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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Attacker Drives Van Into Barcelona Crowd; 13 Dead, 50 Hurt

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the terror ...

Officials Hope Northwest Arena Expansion Draws More Revenue

In order to generate more revenue and to increase more year-round use, Northwest Arena officials are planning an expansion. On Tuesday, Kristy Zabrodsky and David Leathers, co-presidents for the Northwest Arena Board, spoke about the preliminary plans for the expansion at the arena, which is ...

Charlottesville Victim’s Mother Urges ‘Righteous Action’

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to “make my child’s death worthwhile” by confronting injustice the way she did. “They tried to kill my ...

18-Year-Old Charged In Thursday Shooting Incident

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 ...

18-Year-Old Charged In Thursday Shooting Incident

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 ...

Vintage WWII-Era Planes On Display At Jamestown Airport Today

Vintage aircraft far removed from their glory days in the early to mid-1940s are now on full display at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport at Robert H. Jackson Field. Representations of three planes utilized by the U.S. military during its World War II campaigns in Europe and the Pacific ...

Reed Proposes Tax Credit, Working To Avoid Gov’t Shutdown

A bipartisan proposal by U.S. Reps. Tom Reed and Joseph Crowley wants to make permanent a tax credit that assists employers who hire individuals on a low-income or ex-felons. Legislation was introduced Friday by Reed, R-Corning, in an effort to amend Internal Revenue Code by changing the work ...