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JCC Looking At Options As Student Enrollment Declines

Jamestown Community College’s fall enrollment is down, but the college was not surprised as it anticipated the current decline. Now, the school is looking ahead at how it, as an institution, can counteract a decreasing regional population. “It’s not something were taking sitting ...

City Man Charged After Hatchet Used In Road Rage Incident

A road rage incident in which a Jamestown man allegedly struck a woman’s car with a hatchet resulted in charges Monday. Police took 19-year-old Jacob D. Slade into custody after receiving word of the road rage incident around 11:30 a.m. in the area of Prather Avenue and Hazzard Street in ...

White House: Shutdown Won’t Delay Tax Refunds

WASHINGTON — Taxpayers who are owed refunds will be paid on time, despite the government shutdown that has closed many federal agencies, a Trump administration official said Monday as concern mounted over the risk that the payments could be delayed. The acting director of the White House ...

Proactive Approach

Despite increased internet, cellphone and social media use, kids around the county are still active. For local youth organizations, adaptation and evolution was key to finding a balance between screen time and human interaction. With the boom of the internet and cellphones 20 years ago, ...

Lakewood Historical Museum Receives Local Artifacts

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Museum will have more to show when its operating season starts in July. Initially, the museum’s home was the attic of the Lakewood Village Hall on Summit Avenue. Another move was made into the building’s main floor and conference room before the Lakewood ...

University Addresses Mental Health Concerns

FREDONIA — According to Terry Brown, provost at the State University of New York at Fredonia, an emerging obstacle to student retention is the mental health crisis, which she discussed at a recent college council meeting. While retention challenges are ongoing at most colleges, Brown ...

Lawmakers Return To Take Up Pot, Tolls, Sports Bets

ALBANY — Legalized marijuana, sports betting and new traffic tolls in Manhattan are just some of the measures Democrats believe they can push through the New York Legislature in a 2019 session that begins this week with their party in control of both chambers and the governor’s office for ...

Bullying Awareness

Twenty-eight percent of students in grades sixth through 12 have experienced some form of bullying, according to a national survey from 2011 by the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics. Jamestown Public Schools is no exception. Last school year, the ...

Federal Commission Addresses School Safety

The Federal Commission on School Safety, created to analyze procedures and policies across the country released a 177-page report in December. While addressing 93 best practices and policy recommendations regarding safety, Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Bret Apthorpe said the report ...

Land Bank Saves County Properties

In 2018, more than two dozen houses were both demolished and saved throughout the county because of the work done by the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. Gina Paradis, county Land Bank Corp. executive director, told The Post-Journal the organization that was designated as one of the first ...

Making Her Mark

ORLANDO — Gina Vincenza Van Epps immerses herself in the world of fashion, not only making it a full-time career clothing celebrities, but also trying to leave a lasting impact on the industry by pursuing a third fashion district in the United States, hopefully in the heart of Orlando. “I ...

State Audit Of BPU Finds Minor Issues

The need for better checks and balances was discovered when the state Comptroller’s Office audited the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities. Last month, the state Comptroller’s office issued a news release detailing the audits of six municipalities, with one of the reports on the BPU. ...

Snow Totals Down

The month of December officially brought the beginning of winter, but snowfall accumulation since November has seemingly disappeared and has yet to resurface thus far in the new year. Monthly snowfall accumulation has been inconsistent with yearly averages as the Jamestown region observed a ...

City Seeks Plan To Fund Infrastructure, Equipment Program

About a year ago, one of the most talked about topics in Jamestown government was the plan to possibly sell the city’s wastewater treatment plant to fund a capital infrastructure and equipment program. However, since the topic was first discussed about a year ago, city officials haven’t ...

Red Kettle Campaign Exceeds Annual Goal

Thanks to many last-second donations received at its various locations, the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign met and exceeded its local goal for 2018. The Jamestown branch of the Salvation Army ended the season with $118,900 raised through the holiday. That’s about $3,600 more than ...

Personal Delivery

Drake McKane pictured Wednesday with deputy Chad Bargar of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Several deputies helped McKane, a 12-year-old from Mayville battling leukemia, deliver LEGOs to children at Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. The delivery was the second the McKane family ...

Sweet Deal: Peterson’s Candies Under New Ownership

BUSTI — An iconic business plans to create vintage and new pieces of candy under new ownership. Peterson’s Candies has been in business since 1931 and celebrated its 87th anniversary in 2018. For nearly eight decades the small shop has been delighting customers with confections in all ...

Reed Talks Shutdown, Border Wall Policies

Rep. Tom Reed hosted his first conference call with regional media in the new year and highlighted sobering issues, including the recent government shutdown and related immigration debates and tragedies he said he and his Problem Solvers Caucus would like to break the gridlock on. As the ...

New Sheriff

The top two law enforcement officials in Chautauqua County were sworn in during a special ceremony at the Chautauqua County Courthouse in Mayville Tuesday. James Quattrone, county sheriff, was sworn in by Judge Stephen Cass in front of family, friends and colleagues. Quattrone defeated Joe ...

Health Care Navigator Highlights Coverage

For New York residents, there is still one month left to enroll in a federal health care plan. The Affordable Care Act has seen citizens across the country applying for coverage in the late fall and early winter, and a federal health care navigator wants Chautauqua County residents to know ...