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Apartments Eyed For Former Arcade Building In City

The historic Arcade Building in downtown Jamestown might be the future site of an apartment complex. On Tuesday, the Jamestown Planning Commission discussed the potential renovation project with officials from Home Leasing, a family-owned, for-profit redevelopment company based in ...

Hot Wheels

A new agreement has been reached with a local ambulance services provider. On Monday during the Jamestown City Council work session meeting, city and ALSTAR EMS officials discussed a new four-year agreement that has been reached to provide ambulance services. Jamestown Mayor Eddie ...

PA Could Be Added To Travel Advisory List

A report that Pennsylvania could be added to New York’s travel advisory list due to an increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the state is prompting area elected officials to voice concerns over what it could mean for economies in Chautauqua and Warren counties. “I am concerned ...

City Man Again Indicted In 2019 Shooting

For the second time in less than a year, a Jamestown man has been indicted on charges he shot and killed another person during a reported drug deal in Sherman. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced the three-count indictment against 26-year-old Julio Montanez on ...

County Exec. Candidates Debate COVID-19 Response

Editor’s note: this is the third of a four-part debate between candidates for Chautauqua County executive. At the outset of the campaign for Chautauqua County executive, neither PJ Wendel nor Richard Morrisroe could have envisioned having to respond to a global pandemic. At the time of ...

Trick Or Treat?

Most parents and grandparents remember the warnings — and often myths — about tampered Halloween candy. The solution was fairly simple: just examine your child’s Halloween candy for signs of tampering and throw away anything questionable. But how can parents check for a highly ...

Cuomo Gives Theaters OK To Reopen; Not In County

Movie theaters in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties are among those that will be unable to reopen their doors on Friday due to high COVID-19 positivity rates in the last two weeks. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that a majority of counties outside New York City can reopen at ...

County Exec. Candidates Talk IDA, Experience

(Editor’s Note: This is the second of a four-part series debate between candidates for Chautauqua County Executive) Discussion of leadership among the candidates for Chautauqua County executive soon turned to a discussion of the incumbent’s oversight of the county’s industrial ...

National Drug Take Back Day Set For Oct. 24

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, community partners and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent medication abuse and theft by ...

County Voting 101

Election Day is fast approaching, but there’s more than one way to cast a ballot in Chautauqua County this year. The county’s election commissioners, Norm Green and Brian Abram, outlined a Voting 101 for local residents. In total, there are 79,515 active registered voters in the county ...

County Exec. Candidates Differ On Fiscal Approach

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four-part debate between candidates for Chautauqua County Executive. The two candidates for Chautauqua County executive both agree that the county must be fiscally responsible as COVID-19 continues to affect both the national and local economies. If ...

Catt. County Seeing Uptick In COVID Cases

An increase in the number of Cattaraugus County residents testing positive for COVID-19 now compared to the early months of the pandemic has the county’s public health director wondering if a second wave indeed has arrived. “February through June we had a very steady number,” said Dr. ...

Warren County Fire Claims Life Of Teen

A Friday morning fire in Warren County claimed the life of a 14-year-old girl, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. As of Friday afternoon, police had not released the name of the victim. The call went out for the fire at 365 Scotts Crossing Road in Columbus Township just before 6 a.m. ...

‘Quite A Run Here’

The furniture manufacturer formerly known as Bush Industries has made lemonade out of the lemons provided to them by the outbreak of COVID-19 — and then some. Bestar-Bush is reporting a 40% increase in sales so far this year, months after completing a merger between one of Jamestown’s ...

Care Providers Urge Safety, Precaution For Flu

Influenza season is just around the corner, and in the world of a pandemic that mimics several similar symptoms to COVID-19, this could pose a problem. A “twindemic” is concerning many health officials and so it’s more important than ever, in their opinion, that people get their flu ...

County Reports 19 New COVID Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Thursday reported 19 new cases of COVID-19. The cases include: six in Jamestown, five in Dunkirk, one in Forestville, two in Fredonia, one in Falconer, one in Frewsburg, two in Lakewood and one in Ripley. The county Health Department said there ...

Chautauqua Self-Response Census Rate Ends At 59%

The census count for 2020 has officially closed. This year, Adam Dolce, who is the director of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, has been heading up Chautauqua County’s census push. Countywide, Dolce said 59% of all residents filled out a census form on their own. After ...

Getting In The Beat

Members of the Jamestown High School “Red Raider” Marching Band have begun practicing utilizing safety precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Band members are split up by instrument section and report once a week either on Mondays or Wednesdays for two hours of music ...

Tanglewood Owner Reacts To Recent COVID-19 Outbreak

Two days after an announcement of a COVID-19 outbreak at two of his adult care facilities, Tanglewood Group owner Nick Ferreri told The Post-Journal on Wednesday that the facility is moving forward to try and contain it. “We go through the isolation of residents that are positive and go ...

Fredonia Expands Virus Testing, But Positive Cases Still Low

FREDONIA — More students than ever are being tested for COVID-19 at the State University of New York at Fredonia, but the number of positive cases is not increasing. In fact, it’s not even budging. There were no positives among 375 students tested on Friday, Oct. 9, the most recent ...