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Fond Memories

“(Roger Tory) Peterson was an artful educator, gracefully boiling down complexity into its essential details.” Longtime friend, scholar, artist, and author Jim Boone said those words about Peterson as The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History invited the public to join in ...

Entertainment Editor At P-J Wins AP Writing Award

The news/entertainment/lifestyles editor for The Post-Journal recently took first place in arts/entertainment writing category in the New York State Associated Press Association’s annual contest. Michael Zabrodsky received the award for his July 26, 2018, feature “It’s About ...

Old Lot Becomes New Urban Greenspace For Public

Audubon Community Nature Center held its monthly “First Friday” meeting at First Lutheran to celebrate the new urban greenspace that was once an abandoned lot. “We wanted to create something that the public could enjoy,” said Katie Finch, Audubon senior nature educator. “We’ve ...

Concert Series In Falconer Turns 30

In 1989, Falconer Mayor Albert Mattison approached the Falconer Public Library’s board of directors and asked if they would be interested in sponsoring a local concert series. That summer, the Falconer Public Library, along with library director Sue Seamans, the Falconer Kiwanis Club and ...

Open For Business

WARREN — On June 14, 2018, fire destroyed a long-standing Warren business. Warren Tire Center burned to the ground early that morning. It has been rebuilt. “I never gave a thought to not rebuilding,” Owner Corky Fry said. “I’m 63. I’ve got a lot of gas left in the tank. It was ...

Owners Include Time Capsule In New Building

WARREN — After fire destroyed Warren Tire Center a year ago, owners Corky and Carolyn Fry made the best of the rebuilding process. The Frys decided to bury a time capsule to capture the essence of 2019 Warren County beneath the new concrete floor. Corky Fry had some experience with ...

Jackson Portrait Has New Home

Robert H. Jackson is best known as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and as chief U.S. prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. But before his appointment to those high-profile offices, the Spring Creek-born Jackson served in several high-ranking offices within the ...

State Prohibits Schools From Arming Teachers

ALBANY (AP) — A new law in New York will prevent local school districts from authorizing teachers from carrying firearms on school grounds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Wednesday. While law enforcement and school resource officers will still be allowed to carry guns, ...

State Police Begin Speed Awareness Campaign

A statewide initiative targeting speeding and aggressive drivers by the New York State Police began Thursday. Troopers will also patrol highway work zones and those who violate New York’s “Move Over” law. The enforcement initiative will last through Wednesday, the state police said in ...

Gratitude

LAKEWOOD — Because of the numerous donors, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation managed to raise over $186,000 for more than 90 different nonprofit organizations. The Give Big CHQ event itself was held June 13 and was an online donation event. An event was held at the Southern Tier ...

Jamestown Lions Club Donates Bike Racks For Riverwalk

For those riding bicycles along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk, there are four new spots to park your bike. On Wednesday, city and Jamestown Lions International officials gathered at Panzarella Island near the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities to host a ribbon cutting ceremony by one of ...

Curb Appeal

The Jamestown City Council has approved the last of three streetscape projects that will be funded by the state Downtown Revitalization Initiative program. At a meeting earlier this week, the council approved the streetscape project that will take place along East Third Street from Main to ...

Comedy Team To Perform ‘Laugh In Peace’ Today

The description of the “Laugh In Peace” comedy show may sound like the beginning of a joke on its own. However, a rabbi, a reverend and a Muslim will perform together at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts tonight. Featuring comedians Rabbi Bob Alper, the Rev. Susan Sparks and Gibran ...

Woman Who Stole Car Facing Charges

A Jamestown woman who stole a car containing a credit card and checkbook she then used to buy items throughout the county is facing multiple charges. Jennifer L. Blake, 30, was taken into custody following an investigation by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Officers were first made ...

Firefighters Not Liable When Saving Pets From Cars

ALBANY (AP) — A new law in New York says firefighters and emergency medical professionals aren’t liable for any vehicular damage when they remove a pet from a dangerously hot or cold car. Existing law already granted legal protections to police who break a car window to rescue a trapped ...

Fundraiser Set To Help Find Silver Creek Resident

SILVER CREEK — Today marks the one-year anniversary of when State University of New York at Fredonia graduate Sam Sayers went missing from a solo mountain bike in the state of Washington. On Saturday, during Silver Creek's annual village wide yard sale day, a shop will be doing its part ...

Dedicated

STOW — A construction project nearly 30 years in the making began this week. Town and county officials gathered to mark the occasion with a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday at the future site of the new administrative and court offices for the town of North Harmony. The site will be ...

Panama Man Charged After Crashing Car, Claiming It Was Stolen

A Panama man who claimed his car was stolen was instead found to have crashed it after leaving a Pennsylvania bar on the Fourth of July. Zachary Dunham, 27, was taken into custody July 26 on charges of third-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree offering a false instrument ...

Town Of Poland Appoints New Code Enforcement Officer

KENNEDY — The town of Poland has a new code enforcement officer. The Town Board at its July 9 meeting appointed Eric Yager to the position at a salary of $5,000. He replaces Alan Gustafson, who resigned for a new position, effective June 30. Gustafson said he will help Yager with the ...

Gazebo Concert To Feature Pat Cook, Country, Classic Pop

CHERRY CREEK — The Summer Gazebo Concert Series in Cherry Creek will continue Thursday with Pat Cook, who performs the music of Patsy Cline, as well as other country and classic pop artists. The concert will be held in the gazebo of the Memorial Park, located on Main Street, behind the ...