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JPS Board Of Education Discusses ‘Red Raider’ Issue

The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education discussed the formation of a committee to review the district’s current mascot — the ‘Red Raider’ — during a special meeting held on Tuesday night via teleconference. Dr. Kevin Whitaker, the district’s superintendent, thanked ...

Debate Continues Over Weeds On Chautauqua Lake

Early-season growth of curlyleaf pondweed continues to spur debate and disagreement between various interested parties and organizations concerned about the maintenance of Chautauqua Lake. Cutting, harvesting and shoreline cleanup have continued over several weeks at a number of different ...

JPS To Review Use Of ‘Red Raider,’ Forming Committee

A committee of “students, parents, staff and community members” is being formed to look closely at the district’s nickname, the “Red Raider.” “Given today’s climate and the important issues revolving around equity, it is vital that our community knows that we hear their concerns ...

Formula For Reopening Schools Given By Governor

The reopening of New York state’s schools will be tied to and look similar to its economic reopening. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will use a formula to determine if schools will reopen during a press briefing Monday. The formula notes that schools will be able to reopen ...

City Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

A city of Jamestown employee has tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday, Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced that one city of Jamestown employee has tested positive for the coronavirus during a Jamestown City Council work session. He said city officials are working with the Chautauqua ...

‘Difficult Decision’

The Jamestown Brewing Company, beset by a series of setbacks during construction, numerous lawsuits and a worldwide pandemic, has permanently closed its downtown doors less than a year after welcoming its first customer. Owner Jon McLellan II said the “difficult decision” to shutter the ...

City Sends Cease And Desist To Downtown Brewery

The decision not to reopen the Jamestown Brewing Company comes with it a series of decisions. Among them is what to do with the equipment inside the 115-121 W. Third St. brewery and restaurant, most of which remains in like-new condition due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the closure of ...

Department Mourns Loss Of Beloved K-9 Member

The Jamestown Police Department is mourning the loss of K-9 Promber, a member of the department since 2019 and named after a former officer. The German shepherd died suddenly Saturday, though no details were immediately released. Officer Erik Kraft was K-9 Promber’s handler, and took ...

New Wrinkle Possible In Red Raider Controversy

A new wrinkle may have been introduced in the controversy over the Jamestown High School Red Raider nickname. State Sen. Pete Harkham, D-South Salem, has introduced legislation (S.8708) in the state Senate that would amend the state Education Law to exclude schools with race-based mascots ...

Stafford Returns To Roots As Chautauqua Organist

Joshua Stafford can still remember the first time he heard the sound of the Massey Memorial Pipe Organ. “It was a three-day organ camp — ‘Pedals, Pipes and Pizza’ — and we were taken up to Chautauqua Institution,” he remembered of the summer of 1999. “That was when I heard the ...

Mayor Wants To Update Affirmative Action Policy

Referring to some policies as “whitewashed,” the mayor of Jamestown is looking to update a policy to make city government more inclusive. Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist told The Post-Journal that he is looking to update the city’s Affirmative Action Policy that hasn’t been updated ...

City Council: ‘Whitewashed’ Comments Poor Choice Of Words

Several members of the Jamestown City Council disagree with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist’s comment that the city’s employment policies are “Whitewashed.” During the last “Justice June” rally held at Dow Park Sunday, June 28, Sundquist said the reintroduction of the Jamestown ...

Fair, Patient, And Kind

During the middle of the 20th century, the epicenter of intellectual conversation in the city of Jamestown did not take place at the local library, law office or municipal building; rather, it took place daily during lunch hour around the roundtable of a city establishment of the past known ...

Several Businesses Receive At Least $1M

Almost two dozen businesses and nonprofit organizations within Chautauqua County have received at least $1 million through the federal Paycheck Protection Program. The loans — meant as a lifeline by infusing cash to prevent layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic — went to a variety of ...

Positive Test At Another Restaurant Slows Business

The owner of a Jamestown restaurant said business has slowed since news of an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at a different, yet similarly named eatery was announced earlier this week. Michael Riolo, owner of Michael’s AJ Texas Hots at 1265 E. Second St., said he has noticed a drop ...

Increase In Positive Virus Cases In Younger People

The trend UPMC medical professionals are witnessing throughout their facilities is similar to what Chautauqua County experienced earlier this week. On Thursday during an online news conference hosted by UPMC, Dr. Graham Snyder, UPMC infection prevention and hospital epidemiology medical ...

Working Out A Plan

Despite workout equipment being separated by 6 feet, hand sanitizer given to each member and contactless thermometer readings of everyone entering the building, the Jamestown Area YMCA is still not allowed to reopen its gym to members. On Wednesday, Mark Eckendorf, Jamestown Area YMCA CEO, ...

Whitaker Addresses Mascot Question, Diversity Audit

A question surrounding Jamestown High School’s longtime nickname and mascot — the “Red Raider” — has generated a good amount of conversation throughout the community. And Dr. Kevin Whitaker, whose tenure as superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools began on July 1, hopes that it ...

Cuomo: School Guidance Coming In August

A decision on reopening schools statewide could come as early as the first week of August. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday in Albany at the same time that U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, and a group of Republican state legislators were holding their ...

Lawyer Tries To Free Buffalo Man From County Jail

A Buffalo man facing weapons possession charges has filed a second writ of habeus corpus with the state Supreme Court in Mayville seeking his release from the Chautauqua County Jail. David Roggenbaum, a Lakewood attorney, is representing Mikial C. Moore and, for the second time in about two ...