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Always Remember

Pauline Baltzer was born at her parents’ home in Caton, N.Y. on Feb. 22, 1927. Her mother was the girls’ first grade teacher in a one-room country school. Due to attending training class in her senior year of high school, the woman was allowed to teach first through eighth grades. After ...

‘Gave It A Shot’

A city restaurant opened for a little more than three months has closed its doors. Jimmy’s Family Restaurant announced on its Facebook page Sunday that it had ceased operations, effective immediately. The eatery, located at 10 S. Main St., opened in early August to replace the void left ...

Community Opposes Wind Turbines, Holds Rally

IRVING — Lake Erie sparkled in the distance Saturday as roughly 200 people gathered on the patio of Cabana Sam’s to send a message - offshore wind turbines are not welcome in this area. Elected officials, waterway organization representatives and impassioned residents attended the Rally ...

Dunkirk Resident Ties Knot At Finish Line

RANDOLPH — “They say it happens when you’re not expecting it, and that’s absolutely true,” Susan (Corbett) Carpenter said of her whirlwind love story that ended with a wedding at the finish line of the second annual Amish Country Running Festival last month. In September 2018, ...

Route 60 Named In Honor Of Charles S. Cooper Jr.

Many tears were shed Friday during the dedication of PFC Charles S. Cooper Memorial Highway. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation back in August naming a portion of the Route 60 highway that runs through Jamestown in Cooper’s honor. The dedication ceremony was attended by State ...

Golden Moment

For 50 years, the Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area has delivered nearly five million meals to area residents. That’s reason to celebrate, Executive Director Barrie Yochim told volunteers and supporters in a letter sent this month. “Our founders had the vision 50 years ago to help ...

Candidates Make Case For At-Large Positions

There’s only three seats available, but six candidates are running for the At-Large positions on the Jamestown City Council. The candidates include incumbent Kim Ecklund, who is endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties; Tamu Graham-Reinhardt, who is endorsed by the ...

Prepared To Work

Posted around Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School’s hallways are soft skills. Words like “responsibility” and “attitude” are written on the walls serving as not-so-subtle reminders to students. Administrators there said the purpose of such efforts is to prepare students for when ...

Candidates Seek City Council Ward 1 Seat

Two candidates are running for the Jamestown City Council Ward 1 seat, which is known as the “College Ward.” Incumbent Brent Sheldon, who is endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties, is being challenged by Tim Smeal, who is endorsed by the Democratic, ...

Pair Called To Fill Void In School’s Administration, Again

CLYMER — Karen Krause and Kirby Oldham are in familiar territory. Krause and Oldham recently took over in the Clymer Central School District as interim superintendent and interim principal, respectively. In 2018, the duo did the same for the Ripley Central School District. Krause ...

Wind-Whipped Fires Rage Across California

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday as dry winds and high heat fed both the flames and fears in a state still jittery from devastating wildfires in the last two years. Officials said they did not yet ...

‘A Strong Library’

Normally kept rather quiet through its 125 years of operation, dozens of concerned residents filed into the James Prendergast Library to air out concerns of its funding. Tina Scott, Prendergast executive director, noted that the hope is to maintain “a strong library.” Library board of ...

Pair Facing Federal Charges After Search

Two city residents found in possession of narcotics during a search of their apartment in early September are now facing federal charges, the Jamestown Police Department said. Richard E. Kinsey Jr., 35, and Brandi Whitford, 23, were taken into custody Wednesday after a search warrant was ...

County Legislature Approves 2020 Budget

MAYVILLE — Fiscal planning for tomorrow let alone years in the future is a difficult task. On Wednesday, the majority of the Chautauqua County Legislature approved a budget with a tax increase in order to use none of its unassigned fund balance, or savings, in the 2020 budget. The ...

GOP Stands By Trump, Gingerly, After Diplomat’s Testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — They pleaded ignorance, saying they’d not read the diplomat’s damning statement. They condemned the Democrats’ tactics as unfair. They complained the allegations against President Donald Trump rested on second- or third-hand evidence. Wednesday was a day of careful ...

Developing Flavors

A unique craft brewery is being proposed in Dunkirk. On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency board heard a presentation from Cory Clark, Megalomania LLC. owner, about his idea for a non-malt derived hard soda and seltzer craft brewery. He said his new business would ...

City Man Held On Robbery And Assault Charges

A city man who reportedly held a woman at knifepoint is being held on robbery and assault charges. Jamestown police took 30-year-old Kevin T. Klemens into custody Tuesday after being called around 7:30 a.m. to a Barrows Street apartment for a report of a person with a knife. Upon arrival, ...

Candidates Debate State Energy Policies

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of a four-part series featuring the two 57th State Senate District special election candidates — George Borrello and Austin Morgan. Is New York on the right path to curtail climate change or has the state overstepped its reach? That is the questions ...

US Endorses Tobacco Pouches As Less Risky Than Cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday makes Swedish Match tobacco pouches the ...

Lifelong Journey

Jim Mason, known locally for creating Taco Hut in Jamestown, was once part of a group that helped put mankind on the moon. And being a part of the Apollo missions has meant the world to him. “I was up there with them,” Mason told The Post Journal, describing his feelings on July 12, ...