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The proposed look of the West Second Street public piazza and streetscape improvements project in downtown Jamestown. The state funded the proposed project $140,000 through its Regional Economic Development Council program Wednesday.

‘A Real Busy 2018’

Three projects in the city received $327,500 through the state Regional Economic Development Council program Wednesday. City officials, in partnership with the Gebbie Foundation, received $140,000 for the West Second Street public piazza and streetscape improvements project. This project ...

County Receives Record Assistance For Development Projects

Chautauqua County has received a record amount of project funding grants through the state’s foremost economic development program. On Wednesday, state officials announced the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council program awards, with Chautauqua County receiving a record $9,57,641 in ...

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City Man Held For Grand Jury After Burning Woman

A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to hear evidence within the next several weeks against a Jamestown man accused of severely burning a woman during a domestic incident earlier this month. Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was held over for grand jury action following a preliminary hearing ...

The Rev. Amy Rohler, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County executive director, discussing the seven organizations that were selected to get a share of the $1 million from the state’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative program. Each organization discussed their proposed project at the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center at Jamestown Community College Tuesday.
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Groups Selected For Poverty Reduction Funds Discuss Plans

There will be seven organizations providing services in Jamestown that will be working collaboratively to reduce the number of ALICE households in the city. On Tuesday, each organization that was selected by the local Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative task force to receive a share of ...

A truck is pulled from the side of Route 394 Tuesday in the town of North Harmony. Dozens of crashes were reported throughout Chautauqua County following another round of winter weather. A lake effect snow warning remains until this evening, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said. 
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‘All Over The Place’

A blast of snow contributed to dozens of motor vehicle crashes Tuesday, local police agencies said. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office alone responded to 24 crashes beginning around 6 a.m. That amounted to about two an hour though the early evening hours. Sheriff Joe Gerace said ...

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City Man Accused Of Burning Woman Held For Grand Jury Action

A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to hear evidence within the next several weeks against a Jamestown man accused of severely burning a woman during a domestic incident earlier this month. Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was held over for grand jury action following a preliminary hearing ...

Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, on Tuesday said he supported a 1.4 percent excise tax on certain college endowments funds. Reed also directed questions to the White House regarding comments President Donald Trump made Tuesday about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
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Reed Backs Endowment Changes, Defers On Trump Tweets

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is supporting a 1.4 percent excise tax on certain college endowments. In a call with reporters Tuesday, Reed, R-Corning, said he supports the tax, which is included in both the Senate and the House tax reform bill. Reed said the excise tax will help raise the issue of ...

Tax Limit Restricting Purchasing Options

Because of the poor financial condition the city of Jamestown is in, city officials have had to get creative in an attempt to find the funding mechanism to purchase new equipment and perform infrastructure improvements. Since Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi has taken office in 2000, he, with the ...

One person was taken to the hospital after a reported stabbing Wednesday evening in Jamestown. 
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1 Taken To Hospital Following Stabbing Wednesday

One person was taken to the hospital following a reported stabbing Wednesday evening in the city of Jamestown. The stabbing, reported around 7:35 p.m., occurred in the area of 125 Sampson Street, between Crown and Dearborn streets. The severity of injuries wasn't immediately known late ...

Demolition Delayed In Business Project

LAKEWOOD — The project which will culminate in the opening of two new businesses in a singular location on Fairmount Avenue has hit a minor, possibly inconsequential, snag in its projected timetable. At a meeting of the Lakewood Board of Trustees on Monday, Code Enforcement Officer Jeff ...

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Proposed Sale Of City’s Wastewater Plant Draws Ire Of Area Leaders

A variety of voices spoke out Monday night against Mayor Sam Teresi’s proposal to sell the wastewater treatment plant. Areas residents and officials from Jamestown and beyond shared their thoughts during the council meeting with regard to the possible sale of the plant to the Jamestown ...

Cease And Desist Sparks Local Sauce Maker’s Production

A local sauce maker has seen an increase in sales since a cease and desist order from Francis Ford Coppola forced a name change. “We’ve had a ton of local and even national support,” said Luke Andriaccio, owner of Coppola’s Pizza and Marco Rosso’s Italian Sauces, formerly known as ...

Three Charged In Fredonia Drug Bust

Three people were taken into custody Monday night for allegedly possessing illegal drugs. According to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, on Monday at about 7:40 p.m., officers from the New York State Parole, City of Dunkirk Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriff's ...

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Lutgen Enjoying Violin-Playing Career Following CGT Victory

Although she hasn’t even begun her high school career yet, Elizabeth Lutgen is riding high following her landmark first-place finish in the Chautauqua’s Got Talent competition at the Spire Theater earlier this year. In April, the self-taught violinist became the first instrumentalist to ...

An officer walks along a snow-covered Route 394 in North Harmony on Tuesday. 
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Dozens Of Crashes Reported During Tuesday Snow Storms

A prolonged blast of snow contributed to dozens of crashes throughout the county Tuesday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office alone responded to 24 crashes beginning at 6 a.m. That amounted to about two an hour though the early evening hours. Sheriff Joe Gerace said speed, again, could ...

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Jones Wins In Stunning Alabama Upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual ...

In just a few months, Chautauqua County’s emergency services vehicles have responded to 365 calls for assistance. The vehicles, which provide advances emergency care and personnel, assist local fire departments in the county.
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Fly Car System Deemed A Success By County, EMS Officials

Fly cars do not have wings, but some might consider them guardian angels. The rapid-response emergency service vehicle system has been effective in the first few months of operation that it has been in existence, according to various emergency services officials. In the emergency services ...

Robb Will, the 67th Funniest Comedian in Jamestown, recently discussed his views on stand-up comedy, the local comedy scene and his involvement in upcoming events.
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Robb Will Talks Stand-Up Comedy, Local Comedy Scene

Jamestown’s 67th Funniest Comedian is spreading the laughs around with his unique brand of humor and various community involvements. Robb Will was recently interviewed by The Post-Journal about his past, his take on and role within the local stand-up comedy scene, and the forthcoming area ...

Warren Man Jailed After Striking Woman With Car During Argument

FALCONER — A Warren man has been taken to the Chautauqua County Jail after allegedly running over a woman's legs during an argument on Sunday. According to a police report, Ellicott police officers responded to a report of a woman hit by a car near South Work and East Main streets, ...

Net Neutrality Vote Thursday Could Change Internet ‘Freedoms’ For Users

FREDONIA — What do Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Uber, Netflix, Airbnb and eBay all have in common? At least a couple of things. One, they started from nothing and evolved to be Internet giants, as ubiquitous as the weather. Two, they are part of the Internet Association (IA), ...