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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 ...

Local Cub Scouts Learn Fire Prevention Skills At Mayville Park

MAYVILLE — With more than 300 participants and help from local fire departments, local Cub Scouts took part in the largest Firemuster event Saturday at Lakeside Park in Mayville. The Firemuster is an event in association with Fire Prevention Week that showcases various equipment from ...

Bridging The Gap

Chautauqua County has a lower percentage of deficient bridges than other areas, according to a recent report by the State Comptroller’s Office. The state comptroller found that 12.8 percent of local bridges across the state are structurally deficient; 20.7 percent are functionally ...

Jamestown Man Indicted In Death Of Neighbor

A Jamestown man accused of killing his neighbor in August has been indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury. Brian M. Korzeniewski, 51, was indicted Oct. 4 on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Michael A. Bull. Police found Bull lying face-down between two vehicles outside his ...

Comptroller Hears Updates On City’s Revitalization Plans

Though two years had passed since Thomas DiNapoli, New York state comptroller, last toured Jamestown, he was back on Friday to discuss the progress of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. “It’s great to be back in Jamestown,” DiNapoli said. “I haven’t been here for a ...

Police Looking For Shooting Suspects

One man was shot and two suspects are wanted following a shooting Thursday in Jamestown. Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said an officer was flagged down near the intersection of Fourth and Spring streets around 3 p.m. by a man who had been shot in the forearm. The ...

Local Groups React To Boy Scouts’ Decision To Integrate Girls

The decision to integrate girls into Boy Scouts’ programs has been met locally with an unenthusiastic response. The Boy Scouts of America announced the change on Wednesday after a meeting at their headquarters in Texas where the measure was unanimously approved. An official with the ...

Work To Repair Water Leaks, Damage To JPD Continues

With the customer service entrance for the Jamestown Police Department still experiencing leakage as a result of recent rainfall, the Jamestown Department of Public Works is still in talks with its contractors on getting the area operational again. The area was initially damaged to do an ...

Famed ‘I Love Lucy’ Writer Remembered

“I Love Lucy” writer, Bob Schiller died at the age of 98, but not without leaving a lasting mark on the comedy world and the hearts of many. Schiller, who died Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, Calif., wrote for a variety of shows, including “I Love Lucy” and “The Carol Burnett ...

Trump’s Blow To ‘Obamacare’ Jolts Health Consumers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their ...

Room For Growth

The removal of debris following a devastating fire earlier this year in the village of Falconer might soon get county assistance. The board of the Chautauqua County Land Bank, at a meeting Wednesday in Mayville, discussed the potential collaboration with the village to help remove debris ...

Man Injured, Suspects Sought Following City Shooting

One man was shot and two suspects were being sought following a shooting Thursday in Jamestown. Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department said an officer was flagged down near the intersection of Fourth and Spring streets around 3 p.m. by a man who had been shot in the ...

Hispanic Heritage Month, Outreach Efforts Recognized Locally

Chautauqua Adult Day Care Services hosted a recognition of Hispanic Outreach on Wednesday. “We’re having a luncheon to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Executive Director Frank Bercik. “Right now, we just recently expanded our Hispanic Outreach to seniors program to southern ...

In Historic Shift, Boy Scouts To Allow Girls Into Its Programs

NEW YORK — In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank. Founded in 1910 and ...

Budget Battle Begins

For the second consecutive year, the Jamestown City Council will start the budget process in the red. On Tuesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, released his 2018 executive city budget with a deficit of $946,679. Last year, Teresi released the 2017 executive budget with a budget deficit of ...

Jamestown School Board Hears Concerns Over Bullying

Concerns over bullying and teen suicide were brought up during a meeting of the Jamestown Board of Education on Tuesday. "We've had a lot of deaths recently in the community and it really just needs to be addressed, like today," Katina Glenn said. Several people who spoke identified ...

City Officials Acquire Funding For Excursion Train Study

For more than two years, city officials have been working to fund a feasibility and implementation study to bring back excursion train travel to the city of Jamestown. Last week, Vince DeJoy, city development director, announced that they have accumulated the necessary funding to hire Stone ...

County Executive Candidates Debate Readiness Of Workforce

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of four articles on a debate recently held by The Post-Journal with Chautauqua County executive candidates George Borrello and Mike Ferguson. Having jobs available in the area is a good thing, but are people ready to fill those positions? That question was ...

Jury Selection In Robbins Murder Trial To Begin Next Week

The trial of a Jamestown man who allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife last year that sparked a countywide manhunt is expected to begin next week. According to court documents, jury selection in the second-degree murder trial of Keith L. Robbins will start Tuesday in Chautauqua ...