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Bill: Trafficking Victims Wouldn’t Have To Testify In Court

ALBANY (AP) — Child sex trafficking victims would no longer have to recount their abuse in court under a legislative proposal that aims to bring New York in line with 48 other states and the federal government. New York and Alabama are the only states whose trafficking laws typically ...

Uncertain Future

ELLICOTT — It’s no secret that small cemeteries are struggling across the map, but for Fluvanna Cemetery the situation has become dire. The Fluvanna Cemetery Association held its annual meeting Wednesday to discuss the continued “slow business” seen by the cemetery regularly over ...

Urban Design Plan 2.0 Presented At Input Session

“We’re at the beginning phase: data-gathering,” said Kathleen Onufer, senior planner at Goody Clancy. Along with W-ZHA LLC, Goody Clancy has helped revitalize Jamestown for the past 10 years, just as they plan to do so for the next 10 years. Starting in 2006, they introduced the ...

Warning Highlights Dangers Of Burn Piles

The National Weather Service in Buffalo on Wednesday issued a rare “red flag warning,” the first in three years, discouraging residents throughout Western New York from conducting controlled fires such as burn piles. Typically during a red flag warning, high winds and low relative ...

As Girls Arrive, Boy Scouts Change Name Of Flagship Program

NEW YORK (AP) — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change. The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. ...

Home, Garage Leveled

PANAMA — A man cleaning manure and other items reportedly sparked a small brush fire that grew in size and destroyed his home and garage in Panama on Tuesday. No injuries were reported in the blaze at 1102 Hoag Road, which was called in around 3:15 p.m. While en route, fire officials were ...

City Man Charged In Monday Assault

A Jamestown man was charged in the Monday home invasion and assault of a man who remains in critical condition. Dacien C. Devault, 33, was booked into the Chautauqua County Jail on a charge of first-degree assault a day after police were called to 322 Newland Ave. around 2 a.m. Police found ...

Police Collect 235 Pounds Of Meds In Take Back Initiative

By account of the Jamestown Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency’s annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day event was a successful one at the local level. Jamestown police chief Harry Snellings said 235 pounds of prescription medication were collected at the singular station ...

Reed Tours The Resource Center Following Renovations

Jamestown’s U.S. Congressman received a first-hand tour of improvements following renovations at The Resource Center Carl Cappa Building. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, witnessed the renovations at the facility, located at 880-890 E. Second St., while taking a tour with The Resource Center staff ...

G.A. Highlights Foster Families For National Foster Care Month

Fostering a child can be a life-altering decision, not just for the child, but for the foster family as well. For National Foster Care Month, G.A. Family Services is highlighting the importance of fostering children and the need for more families willing to do so in the area. Kara Kloss, ...

City Officials Plan Meeting With DEC Rep To Discuss Deer Population

City officials are working to host a public meeting with a representative from the state Department of Conservation to discuss the options for controlling the deer population in the city. On Monday during the Jamestown City Council voting session meeting, Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, ...

Fenton Vets Finding Vets Program Facilitates Visit To Washington, D.C.

Friday the 13th might prevent some superstitious people from flying on an airplane, but it’s going to take more than a bad luck day to scare veterans who battled Nazis and North Koreans. Earlier this month, eight Chautauqua County veterans flew from Buffalo to Washington, D.C., as part of ...

Council To Vote On Police Dept. Phase II Construction

The Jamestown City Council will vote on the bid for Phase II construction at the Jamestown Police Department today. The council will vote on whether to approve the $470,900 bid from Empire Development Inc. of Mayville for the general construction of Phase II work that will include ...

Jamestown Native To Publish Stuntwoman Biography In 2019

A Jamestown native of many talents is tackling her most recent endeavor: writing a high-profile book. Shannon Nixon, who now is based out of New York City, is in the midst of penning the official biography of Hollywood stuntwoman Olivia Jackson, whose story is one of tragedy and perseverance ...

Schools Fret As Teens Take To Vaping, Even In Classrooms

BOSTON (AP) — Sneaking a cigarette in the school bathroom? How quaint. Today’s teens have taken to vaping, an alternative to smoking that’s so discreet they can do it without even leaving the classroom. Health and education officials across the country are raising alarms over wide ...

‘A Job For Everybody’

BEMUS POINT — Two applications for admittance into the Bemus Point Fire Department were picked up Saturday during RecruitNY. While firefighters and chiefs alike at Bemus Point would love to see those applications come back filled out, they still put on a show for the local community ...

School Districts Limit Dismissal Of Students With Lice

At a recent meeting of the Frewsburg Central School Board, members expressed concern with a particular policy that stated students with lice would no longer be sent home. Superintendent Shelly O’Boyle said the district decided to update its policy in accordance with the American Academy ...

P-J Expands Online Offerings To Readers

After updating post-journal.com in 2016 and its iPhone and Android apps in 2017, The Post-Journal is making it easier to have news delivered to readers’ email inboxes through post-journal.com. Readers simply go to www.post-journal.com and scroll down the page slightly and on the right side ...

Drugmakers Push Back Against Lawmakers’ Calls To Tax Opioids

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Facing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it. Bills introduced in at least 15 states would impose taxes or fees ...

Window Of Opportunity

For the first time since the additions were added to the James Prendergast Library in the 1960s, the old windows will be replaced with new energy efficiency ones. Tina Scott, James Prendergast Library executive director, said the window replacement project should start next month, with the ...