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Cherry Street Facelift To Begin Today

Cherry Street is about to be given a facelift. Today the Jamestown Public Works Department will start the streetscape improvement project to Cherry Street, between Fourth and Third streets. During a city Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, Jeff Lehman, city public works director, said ...

Chautauqua Institution Opposes Suit Intervention

BUFFALO — The Chautauqua Institution opposes the intervention of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership to the institution’s lawsuit against the town of Ellery and state Department of Environmental Conservation. Documents filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Erie County give four reasons for ...

Never Yield

Robert H. Jackson expressed complete disdain for the Minersville School District v. Gobitis case which led to the 1943 landmark case of West Virginia v. Barnette. The Robert H. Jackson Center hosted a lecture series on the Barnette case Tuesday in the Carl Cappa Theatre. Jackson wrote the ...

State Review Requested For Gateway Lofts

The State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process for the vast majority of development projects is usually an informal process that doesn’t attract much attention. However, for the Gateway Lofts redevelopment project of the Gateway Center, the SEQR process was the focal point of the ...

Assembly Candidates Discuss County Wind Power

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of four stories detailing The Post-Journal debate between 150th state Assembly candidates — incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. The challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield, for the 150th state Assembly seat said ...

Police: Woman Who Went Missing From Facility Found Safe

WARREN, Pa. — A woman declared missing Sunday night in Warren County, Pa., was found safe hours later. According to City of Warren Police, 87-year-old Elizabeth Blakeslee was declared missing from an assisted living facility Sunday evening and was found early Monday morning close to the ...

Warren Bloodline Only 1/64th Native American

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday over DNA test results she released that indicate she has some Native American heritage, saying she is “getting slammed” over what he claimed is “a scam and a lie” in the face of Warren’s results. Trump ...

‘Going To Be Missed’

LAKEWOOD — A longtime anchor of the Chautauqua Mall will soon close it doors. Sears announced Monday morning it was closing dozens of its unprofitable stores as it looks to stay in business. Among those to be shuttered due to a lack of shoppers is the Sears at the Chautauqua Mall. In ...

Girdles And Socket Wrenches: Sears Was The Amazon Of Its Day

Before there was Amazon — or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart — there was Sears. From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, the company grew to become America’s everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the ...

Candidates Agree On Need To Halt Weeds

Editor’s Note: This is the third of four stories detailing The Post-Journal debate between 150th state Assembly candidates — incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. Both candidates for the 150th state Assembly understand the importance of ...

Prehistoric Passion

“My first thought was, ‘They’re not extinct!’” Mark Jukes’ fascination with reptiles began at the early age of 5 when he first saw a green anole, a kind of lizard, crawling along the pavement. Making the connection to the scaled giants of the past, Jukes has since thought of all ...

State Assembly Candidates Debate Corruption, Ethics Reform

Editor’s Note: This is the second of four stories detailing The Post-Journal debate between 150th state assembly candidates — incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. The debate between the two candidates running for the 150th assembly seat on ...

Report: Local Governments Susceptible To Stress

No Chautauqua County governments are in fiscal stress, but the conditions do exist for some governments to struggle in the future. The recently released fiscal stress rankings from the state Comptroller’s Office grade municipalities in two ways — financial scoring and environmental ...

After Death Of Late Wife, Panama Man Pushes For More EMS Coverage

PANAMA — The morning of Jan. 11, 2017, will forever be etched into the mind of Gordon Munson. For almost two years, Munson said he has relived on a daily basis seeing his wife, Carol Doss Bergman, collapse and die in their cottage at Heritage Ministries in Gerry after waiting for more than ...

Candidates Differ On Marijuana Legalization

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four stories detailing The Post-Journal debate between 150th state assembly candidates — incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. The two candidates running for the 150th assembly district disagree when it comes ...

Bloomberg’s Saturday Event Fuels White House Bid Talk

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A quick stop by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House is sparking more speculation about a possible White House bid by the billionaire media company founder and gun safety ...

Positive Perspective

Several eighth-grade students were busy creating their very own business cards at Jefferson Middle School on Friday. The activity was designed to enforce a positive visualization for each student’s future. Through the YWCA and its organization Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention ...

Erlandson Receives John D. Hamilton Award Friday

CELORON—A well-known community advocate was awarded for his years of service on Friday Thomas Erlandson was presented the annual John D. Hamilton Community Service Award by the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation. The ceremony coincided with a dinner held at the Chautauqua Harbor ...

DEC To Make Motion To Have Lawsuit

The state Department of Environmental Conservation intends to make a motion in Erie County Supreme Court to have Chautauqua Institution’s lawsuit against it dismissed. Maureen Brady, an attorney for the DEC, filed the paperwork in court on Friday. There have already been motions to add the ...