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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 ...

County Fair May Expand Next Year

DUNKIRK — The 137th year of the Chautauqua County Fair saw a new ride company, new vendors and even bigger crowds than last year. Dan King, fair board president, stated, “We had an excellent year. There were many positive comments on Facebook and from people walking around on the ...

Economic Policymakers Say Fast Growth To Continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top economic policymakers insisted Sunday that the robust growth marked in the April-June quarter will maintain its pace and that he respects the Federal Reserve’s independence despite his condemnation of the central bank for raising interest ...

Parking Is Made Available For Comedy Festival Visitors

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival brings thousands of guests to the city of Jamestown every year to enjoy the craft of comedy in the hometown of TV legend Lucille Ball. But that doesn’t mean that locals should be overwhelmed. “We want to encourage local people to attend the comedy ...

Letters To Lucy

It might be a forgotten art, but the power of carefully worded letters might be the very reason the National Comedy Center is on the verge of opening in Jamestown. Former Jamestown Mayor Steve Carlson wrote several letters to Lucille Ball, and her family and friends, to convince the ...

Schumer Headlines As Comedy Center Grand Opening Nears

By challenging gender roles, Amy Schumer’s edgy comedy pushes the boundaries, and at times may make people feel uncomfortable. That’s the point. According to her website, amyschumer.com, Amy “has killed her way to the top with an unapologetic and unabashed brand of humor. Virtually no ...

Children’s Museum To Launch Next Year

With a vision to bring families together in play, the Children’s Museum of Jamestown is planned for a 2019 release date. In the meantime, staff will launch the Tot Spot at the 14 E. Second St. location to encourage playtime, creativity and imagination with families and their young ...

Neighbor Dispute To Be Reviewed By County DA

SILVER CREEK — The dispute between the Martin family and the Schilling family on Hanover Road was recently brought to the attention of Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Swanson is currently working with the Chautauqua County’s Sheriff’s Office to understand the history ...

One Step At A Time

The Hanush family has left behind a legacy of travel across the United States, racking up more than 10,000 miles walked since 1983. Their most recent journey, called the “Go, Pray, Serve Walk or GPS Walk,” features 77-year-old great-grandmother Lyn Hanush making the trek through various ...

P-J Mourns Loss Of Peter Elofson

Peter Elofson and technology were as natural a pair as ink on paper. For more than four decades, the Jamestown native saw The Post-Journal and its sister papers through advancements in technology — from use of Linotype in the early days of journalism to the installation of complex computer ...

Cummins Jamestown Plant Reaches Production Milestone

Cummins Inc.’s Jamestown Engine Plant has reached a production milestone — the two millionth engine at the plant in Busti recently rolled off the production line. Cummins officials said in a news release on the company’s website that the Jamestown Engine Plant remains one of the ...

Science: Record Heat, Fires Worsened By Climate Change

Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest fire in more than a century, and one of nearly 90 large fires in the U.S. West burned dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of at least 37,000 people near Redding, California. ...

Seven Taboo Words

CHAUTAUQUA — Comedian George Carlin once called attention to the seven dirty words that were forbidden. On Thursday, Bari Weiss, The New York Times opinion staff writer and editor, listed a new set of seven words that have become equally taboo during her visit at Chautauqua ...

Homeowner Plea For Tax Help Falls Short

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature has approved a resolution that will leave two mentally ill Sheridan residents without a home. On Wednesday, the legislature passed a resolution to approve more than 200 quit claim deed transfers following the county’s tax foreclosure auction ...

Positions Cut As Ripley School District Eyes Budget

RIPLEY — The Ripley Central School District finance committee met Thursday and officially cut two positions to meet its contingency budget. One of the two teaching positions was left vacant last year following a resignation and will not be filled for 2018-19 school year. The cuts resulted ...

Village Admin Cites ‘Hostile Work Environment’ In Resignation

FREDONIA — After more than 12 years working as Richard St. George, Fredonia’s village administrator, announced his resignation citing “a hostile work environment” as his reasons for both leaving the position and the short notice given to the board. “I was planning on working at ...

Facebook’s Day Of Reckoning: Blip Or Sign Of Broader Turn?

NEW YORK — Facebook faced a day of reckoning Thursday as its shares plunged in the biggest one-day drop in stock-market history. The 19 percent drop vaporized $119 billion of the company’s stock-market value; CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth fall by roughly $16 billion as a result. It ...