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Student Safety

A fight between six students inside Jamestown High School prompted an emergency lockdown Wednesday. Jamestown police were called to the East Second Street high school at about 10:30 a.m. Officers assisted school security, and “several juvenile subjects who were actively involved in the ...

Officials See Diversion Programs As Key In Bail Reform

MAYVILLE — While new bail reform measures are set to be in effect two months from now, local agencies have doubled down on preparation and others have begun operating as if the law change is already in place. At a Community Justice Coordinating Council meeting Wednesday, local ...

Sheriffs’ Championship Wager To Benefit Hospital

Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone and Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour have placed a friendly wager on Saturday’s Section VI Class C football game between Southwestern and Wilson. No matter the result, the winner will be Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Quattrone, a ...

Lake Protection, Rehabilitation Agency To Work On Public Outreach

MAYVILLE — The public will have input when it comes to the possible formation of a Chautauqua Lake district. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency met to discuss its next steps in how to obtain public input in the possibly formation of a district for ...

Sundquist Wins

Eddie Sundquist will be the next mayor of Jamestown. Receiving 2,519 votes (49.8%), Sundquist, a Democrat, was the top vote-getter ahead of Republican candidate David Wilfong with 1,959 votes (38.7%) and Andrew Liuzzo with 574 votes (11.4%), according to unofficial results by the Chautauqua ...

Borrello Cruises To State Senate

A Republican will once again be representing the 57th District in the New York State Senate. On Tuesday, Republican George Borrello, Chautauqua County executive, defeated Austin Morgan, who was endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families parties, in the special election for the 57th State ...

Control Of City Council Still Undecided

There could be a change in the majority of the Jamestown City Council. On Tuesday, the unofficial election night results had five Republicans being ahead when the polls closed. Republican incumbents Anthony Dolce, Ward 2; Kimberly Ecklund, At-Large; and Brent Sheldon, Ward 1; were all ahead, ...

Holcomb Tapped To Become Next Mayor Of Lakewood

Randall Holcomb will soon take over as the mayor of Lakewood. Holcomb, a Republican, defeated Edward McCague in Tuesday’s mayoral election. Holcomb received 517 (57.96%) votes while McCague received 375 votes (42.02%). “I want to thank all other voters of Lakewood for having faith in ...

‘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 ...