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‘New Home’

After gifting his historic Harley Davidson to the National Comedy Center last month, comedian and actor Dan Aykroyd rolled onto West Second Street to officially hand over the motorcycle during a block party Friday. The street and sidewalk were lined with people, cameras at the ready, as ...

JRC Organizes Displays, Artwork For Downtown Windows

The downtown Jamestown community has once again shown what can be done with a little hardwork and a creative idea. If you’ve driven through or walked the streets of downtown Jamestown this week, you’ve probably noticed new photos and artwork covering windows of businesses and vacant ...

Conewango Man Charged With Rape After Assault

MAYVILLE — A Chautauqua County grand jury has indicted a Conewango man on a charge of first-degree rape following a July 17 sexual assault of a woman at a Jamestown laundromat. Dennis L. Park Jr., 33, has been in Chautauqua County Jail following the assault at 111 Marion St. He was ...

City Man Indicted For Murder In Shooting

A Jamestown man has been indicted by a Chautauqua County grand jury in the shooting death of William J. Michishima on July 24. David F. Waggoner, 54 was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder and remains in Chautauqua County Jail following arraignment in front of County Court Judge ...

Cast Of Characters

“It’s like we got a very unique box of crayons we couldn’t get anywhere else,” said Laraine Newman, one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. She joined fellow cast member Dan Aykroyd and original writer Alan Zweibel on the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts stage Thursday ...

Open Hotel Rooms Hard To Find With Ongoing Local Events

An electric sign, blinking “Sorry, No Vacancy” through the pouring rain is normally saved for the beginning of a horror movie, but can appropriately be applied for the hotels in the greater Jamestown area this week. With the grand opening of the National Comedy Center, Lucille Ball Comedy ...

Legacy Of Lenny Bruce On Comedy World Discussed At RHJ Center

Because comic Lenny Bruce stood up for his first amendment rights in the world of stand-up comedy decades ago, modern artists in the craft like Lewis Black don’t have to think about whether his content will offend people. That was the final point in a detailed discussion about the legacy of ...

Bail Set At $1M For Man Charged In 2017 Arsons

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown area man accused of setting a dozen fires locally last year was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court on Thursday. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson said 20-year-old Jonathan H. Young was arraigned on a 25-count indictment that includes 13 felony ...

Opening Act

It is finally time to chuckle, giggle and laugh with the city of Jamestown. Wednesday, the National Comedy Center along West Second Street officially opened its doors to the general public. To welcome the first visitors, state and local dignitaries, highlighted by the appearance of Gov. ...

Early Reviews: NCC Experience Living Up To Expectations

Expectations have been met and even exceeded for the first visitors through the doors at the National Comedy Center. The national attraction based on the celebration of comedy officially opened its doors at 9 a.m. Wednesday. One of the first visitors was Tim Lowe of Roselle Park, N.J. Lowe ...

Lewis Black, Friends Take The Stage At Reg Lenna

Lewis Black took to the stage Wednesday not long after a heckler went after a comedian who performed before him. After listing reasons why the heckler was wrong, Black explained he was most annoyed by the heckler because she cut his fellow comedian’s joke short. “And he’s making me pay ...

Handle With Care

Bemus Point sculptor Isaiah Rashad II is always learning. A statue of a woman at the Dascum Allen plot at the Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown now has her right hand back thanks to Rashad, who offered to sculpt the hand once he noticed it was missing last year. Trustees of the Lake View ...

Reg Lenna Theater Lobby, Art Gallery To Receive First Look

This is definitely a week for first looks in Jamestown. Along with the grand opening of the National Comedy Center, the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts will also be premiering its newly renovated theater lobby and first-floor art gallery. Kathleen Eads, Reg executive director, said the ...

Councilman Calls For More Interaction With Public

A Jamestown City Council member is trying to bridge the gap between elected officials and the public. On Monday, Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, announced he is inviting state, county and city officials, along with the public, to attend the “Ask Us” event at Love Elementary School ...

30M Taxpayers Will Owe More Due To Low Withholding

WASHINGTON — Congressional auditors say about 30 million people — 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers — will have to come up with more money to pay their 2018 taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks under government tables keyed to the new tax law. New ...

Setting The Stage

CHAUTAUQUA — Comedy writer Alan Zweibel told stories of his comedy writing beginnings which included him literally hiding behind a plant during his first big “Saturday Night Live” meeting where he met his life-long platonic friend and comedic actress Gilda Radner. Zweibel wrote a book ...

Sen. Gillibrand Recognizes Impact Of National Comedy Center

As the National Comedy Center prepares to open Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., visited to highlight the economic and cultural impact the center is expected to have in the future. Gillibrand announced increased federal funding of $88.91 million as compared to the Trump ...

City Constable Position Unfilled; 2 More Applications Received

By Dennis Phillips dphillips@post-journal.com Even though five mayoral appointments were made during the Jamestown City Council voting session meeting, the vacant position of city constable remains unfilled. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, announced that he will be discussing the ...

Dunkirk Priest Faces More Scrutiny

BUFFALO — On Monday morning, the Diocese of Buffalo interviewed the third alleged childhood sexual abuse victim of the Rev. Dennis G. Riter, who is currently serving as pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Dunkirk. Later that day, the alleged abuse victim’s attorney, Mitchell ...

Natural Marvel

By Eric Zavinski ezavinski@post-journal.com Visiting the Grand Canyon is on the bucket lists of countless Americans. While many envision hiking toward it and looking across the 18-mile-wide chasm, some go a step further and fly over it. Sometimes, they even land right in its center for ...