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Balloons were released on Thursday to raise awareness on domestic violence and remember Shari Robbins who was killed during a domestic violence incident last year. 
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Area Groups, Officials Gather To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

Purple and white balloons floated across the sky as a way to raise awareness about domestic violence and to remember one person who lost their life as a result from it. Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing, in partnership with the Salvation Army Anew Center, hosted the balloon release on ...

Library Officials Rally Support

Officials of the James Prendergast Library are appealing to the Jamestown community to attend, en masse, an upcoming city council work session and voice support for their local library. At a meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, board President R. Thomas Rankin discussed ...

Deborah Sunya Moore, Chautauqua Institution’s vice president and director of marketing, leads first-graders at Love Elementary School in reading to a beat.
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Jamestown Students Find Beat, Rhythm In Reading

Most people wouldn’t think of singing along with the books they read, but that’s exactly what some of Jamestown Public Schools’ youngest students were doing this week. In a new method of arts-education integration, Deborah Sunya Moore, Chautauqua Institution’s vice president and ...

NYC, Buffalo, Rochester Among State Contenders For Amazon HQ

ALBANY — The New York City metro area, Buffalo-Rochester, greater Syracuse and the Albany region are all in the running to win Amazon’s second headquarters. All four regions submitted formal bids for the $5 billion project before Thursday’s deadline. State leaders aren’t revealing how ...

From left, back row, Vince DeJoy, city development director; Kimberly Ecklund, councilwoman; Gregory Rabb, council president; Todd Thomas, city clerk and administrative services director; from left front row, Marie Carrubba, councilwoman; Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, and Anthony Dolce, councilman; during the ceremonial signing of the Local Property Tax Abatement Incentive Redevelopment of Vacant and Condemned Properties law in the mayor's office Wednesday.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Local Law To Incentivize Renovations To Abandoned Properties

A new local law to incentivize renovating abandoned properties or creating new structures on vacant lots is officially in place. On Wednesday, city officials gathered for a ceremonial signing of the new local law titled Local Property Tax Abatement Incentive Redevelopment of Vacant and ...

City’s Health Care Costs Jump In Third Quarter

The cost of health care continues to hurt the city of Jamestown. Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, presented the third quarter finance report to Jamestown City Council during their work session meeting Monday. Bellitto said health care claims are up 9 percent, about $300,000, compared to last ...

More Former Employees On City’s Health Insurance Plans

The Jamestown City Council will vote later this month on approving two companies to handle the new health care subsidy program aimed at removing Medicare-eligible retirees from the city’s self-insured plan. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said there are more retired former city ...

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Southwestern School Capital Project Begins Third Phase

Students and staff donned hard hats and grabbed shovels for a recent groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the third and final phase of the Southwestern Central School District’s ongoing, $15.9 million capital project. Phase 3 includes construction of a new gymnasium and renovation of ...

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Thompson Hall at SUNY Fredonia on Tuesday afternoon. The threat was later unfounded after K-9 units searched the building. 
Photo by John D’Agostino

Building Closed After Tuesday Scare At SUNY Fredonia

FREDONIA — A bomb threat reported Tuesday afternoon halted several classes Tuesday at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A subsequent search by police at Thompson Hall revealed the threat to be unfounded, according to school officials. Various law enforcement agencies ...

The area of city-owned land that Northwest Arena officials would like to purchase for their planned expansion. If approved, arena officials would purchase 98-by-9.5 feet of land that is currently being used for parking on the south side of the facility.
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Planning Commission Tables Property Sale To Arena Officials

The Jamestown Planning Commission has tabled a proposal to sell city land to Northwest Arena officials for their new addition. On Tuesday, the commission held a discussion on the potential sale of city right of way land being used for parking on the northside of West Second Street, which is ...

Residents gathered Tuesday to hear the results of a study that looked into the possible merger of Clymer and Panama schools.
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Clymer, Panama Merger Plan Reviewed By School Boards

CLYMER — A proposed consolidation of Clymer and Panama school districts has the backing of a group tasked with studying its potential cost-saving benefits. During a meeting inside Clymer Student Performance Center on Tuesday, the merger study team Learning Design Associates announced to ...

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, visited Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care on Monday morning to discuss the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Reed Discusses Hospice, Palliative Care Legislation

Quality care at the end of life is just as important as quality care at the beginning or middle, according to Tom Reed. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, visited Chautauqua Hospice on Monday to discuss hospice care legislation and its importance to his district and beyond. Reed, a hospice ...

Committee Approves CREDC Operation At Dunkirk Airport

A temporary solution for the Dunkirk Airport fixed-based operator services conundrum may have been found by the county executive. At Monday’s Public Facilities legislative committee meeting, the committee members approved a resolution to go before the legislature which would allow the ...

Executive, DPW Budget Proposals $50K Apart

The first budget deliberation meeting with city department heads has become so repetitive year-after-year that Jeff Lehman, city public works director, started the meeting by saying, “It’s Groundhog Day, again.” On Monday, the first budget deliberation meeting on the city’s proposed ...

Proposed Law Would Provide Tax Exemptions For City Homeowners

MAYVILLE — A proposed law was approved by the legislature’s Administrative Services Committee which might give vacant or run-down properties in Jamestown a dose of hope in the future. Stephen Abdella, county attorney, spoke regarding the law at a recent committee meeting. Abdella said ...

Chris Babbage, a Jamestown native, has found success across the U.S. and internationally as a music director and conductor in various off-Broadway productions. Babbage is pictured conducting a pit orchestra at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Utah, and atop the Great Wall of China.
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Jamestown Native Finds Musical Success Nationally And Abroad

In the midst of his extensive travels, Chris Babbage always takes time to remember and visit his hometown on a regular basis. During his most recent visit to Jamestown, Babbage stopped by The Post-Journal to discuss his career as a touring music director and conductor in various off-Broadway ...

Legislators To Discuss Coroners’ Pay Rates

The cost of coroners and other budget expenditures will be discussed this week by county legislators during the upcoming Public Safety Committee meeting on Wednesday. The county coroners requested an increase in their pay rates when they spoke to members of the legislature’s Audit and ...

‘Shine The Light’ Event To Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

Following the death of one of their own, a local non-profit is hoping to raise awareness on domestic violence Shari Robbins, 36, an employee of Heritage Ministries — a human service ministry for seniors — was a beloved member of the staff. The organization is hosting an array of events to ...

Pictured above is Pamela Gustafson and her student, Reagan.

Married To A ‘Maniac’

Pamela Gustafson, Kerry Drew and Jennifer Erickson are not women who fill a traditional role. They are originals. They all have professional careers. Each woman is well educated, successful, incredibly witty, strong, beautiful and out of necessity, much more practical than many of us. ...

The James Prendergast Library, located at 509 Cherry St., could possibly receive a 50 percent cut in funding from the city of Jamestown in 2018. The library received a 71 percent cut in funding from the city this year.
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Funding To Library Cut In Half In Budget Plan

Officials at the James Prendergast Library could possibly receive another large funding cut from the city of Jamestown in 2018. After a 71 percent cut in funding for the library in 2017, the proposed 2018 city budget cuts the facility’s funding by 50 percent. If the cut remains in the 2018 ...