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Dem Criticizes County Clerk Over Recent Traffic Ticket

The Democratic candidate for County Clerk criticized her opponent and Republican incumbent Larry Barmore for a recent traffic infraction. According to LeeAnn Lazarony, Barmore was issued a traffic ticket for allegedly using dealer licence plates on a vehicle for personal use. In a statement, ...

New Reg Lenna Marquee Debuts At Downtown Block Party

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts unveiled its new LED screen marquee Friday afternoon, providing a fresh centerpiece for the block party held before a performance of Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour. The marquee features two LED screens, custom-built by Watchfire Signs of Danville, ...

Area Groups, Officials Gather To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

Purple and white balloons floated across the sky as a way to raise awareness about domestic violence and to remember one person who lost their life as a result from it. Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing, in partnership with the Salvation Army Anew Center, hosted the balloon release on ...

Battalion Chief, SUV Driver Taken To Hospital Following Crash

A Jamestown fire battalion chief responding to an emergency collided with a sport utility vehicle Friday evening. The crash took place at the intersection of Newland Avenue and Hazzard Street before 7 p.m. According to Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department, the battalion ...

Library Officials Rally Support

Officials of the James Prendergast Library are appealing to the Jamestown community to attend, en masse, an upcoming city council work session and voice support for their local library. At a meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, board President R. Thomas Rankin discussed ...

Jamestown Students Find Beat, Rhythm In Reading

Most people wouldn’t think of singing along with the books they read, but that’s exactly what some of Jamestown Public Schools’ youngest students were doing this week. In a new method of arts-education integration, Deborah Sunya Moore, Chautauqua Institution’s vice president of ...

NYC, Buffalo, Rochester Among State Contenders For Amazon HQ

ALBANY — The New York City metro area, Buffalo-Rochester, greater Syracuse and the Albany region are all in the running to win Amazon’s second headquarters. All four regions submitted formal bids for the $5 billion project before Thursday’s deadline. State leaders aren’t revealing how ...

Study: Pollution Kills 9 Milion Annually, Costs $4.6 Trillion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature ...

Local Law To Incentivize Renovations To Abandoned Properties

A new local law to incentivize renovating abandoned properties or creating new structures on vacant lots is officially in place. On Wednesday, city officials gathered for a ceremonial signing of the new local law titled Local Property Tax Abatement Incentive Redevelopment of Vacant and ...

City’s Health Care Costs Jump In Third Quarter

The cost of health care continues to hurt the city of Jamestown. Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, presented the third quarter finance report to Jamestown City Council during their work session meeting Monday. Bellitto said health care claims are up 9 percent, about $300,000, compared to last ...

More Former Employees On City’s Health Insurance Plans

The Jamestown City Council will vote later this month on approving two companies to handle the new health care subsidy program aimed at removing Medicare-eligible retirees from the city’s self-insured plan. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said there are more retired former city ...

Southwestern School Capital Project Begins Third Phase

Students and staff donned hard hats and grabbed shovels for a recent groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the third and final phase of the Southwestern Central School District’s ongoing, $15.9 million capital project. Phase 3 includes construction of a new gymnasium and renovation of ...

Building Closed After Tuesday Scare At SUNY Fredonia

FREDONIA — A bomb threat reported Tuesday afternoon halted several classes Tuesday at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A subsequent search by police at Thompson Hall revealed the threat to be unfounded, according to school officials. Various law enforcement agencies ...

Planning Commission Tables Property Sale To Arena Officials

The Jamestown Planning Commission has tabled a proposal to sell city land to Northwest Arena officials for their new addition. On Tuesday, the commission held a discussion on the potential sale of city right of way land being used for parking on the northside of West Second Street, which is ...

Clymer, Panama Merger Plan Reviewed By School Boards

CLYMER — A proposed consolidation of Clymer and Panama school districts has the backing of a group tasked with studying its potential cost-saving benefits. During a meeting inside Clymer Student Performance Center on Tuesday, the merger study team Learning Design Associates announced to ...

Reed Discusses Hospice, Palliative Care Legislation

Quality care at the end of life is just as important as quality care at the beginning or middle, according to Tom Reed. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, visited Chautauqua Hospice on Monday to discuss hospice care legislation and its importance to his district and beyond. Reed, a hospice ...

Committee Approves CREDC Operation At Dunkirk Airport

A temporary solution for the Dunkirk Airport fixed-based operator services conundrum may have been found by the county executive. At Monday’s Public Facilities legislative committee meeting, the committee members approved a resolution to go before the legislature which would allow the ...

Executive, DPW Budget Proposals $50K Apart

The first budget deliberation meeting with city department heads has become so repetitive year-after-year that Jeff Lehman, city public works director, started the meeting by saying, “It’s Groundhog Day, again.” On Monday, the first budget deliberation meeting on the city’s proposed ...

Proposed Law Would Provide Tax Exemptions For City Homeowners

MAYVILLE — A proposed law was approved by the legislature’s Administrative Services Committee which might give vacant or run-down properties in Jamestown a dose of hope in the future. Stephen Abdella, county attorney, spoke regarding the law at a recent committee meeting. Abdella said ...

Jamestown Native Finds Musical Success Nationally And Abroad

In the midst of his extensive travels, Chris Babbage always takes time to remember and visit his hometown on a regular basis. During his most recent visit to Jamestown, Babbage stopped by The Post-Journal to discuss his career as a touring music director and conductor in various off-Broadway ...