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Priority Projects

There are several projects in the city of Jamestown and throughout Chautauqua County that will be vying for state funding later this month through the Regional Economic Development Council program. In 2011, Gov. Andrew Cuomo established 10 regional councils to develop long-term strategic ...

Applications Sought For Block Challenge

The rebirth of a renaissance has started in Jamestown. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is accepting pre-applications for the new Renaissance Block Challenge 2.0. Since 2011, 45 neighborhoods have participated in the original Renaissance Block Challenge, with 450 property owners investing ...

Amazon Touted As Big Win For NY, But Math Is More Complex

NEW YORK — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can’t-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. “This is ...

Stepping Up

LAKEWOOD — Lately, Bob Lingle has felt like he’s been inside one of those schmaltzy Hallmark Christmas movies. With the past couple weeks in mind and the upcoming revival of Christmas in the Village to be labeled by some as a Christmas miracle, hyperbole or otherwise, it’s easy to ...

A Plan To Prosecute

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson has faith that those who work in his office will be able to cover the work First Assistant District Attorney Michael Flaherty would normally do after the ADA was ruled “unqualified” to serve in his position by Judge David Foley at a ...

FOIL Reveals Pact With Teacher

Former Jamestown Public Schools teacher Scott Lumia is set to receive the equivalent of two months pay of his current annual salary totalling $15,160.46 under the provisions of the separation agreement with the district. The Post-Journal received the separation agreement after submitting a ...

Home Destroyed By Fire

ELLERY — A family of four needs the community’s help after their home was destroyed by fire Friday morning. Firefighters from five area volunteer departments responded to a fire around 9:15 a.m. Friday at 42 Second St. in the High Acres Mobile Home Back in Ellery. Witnesses reported ...

Lake Taxing District Discussed

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency may be the newest lake group on the block, but their purpose is vastly different compared to the various nonprofits and municipalities concerned with the health of Chautauqua Lake. The CLPRA’s goal: to evaluate the needs ...

‘Definitely Shocking’

LITTLE VALLEY — A community that has benefited for more than two decades through a shared produce program is now showing its support to a Little Valley farm after a massive fire destroyed a century-old barn. Deb Ritchie, co-owner of Native Offerings Farm, said she and her husband are just ...

CLP Uses Lecture As Platform To Air Grievances

Members of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership referred to themselves as an outlier in terms of the various organizations concerned with the health of Chautauqua Lake and the improved economic and recreational gains it could offer if the water body was less burdened with invasive weed species, ...

Respect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents ...

Reed Recognizes Bush As ‘True American Leader’ Of The Country

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said former President George H.W. Bush was a true public servant to the American people, from his time in the military to his years as a congressman, vice president and ultimately president. Reed, R-Corning, spoke of Bush during a conference call Wednesday with regional ...

Salvation Army Behind In Annual Red Kettle Campaign

With a little more than two weeks left in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, the clock is ticking to reach the nonprofit’s annual goal. The annual fundraiser helps support essential services for the local Salvation Army and in New York state. The local branches are trying to raise ...

Salary Board Calls For Pay Increase For Mayor, Council

A recommendation has been made on a possible pay increase for elected officials in the city of Jamestown. On Wednesday, the city’s Salary Review Commission meet for the second time this year to discuss a possible pay increase for the mayor and members of the council. Every four years, ...

‘A Win-Win-Win’

ELLICOTT — Snowflakes crowned the scene of a major demolition at 173 Jackson Ave., the former site of Jamestown Woodworking Inc., on Tuesday morning. The wrecking was the result of years of effort and a symbol of mutually beneficial means to an end, according to Mark Geist, CEO of the ...

County Legislature Hears Burtis Bay Fish Kill Woes

MAYVILLE — Mike and Peggy Newell have become more well-known in Chautauqua County, but not due to anything they had ever expected or predicted. The fish kill in Burtis Bay in Celoron, which amassed dozens of feet of invasive Eurasian milfoil weeds and thousands of various dead species of ...

Calves Who Fell Off Truck Found On I-86

Police in New York and Pennsylvania found themselves asking the public “Where’s the beef?” Several young cows were found wandering Interstate 86 after they apparently fell out of the back of a truck early Tuesday. The first calf was found in the westbound lane of the interstate around ...

Lakewood Man Charged After Stealing 2nd Car From Dealership

A Lakewood man charged earlier this year for stealing a car from an area dealership and crashing it in Florida is again facing a host of charges after a high-speed pursuit Tuesday in a stolen vehicle reportedly reached 130 mph. Taken into custody was 22-year-old Collin A. Slack after ...

Students On Pine Valley School Honor, Merit Rolls Announced

SOUTH DAYTON — Pine Valley Central School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Brady Andrews, Felicia Bremiller, Matthew Cadle, Sara Carpenter, Dawson Chase, Bayley Finch, Hannah ...

A Perfect Match

Two women with regional connections have had their lives changed. Jamestown resident Karen Misko recently found a compatible out-of-state donor for a new kidney transplant. The news came as a relief to Misko, who has been on dialysis for years. Even more surprising is that the search ...