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City Development Director Provides Update On Projects

With several multimillion dollar projects either completed, started or planned in 2018, the city’s development director had positive news to share with the Jamestown City Council when he delivered his annual report. On Monday, Vince DeJoy presented his report during a 2019 budget ...

Preventative Measures Can Save Time, Money

Winter has arrived and now is the time for homeowners to make sure their plumbing and heating is working perfectly. With this in mind, The Post-Journal asked local plumbers what to do to ensure the holidays and winter season get off to a great start. All of these preventive measures can save ...

Law In The Family

LAKEWOOD — John and David Bentley grew up wanting to become police officers, an urge that was passed on through their father and one passed on to their children as well. Currently the Lakewood-Busti police chief, John Bentley began his career in law enforcement July 4, 1975, as a part-time ...

Local Pastor Shares Story Of Thanksgiving And Gratitude

FREWSBURG — “When you step out in faith and have courage and trust God, He removes barriers and obstacles, which seem insurmountable,” said Pastor Chris Rhodes of Fentonville United Methodist Church. When Pastor Rhodes’ father, Ron, drove his wife to the hospital on Nov. 24, 1969, ...

UPK Students Feast At Bemus Point

BEMUS POINT — Dressed in colonial hats made of paper, universal pre-kindergarten students simulated the original Thanksgiving feast at Bemus Point Elementary School. With turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and pumpkin pie, students got an early taste of Thanksgiving in Elizabeth ...

Natives Who Helped Pilgrims Gain A Voice 400 Years Later

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up losing their land and lives. Plymouth, Massachusetts, whose European settlers have come ...

Slippery Conditions

The city of Jamestown and Chautauqua County officials are once again in a disagreement. On Monday, Jeff Lehman, city public works director, told the Jamestown City Council Public Works Committee that there is a difference of a opinion between the two entities on how much the contract for ...

99-Year-Old West Ellicott Woman Passes Driving Test Again

Millie Wheelock has been driving for more than 82 years of her life, longer than most motorists currently on the road have been alive. So when her license was revoked following an accident in June, the 99-year-old West Ellicott resident was determined to get behind the wheel again. ...

City Officials Requesting Traffic Study At Harrison, Foote Intersection

City of Jamestown officials will request the Chautauqua County officials to do a traffic study at the corner of Harrison Street and Foote Avenue. A request by Brent Sheldon, Ward 1 councilman, led Jeff Lehman, city public works director, to investigate the intersection. Lehman said there has ...

New On The Block

A hotel presence at 200 W. Third St. is nothing new; however, the La Quinta Inn and Suites taking root at that location in Jamestown sure is. Construction crews recently finished renovations at the former Best Western location Nov. 7, priming the new La Quinta Inn and Suites for a ...

The Beer Snob Holds Grand Opening For Downtown Location

The Beer Snob, a beer store with a bar in it, opened its doors in downtown Jamestown in the former Vikings Lodge building where owner Marty Schwab urged future customers to simply “be cool” on Monday. Located at 318 Washington St., The Beer Snob offers 36 craft beer selections on tap ...

Library Director Again Asks Council For Funding Bump

Once again, the executive director of the James Prendergast Library has requested that the Jamestown City Council increase funding for the library in the proposed city budget. This has become an annual occurrence for Tina Scott, library executive director, in recent years. On Monday, Scott ...

Freshman Dems Face Thorny First Vote: Yes Or No On Pelosi

WASHINGTON — It’s the thorny first question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? Even before they’ve taken office, the freshmen swept in by the midterm elections are caught at the center of an escalating power struggle over Pelosi’s future. The ...

The First 100 Days

In its first 100 days of operation, the National Comedy Center has attracted visitors from 49 states and seven countries. Since opening at its 203 W. Second St. location in Jamestown on Aug. 1, the country’s first institution devoted to comedy has seen the bulk of its visitors come from ...

Work On $3M Heritage Equestrian Center Nearly Finished

GERRY — Heritage Ministries has been focusing on raising more than $12 million in a capital campaign to build infrastructure intended to make the senior living experience more varied for residents. Riding, petting and watching horses should bring some variety to the village and the ...

Workforce Program To Aid In Inmate Rehabilitation

With the hopes of reducing inmate recidivism, Chautauqua County is focusing on helping inmates get a job after incarceration. A program promoting inmate reentry into the community is being offered for individuals who deal with offenders in their occupation. The Offender Workforce Development ...

Searchers In Wildfire Step Up Efforts Before Rain

CHICO, Calif. — Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash-covered debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains that are forecast for this week complicate their efforts. While the rain could help ...

‘Just Be Yourself’

“Just be yourself,” Jamestown High School student Elyse Jones said in her acceptance after winning the Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program competition. High school senior girls represented five area schools Saturday evening at Southwestern High School in a competition that helped them ...

State Works To Lower Maternal Death Rates

New York has created a task force to lower maternal morality rates in the state. In September, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the task force, created earlier this year, held their first meeting. The announcement stated that New York has made improvements in reducing maternal mortality rates ...

Teacher Says Teens Should Invest Early

How much do teenagers know about financial planning including 401(k)s, social security and investments? A recent survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG suggests teenagers are concerned about their financial future, but lack proper education on how to plan for it. Nearly 64 percent of ...