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Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson discusses new gun policy with the County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee Wednesday. 
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DA’s Office Plans To Toughen Stance On Gun Crimes

MAYVILLE — The message is stern and the warning is clear regarding new gun policy put forth by Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Commit a crime with a gun, you’re done. Carry a firearm illegally and you’re going to be held accountable. Swanson came before county ...

Jamestown native Erik Lundquist will be playing alongside his fellow United States Air Force band member at Friday’s Inaugural Parade. 
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Lundquist To Play In Inaugural Parade With Air Force Band

A 2009 Jamestown High School graduate and member of the United States Air Force is expected to play an important role in the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on Friday. Erik Lundquist was awarded a position playing the euphonium in the premier group over the summer, and after ...

Firms Picked As Merger Study Takes Next Step

PANAMA — A joint meeting of the Panama and Clymer central school boards culminated in the invitation of two firms to make public presentations about a feasibility study to merge the two districts. After an executive session Wednesday night, the boards announced they had chosen Learning ...

City Planning Commission Approves WCA Expansion Site Plan

The two-floor expansion project for UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Foote Avenue facility has received approval from the city Planning Commission Tuesday. Dave Rhinehart, Clark Patterson Lee, and Cecil Miller, UPMC Chautauqua WCA vice president of ancillary and support services, spoke to the city ...

Julie Apperson, local psychiatric nurse, spoke about her experiences with heroin both as a nurse and as the mother of someone who was addicted at the AAUW/MHA Heroin Epidemic: Women’s Voices, Needs and Impact at the James Prendergast Library on Thursday.

AAUW Heroin Panel Reveals Stories Of Addiction

It’s no secret that Jamestown has been fighting a battle against heroin that seems impossible to win. Yet, with great courage, individuals from the community met together Thursday night to share their experiences with heroin, and their hopes for tomorrow at the American Association of ...

Expansion Of ‘Move Over’ Law Takes Effect

Accident scenes can be eye-catching when passing by in a vehicle. But driving too close or too fast to a parked police or emergency vehicle displaying its lights is not only dangerous, but illegal. On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the expansion of New York’s “Move Over” ...

Committee Sets Public Hearing On Sewer District Improvements

MAYVILLE — Modifications to upgrade the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District’s treatment plant drew action from the legislature’s Audit and Control Committee. On Thursday, legislators scheduled a public hearing for next month regarding plan and cost changes to phosphorus removal ...

Southern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently donated $500 to the Chautauqua County Veteran Services Agency to support the veterans van. Every month, the van transports disabled veterans to the Buffalo VA Clinic. Legionnaire Gary Carvella presents Greg Carlson, county Veteran Services Agency director, with the check. 
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County Veteran Agency Gets Donation For Vets Bus

LAKEWOOD — A donation made by Southern Chautauqua County Club Associates will go toward an important service provided by the Chautauqua County Veteran Services Agency. Recently, a $500 donation was made by the consortium of legions and clubs to support disabled veterans who use the veterans ...

State Sen. Cathy Young has introduced legislation that would make it a felony to harm a police K-9. The push comes after K-9 Mitchell of the Jamestown Police Department was injured last year. Pictured with Mitchell and Young is handler Erik Kraft. 
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Young Proposes ‘Mitchell’s Law’ After Assault On K-9

The Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 Officer Mitchell, who was seriously injured in November while apprehending a murder suspect, could soon have a major impact statewide. In recognition of his heroic actions, state Sen. Cathy Young has introduced “Mitchell’s Law,” which would ...

Members of the Jamestown Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee discussing possible projects to be funded by the $10 million state program. 
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Downtown Revitalization Committee Closer To Project Selections

The Jamestown Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee is one step closer to finalizing a list of projects to receive a portion of $10 million in state funding. On Tuesday, the Local Planning Committee met throughout the day to continue narrowing down the list of ...

Horrigan Defends County’s Criticized Investment Approach

MAYVILLE — A New York State Comptroller’s report criticizing county investments, salary and fringe benefits prompted a response from County Executive Vince Horrigan on Tuesday. Horrigan came before the legislature’s Administrative Services Committee to relay disagreements with some of ...

School Board Begins First Transgender Policy Talks

Tim Mains, out-going superintendent, gave the first of three presentations on transgender students during last week’s meeting of the Jamestown Public Schools District Board of Education. Mains said the district currently has no policy regarding transgender students, despite the fact that ...

Pictured is Air Force Master Sergeant —and Jamestown native — Greg Gibbs, who was recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions during a 2011 aerial rescue mission in Afghanistan.
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Jamestown Native Earns Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Force Master Sergeant Greg Gibbs is not one to boast about heroism. In fact, he doesn’t much care for the limelight at all. But in 2011, a courageous aerial rescue mission over Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, led the 30-year-old Jamestown native to not only risk his life, but get ...

Cuomo Looks To Safeguard Senior Homeowners

Petitions and notices are going out beginning today to those who haven’t paid taxes on their properties. It’s the start to the tax foreclosure process for the Chautauqua County Real Property Tax Office. Those who have delinquent taxes owing will have a 90-day period to get them paid. If ...

City Officials Working Toward Train Depot Station

A train depot is needed if there is going to be future excursion train travel in Jamestown. That is why city officials are now working to turn the former engine building, which is located west of the Jamestown Gateway Train Station, into a train depot. With the renovation of the former ...

Tom and Patti Franco of Joe Z Coffee invite the community to come in and participate in the Cup of Joe Campaign for a free cup of coffee throughout the month of January.
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State, Community Alliance Poised To Expand Suicide Prevention

The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention is working hard to help save lives even more in 2017. Victoria Patti, Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention coordinator, said there has been a lot of work put in Chautauqua County, and the momentum isn’t stopping for this year. Currently, ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers one of his state of the state addresses at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, N.Y., Tuesday.

County Executive Pleased With Governor’s Local Initiatives

For County Executive Vince Horrigan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s focus on Upstate New York and Western New York is a positive. Moving forward, Horrigan said more details are necessary to fully understand potential impacts after listening to the governor’s proposals during his State of the State ...

State Aid Will Go Toward Filling City’s Looming Budget Deficit

Of the $2.5 million announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his proposed 2017-18 budget for the city of Jamestown, $1 million will go toward government efficiency initiatives. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, told The Post-Journal Thursday that most of that $1 million will go toward filling the 2017 ...

Drug Treatment, Reform Among Priorities Locally

In three days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined over 100 proposals in six State of the State addresses last week. Last year, a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave highlighted Cuomo’s agenda. This year, making college tuition free to middle class families is the next big plan to come down the ...

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State Law Requires Car Inspections To Check Tinted Windows

Having severely tinted car windows is enough to get you pulled over in New York state. But as of Jan. 1, it can also lead you to fail your car inspection. In November, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that requires the examination of tinted or shaded windows during a vehicle’s annual state ...