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JCC Planning For Future With Tuition Stay

Jamestown Community College President Dr. Daniel DeMarte and his staff are looking forward to regaining their momentum as the world moves slowly closer toward a post COVID-19 future. The college has announced to students that it will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 school year — one key ...

City Violent Crimes Increased During 2020

The total number of violent crimes in the city of Jamestown increased by more than 30% in 2020. Earlier this month, the Jamestown Police Department released its 2020 annual report that indicated the total number of violent crimes rose from 191 in 2019 to 251 last year, which was an increase ...

County Adds 122 New Cases Of COVID-19

Active COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County increased to 731 on Friday as the department of health announced 122 new cases. Hospitalizations once again remained at 42 and quarantined contacts decreased to 2,258 from 2,308 the previous day. Jamestown dipped below 200 active cases for the ...

Most Area Districts Exceed State Grad Rates

Roughly three-quarters of school districts in The Post-Journal’s readership area graduated at least 85% of their students in 2020. The state Education Department has released graduation rates for the 2016 cohort, students who first entered ninth grade in New York’s public schools in 2016. ...

Looking To The Future

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Village Board discussed potential plans for future development of its waterfront at its meeting Tuesday. Mark Geise, deputy county executive for economic development, and Nate Aldrich, manager of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth, briefed the ...

Additional Units Planned For Falconer Square Project

FALCONER — The Ellicott Town Board approved a resolution that will allow for two more additional units to be built at the Falconer Square project. On Monday, the board approved a new Payment In Lieu of Taxes agreement because of the change in the number of housing units, which increased ...

‘Crazy Ivan’ Op Nets More Drugs And Cash

An assortment of drugs, including a purported marijuana grow operation, along with ammunition and cash were discovered at a Jamestown residence early Thursday, part of an going narcotics trafficking investigation nicknamed “Operation Crazy Ivan.” The latest search took place around 6:10 ...

County Reports 47th COVID Death; 105 New Cases

Chautauqua County reported its 47th COVID-related death on Thursday along with 105 new cases. According to previously released data, the fatality appears to be an individual in their 60s. Active cases increased in one day from 695 to 721, according to the data. Hospitalizations once again ...

Limited Supplies

Are you a Chautauqua County teacher, police officer or grocery store employee looking to get vaccinated from COVID-19? Although you are eligible, you have to go online then call the state to get an appointment. On the county Health Department’s website it states in big bold red letters ...

5 New COVID Deaths Reported At Local Nursing Homes

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among residents at Chautauqua County nursing homes has increased significantly in the last couple of days. According to information provided by facilities and compiled by the New York State Department of Health, there have been 11 confirmed COVID deaths ...

Reed Says He Doesn’t Support Impeachment Efforts

Due to the lack of a full investigation into the charge of “incitement of insurrection,” Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said he doesn’t support the articles of impeachment the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday. During a conference call with regional media outlets prior to the ...

Restored Trolley Car Display Building In The Works

With assistance from a local architectural firm, a building to display the restored Jamestown Street Railway Trolley Car No. 93 is in the works. Bob Johnston, Jamestown Street Railway Trolley Car No. 93 restoration project founder, told The Post-Journal that CPL (Clark Paterson Lee) is in ...

‘Very Effective’

Well over half of the medical staff at UPMC health care facilities throughout Pennsylvania and at its New York and Maryland locations have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, Tami Minnier, UPMC chief quality officer; Dr. David Nace, UPMC Senior Communities chief medical ...

Fewer Virus Deaths At County Nursing Facilities

Fewer residents of nursing homes and adult care facilities appear to have died due to COVID-19 complications in Chautauqua County when compared to other counties in the state. According to data compiled by the state Health Department and updated daily, there have been six confirmed ...

Further U.S. Divide A Worry For Local Representative

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed indicated he would consider supporting measures that would prevent President Donald Trump from seeking office again — but not through impeachment. In a lengthy op-ed in the New York Times, the Corning Republican said Trump, along with others involved, indeed should face ...

County, City Keep An Eye On Vaccination Process

Nearly 3% of county residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data released by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. Roughly 3,500 people have received their first dose of the vaccine while 162 have received the second dose. Transit employees, grocery clerks, ...

Coronavirus, Deficit Dominate Cuomo Address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes better days are ahead for New Yorkers, but admits the challenges the state faces are bigger than ever. On Monday, Cuomo gave his State of the State address. The address lasted 45 minutes and focused on seven topics: defeating COVID-19; vaccinating 70-90 of New York ...

Bentley To Retire As Lakewood-Busti Police Chief

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood-Busti Police Department will have a new leader. The Lakewood Village Board accepted the resignation of Lakewood-Busti Police Chief John R. Bentley, who will be retiring after 45 years in law enforcement, during its annual organizational meeting Monday night. ...

County Surpasses 5,000 cases; 4 More Deaths

Chautauqua County surpassed 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, according to numbers released on Monday by the county Department of Health. The numbers, which include the reported cases from Jan. 8 to 10, indicate that 376 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus. ...

COVID Clusters Identified At Heritage Sites

About 30 residents and staff at two Heritage nursing facilities in Chautauqua County have recently tested positive for COVID-19. One resident and two to three employees between Heritage Green in Greenhurst and Heritage Village in Gerry were found to have the virus following routine testing. ...