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Writing Their Own History

From one side of the basketball court to the other, 47-year-old Tiffany Prunty has made helping children her primary mission throughout a variety of different careers. During her time at Jamestown High School, Prunty first got noticed for her skills at basketball. She received an athletic ...

Writing Their Own History

As a renowned chemist, 63-year-old William Avery has achieved a lot by following his passion for science, leading him to change the way people solder aluminum to make the process more efficient. For decades, Avery has helped other professionals understand the chemistry and methods behind ...

Tradition

Lent is near, which means the St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown began hosting its annual fish fry event. “This started more than 25 years ago, basically, as a way to build the community together,” Father Dennis Mende said. “It's become an annual event which attracts people ...

Cummins Can ‘Flex Down’ If Economy Slows

Cummins Inc. corporate officials are preparing themselves for an economic downturn, if and when it comes. The topic was broached by an investor during the most recent conference call between Cummins officials, media and investors. In December, Forbes contributor Raul Elizalde wrote that ...

JPS Eyes All Requests For Immunization Exemptions

Following reports of a family being denied enrollment to an Orchard Park school district because of immunization records, The Post-Journal asked Jamestown Public Schools about similar district policies. A state Supreme Court justice ruled against the family of two teenage girls who challenged ...

Cats In Hats

As if peeking back in time, Jamestown High School students popped into elementary school classrooms mirroring a moment when much older students than them had done years ago. Sporting classic “Cat in the Hat” hats, JHS students read various Dr. Seuss books to elementary and middle school ...

Young Resigns

“Shocked” is how Chautauqua County’s state assemblyman reacted when he first head about the resignation of state Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, who announced Thursday she will be leaving to take a position leading the Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech. Andy ...

In Her Own Words

A statement from state Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, announcing her resignation from public office to take a position leading the Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech. “Serving the people of our region for the past 23 years truly has been the deepest honor of my ...

Snellings: Significant Increase In Meth In City

There is a “significant” increase of methamphetamine in the city of Jamestown. That is what Harry Snellings, Jamestown Police Department chief and city public safety director, told the Health Care Action Team Thursday. He said there has also been an increase in cocaine, but it has mostly ...

Methods, Media, Models

Roger Tory Peterson passed away in 1996, but his catalog of paintings, photography and overall work with birds continued to impact Jefferson Middle School students Tuesday. In two separate sessions, Lisa Corey, Jefferson art teacher, and her fifth- and sixth- grade students welcomed in ...

Borrello Delivers State Of The County Address

County Executive George Borrello called 2018 the year of “communication” and he is calling 2019 the year of “collaboration,” especially for stakeholders involved in Chautauqua Lake water quality issues. Borrello in the annual State of the County address focused on several points ...

Man Faces Charges After Social Incidents

A Jamestown man faces charges after allegedly creating fake social media accounts to harass or annoy people. Tyler J. Goodwill, 18, of Jamestown was allegedly creating social media accounts and assuming people’s identities. He was charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and ...

Keeping Up With The Times

FREWSBURG — The Myers Memorial Library has been updated with the latest technology and materials to better meet the needs of its patrons. The recent changes came with the arrival of Izabela Nowak as the new director in December 2016. She had a vision to make the library relevant to the ...

‘Encouraged By It’

CHAUTAUQUA — During the fourth 2019 Turner Winter Series lecture covering the health of Chautauqua Lake, members of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership were hosted by Greg Peterson as they discussed how herbicides are a necessary tool to treat the county’s lake. The organization’s biology ...

Young Proposes ‘Liv Act’ In Senate

State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, has introduced legislation in the state Senate to amend the state penal law to establish the crime of assault on a pregnant individual. The legislation would adds a new section — 120.09 — to the penal code providing that a a person who knowingly or ...

Whipping Winds

Most schools in the county were closed Monday as a powerful wind storm continued to down trees and power lines throughout Chautauqua County, particularly during the morning hours. Overnight reports indicate a tree down on power lines around 7:15 a.m. in Frewsburg, a tree down on wires in ...

Man Faces Charges After Fire, Standoff

CLYMER — A Clymer man faces charges after allegedly setting a home on fire and then barricading himself inside. According to a police report, deputies responded to a report of a person who had started a home on fire at 7936 Clymer Center Road, Clymer, and then barricaded himself inside. ...

Study For Upstate Separation Requested

An Albany-area Republican state senator wants state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to establish a working group to study the idea of separating New York into two states. Daphne Jordan, R-Half Moon, introduced S.3814 in the Senate on Feb. 15. The legislation has been assigned to the Senate’s ...

Dynamic Duo

MAYVILLE — For more than 10 years, two Mayville residents have been a staple at the their church, nursing homes and other functions in their community through a senior volunteer organization. Both Deanna Bliss and Ann Walsh have opened their hearts to demonstrate their love of neighbors and ...

Sunday Fire Destroys Sunset Bay Home

IRVING — Seven fire companies were on the scene early Sunday morning of a major fire in Sunset Bay. The call came in around 4:30. Upon arrival, crews found the home at 936 Erie St. in flames. Fire department crews responding included Sunset Bay, Cassadaga, East Dunkirk, Forestville, ...