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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 ...

Call Center May Be Moving By End Of Month

A downtown call center could be moving into the building formerly known as the federal post office building by the end of January. Jason Spain, Lynn Development CEO, told The Post-Journal that The Connection could be moved into the Lynn Building, located at 301 E. Second St., by the end of ...

What’s To Come

Many stories that have become familiar topics to our readers this year are likely to continue making headlines in the coming year. Below are 10 stories that should continue to be news as the year turns from 2018 to 2019. BEMUS POINT-STOW FERRY It came as a shock to many last spring when ...

Centralized Arraignment To Begin This Month

MAYVILLE — A big change in law and order is coming to Chautauqua County in 2019. A new Centralized Arraignment Program will transform the way police departments and town justices do their jobs. Ellicott Town Justice Marilyn Gerace led the charge to set up a system that will have all police ...

Schools, Health Care Top Finance-Heavy Agenda In States

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering anew whether to expand ...

Year In Review

The Post-Journal published thousands of stories on its pages over the past 365 days — but none resonated with readers more than the sudden closure of the Sam’s Club in West Ellicott nearly a year ago. Coverage of the store’s closure was read by more than 65,595 people on ...

Golf Tourney In Need Of New Major Sponsor

FINDLEY LAKE — The nationally televised Web.com Tour golf tournament that plays in July annually at Peek’n Peak Resort will be in need of a new major sponsor following this year’s event. Mark Geise, tournament director, said LECOM is in the final year of a four-year contract as the ...

Amid 2018’s Tragedies Were Moments Of Compassion

Deadliest shooting at an American high school: Parkland, Florida. Deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century: Paradise, California. Deadliest attack on Jews in American history: Pittsburgh. The cities of Parkland, Paradise and Pittsburgh became synonymous with tragedy in 2018, a year when the ...