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‘Amazing People’

Chadakoin Park in Jamestown has been renamed the Jackson-Taylor Park to honor late community leaders. Mayor Sam Teresi and the city of Jamestown Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department held a special dedication ceremony Monday to rename the park and unveil its new sign near the ...

Plan Developing To Combat Substance Use During Pregnancy

CELORON – Earlier this year, Christine Schuyler said there was “a documented problem” of babies being born with withdrawal symptoms in Chautauqua County. However, the concern remained for babies being born with any prenatal exposure to substances and how they are being screened by health ...

City Officials Talk Over Bullying With JPS Super

Videos of bullying incidents involving Jamestown Public Schools students happening off-campus appearing on social media outlets has led to the Jamestown City Council asking what they can do to try and curtail these activities. On Monday, Bret Apthorpe, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent, ...

An Active Life

With the assistance of a mid-wife, Mary Hedin’s mother delivered her in their apartment above a bakery on the corner of Masten Avenue and Laurel Street in Buffalo on May 24, 1926. Her father assisted by cutting the umbilical cord. Sadly, Hedin’s mother died when the little girl was just ...

‘A Second Chance’

The former Jamestown Moose Lodge, and previous home to the prominent Galloway family, will be featured Monday night on the DIY Network show “Salvage Dawgs.” The first episode of the season, scheduled to air at 9 p.m., will focus on the former Galloway Mansion at 405 E. Fifth St. Crews ...

City Creates Neighborhood Improvement Competition

City officials are asking residents for imaginative ideas on how to improve Jamestown neighborhoods. In October, the city Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission announced the Imagine Jamestown Ideas Competition. Crystal Surdyk, city principal planner, told The Post-Journal city ...

Whistleblower Willing To Take Written GOP Questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans. The surprise offer, made to Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the ...

Fire Reported At City Auto Dealership

Jamestown firefighters were called to an auto dealership late Saturday for a report of smoke coming from the roof of one of the buildings. Passersby spotted the smoke shortly before 11 p.m. and called 911. Crews arrived to find smoke in the area of the Dave Warren dealership at 1001 ...

‘Deserves A Legacy’

LAKEWOOD — Lance Cpl. Aaron M. Swanson’s name will be soon be seen on Route 394 forever. Legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August officially designated a portion of the road as the Lance Cpl. Aaron M. Swanson Memorial Highway. The sign is to remind people of Swanson’s ...

Maternal Nursing Program Aids Expecting Mothers

A Chautauqua County girl found herself pregnant at the age of 19. A high school dropout, the girl started using methamphetamine when she was 17, had been diagnosed with bipolar depression and found herself in the position of supporting a child. Now, that same girl is attending Jamestown ...

Number Of Fatal Overdoses Declines In County

There have been 10 drug overdose deaths in Chautauqua County this year, a number that at the moment continues a downward trend from previous years. As of Sept. 16, county health officials reported 12 drug-related deaths, which includes all overdose deaths and deaths that occurred at least ...

Masked March

Ring Elmenetary School students participated in a Halloween parade Thursday where they dressed in full costume and marched through the hallways. Students were led to the auditorium where parents and guardians watched their young learners take a break from the classroom. Books were donated by ...

Chairmen Denounce Political Signs

Political signs indicating rent for tenants would increase if they don’t vote a certain way Nov. 5 are allegedly being placed on residential doors in the city. The Post-Journal has been told signs that hang on doorknobs have been placed on apartment doors indicating that if they vote for ...

Dems Push Impeachment Rules Package Through House

WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber’s first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year. The tally was 232-196, with all ...

The Love Of The Game

When my wife, Vicki, and I walked into the lobby of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum two years ago, the first thing we saw were the statues of immortals Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente. When we make our next visit, we’ll begin our homage to America’s pastime by ...

Budget, Lake Focus Of Supervisor Race In Busti

Dr. Rudy Mueller is contesting Jesse Robbins for Busti’s town supervisor. Robbins is seeking reelection to a third term while Mueller, touting his fours years as a councilman, will look to shake things up. Mueller, a Democrat, and Robbins, a Republican, Mueller has been endorsed by ...

Assemblyman Suggests Bringing Back Religious Vaccine Exemption

At least one member of the state Assembly wants to reinstate a religious exemption from vaccination requirements to attend public schools in New York state. Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, introduced legislation earlier this week to amend the public health law to reverse ...

AP-NORC Poll: Halloween Plans, From Candy To Costumed Pets

CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for kids this Halloween: They’ll likely come home with a bigger pile of candy than of healthy snacks while out trick-or-treating. Americans have a wide variety of plans to celebrate the spooky holiday this year, from carving pumpkins to watching scary movies. ...

‘Lack Of Respect’

The theft of a gravestone from a French Creek cemetery is just one of many incidents involving recent vandalism. And with Halloween on Thursday, a local cemetery association is hoping to spread awareness on the issue. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that ...

‘I Can’t Discuss’

FALCONER — No action was taken by the Falconer Village Board during a special meeting scheduled “for the purpose of discussing a fire department correspondence.” The board entered into executive session immediately after opening the meeting inside the Community Building located at 101 ...