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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.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

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 ...

Cub Scouts took park in the largest Firemuster event at Lakeside Park in Mayville. The annual event is held during Fire Prevention Week recognized nationally.
P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

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 ...

The South Main Street Bridge in the city of Jamestown is one of many local bridges taken care of by Chautauqua County. The county has 308 bridges in total throughout the area. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

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 ...

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Mayor Sam Teresi tour downtown Jamestown on Friday. DiNapoli was updated on several city projects.
P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

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 ...

A photo of two men believed to be connected to a shooting on Liberty Street on Thursday in Jamestown. A man was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. 
Photo by the Jamestown Police Department

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 is still underway to repair damage caused by a water leak at Tracy Plaza in Jamestown. The city is in talks with the contractor to finish the work, which has forced the closure of the customer service entrance of the Jamestown Police Department for several weeks. 
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Gavin Paterniti

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 ...

A pile of debris sits on West Main Street in the village of Falconer following a blaze in March. The land bank said it would consider assisting the village after ownership concerns had been settled. 
P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

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 ...

A photo of two men believed to be connected to a shooting on Liberty Street on Thursday in Jamestown. A man was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. 
Photo by the Jamestown Police Department

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 ...

County Executive Vince Horrigan delivers a speech during Chautauqua Adult Day Care Services’ Recognition of Hispanic Outreach celebration Wednesday. 
P-J Photo by Jordan W. Patterson

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 ...

Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, discussing the 2018 executive city budget, which was released Tuesday. The mayor's proposed budget has a deficit of $946,679. The Jamestown City Council will start deliberations on the budget Monday.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

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 ...