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Student Proficiency Rates Rise Slightly

Chautauqua County third through eighth grade assessment proficiency has increase 2 percent in both English language arts and mathematics. The data on the testing was released on Tuesday afternoon by the New York State Department of Education. In Chautauqua County, 34 percent of students ...

Rebirth Of Cockaigne Ski Resort Gets Boost From County IDA

DUNKIRK — It is not all downhill from here, but it is another step in the right direction in the rebirth of the Cockaigne ski facility in Cherry Creek. Members of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency board of directors on Tuesday approved a State Environmental Quality Review ...

Hundreds View Solar Eclipse At Martz Observatory

FREWSBURG — Hundreds came out to the Martz Observatory on Monday to view the spectacle that was the solar eclipse. Cars lined both sides of Robbin Hill Road as people walked up to the observatory to view the eclipse. Many individuals placed chairs outside the observatory where they put ...

Truck Rolls Over Near Route 60 In Gerry

The driver of a garbage truck was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital to be checked out after a rollover crash Tuesday in the town of Gerry. The crash took place shortly after 3 p.m. on Kimball Stand Road near Route 60. Fire officials weren't sure what caused the Casella garbage truck to roll ...

Murder Suspect Held Sans Bail

A city man charged with murder over the weekend is being held without bail. The arraignment of Brian M. Korzeniewski was held in Jamestown City Court on Sunday morning before the Hon. Fred Larson. Korzeniewski is currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail, where he was booked shortly ...

JRC: Four City Neighborhoods Targeted For Improvement

Four Jamestown neighborhoods sitting in transitional zones between strong and weak housing areas should be the focus to improving properties throughout the city. That is according to the Housing Market Analysis and Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy review completed by czb LLC on behalf of ...

Jamestown Resident Finds Her Biological Family In Colombia

Less than two weeks after calling on the community for help in finding her South American biological family, Chelsea Gardner is already making plans to meet her siblings in person for the first time. Gardner, a 25-year-old Colombian-born Jamestown resident, has received some resolution to the ...

Code Violations On Pace To Eclipse 2016 Numbers

More than 200 properties in Jamestown had multiple housing code violations last year and the city is well on pace for that to occur again in 2017. According to the zoning code violation reports for properties in the city, there were 1,247 housing code enforcement cases opened in 2016, with ...

St. Susan Center, Southern Tier Brewing Team Up For Oktobenefest

St. Susan Center is inviting the community to enjoy brats, beers and a lot of fun on Tuesday for the 10th annual Oktobenefest. The event, held at Southern Tier Brewing Company, is one of the biggest fundraisers for the soup kitchen, according to St. Susan Center Executive Director Jeff ...

Going Down?

Tax bills on the average home decreased for many in Chautauqua County over the course of a year while only a few saw increases. An analysis conducted by The Post-Journal found the average tax bill on a $100,000 home decreased for a majority of residents when comparing data to 2016 and this ...

Taxes Lower For Homes Near Waterfront Than Inland

The average homeowner located in a town that’s near the water pays less in property taxes than the average residence in a town found inland. Data gathered by The Post-Journal show taxes paid on a $100,000 home in a municipality near a lake is lower than that paid on a $100,000 home found ...

 State Incentives Aiding Dissolutions For Taxpayers

State incentives such as the Citizens Empowerment Tax Credit are making village dissolutions more appealing from a tax standpoint. Over the past year, residents in the villages of Cherry Creek and Forestville voted to end their village government and obtain services from the towns of Cherry ...

Body Found, City Man Charged With Murder

A Jamestown resident was charged with second-degree murder after a man was found dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex early Saturday in the city. Police charged 51-year-old Brian M. Korzeniewski just hours after the prone body of Michael A. Bull was discovered between two parked ...

Annual Rally On Lake Issues Draws Crowd To Bemus Point

BEMUS POINT — Residents were given a plethora of information regarding Chautauqua Lake during the fourth annual lake rally on Saturday. The event was held at The Village Casino, and the top floor was filled with area residents, visitors and officials interested in the details of what ...

Return Of Classic Auto Cruise-In Revs Up City’s Downtown

The long stretch of classic and specialty cars — not to mention race cars — that lined up city streets Friday evening in Jamestown was enough to leave even the casual car enthusiast spellbound. The 2017 Jamestown Cruise-In, the classic car show formerly known as Motor Mayhem, didn’t ...

An Eye On Safety

Several member libraries of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System want area residents to know that if they’re planning on seeing the partial solar eclipse Monday, they should do so safely. A number of libraries — including the James Prendergast Library, the Hazeltine Public Library of ...

Baron Spotlights Changes, Responsibility In News At Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — An editorial heavy hitter who helped inspire the movie “Spotlight” offered insights into the changing world of news Friday morning. Marty Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post and former editor of the Boston Globe spoke at Chautauqua Institution. Baron was joined ...

Teen Charged In Thursday Shooting

A Jamestown man is in custody after allegedly firing a gun in the area of Prendergast Avenue and Eighth Street, on Thursday. Detectives with the Jamestown Police Department, who were already near the area, responded to the scene around 12:40 p.m., where they reportedly observed a man running ...

State Looks Into Plastic Bag Solution

Local officials are weighing in over a state task force established earlier in the year to examine possible solutions to the growing concern over the use of plastic bags. New York City was preparing to implement a 5-cent tax on plastic bags in March, but the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew ...

Attacker Drives Van Into Barcelona Crowd; 13 Dead, 100 Hurt

BARCELONA, Spain — A van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation spot into a bloody killing zone. ...