges against 48-year-old Reinaldo Lugo following a three-day search. Lugo reportedly stole a car from a Kipp Street residence in ...