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The elaborate annual Christmas lights display at 157 Newton Ave., which has been a neighborhood tradition for the past decade, will be shown for the final time this Christmas season.
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Displays Of Emotion

The elaborate annual display of Christmas lights and decorations at a northside Jamestown residence, which can currently be seen on a nightly basis, will burn brightly for one final holiday season through New Year’s Day. For about 10 years the display at 157 Newton Ave. was a hit among ...

Goodell: State Budget Deficit Dependent On Several Factors

How big the deficit is for next year’s state budget depends on many variables, according to Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown. Next year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has projected a $4 billion deficit. However, that does not assume that the state maintains the 2 percent spending cap, which Goodell ...

Members of the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum, with the help of volunteers, moved a Mini-500 helicopter Saturday from the museum's downtown location to the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. 
P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

Air Museum Looks For New Home After Many Years Downtown

Normally on display, a helicopter showcased at the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum was carried outside Saturday with by board members and volunteers for its next adventure. The single seat Mini-500 helicopter could previously be seen through the large glass windows of the museum, but now will ...

Several Injured After Jeep Strikes Skid-Steer In Sherman On Friday

Non-Life-Threatening Injuries Reported In Crash Between Jeep, Skid Steer

CHAUTAUQUA — A crash involving a Jeep and skid steer loader resulted in non-life-threatening injuries Friday evening in the town of Chautauqua. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded around 5:45 p.m. to Route 430, near the Sherman Livestock Auction House, for the crash. Deputies ...

Homelessness Increases In Western New York, Jamestown

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homelessness has increased in Western New York and in the city of Jamestown in the last year. According to a news release by HUD, overall homelessness increased by 3 percent in Western New York. However, according to HUD’s ...

A Stronger Global Economy Is Helping Boost US Job Market

WASHINGTON — The U.S. job market is benefiting from an unlikely source: Other countries. The global economy is showing renewed strength, with Europe, Japan and many developing nations growing in tandem for the first time in a decade. The brightening international picture is encouraging more ...

A water main broke Saturday morning at the intersection of North Main and Third streets. Discolored water is expected for up to a day once repairs are made. 
P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

Discolored Water Expected After Downtown Water Main Break

Customers could see discolored water for up to a day following a large water main break Saturday morning in downtown Jamestown. The break was reported by the city Board of Public Utilities around 8 a.m. at the intersection of North Main and Third streets. Water could be seen gushing from a ...

Sheriff's deputy Michael Seeley, pictured at right. Seeley recently received a bone marrow transplant in Cleveland and is currently recovering. 
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Sheriff’s Deputy Recovering After Bone Marrow Transplant

A Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy who has been receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia is out of the hospital, but is still counting down the days until he can come home. Michael Seeley is recovering from a bone marrow transplant he received at the Cleveland Clinic in November, ...

Volunteers and community members gathered inside the St. Susan’s Center for the annual Volunteer of the Year ceremony. Tom Priester and Fran Sirianni (not pictured) both were awarded with the Volunteer of the Year Award. Pictured are Priester speaking after accepting his award while St. Susan Center Director Jeffrey Smith looks on.
P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

St. Susan’s Center Holds Annual Award Ceremony

Two former Southwestern Central School teachers received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the St. Susan’s Center on Thursday night. Tom Priester and Fran Sirianni both were awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award during the annual ceremony. The two former teachers, while retired, ...

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Bail Set At $1M For Man Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire

Bail was set at $1 million for a Jamestown man accused of dousing a woman with a flammable substance and setting her on fire during a domestic incident earlier this week. Luis M. Castro-Mojica, 37, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault during arraignment Thursday morning in front of ...

Mayor: Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Tax Status Won’t Change

Taxpayers in the town of Poland don’t have to worry about their taxes increasing if the Jamestown Local Development Corporation purchases the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, told The Post-Journal Thursday that the property will remain taxable if the ...

Protesters gather outside the Jamestown office of Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, on Wednesday in opposition of Reed’s support for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which currently sits under review in the U.S. House of Representatives. Reed is scheduled to host a Town Hall meeting in Kennedy on Saturday, Dec. 16. 
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Taxation Representation

A handful of locals took to the street outside the Jamestown office of Rep. Tom Reed to voice their discontent with their Congressman’s stance on the controversial tax reform bill. On Wednesday, protesters convened at the intersection of Second and Main streets in protest of Reed’s ...

Luis M. Castro-Mojica

Bail Set At $1M For Man Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire

A Jamestown man who allegedly doused a woman with a flammable substance and set her on fire pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree assault Thursday morning. Luis M. Castro-Mojica, 37, entered the plea during an arraignment in front of Judge John LaMancuso in Jamestown City Court. He ...

From left, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., meet with reporters after House Republicans held a closed-door strategy session as the deadline looms to pass a spending bill to fund the government by week's end, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress Seems On Track To Avert Weekend Gov’t Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation — for now. Increasingly confident House leaders ...

Luis M. Castro-Mojica

Wanted Man Jailed After Setting Woman On Fire

A city man who had been on the Jamestown Police Department’s Top 10 Most Wanted list for a previous domestic incident was jailed after allegedly dousing a woman with a flammable substance and setting her on fire. Luis M. Castro-Mojica, 37, is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of ...

The sale of the Cockaigne Ski Resort in Cherry Creek has been finalized. The resort is expected to re-open next year. 
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Cockaigne Ski Resort Officially Sold To New Ownership

Cockaigne Ski Resort officially has new ownership. Andy Goodell, state assemblyman for Jamestown and lawyer who represents the former owners of Cockaigne, said the final documents have been completed. Adam Pirtz and Isaac Gratto of Cockaigne Development, LLC are now the owners of the Cherry ...

A Lake Effect Snow Warning for much of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties means snowplows are being prepared. Pictured are two of Jamestown’s largest plows, which can also spread salt on local roads. According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, several inches of snow could fall by Friday morning. 
P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Tools Of The Trade

An unusually warm November has pushed Mother Nature’s cold reckoning back until today. The National Weather Service in Buffalo on Tuesday issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning from 7 p.m. today until 7 a.m. on Friday, predicting between 10 to 18 inches of snowfall in some areas. The warning ...

The sale of the Cockaigne Ski Resort in Cherry Creek has been finalized. The resort is expected to re-open next year. 
P-J file photo

Smooth Skiing: Cockaigne Ski Resort Officially Sold

Cockaigne Ski Resort is now owned by Cockaigne Development, LLC. Andy Goodell, state assemblyman for Jamestown and lawyer who represents the former owners of Cockaigne, said the final documents have been completed. Adam Pirtz and Isaac Gratto are now the owners of the beloved ski ...

The Madrigal Singers previewed their upcoming performance to members of the Jamestown Public Schools Board on Tuesday. The choir will perform this Sunday. 
P-J photo by 
Jordan Patterson

Bullying Reporting System Finds Early Success At JPS

The issue of bullying was again addressed at a meeting of the Jamestown Public School Board on Tuesday night. Superintendent Bret Apthorpe updated the board on the district’s effort to combat bullying. During a previous meeting earlier this year, Apthorpe announced the creation of an ...

Tax Reform Remains Polarizing Topic

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is much like a line in the sand between the two party lines and everyone has picked their side. The bill passed the Senate on Saturday, and since then, it has been met with differing points of view by local and national officials on how it will impact New York and ...