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JCC Grads Told Not To Fear Failure In Career

It’s May, meaning commencement season is in full swing for colleges. Jamestown Community College graduated its Class of 2018 with associate’s and bachelor’s degrees Saturday morning in its 68th commencement. In total, 475 spring 2018 graduates, 165 December 2017 graduates and 36 summer ...

Simulated Fire Used As Training Tool For First Responders

BEMUS POINT — More than 75 first responders from several area fire departments took part Saturday in a simulated structure fire at Hotel Lenhart in Bemus Point. The large-scale drill is part of routine training meant to familiarize firefighters with some of the conditions they may encounter ...

Thrice As Nice

Joanna and Bob Paterniti expanded their family size by three children in as many minutes. On Wednesday, the Jamestown couple was blessed with the birth of triplets — Michael, Thomas and Brenna — at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital. The babies were born over the course of three minutes, ...

County 911 System Waiting For State Catchup

Uber and Lyft drivers have the luxury of finding the exact location of riders through cellphones in the blink of an eye. It’s that kind of pinpointing technology Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace said he hopes to see used not only locally but nationwide to help first responders when ...

Texas School Shooting Kills 10, Deadliest Since Parkland

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by ...

Several Schools Weighing Options After Budget Votes Fail

As vote results were revealed Tuesday, Clymer, Ripley, Westfield and Gowanda school districts were found without approved budgets. All three communities failed to support the respective school’s 2018-19 proposed budgets. Each district will present a new budget in June and a vote will be held ...

Community Volunteer, Former Journalist Honored At Salvation Army

Jamestown native Jennie V. Vimmerstedt wore many hats during her long career as a community volunteer, journalist and preserver of Swedish heritage. On Thursday, Vimmerstedt posthumously was honored one more time for her community service at the Salvation Army, located at 83 S. Main St., when ...

Falconer Prepares To Host After-Prom Party Saturday

For 30 consecutive years, the Falconer Central School District has offered an alternative after-prom party for high school students to attend. Bead necklaces and masks will be distributed for this year’s theme of Mardi Gras. Rosie Digirolamo, health assistant and the After-Prom Committee ...

Coordinators Deliver Updates On Downtown Projects

If you haven’t noticed, there is a lot happening in downtown Jamestown. If the construction crews, cranes and closed streets haven’t been enough to tip you off about all of the development in the downtown, then maybe the fact that seven project coordinators discussed their initiatives ...

Hometown Heroes Recognized In Annual Reception

For seven individuals, and one very special canine, Wednesday morning was a time to be venerated. Community members of various vocations assembled at Moon Brook Country Club to participate in the 15th annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast, presented by the Southwestern New York Chapter of the ...

Physicist Delivers Presentation About Formation Of Stars

FREWSBURG — The universe is full of cosmic bodies, perhaps the most important of which are stars. At the Martz-Kohl Observatory on Wednesday evening, physicist Mike Stafford attempted to explain the intricate makings of these floating balls of gas in space and how they live out their lives ...

JPS Board Makes $86M Budget Vote Official

The Jamestown Public Schools District on Wednesday canvassed the votes of the 2018-19 school budget vote, making the results official. The school budget of $86,228,702 was approved by voters with 419 in favor and 62 against. “It is a budget that is very much married to future plans of the ...

Emergency 911 Tech Struggles To Keep Up With The Times

ROSWELL, Ga. — High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers over the phone. A few months later, a woman ...

Three Budgets Fail

Chautauqua County school districts took to the voting booths to decide the fates of their respective 2018-19 proposed school budgets Tuesday. Unofficial results were released on Tuesday night while the official results won’t be confirmed until the votes have been canvassed. The Clymer ...

Voters OK Tax Funding To Lakewood, Hazeltine Libraries

Voters in the Southwestern Central School District approved the inclusion of the Lakewood Memorial Library and the Hazeltine Public Library on the district’s tax role. The proposition, according to unofficial results, was approved Tuesday with 425 voting in favor and 413 voting against. ...

Officials: Student Info Breached In Bemus Point

BEMUS POINT — Bemus Point Superintendent Michael Mansfield addressed at a school board meeting earlier this week the data breach of a program that may have affected students in the district. In late April, Maia Learning — a comprehensive guidance program that helps students plan for ...

Decision Coming After Hearing Between City, Police Union Ends

The arbitration hearing between the city of Jamestown and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association has been concluded, with both sides waiting on a determination now from the three-member panel. During a Jamestown City Council work session meeting Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, ...

Opening Date Set For Riverwalk Trail, Pedestrian Bridge

The long-awaited opening dates for two sections of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk have been set. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, announced the official opening date of the Chadakoin Park Trail will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 29. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at a the new ...

Wind-Turbine Convoys Continue

Police are pictured escorting an oversized tractor-trailer along Route 86 near the Curtis Street bridge on Monday. The large wind-turbine blade was on its way to the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm project in the Town of Pomfret. Daily convoys of parts are expected to continue through June 12. P-J ...

Macker Deadlines Extended

Gus Macker coordinators announced the team registration deadline has been extended. The mail-in deadline will now be Friday, May 18 and the online deadline will be Monday, May 21 at 11:59 p.m. by visiting www.macker.com. The Post-Journal, Dunkirk OBSERVER and Times Observer of Warren, ...