A boarded up substandard house on Spring Street in Jamestown. Substandard housing is one issue the city’s Development Department is trying to battle in the city.
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Improvement Of Substandard Homes A Battle In Code Enforcement

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Blighted and run-down. Slums and squalor. These are just some of the words used to describe the substandard housing that can be found throughout the city of Jamestown. In fact, Vince DeJoy, city development director, said there is too much substandard housing in the city. “Many of these ...

Bemus Point teens Allyssa Seeley, Cameron Rowe and Taylor Samuelson are gearing up for the second annual Change For Chihopi yard sale fundraiser for Camp Chihopi. This year, the event will not only feature a yard sale, but also a pulled pork dinner and a basket auction. 
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Change For Chihopi Fundraiser Expands For Second Year

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BEMUS POINT — A few area teenagers are bringing together a bigger and better fundraiser for Camp Chihopi this year. Taylor Samuelson and Allyssa Seeley, along with Cameron Rowe and Madison Russo are continuing their success with last year’s Change For Chihopi yard sale fundraiser by ...

Pictured clockwise from top left: Joey Parker (right); Laramie Ball (left); Matthew Leon and Martin Dibble; Damon Tanner (left); Abigail Roof and Daniel Swanson; Aayilah Tanner (left); and Nnyl  Newark (center).

IMPACT Announces Campus Fellowship Award Winners


IMPACT is pleased to recognize several student leaders from area schools. They volunteered, were dependable, took initiative, led meetings and organized service projects. The organization would like to recognize for JCC, Laramie Ball; Chautauqua Lake Central School, Joey Parker; Jamestown ...

From left, Nina Gustafson, Key Bank vice president/Jamestown branch manager; Jim Burns, Key Bank area retail leader; and Marie Carrubba, Southwestern Independent Living Center executive director; with the $5,000 ceremonial check Southwestern Independent Living Center will receive for finishing as the runner-up in Key Bank’s Small Business Thrive contest that was held across all of Key Bank’s markets, which includes 15 states.
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Community Key


An unfortunate incident leading to a disability can occur anytime with no warning. Luckily in the Jamestown community there is the Southwestern Independent Living Center to help if that happens. Also, luckily for the Jamestown community, there are businesses like Key Bank who want to reward ...

Lisa Hatch has been hired as the new executive director for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.

JRC Announces Staff Additions


The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced that Lisa Hatch has been hired as executive director for the organization and Zachary Agett has been hired as the marketing and events manager. In addition, the organization recently completed its relocation to the third floor of the Lynn ...

Area Schools Tackle Lunch Debt Through New Policy

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According to a memo from the New York state Department of Education, schools must have a policy to address student meal charges and area school districts are no different. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, food service providers must have a “written and clearly communicated policy to ...

Color Guard members gather Friday before the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk” at the Movie Plex in Dunkirk. About 20 veterans attended the premiere. 
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Veterans In Attendance At Premiere Of ‘Dunkirk’ Movie In Dunkirk

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DUNKIRK — Roughly 20 veterans, including fully uniformed members of the Color Guard, were peppered among the audience of about 100 people Friday afternoon, all gathered to attend the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk” at Movie Plex on Bennett Road. Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas introduced the ...

George Clever from Stockton was the recent guest speaker at the Valley Historical Society meeting on preserving oral history, and recording the information.

Historical Record Keeper Speaks To Valley Historical Society


SINCLAIRVILLE – The Valley Historical Society recently heard from George Clever on keeping historical records. Clever is a retired educator, beginning his career as a fourth grade teacher and moving up to a college professor. Clever is a local author and historian, with six published books ...

Several area World War II veterans came together Saturday to share their experiences during the war at Scharmann Theatre during Fenton History Center’s Local World War II Veteran Panel. Pictured from left are Doug Benson, Paul Arnone, Bill Graves, Winston Frankson, Roland Swanson and Arthur Hodges. In the back, from left, are Greg Peterson and Tom Tedesco. 
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WWII Veterans Share Experiences Following Pearl Harbor Attacks

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Several members of the Greatest Generation offered tales of their firsthand World War II experiences Saturday afternoon at Jamestown Community College. The panel, put together by the Fenton History Center, consisted of Paul Arnone, Bill Graves, Winston Frankson, Roland Swanson and Arthur ...

Elizabeth Cipolla

HR Issues Small Businesses Face


While it is certain that all organizations face human resource challenges, the issues faced by small businesses can greatly differ from those faced by a larger organization. In fact, although many of the same issues exist in larger operations, smaller employers must navigate through additional ...

Pictured, from left, are Joe Edwards Jr., Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company Board of Directors member;  Rich Panebianco, D&S Glass; Mike Roberts, Allied Alarm Services, Inc. president; Tim Shults, Shults Auto Group president; Mike LaTone, D & S Glass owner; Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief; Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor; Troy Barber, Dawson Doors engineer; Chris Lynn, Lynn Development Group; Todd Propheter, Jamestown building superintendent; Brenda Henderson, Dawson Metal Company Inc., executive administrator; Randy Sweeney, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation executive director; Jeff Lehman, Jamestown director of public works.
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Donations Allow For Bulletproof Wall In JPD Lobby

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By The Post-Journal Thanks to donations from several local organizations, a ballistic wall has been installed in the lobby of the Jamestown Police Department. Troy Barber, an engineer with Dawson Doors, designed the wall, while the demolition of the previous ...

Reed Supports Bill To Protect Testing Supplies For Diabetics

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A bipartisan bill is setting out to safeguard daily access to testing supplies for diabetic Medicare beneficiaries. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is teaming up with U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo., on a bill that would strengthen protections for Medicare beneficiaries who buy ...

Pictured above from left, front row, are Tate Catanese and Keara Brady, essay contest grand prize winners; and back row, Mike Sperry, Sports Fishery Advisory board member; Pat Catanese, Tate’s father; Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County executive; and Matt Brady, Keara’s father.

Local Students Win Fish Essay Contest


MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan recently traveled to Chautauqua Marina to go fishing with the two grand prize winners of the Chautauqua County Sports Fishery Advisory Board’s 25th annual Fishing Essay Contest. Keara Brady, a fourth grader from Brocton Central School, ...

One of the tables at the recent Come to the Table fundraiser is pictured.

CASA Holds ‘Come To The Table’ Fundraiser


Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County held their ninth annual Come to the Table fundraiser recently. Come to the Table is a unique table auction that attracts many community members. The 2017 event featured more than 25 tables all decorated in different themes including ...


Historic Walking Tour Saturday


The Fenton History Center is leading a walking tour of Jamestown’s Hidden Alleys Saturday at 10 a.m., starting at the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St. Tucked away from view behind respectable facades, alleys were indispensable elements in American city building during the last half ...

Miniature Golf ‘PolioPlus Challenge’ Charity Event Is Aug. 19


“’Putt’ an end to polio” is the theme of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s “PolioPlus Challenge” Miniature Golf Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, starting at 9 a.m., at Webb’s Miniature Golf, 115 W. Lake Road, Rt. 394, Mayville, NY 14757. All net ...

CLN To Honor Leaders Of The Year


The Chautauqua Leadership Network will honor four area residents with the network’s annual Leaders of the Year awards from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Chautauqua Inn and Suites in Mayville. Winners are: ¯ CLN Student Leader – Asha Deharder; ¯ CLN Volunteer Leader ...