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CLPRA Nails Down Its Statements

MAYVILLE — Multiple goals, a mission statement and an overall vision for Chautauqua Lake were outlined by the members of the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency at its monthly meeting Wednesday. A “healthy, clean, usable lake and watershed” was summed up by the ...

Curtain Ready

The opening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre in Jamestown will not be impacted after it was learned that productions in other cities had to be scuttled due to legal threats. At the crux of the issue is Scott Rudin, producer of the New York adaptation of ...

Local Commitment

The doors to the downtown Jamestown Hotel located along Fourth Street are officially opened for the first time since December 2013. On Tuesday, state, county, city and Hamister Group officials held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the $21.5 million renovations of the ...

Lakewood JC Penney Not On Closure List

LAKEWOOD — The JC Penney located within the Chautauqua Mall is not among 18 stores slated to be closed this year by the struggling retailer. Though the company has not formally released the list of non-profitable department stores that will be closed, Carter English, corporate ...

Cuomo, Lawmakers Fail To Reach Consensus On Revenues

ALBANY — Starting the year with a multibillion-dollar shortfall will leave New York state with “less and less and less” to spend in the upcoming budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday after he and fellow Democrats controlling the Legislature failed to agree on revenue estimates. The ...

Seeking New Tenants

For any potential or current business owner looking to start a yoga studio, restaurant, bakery, bar or anything that would be fresh to Jamestown, there are couple newly renovated spaces available to lease. Brett Sikora of Hoboken, N.J., is the owner, along with his business partner Doggie ...

CLA Asks DEC To Deny Permits For Herbicide Use

“I would be hard-pressed to find a reason why herbicides should be used in Chautauqua,” said Paul Stage, Chautauqua Lake Association president. The figurative battle of preferred treatment methods for Chautauqua Lake’s weed issues rages on as the CLA requested the New York State ...

City Man Sentenced In Burning Incident

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man accused of setting a woman on fire at a city home in 2017 was sentenced to 21 years in state prison and five years post-release supervision. The sentence for 38-year-old Luis Castro-Mojica comes after he pleaded guilty in January to first-degree assault during an ...

‘Something To Say’

In the capital city Kampala of the developing African country of Uganda, girls and young women had been left wondering that their self-worth really amounted to in a patriarchal society in which most men didn’t understand everything in a woman’s life from menstruation to her career ...

Airbnb Locations Increasing Locally

With winter’s presence still lingering, thoughts of summer and vacations to exotic locales have been providing a reprieve from the cold and gray for many in Chautauqua County. Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, recently announced that its Western New York host ...

Second Maniscalco Show Added For Comedy Festival

The National Comedy Center announced that it has added a second show for headliner Sebastian Maniscalco after both his and John Mulaney’s shows sold out in the first day on sale to the public for the 2019 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Maniscalco will now be performing two shows on Saturday, ...

Panama Native Describes Moment When Deadly Storms Struck

A former Panama resident who has lived in Alabama for the last 10 years said Sunday proved to be a nerve-wracking day after almost two dozen people were killed when violent storms ripped through the Deep South. Larissa Walrod said she, her husband and two children hid in their closet after ...

Banking On A Distillery

Enchanted Mountain Spirits has a possible new location in downtown Jamestown. Mick O’Neill, Enchanted Mount Spirits owner, president and head distiller, told The Post-Journal they are looking to possibly open their new location at the former Marine Midland Bank, located at 201 N. Main ...

Writing Their Own History

As Black History Month reflections come to a close, African-American community members also focus on the future of how people of color continue to impact the Jamestown area and carve out their individual pieces of history. Celebration of a culture or ethnicity extends to people’s everyday ...

Writing Their Own History

Through a rising career in energy consultation and a growing musical prowess, 38-year-old Daniel Okwumabua has made great strides as a CEO and vocalist. Okwumabua’s duality of science and art has stayed with him for the majority of his adult life. He started working in energy management ...

Writing Their Own History

At the age of 23, local resident Kayla Walker excels at three different kinds of art, and if caring for young children is another art form, she’s more than just an aspiring singer, dancer and photographer. Walker works at the YWCA as an assistant pre-school teacher. On the side, she works ...

Writing Their Own History

From one side of the basketball court to the other, 47-year-old Tiffany Prunty has made helping children her primary mission throughout a variety of different careers. During her time at Jamestown High School, Prunty first got noticed for her skills at basketball. She received an athletic ...

Writing Their Own History

As a renowned chemist, 63-year-old William Avery has achieved a lot by following his passion for science, leading him to change the way people solder aluminum to make the process more efficient. For decades, Avery has helped other professionals understand the chemistry and methods behind ...

Tradition

Lent is near, which means the St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown began hosting its annual fish fry event. “This started more than 25 years ago, basically, as a way to build the community together,” Father Dennis Mende said. “It's become an annual event which attracts people ...

Cummins Can ‘Flex Down’ If Economy Slows

Cummins Inc. corporate officials are preparing themselves for an economic downturn, if and when it comes. The topic was broached by an investor during the most recent conference call between Cummins officials, media and investors. In December, Forbes contributor Raul Elizalde wrote that ...