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Randolph Central School announced its “Students of the Month” for January. Front row, from left: Gabrielle VanOrd, junior, ELA; Emily Beightol, sophomore, art; Olivia Towne, sophomore, health; Kourtney Leeper, sophomore, social studies. Back row, from left: Elaina James, junior, Spanish; Joan Adams, junior, science; Matt Evans, senior, physical education; Savannah Rhodes, freshman, math; Kira Lewis, sophomore, physical education; Troy Wright, freshman, technology. Absent, Kendalle Booth, senior, library.
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Randolph School Announces January Students Of The Month

Community

RANDOLPH — Randolph Central School has selected its “Students of the Month” for January. The student recognition program honors students in grades 9-12 for their outstanding achievements in leadership, teamwork, class participation, effort, and/or academic standing. January’s ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯MAYVILLE–Angela M. Grekulak, 42, of Mayville was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing breathe test, failure to keep right and unlicensed operator on Feb. 18. Deputies observed a vehicle committing a traffic infraction on East Chautauqua ...

Adverse Experiences Affecting Students

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Adverse Childhood Experiences are affecting Jamestown students in high numbers. “We have a national crisis when it comes to the mental health of our teens and our children,” said Bret Apthorpe, superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools. “It’s a national crisis. The number of kids ...

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Fatality Reported In Three-Vehicle Crash On I-90

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PORTLAND — A crash on Interstate 90 in the town of Portland left one dead and four injured Tuesday evening, a fire official confirmed. The incident involving two vehicles and one tanker occurred on I-90 eastbound near the Matthews Road overpass. The semi and one vehicle were located off ...

Increase In Bridge Project Expected

Local News

Today, the Chautauqua County Public Facilities Legislative Committee will consider a proposed agreement with the state Department of Transportation regarding an increase in estimated cost for the South Main Street Bridge project. The project, originally approved at $4,010,000, is currently ...

Cuomo Bill To Prohibit Use Of Gay/Trans Panic Defenses

Community

A 30-day budget amendment introduced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be advanced to prohibit the so-called gay and trans panic defenses from being used in New York state to blame LGBTQ people for the violence committed against them. The current gay and trans panic defenses allow those responsible ...

Donald Vuckovich, Patricia Palmer and Eugene Cotter show off their projects they made at the Present Center. The Present Center is part of Chautauqua Adult Day Services and is celebrating 20 years in operation. 
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Chautauqua Adult Day Services Present Center Celebrates 20 Years

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The Present Center of Chautauqua Adult Day Services is celebrating 20 years in operation and is looking forward to many more years to come. Karen Lucks, Chautauqua Adult Day Services associate director, said the program began in 1998. The group wanted to address the needs of families caring ...

Families enjoyed sledding during the Cassadaga Winter Festival.
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Cassadaga Winter Festival A Success

Local News

CASSADAGA — Scores of people shed cabin fever from Feb. 9-11 and enjoyed varied indoor and outdoor activities for the second annual Cassadaga Winter Festival. Friends and neighbors were glad to visit and catch up with each other after being “snowbound” for much of the winter. On ...

Koinonia Christian Fellowship Announces Conference

Community

Koinonia Christian Fellowship is proud to announce the second annual Real Men, Real Life “Make A Difference” Men’s Conference. The event is slated for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature guest speaker the Rev. Luis Reyes. Reyes travels around the world and encourages ...

DiNapoli: State Ed Not Complying With Enough Is Enough Act

Local News

The state Education Department plans to have colleges and universities submit interim data on incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault on campus amid concerns from Thomas DiNapoli, state comptroller, that the department is falling behind with public reporting ...

Alessandra Mondolfi holds a sign against AR-15 weapons as she yells, "No More" during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Gun Used In Florida Shooting Would Differ Under SAFE Act

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The AR-15, also called “America’s Rifle” by the National Rifle Association, was the gun used in the mass shooting on Valentine’s Day that left 17 dead and many others wounded at a high school in Florida. That style of rifle has been used in other mass shootings, such as the one in Las ...

City Firefighter Charged Following Domestic Dispute Involving Handgun

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By The Post-Journal editorial@post-journal.com A Jamestown firefighter is being held in county jail following an alleged domestic incident involving a handgun. Jamestown Police were summoned to a residence at 23 Alfred St. around 8 p.m. Saturday for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon ...

Teresi Presents DRI Update At State Conference

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State officials had a chance to learn about 10 economic development projects happening in Jamestown. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, was one of three mayors to discuss their city’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects during the New York Conference of Mayors last week. He said along ...

Chautauqua Lake Association volunteers pose with the ice pick tripod on Chautauqua Lake after putting it into position for its annual contest. The pick is located on the ice in front of the Lawson Center in Bemus Bay. 
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Anyone’s Guess Now

Local News

LAKEWOOD — It has been a cold winter with chilling winds and record snowfall across the region. The waters of Chautauqua Lake have frozen with 13-inch ice reported in some areas, allowing the annual Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick competition to begin. Proceeds collected from the competition, in ...

Randy Ridgeway and Bonnie Beightol of Top Shop have reopened their store at 117 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood. The owners are pictured in front of their new Rolan 54-inch printer and plotter. 
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Image Is Everything

Business

A new business has graced Chautauqua Avenue in Lakewood by partnering their location with another business. The Top Shop, which focuses on image and logo printing, has reopened at the same location as Image Embroidery. Located in the back of the store, Top Shop offers a wide variety of ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ CHERRY CREEK — Terrence A. Musall, 32, of Cherry Creek, was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing. Deputies were called Feb. 10 around 5:30 a.m. to a possible burglary on Main Street in Cherry Creek. It was found that Musall allegedly entered ...

Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public safety director, gives a presentation to the Jamestown City Council on crime statistics. Snellings presented the report in response to comments made by Mike Laurin, who unsuccessfully ran for the council. Snellings said Laurin’s comments didn’t provide the full picture when it comes to crime statistics in the city.
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Snellings Addresses Crime Statistics

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Jamestown Police Department’s chief wants the community to see the full picture when it comes to crime in the city. Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public safety director, gave a presentation last week to the City Council that “shows the entire picture.” ...

Falconer Public Library director, Sue Seamans, meets with students from Falconer Central School to discuss the importance of understanding history. This is one of the many programs Seamans, and the Falconer Public Library staff, host at the library.

Area Library Writes New Chapter On Community Spirit

Local News

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the foundation is highlighting 40 stories that are indicative of the impact foundation-funded programs and initiatives have had on the community. Every gift ...