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Pictured, from top to bottom: Hundreds came out to the Martz Observatory on Monday to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Individuals had the chance to view the eclipse inside and outside the observatory

Hundreds View Solar Eclipse At Martz Observatory

FREWSBURG — Hundreds came out to the Martz Observatory on Monday to view the spectacle that was the solar eclipse. Cars lined both sides of Robbin Hill Road as people walked up to the observatory to view the eclipse. Many individuals placed chairs outside the observatory where they put ...

Brian Korzeniewski

Murder Suspect Held Sans Bail

A city man charged with murder over the weekend is being held without bail. The arraignment of Brian M. Korzeniewski was held in Jamestown City Court on Sunday morning before the Hon. Fred Larson. Korzeniewski is currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail, where he was booked shortly ...

JRC: Four City Neighborhoods Targeted For Improvement

Four Jamestown neighborhoods sitting in transitional zones between strong and weak housing areas should be the focus to improving properties throughout the city. That is according to the Housing Market Analysis and Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy review completed by czb LLC on behalf of ...

Chelsea Gardner, at left, and Gardner’s biological mother, Naimer, who died from ovarian cancer two years ago at the age of 43, at right.

Jamestown Resident Finds Her Biological Family In Colombia

Less than two weeks after calling on the community for help in finding her South American biological family, Chelsea Gardner is already making plans to meet her siblings in person for the first time. Gardner, a 25-year-old Colombian-born Jamestown resident, has received some resolution to the ...

A boarded up house on Spring Street is one of several condemned houses in the city, including the property next door. More than 200 properties in the city have had multiple cases code violation cases opened during the last two years.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Code Violations On Pace To Eclipse 2016 Numbers

More than 200 properties in Jamestown had multiple housing code violations last year and the city is well on pace for that to occur again in 2017. According to the zoning code violation reports for properties in the city, there were 1,247 housing code enforcement cases opened in 2016, with ...

The 10th Annual Octobenefest held at Southern Tier Brewing Company to benefit St. Susan Center is scheduled for Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Live music, food and Southern Tier beer will be available throughout the event.

St. Susan Center, Southern Tier Brewing Team Up For Oktobenefest

St. Susan Center is inviting the community to enjoy brats, beers and a lot of fun on Tuesday for the 10th annual Oktobenefest. The event, held at Southern Tier Brewing Company, is one of the biggest fundraisers for the soup kitchen, according to St. Susan Center Executive Director Jeff ...

Tax bills for the average home decreased for many in Chautauqua County.

Going Down?

Tax bills on the average home decreased for many in Chautauqua County over the course of a year while only a few saw increases. An analysis conducted by The Post-Journal found the average tax bill on a $100,000 home decreased for a majority of residents when comparing data to 2016 and this ...

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Taxes Lower For Homes Near Waterfront Than Inland

The average homeowner located in a town that’s near the water pays less in property taxes than the average residence in a town found inland. Data gathered by The Post-Journal show taxes paid on a $100,000 home in a municipality near a lake is lower than that paid on a $100,000 home found ...

 State Incentives Aiding Dissolutions For Taxpayers

State incentives such as the Citizens Empowerment Tax Credit are making village dissolutions more appealing from a tax standpoint. Over the past year, residents in the villages of Cherry Creek and Forestville voted to end their village government and obtain services from the towns of Cherry ...

An investigator at East Sixth Street with an officer of the Jamestown Police Department. 
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Body Found, City Man Charged With Murder

A Jamestown resident was charged with second-degree murder after a man was found dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex early Saturday in the city. Police charged 51-year-old Brian M. Korzeniewski just hours after the prone body of Michael A. Bull was discovered between two parked ...

The top floor of The Village Casino in Bemus Point was packed on Saturday morning in honor of the Chautauqua Lake Rally. Guests were invited to enjoy a “Celebrate the Lake” breakfast, view displays from several area organizations related to the lake and listen to speakers throughout the morning.
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Annual Rally On Lake Issues Draws Crowd To Bemus Point

BEMUS POINT — Residents were given a plethora of information regarding Chautauqua Lake during the fourth annual lake rally on Saturday. The event was held at The Village Casino, and the top floor was filled with area residents, visitors and officials interested in the details of what ...

Around 300 classic cars, trucks and specialty vehicles parked downtown Friday for the Jamestown Cruise-In auto show. The event, which also featured food and live music, has been a staple of the city during the summer for the past 25 years under the name Motor Mayhem. 
P-J photo by A.J. Rao

Return Of Classic Auto Cruise-In Revs Up City’s Downtown

The long stretch of classic and specialty cars — not to mention race cars — that lined up city streets Friday evening in Jamestown was enough to leave even the casual car enthusiast spellbound. The 2017 Jamestown Cruise-In, the classic car show formerly known as Motor Mayhem, didn’t ...

Katie Smith, Hazeltine Public Library director, poses with a pair of specialty sunglasses that were handed out to the public for Monday’s partial solar eclipse.
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

An Eye On Safety

Several member libraries of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System want area residents to know that if they’re planning on seeing the partial solar eclipse Monday, they should do so safely. A number of libraries — including the James Prendergast Library, the Hazeltine Public Library of ...

Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, discussed changes in journalism at Chautauqua Institution on Friday.
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Baron Spotlights Changes, Responsibility In News At Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — An editorial heavy hitter who helped inspire the movie “Spotlight” offered insights into the changing world of news Friday morning. Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and former editor of the Boston Globe spoke at Chautauqua Institution. Baron was joined ...

EDUARDO RIVERA

Teen Charged In Thursday Shooting

A Jamestown man is in custody after allegedly firing a gun in the area of Prendergast Avenue and Eighth Street, on Thursday. Detectives with the Jamestown Police Department, who were already near the area, responded to the scene around 12:40 p.m., where they reportedly observed a man running ...

State Looks Into Plastic Bag Solution

Local officials are weighing in over a state task force established earlier in the year to examine possible solutions to the growing concern over the use of plastic bags. New York City was preparing to implement a 5-cent tax on plastic bags in March, but the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew ...

Attacker Drives Van Into Barcelona Crowd; 13 Dead, 100 Hurt

BARCELONA, Spain — A van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation spot into a bloody killing zone. ...

An “ongoing law enforcement issue” has temporarily closed the recreation areas around the Kinzua Dam in Warren, Pa. The closure is due to a reported threat. 
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Josh Cotton

Reported Threat Closes Kinzua Dam Recreation Areas

WARREN, Pa. — A threat reportedly forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the recreation areas around Kinzua Dam in Warren, Pa., on Thursday. “In response to an ongoing law enforcement issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has temporarily closed the dam ...

Dozens gathered at Tracy Plaza next to City Hall in Jamestown on Wednesday for the “Not In Our Town: Demonstration For Love and Tolerance.” The event was held in response to the rally last week in Charlottesville, Va., turned violent. 
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Love And Tolerance

Throngs of community members holding signs and waving flags gathered not in protest, but rather in peace on Wednesday night in downtown Jamestown. Tracy Plaza was the site of the “Not in Our Town: Demonstration for Love and Tolerance,” which was held in response to the rally last week ...

‘Law Enforcement Issue’ Closes Access To Kinzua Dam

WARREN, Pa. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the recreation areas in and around Kinzua Dam in Warren, Pa., due to an “ongoing law enforcement issue.” “In response to an ongoing law enforcement issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has temporarily ...