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Multi-Instrumentalist McKillip Discusses Evolution Of Music Career

For every venue in the greater Jamestown area that has hosted live music at any point over the past few years, chances are good that Adam McKillip has performed there. Since first discovering his affinity for music nearly two decades ago, the 28-year-old Jamestown area native has steadily ...

White House Scrambles To Explain Trump’s Response To Clashes

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he came under bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white supremacists and other hate groups immediately after the ...

Fire, Police Contracts Head To Arbitration

Four out of the six collective bargaining units for city employees have expired contracts. At the start of 2016, the contracts for the International Association of Firefighters Local 1772 and Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association expired. In 2017, the contracts for both Jamestown City ...

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Annual Dragon Boat Races Held At Lucille Ball Memorial Park

The second annual Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Races were held Saturday at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. About 30 teams from as far away as Pittsburgh took part in the races. The event last year raised $12,000 to benefit the Dragon Boat festival, Chautauqua Lake Association and Lakers ...

Breaking Even: Jamestown’s Budget Picture Still Unclear

There have been a lot of unknowns about the city of Jamestown’s 2017 finances since the release of Mayor Sam Teresi’s executive budget in October 2016. Now, 10 months later, the picture still isn’t much clearer. When Teresi released the city’s preliminary budget, there was an ...

Enrollment In Rural Schools Down, Poverty Rates Increase

Rural areas across the state are seeing a steep decline in population and issues with poverty that greatly impacts the schools, according to a recent report by the New York State Association of School Business Officials. Over the past decade, 84.9 percent of rural schools have suffered ...

WNY Regional Economic Council To Meet In Jamestown Monday

For the first time since being created in 2011, the Western New York Regional Economic Council will be meeting in Jamestown to talk about future development projects. On Monday, the regional council will be meeting at 1 p.m. at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, located at 116 E. Third St. ...

Rebuilding the Trillium Lodge in Cherry Creek is moving forward after a tragic fire in May. Deb Bernard, owner, said she's hoping to have the restaurant open by the Thanksgiving season. 
P-J photo by Jimmy McCarthy

Trillium Lodge Receives Tax Breaks As Rebuilding Progresses

A popular business establishment in Cherry Creek is receiving county assistance for its rebuilding after a devastating fire in May. The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s Board of Directors unanimously approved tax breaks for the Trillium Lodge at a special meeting Friday in ...

Area Seniors Vulnerable To Financial Exploitation

Cases of seniors being targeted and financially exploited by scams and family members remain pervasive in Chautauqua County, according to local officials. In 2016, there were 75 complaints of financial exploitation reported to the county’s Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Prevention intake, ...

Missing Name On Party Line Questioned By Councilwoman

Questions have been raised over how the name of a Jamestown City Councilwoman seeking re-election was left off an official document authorizing her to run on the Chautauqua County Independence Party line in November. In past elections, the party has authorized Kimberly Ecklund to appear on ...

Backstage at the National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Pictured, from left, are: Jim Gaffigan, Ted Alexandro, Lewis Black, Alan Zweibel and W. Kamau Bell.
Photos courtesy of the National Comedy Center

Comedy Festival A Big Success For Officials, Local Businesses

With another Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in the books, the annual week of downtown performances has everyone involved both directly and otherwise satisfied with the end result. From July 31 to Aug. 6, the National Comedy Center presented a week of comedy performances during its annual ...

The Honda dealership building is up on East Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood. 
P-J photo by 
Jimmy McCarthy

Lakewood Zoning Board Approves Height Variance For Honda Signs

LAKEWOOD — Two signs that will be placed at the new Honda dealership will be shorter than what was originally proposed. The Lakewood Zoning Board of Appeals approved two sign height variances at Thursday’s meeting for the new Jamestown Honda Dealership currently under construction on East ...

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Bemus Point Man Charged With Drug Possession After Traffic Stop In Sherman

A Bemus Point man faces charges after a traffic stop on Park Street in Sherman at 1:26 a.m. Friday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies report pulling over a motorcycle for an alleged traffic violation. Deputies said the rider got off the motorcycle and allegedly threw a backpack into the ...

Mayville Man Leads Sheriff’s Deputies On High-Speed Chase

A Mayville man faces charges after allegedly leading Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase Friday morning. Accordin to a police report, deputies saw a person wanted for a parole violation and misdemeanor arrest warrant at 9:30 a.m. Friday on Beaujean Road, Mayville. ...

Riverwalk Fest Canceled Due To Bridge Projects

It has been confirmed that there will not be a Great Jamestown Riverwalk Festival this summer in downtown Jamestown. Michael Dykeman, Jamestown Now committee member, said Thursday to The Post-Journal the festival will be skipped this year because of the bridge projects being done where a ...

Road reconstruction is scheduled for North Main Street in Jamestown beginning Friday. Due to the replacement of a broken water main and reconstruction last year, several area business owners saw a decline in the number of customers. 
P-J file photo by A.J. Rao

Road Rehabilitation

For the second year in a row, Jamestown storefronts along the Main Street corridor might see a disruption to summer business due to planned construction. The City of Jamestown Department of Public Works issued a release regarding a scheduled cold milling and overlay of Main Street’s ...

Michelle Henry, Chautauqua County historian and records manager, exploring the consequential — and checkered — life of Patrick Tyrrell during the Fenton History Center’s latest Brown Bag Lecture.
P-J photo by A.J. Rao

Fenton Lecture Explores Life Of Former Secret Service Agent

Patrick Tyrrell may not be a well-known figure in history. But over 100 years ago, the Chautauquan became one of the country’s first Secret Service agents, and as such, helped protect the body of one of the nation’s most celebrated presidents. On Wednesday, Michelle Henry, Chautauqua ...

Mayville Trail Project Progresses Despite Delay

MAYVILLE — A trail project in Mayville is progressing despite running a little behind schedule. Village officials were updated during a Tuesday meeting on a trail project that runs from Lakeside Park, near the Chautauqua Belle landing, heading north to State Route 430. The trail is a ...

Shaun King, Black Lives Matter activist and writer for the New York Daily News, visited Chautauqua Institution on Tuesday morning to discuss history, the human condition and how things have gotten to where they are in America today.

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CHAUTAUQUA — The morning lecture at Chautauqua Institution was a little more different than usual. However, Shaun King, Black Lives Matter activist and writer, is not a typical Chautauqua guest speaker. King is a social media mover and shaker, a voice for a protest movement focused around ...