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Student Mental Health Day Regs Are Proposed

State Sen. Brian Hoylman, D-Manhattan, has proposed legislation that would allow high school students to miss school for mental or behavioral health. The legislation, S.6687, was introduced in the state Senate recently. There is no companion bill yet in the state Assembly. The legislation ...

‘We Are Grateful’

“We set a goal, and feel that we have now achieved it.” Following this year’s Darren Manzella-Lapeira Memorial Run, event organizers and Darren’s parents, Nancy and Mike Manzella announced that this year’s event was the last. “We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, volunteers ...

Tournament Benefits Kennedy Fire Department

The Myers-Bennett Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Kennedy Fire Department and youth fire safety education was held recently. The 25th annual tournament was first organized by chief Bill Bennett to honor Chief George Myers when he passed away while serving as chief in December ...

Area Students To Participate In Scholarship Program

Fifteen area high school students will participate in the 2019-20 Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program, according to Christine Yocum, contest chairwoman. The 15 participants were chosen based on academic achievement, community and school activities and a personal interview. Representing ...

Recognizing Everyday Heroes

The Resource Center recognized five employees with the Everyday Hero Award on Friday, in celebration of Direct Support Professional Appreciation Week. Direct Support Professionals are people who work with those who cannot help themselves with certain tasks such as eating or bathing, and try to ...

Global Learning

Japanese college students have recently been embedded throughout the city of Jamestown to discover the “real America,” as described by Nao Honda. In several classrooms inside Bush Elementary School, 12 students from Nagasaki University recently gave lessons to third and fourth grade ...

County Health Officials Issue Advisory On Vaping Use

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County health officials are urging all residents to stop using vape products in light of advisories issued by New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and warnings from the CDC. The advisory Friday by Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County director of Health ...

Law To Prohibit Workplace Bias Signed

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed legislation (S.04037/.4204) which prohibits employment discrimination based on religious attire, clothing or facial hair. The new law amends the state Human Rights Law to make clear that employers cannot refuse to hire, attain, promote or take other ...

Taking The Role

FREWSBURG – Although he wields a firearm and has extensive police training, Frewsburg’s new school resource officer will assist with education potentially more than he will with emergencies. The Frewsburg Central School District has been in search for an SRO for more than a year. And ...

Police Identify Man Killed In Route 394 Rollover Crash

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the man killed in a rollover crash Wednesday morning in the town of North Harmony. Jamestown resident James A. Ellis, 63, was killed after his tractor-trailer cab was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Route 394 and ...

Law Enforcement: Man Drove Drunk To Meeting On Dangers Of DWI

ASHVILLE — A Williamsville man attending a Victim Impact Panel for those convicted of any driving while intoxicated-related offense is facing charges after sheriff’s deputies say he showed up after consuming alcohol. David J. Coffed, 45, was taken to Chautauqua County Jail on ...

JCC Officials Analyze Recent Spike In Their Student Enrollment

Jamestown Community College officials attributed the recent enrollment spike to an institution-wide effort. Dr. Daniel DeMarte, JCC president, recently announced at a faculty and staff welcome back address that the college’s efforts over the last year had paid off. At a meeting of the ...

‘Game-Changing’

MAYVILLE — Two Chautauqua County projects have received priority status by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. Last week, the Western New York council met to develop its project priority list. George Borrello, county executive, and Mark Geise, Chautauqua County ...

City Man Charged In Dunkirk Assault Case

Dunkirk police on Wednesday announced a 20-year-old Jamestown man has been arrested in connection with a beating that occurred on Friday. Adrian Melo Estrada, was taken into custody on Tuesday on an outstanding arrest warrant charging him with the first-degree felony assault. Estrada was ...

Land Bank Assesses Properties Acquired During Tax Foreclosure Auction

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. has the deeds for the properties it acquired in June during the Chautauqua County Tax Foreclosure Auction. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, land bank executive director, discussed that land bank officials are in the process of assessing the properties ...

Business To Support Jamestown Airport

MAYVILLE — The county’s business community has pledged the financial support needed to possibly return federal funding for commercial air service to the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. George Borrello, county executive, told The Post-Journal that the business community has ...

‘Through Tough Times’

United Way of Southern Chautauqua County started its 2019 campaign Tuesday. The kickoff campaign was held in the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union parking lot at 1283 E. Second St. and included words from the campaign chairman, John LaMancuso, and a special presentation from the ...

Axemen To ‘Fill The Bus’ With School Supplies

For the sixth year, the Axemen Professional Firefighters Motorcycle Club New York Chapter 4 will “Fill the Bus” with school supplies for students in the Jamestown and Falconer School Districts. On Monday, Keith Ecklund and Dan Butera, Axemen Professional Firefighters Motorcycle Club ...

School Board Sees Ongoing Innovation

BEMUS POINT – Touring a new MakerSpace room inside Maple Grove High School, board of education members caught a glimpse of ongoing innovation in the district. Michael Mansfield, Bemus Point Central School District superintendent, and Julie Verdonik, middle and high school principal, ...

Village Hears Update On Plans For Vacant Lot

FALCONER — Home Leasing LLC has been fine-tuning its plans for the empty lots on Main Street, presenting floor plans for the insides of the buildings to the Falconer Village Board on Monday. In August this year, Home Leasing held a public meeting, presenting three different plans for the ...