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‘Soul Of Chautauqua’

CHAUTAUQUA — Jared Jacobsen was described by those who knew him as the soul that drove Chautauqua Institution’s heartbeat. Michael Hill, Chautauqua president, said Jacobsen’s two and a half decades as the organist and coordinator of worship and sacred music at Chautauqua kept “the ...

City Man Jailed

A 31-year-old man was jailed on a first-degree assault charge after a stabbing incident Wednesday morning. Police took Jermaine J. Gordon into custody around 5:45 p.m. at a Tew Street property in Jamestown. Officers were called to 81 Forest Ave., near Prather Avenue, around 10:10 a.m. ...

Fire That Destroyed Home Nets Arson Charge

HARTFIELD — A Sinclairville man was remanded to jail on a second-degree arson charge after a fire displaced four people late Sunday. Fletcher Walters III, 27, was arraigned following an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. The ...

Tech Firms Struggle To Police Social Content

WASHINGTON (AP) — Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists. That’s just a sampling of the intense, often contradictory demands facing tech companies and their social media platforms as they try to oversee internet content without infringing on ...

‘Whisper Campaign’

An $18 million condominium project in Mayville will receive financial assistance from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency. On Tuesday, the IDA board approved a $450,000 Al Tech Revolving Loan Fund at 4% interest for 20 years for The Lodge At Chautauqua Lake project during ...

Swastika Symbol Left In Parking Lot Of City Business

A swastika left in the parking lot of a Jamestown business last week should be used as a teachable moment, state Assemblyman Andy Goodell said. The symbol, using parking ties from the lot, was discovered sometime early Friday. The business, which declined to comment, contacted the ...

City Man Faces Host Of Assault Charges

A Jamestown man is facing a host of assault-related charges, including punching and choking a 9-year-old and pushing his fingers in the eye sockets of another, following an incident Monday night. Officers were called at about 10:10 p.m. to 14 Cedar Ave. for a report of two men fighting. ...

IDA Assists Westfield Company To Stay Local

The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency has assisted a longterm Westfield company stay local. On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development approved the sale of 71 E. Main St., Westfield, known as the ROR Building, to Welch Foods Inc. Mark Geise, IDA CEO, said two ...

‘Drive Him Home’

FALCONER — With Harley-Davidson engines roaring, about 200 motorcyclists set out on a path to bring Brian Reid home to Gowanda early Monday morning. Reid, 58, died Aug. 11 after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his two daughters Sara Booth and Brittany Hirschman, his wife ...

Councilman, Resident Don’t Want Pursuit Of Annexation

Two city residents vented their frustration to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and the Jamestown City Council about the annexation pursuit of the Dow Street substation. On Monday during the BPU meeting, Andrew Liuzzo, an At-Large councilman, said it was a mistake to pursue the ...

BPU Reaches Hydropower Deal Early

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities won’t have to worry about the purchasing of hydropower for another 21 years. On Monday, the BPU board approved a new contract agreement with the New York Power Authority for the utility’s hydropower purchases through Sept. 1, 2040. David Leathers, ...

Champion Of Human Rights

“What makes that genocide so unspeakable is not only the horror of the genocide itself, but that it was also preventable. Nobody can say that we did not know. We knew but did not act,” said Irwin Cotler, chairman of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. The Robert H. Jackson ...

‘I Don’t Dwell On It’

There are still bits that Linda Fegley doesn’t quite remember or understand the night she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in front of UPMC Chautauqua on April 16. The ironically short ride in an ambulance — from the front of the Foote Avenue hospital to the side of the emergency ...

Village On Board With Main Street Development

FALCONER — Mayor James Rensel said village officials are in favor of plans to redevelop two empty lots, based on previous surveys by residents stating a need for workforce housing. One of the lots at 29-39 W. Main St. was damaged by fire in March 2017, while another section at 15 W. Main ...

‘Greatest Generation’

A member of the “Greatest Generation” has been honored once again for the role he played during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Paul Arnone of Jamestown has received the French Legion of Honor medal, which he was awarded this past weekend during a special ceremony in Conneaut Township ...

Readers Will Receive First Weekend Edition Sat.

On Saturday, Post-Journal readers will receive the first of the paper’s enhanced weekend edition. The Sunday Post-Journal will be delivered to homes on Saturdays while remaining available throughout the weekend in stores and vending machines. For 193 years, The Post-Journal has been ...

County Clerks Look For Answers From The DMV

New York state’s county clerks have a few questions for the state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner about the Green Light Bill. Actually, they have 47 questions they’d like the state official to answer before the state Association of County Clerks holds its fall conference in ...

Obscure Law Is Basis For Trump ‘Order’ On Trade

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s ...

Stand Off

Officers from the Jamestown Police Department responded to a Cole Avenue residence where an apparent stand off took place with a person of interest. No additional information was released at the time of publication. At top, P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson; Photo by Melinda Centi at bottom.

Legislation Expands The Definition Of A Child Victim

Legislation signed earlier this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo could have been even tougher if Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, had gotten his way during an April legislative debate. A.7051/S.6353 amends state law to expand the definition of a child victim who suffers physical, mental or ...