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St. Susan’s Center Holds Annual Award Ceremony

Two former Southwestern Central School teachers received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the St. Susan’s Center on Thursday night. Tom Priester and Fran Sirianni both were awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award during the annual ceremony. The two former teachers, while retired, ...

Bail Set At $1M For Man Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire

Bail was set at $1 million for a Jamestown man accused of dousing a woman with a flammable substance and setting her on fire during a domestic incident earlier this week. Luis M. Castro-Mojica, 37, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault during arraignment Thursday morning in front of ...

Mayor: Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Tax Status Won’t Change

Taxpayers in the town of Poland don’t have to worry about their taxes increasing if the Jamestown Local Development Corporation purchases the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, told The Post-Journal Thursday that the property will remain taxable if the ...

Taxation Representation

A handful of locals took to the street outside the Jamestown office of Rep. Tom Reed to voice their discontent with their Congressman’s stance on the controversial tax reform bill. On Wednesday, protesters convened at the intersection of Second and Main streets in protest of Reed’s ...

Bail Set At $1M For Man Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire

A Jamestown man who allegedly doused a woman with a flammable substance and set her on fire pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree assault Thursday morning. Luis M. Castro-Mojica, 37, entered the plea during an arraignment in front of Judge John LaMancuso in Jamestown City Court. He ...

Congress Seems On Track To Avert Weekend Gov’t Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation — for now. Increasingly confident House leaders ...

Wanted Man Jailed After Setting Woman On Fire

A city man who had been on the Jamestown Police Department’s Top 10 Most Wanted list for a previous domestic incident was jailed after allegedly dousing a woman with a flammable substance and setting her on fire. Luis M. Castro-Mojica, 37, is scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of ...

Cockaigne Ski Resort Officially Sold To New Ownership

Cockaigne Ski Resort officially has new ownership. Andy Goodell, state assemblyman for Jamestown and lawyer who represents the former owners of Cockaigne, said the final documents have been completed. Adam Pirtz and Isaac Gratto of Cockaigne Development, LLC are now the owners of the Cherry ...

Tools Of The Trade

An unusually warm November has pushed Mother Nature’s cold reckoning back until today. The National Weather Service in Buffalo on Tuesday issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning from 7 p.m. today until 7 a.m. on Friday, predicting between 10 to 18 inches of snowfall in some areas. The warning ...

Smooth Skiing: Cockaigne Ski Resort Officially Sold

Cockaigne Ski Resort is now owned by Cockaigne Development, LLC. Andy Goodell, state assemblyman for Jamestown and lawyer who represents the former owners of Cockaigne, said the final documents have been completed. Adam Pirtz and Isaac Gratto are now the owners of the beloved ski ...

Bullying Reporting System Finds Early Success At JPS

The issue of bullying was again addressed at a meeting of the Jamestown Public School Board on Tuesday night. Superintendent Bret Apthorpe updated the board on the district’s effort to combat bullying. During a previous meeting earlier this year, Apthorpe announced the creation of an ...

Tax Reform Remains Polarizing Topic

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is much like a line in the sand between the two party lines and everyone has picked their side. The bill passed the Senate on Saturday, and since then, it has been met with differing points of view by local and national officials on how it will impact New York and ...

Future Of Shared Positions In Clymer, Panama Uncertain

CLYMER — Shared services between the Clymer and Panama school districts remain a question mark following last month’s failed bid to merge the districts. Both districts have enjoyed shared services since 2013, when Lictus became the superintendent for both districts. In the past, schools ...

Area Woman Honored By President Trump For Community Service

Joanne Malecki’s simple philosophy — if you see a need, take care of it — has earned her recognition from far beyond her home area of Clymer/ Findley Lake. Malecki has recently been awarded a host of citations from public officials for her community service, ranging from the Chautauqua ...

Teresi Proposes Sale Of Wastewater Treatment Plant To JLDC

City Council members could soon see a resolution regarding the proposed sale of the wastewater treatment plant to the Jamestown Local Development Corporation. Mayor Sam Teresi presented the proposal during Monday night’s City Council meeting with Kenneth Bond, a senior partner of Squire, ...

Online Grocery Delivery Service Comes To City Area Starting Wednesday

Shoppers across southern Chautauqua County will soon be able to take advantage of a national, same-day grocery delivery service that is expanding into the local area. Instacart, a fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, ...

Social Media Transgressions Covered Under JPS’ Conduct Policy

Technology is moving faster than ever, which may make it harder for school administrators to keep up with the policies that regulate these technologies and one classification in particular: social media. In accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), Jamestown protects students ...

City Hires Wayfinding Project Consultant

City officials are continuing to revolutionize Jamestown into a smart city that engages its citizens and visitors through its infrastructure electronically. Recently, the Jamestown City Council passed a resolution to hire Bergmann Associates of Rochester for $72,000 for consulting services ...

Changes Proposed To County Child And Family Services Plan

Cuts could be coming for area families who receive help paying for child care from the county. The county Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a change in low-income determinations for childcare benefits from 200 percent of poverty level to 125 percent of poverty level. The ...