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Jamestown Church Honors MLK During Annual Program

“If Martin Luther King were alive today to see today what has taken place in this church, for people are coming together, blacks and whites are taking time to come together to celebrate… He was right, its better to love than to hate,” said Pastor Leroy Walker, Emmanuel Baptist ...

City Will Not Have Say In Pot Sale Opt Out

The city of Jamestown government will have no say on whether to opt-out of allowing retail pot shops within their borders if recreational marijuana is legalized by the state government. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, told The Post-Journal that the city of Jamestown is not one of the cities Gov. ...

State Aid For Jamestown Not Being Cut, For Now

City officials have been spared the cut in state aid towns and villages will be receiving if Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal is in the state’s final 2019-20 budget. Earlier this month, Cuomo released his executive state budget that included about a $60 million reduction —from $715 million ...

No Easy Journey

Dunkirk resident Dylan Carlson has fostered a serious love for singing and performing since his early teen years, but the 24-year-old had never imagined his passion would take him through multiple auditions for the newest season of “American Idol.” Carlson’s got the vocal chops to ...

2-Year-Long Court Battle Ends

MAYVILLE — A Dunkirk hotel manager accused of raping an employee during a Christmas party has pleaded guilty to harassment, bringing an end to a two-year-long court battle that included a hung jury, special prosecutors and subpoenaed Facebook Live videos. Ranjit “Randy” S. Aulakh is ...

State Of City Address Set For Council Meeting

The annual report detailing activities and accomplishments during the last year and goals and initiatives for the upcoming year will be delivered by the mayor during the Jamestown City Council meeting Monday. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, wouldn’t provide any exact information about what ...

Caught In The Act

LAKEWOOD — For those who have kept up-to-date with police blotters, a rising trend for the Lakewood-Busti Police Department is making itself apparent: cases of shoplifting are calling in officers to the Lakewood Walmart almost daily. Of the 8,974 calls the department’s officers answered ...

Shutdown Impact Is Minimal At Fredonia

FREDONIA — While President Donald Trump and Congress have reached a deal that will cease the shutdown for three weeks, the New York state government took precautionary steps to protect SUNY and CUNY students that may have been impacted. Earlier in the week, Jamestown Community officials ...

Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay Starts In City

The flame might not have been born in a temple erected by the ancient Greeks to honor Hera, powerful queen of the mythological gods, like the Olympic Torch Relay, but for the first time ever the Empire State Winter Games is including Jamestown in its tourch relay. At 6 a.m. Monday, the ...

President Signs Bill To Reopen Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work. Standing ...

Farming Priorities

With the value of farming in New York state still declining, the New York Farmers Bureau looks to educate elected officials on the needs of farmers statewide in 2019. But for local dairy farmer Dick Kimball, a farming industry turnaround will take time. “Dairy farmers have been in the ...

‘This Is A Win’

RANDOLPH — More than a pound and a half of crystal methamphetamine was seized during a search of a Randolph home, a bust police say prevented drugs from being sold on the streets. Three area residents are facing felony charges after a joint investigation by the Olean Office of the ...

Reed Tries To Clarify Issues On Border Wall

Rep. Tom Reed said many people have a misconception that President Donald Trump wants a border wall from west to east coast; whereas, the Corning Republican said the president actually wants approximately 200 miles of a physical barrier, similar to what Reed suggested should be implemented ...

Providing Assistance

More than 120 area families — some impacted by the federal government shutdown — received assistance through a special food distribution by the Food Bank of WNY and held at the Salvation Army in Jamestown. It was one of five such distributions held Wednesday in the Southern Tier. In ...

SNAP Benefits Impacted By Federal Government Shutdown

MAYVILLE — The federal government shutdown has already impacted those in the county receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP benefits, and the affect could be even more severe if the stoppage continues. On Wednesday, Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County ...

Early CAP Numbers Revealed

MAYVILLE — More than two weeks since the Centralized Arraignment Program in Chautauqua County has taken effect, Ellicott Town Justice Marilyn Gerace hosted town justices and other officials from the eighth judicial district during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chautauqua County ...

States Move To Ease Restrictions On Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

NEW YORK — In many states across the U.S., victims of long-ago child sex-abuse have been lobbying for years, often in vain, to change statute of limitation laws that thwart their quest for justice. This year seems sure to produce some breakthroughs, due in part to the midterm election ...

Plight Of Blight

Jamestown officials are continuing their ongoing battle against blight in city neighborhoods. Vince DeJoy, city development director, said city officials, with assistance from the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. who provided the funding for the Falconer demolition, organized three ...

State Senate, Assembly Eye Election Reform

MAYVILLE — Last week, the New York Senate and Assembly passed a series of voting reform measures to possibly make it easier for residents to vote and to increase voter participation. Whether this will happen or not is, obviously, still unknown. However, there are other unknowns as well like ...

Healthy View Of Lake Is Promoted By CLA

CHAUTAUQUA — Executive Director Doug Conroe of the Chautauqua Lake Association expressed how he thinks that the health of Chautauqua Lake has been far worse in the past, but that never before have so many people and organizations rallied together to show their passion for the body of water ...