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New Pathway Adopted For Special Needs Students

A new pathway for students with special needs was recently approved by the New York State Board of Regents. “We must continue to have high expectations for all students,” said MaryEllen Elia, State Education commissioner. “The rules adopted ... by the Board of Regents maintain the rigor ...

Green Up Jamestown Brings Together Community For Event Series

What began as a conversation has grown into a full-blown movement, thanks to community connections and a lot of determination. The GreenUp Jamestown Coalition began as a discussion between the Rev. Luke Fodor of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and James Colby, parishioner and former curator of ...

Man Taken Into Custody

A Jamestown man wanted by police was taken into custody Monday by members of the city’s SWAT team. The arrest of 20-year-old Nyren L. Graham came after police received a 911 call shortly after 2 p.m. from a woman at 18 Hedges Ave. to report that items had been taken from her. While a ...

Duliba Remembered For Knowledge, Service In JFD

One of Jamestown’s finest will be laid to rest this week and his comrades with the Jamestown Fire Department are remembering, with gratitude, the legacy of Leo Duliba. Duliba, longtime member and friend to the fire department, passed away Thursday at the age of 70 and will be interred ...

Panama Board, Lictus Agree To Contract Terms As Discussed

PANAMA — The Panama Central School District Board of Education has approved a contract for Superintendent Bert Lictus in the wake of the latter’s recent resignation from his shared post with a neighboring school district. On Monday, the board met and passed a resolution for a new contract ...

City Council Starts Wastewater Treatment Plant Sale Process

Despite nine people asking the Jamestown City Council to vote no or to table the proposal for the Jamestown Local Development Corporation to purchase the city wastewater treatment plan, the group approved a resolution starting the process Monday. During the public speaking portion of the ...

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Kicks Off Unite North Main Street Projects

The goal of improving the city’s north gateways has received a boost from the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. Earlier this year, the Unite North Main Street revitalization project started with three kick off renovation endeavors. With the assistance of Northwest Bank, Ralph C. Sheldon ...

Lundin To Retire After Nearly 20 Years With Audubon

For nearly two decades, Ruth Lundin has been at the forefront of the programmatic and inventorial expansions experienced by the Audubon Community Nature Center under her administration. Now, Lundin is set to retire from her role as president upon the appointment of a successor deemed suitable ...

Keith Robbins Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

MAYVILLE — Keith Robbins was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of his estranged wife, Shari Robbins. Keith Robbins, 37, of Jamestown was sentenced Monday in Chautauqua County Court on one count of first-degree manslaughter. The sentence stems from his plea of guilty to the ...

Wastewater Treatment Plant Sale On Council Agenda

The possible sale of the city wastewater treatment plant to the Jamestown Local Development Corporation is on the agenda for the Jamestown City Council’s voting session meeting today Since the public announcement of the plan Dec. 4, several community and business leaders have spoken against ...

Wanted City Man Taken Into Custody By SWAT Members

A Jamestown man wanted by police was taken into custody Monday by members of the city’s SWAT team. The arrest of 20-year-old Nyren L. Graham came after police received a 911 call shortly after 2 p.m. from a woman at 18 Hedges Ave. to report that items had been taken from her. While a ...

‘Ready To Go’

SILVER CREEK — With a finalized version of the Republican tax reform bill released to the public and a vote looming next week, Rep. Tom Reed held three town hall meetings Saturday. The tax reform bill is being branded as “The Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” which Reed said will protect the ...

Opioid Crisis Strains System As Kids Are Pried From Parents

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother’s womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery. The ...

Salamanca Pair Remembered As Community Stalwarts

SALAMANCA — It wasn’t uncommon to see Michael Phillips and his wife, Donna, together at Salamanca Town Hall, even if the latter wasn’t officially a town employee yet. As town supervisor, Michael Phillips helped end an ongoing dispute within the highway department and was known to be ...

Two Dozen Students Displaced By Hurricanes Attending JPS

Displaced students from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who fled their homes after multiple hurricanes this summer have sought refuge in other parts of the nation, including Jamestown. Twenty-six displaced students are currently attending school in the Jamestown Public Schools District, ...

Recession Rebound

The Great Recession began in December 2007, at a time when the unemployment rate was at 5 percent. Less than two years later, that number doubled. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment decline experienced during the recession — widely considered to last from ...

Salamanca Town Supervisor, Clerk-Elect Known For Civic-Mindedness

SALAMANCA — It wasn't uncommon to see Michael Phillips and his wife, Donna, together at Salamanca Town Hall, even if the latter wasn't officially a town employee yet. As town supervisor, Michael Phillips helped end an ongoing dispute within the highway department and was known to be very ...

Holiday Haulin’

An annual food and funding drive is in need of a final push to reach the goal today. The fifth annual Holiday Haul, which benefits St. Susan Center, is off to a good start, but needs a final donation effort of food, paper and cleaning goods and gift cards or funds to make sure the center is ...

Reed Discusses Tax Bill, Net Neutrality At Town Hall Meeting

SILVER CREEK — With a finalized version of the Republican tax reform bill released to the public and a vote looming next week, Rep. Tom Reed held three town hall meetings across his district Saturday. The tax reform bill is being branded as "The Tax Cut and Jobs Act," which Reed said will ...

DeJoy Addresses Public Concerns On Proposed Plant Purchase

By Dennis Phillips dphillips@post-journal.com During the Jamestown City Council’s workshop meeting this week, several members of the public voiced their displeasure in the proposed acquisition of the city’s wastewater treatment plant by the Jamestown Local Development Corporation. ...