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Concerns over bullying were heard Tuesday by the Jamestown school board. 
P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

Jamestown School Board Hears Concerns Over Bullying

Concerns over bullying and teen suicide were brought up during a meeting of the Jamestown Board of Education on Tuesday. "We've had a lot of deaths recently in the community and it really just needs to be addressed, like today," Katina Glenn said. Several people who spoke identified ...

A conceptual drawing of the future Jamestown train depot location. City officials are working to create a train depot at the former engine building that sits west of the Jamestown Gateway Train Station along West Second Street. 
Submitted photo

City Officials Acquire Funding For Excursion Train Study

For more than two years, city officials have been working to fund a feasibility and implementation study to bring back excursion train travel to the city of Jamestown. Last week, Vince DeJoy, city development director, announced that they have accumulated the necessary funding to hire Stone ...

County Executive Candidates Debate Readiness Of Workforce

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of four articles on a debate recently held by The Post-Journal with Chautauqua County executive candidates George Borrello and Mike Ferguson. Having jobs available in the area is a good thing, but are people ready to fill those positions? That question was ...

Keith L. Robbins

Jury Selection In Robbins Murder Trial To Begin Next Week

The trial of a Jamestown man who allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife last year that sparked a countywide manhunt is expected to begin next week. According to court documents, jury selection in the second-degree murder trial of Keith L. Robbins will start Tuesday in Chautauqua ...

From left, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, Jeff Lehman, city public works director, and Vince DeJoy, city development director, in front of the pedestrian bridge that was installed from the north shore of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk to Panzarella Park Monday. The second pedestrian bridge is scheduled to be installed today along the Riverwalk below the Washington Street Bridge.
P-J photos by Dennis Phillips

Pedestrian Bridge Installation The Latest In Downtown Projects

One of the two pedestrian bridges that will cross the Chadakoin River along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk was installed Monday, with the second bridge installation expected to take place today. On Monday, two large cranes were used to connect the two pieces that make up the pedestrian ...

rohler, amy

United Way Announces New Executive Director

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has a new executive director. Amy Rohler, currently executive director for Community Helping Hands, will succeed Tory Irgang, who is leaving the organization to serve as executive director for the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. "We are ...

County Executive Candidates Debate Budget Management

Editor’s Note: This is the third of four articles on a debate recently held by The Post-Journal. Candidates were given a series of four questions on pressing issues facing Chautauqua County one week ahead of time, and were given the opportunity to provide their answers in a closed, ...

Martinsburg Man Wanted After Sexual Involvement With Cassadaga Girl

MARTINSBURG, Va. — Police are on the lookout for a Martinsburg man wanted for third-degree sexual assault. Thirty-four-year-old Paul Ray Pipes of 1956 Rock Cliff Drive allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl at their place of work. According to the police report, Berkeley County ...

Betty Lou Milspaw is shown receiving a certificate of recognition upon performing over 35 years of service to the Village Board of Cherry Creek. Mayor Bruce Hendricks presented the award on behalf of the New York State Conference of Mayor’s and Municipal Officials.
P-J photo by Sue Ann Fish

Cherry Creek Woman Honored For Service

CHERRY CREEK — Many small towns and rural villages, operate on the combined energies of a few dedicated people, and Cherry Creek is no different than any other. Within those small groups of public servants, quite often there are those who go above and beyond what is needed and make service ...

County Executive Candidates Weigh In On Jobs, Economy

Editor’s Note: This is the second of four articles on a debate recently held by The Post-Journal. Candidates were given a series of four questions on pressing issues facing Chautauqua County one week ahead of time, and were given the opportunity to provide their answers in a closed, ...

Cost, Availability Of Child Care Poses Issues For Workers

Different forms of child care are available to all families around Chautauqua County, but affordability varies depending on which type of child care a particular family needs. New York was among the lowest five states as the least affordable in the country when it comes to affordable child ...

Mike Ferguson

The Lake Debate

Editor’s Note: This is the first of four articles on a debate recently held by The Post-Journal. Candidates were given a series of four questions on pressing issues facing Chautauqua County one week ahead of time, and were given the opportunity to provide their answers in a closed, ...

Horrigan: Time To Explore Possible Lake District

MAYVILLE — It’s time for the county to look at creating a lake district, County Executive Vince Horrigan made clear to legislatures recently. During Horrigan’s final tentative budget presentation in Mayville, he called for the county legislature to establish a Chautauqua Lake ...

Deficit Likely For 2018 City Executive Budget

Jamestown City Council might once again start the budget process in the red. On Tuesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, will release his 2018 executive budget, which is the preliminary version of the spending plan that the council will then review and suggest possible changes to before the ...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo Floats Special Session For Federal Cuts

ALBANY, N.Y. — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns of a possible special legislative session in the face of federal health care cuts, and a new push is planned to legalize medically assisted suicide. SPECIAL SESSION? Cuomo has long warned that deep cuts to federal ...

Survivors and supporters marched through the streets of Jamestown Friday afternoon in support of domestic violence awareness. In coordination with the 20th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence and the 15th Annual Unity Day participants walked from the Northwest Arena through the streets to the Jamestown City Hall Building.
P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

20th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence Held In City

Survivors and supporters gathered outside the Northwest Arena on Friday afternoon in honor of the 20th annual Walk Against Domestic Violence and the 15th annual Unity Day. Participants in the walk began at the Northwest Arena and ended at Jamestown City Hall. During the walk, individuals ...

Merger Milestone?

Clymer and Panama communities will soon find out whether New York state has approved the continuation of merger talks for the two school districts. Learning Design Associates submitted its feasibility study recommendation to New York state in September and will present the state’s response ...

Arbitration Set For Police Union, City

The three-member panel that will possibly determine the next contract between the Jamestown city government and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association has been filled. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said the city and police union have been able to find an independent ...

Dr. Galo Grijalva secures Fred Rowland before a glider ride at Aero Soaring Club located at Dart Field, Mayville, New York.
Photos by Beverly Kehe-Rowland

Learning To Fly With The Aero Soaring Club

With the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing the last few weeks, my husband was inspired to cash in the gift certificate for a glider ride he received from me for Christmas 2015. I was beginning to think he was getting cold feet, but in his defense, we had been away about ...

Committee Eyes Tax Decrease

MAYVILLE — The County Audit and Control Committee spared every expense in their suggestions on the tentative county budget Thursday morning. After a four hour meeting, the committee members came up with a suggested $906,225 decrease to the County Executive’s tentative budget, which ...