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National Comedy Center Providing Parking Assistance

You might have noticed a new message on the scrolling screen on the exterior of the National Comedy Center. On the bottom of both screens, the message reads “ Parking info, text ‘PARK’ to 888111.” Gary Hahn, National Comedy Center marketing and communications director, said the ...

Annexation Case Heard In Court

Oral arguments were made Wednesday in the annexation case pitting the city of Jamestown against the town of Ellicott, village of Falconer and Falconer Central Schools. The proposed annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation located in the town of Ellicott ...

Finishing Touches

Beginning Monday, South Main Street in Jamestown between First and Harrison streets will be closed to traffic as a multi-million dollar bridge rehabilitation project comes to an end. The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities said the closure is to complete the top course ...

Chautauqua Institution Defends Its Legal Action

CHAUTAUQUA — As matters concerning Chautauqua Lake come to a head this spring, Chautauqua Institution defended its legal action taken last year and shared optimism that variables won’t add up to similar action again. Vice President of Campus Planning and Operations John Shedd expressed ...

Residents Give Input On City Programs

City residents had a chance to voice their opinion on how a little more than $1 million should be used in the city next year. On Tuesday, Jamestown Development Department officials held the first of two public workshops to gather feedback on the city’s 2019 Community Development Block ...

Closed For Business

Friendly’s Restaurant in Brooklyn Square, Jamestown, has closed along with several other Friendly’s locations in New York state. A sign taped to the door states, “We apologize for disappointing you on this visit, but this location is now closed for business. We regret that we do not ...

County Officials Working To Curtail Tobacco Use

With 25.8 percent of adults in Chautauqua County being smokers, the Chautauqua County Department of Health has partnered with several organizations to curtail the use of tobacco. Chautauqua County has the eighth highest number of adult smokers out of 62 counties in the state, so what can ...

Lakewood Budget Details Discussed

LAKEWOOD — Village residents asked Lakewood Deputy Mayor Ted McCague questions during a public hearing Monday for the tentative 2019-20 budget, revealing some positive figures when compared to last year’s budget. As was discussed at the last village board meeting, the proposed tax rate ...

Global Warming Is Shrinking Glaciers Faster Than Thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of ...

‘It’s Heartbreaking’

RIPLEY — Chautauqua County fire investigators were looking into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a barn and killed several animals Sunday afternoon. https://youtu.be/b7jQ9mcijF4 Crews were called around 12:40 p.m. to 9034 Belson Road in Ripley for the fire. Karen Riedesel said she was ...

Local Airport Still Being Utilized Without Air Carrier

Despite not having a commercial air carrier, air services are still happening at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. Brad Bentley, Chautauqua County public facilities director, said the normal course of business that has been happening at the airport for a number of years is still ...

Real Or Artificial: Tech Titans Declare AI Ethics Concerns

The biggest tech companies want you to know that they’re taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn’t spill over to the dark side. But their efforts to assuage concerns that ...

Second Show For Mulaney Added

A second show has been added for co-headliner John Mulaney at this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, the National Comedy Center announced. The addition is the result of Mulaney’s first show selling out the day tickets went on sale to the public. Mulaney will perform at Northwest Arena ...

Story Swap

Exchange students Brooke Almquist and Petra Sucic sat in a Jamestown High School office recently as they shared their stories from abroad — one foreign to the states and the other native to Jamestown. Both offered their unique experience of attending school in a foreign country. Almquist ...

Addiction Symptoms Inflict Newborns

While newborn babies cannot inherently be born with an addiction if mothers use drugs during pregnancy they can, however, develop neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Chautauqua County is no exception. “It’s definitely been a documented ...

Trump Struggles With Growing Border Problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — ...

‘It Was A Miracle’

GERRY — Her name is Ruby, and she’s a filly just two weeks old. What’s unique about Ruby is that she’s the first horse to be born at Homestead Stables, an extension of Gerry’s Heritage Ministries campus where residents can enjoy the therapeutic and recreational benefits of horse ...

YMCA Looking At Finding New Location In City

Jamestown Area YMCA officials are taking preliminary steps toward possibly finding a new location. Mark Eckendorf, Jamestown Area YMCA CEO, told The Post-Journal that YMCA officials have been looking at properties along the Foote Avenue medical corridor as possible new locations, but ...

Officer Cleared In Fatal Shooting

FREDONIA — The officer who shot and killed a suspect late last year has been officially cleared for his actions. In a press conference at the Village Hall on Friday afternoon, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson announced the conclusion of his investigation into the ...

Employers Add 196,000 Jobs In March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February’s scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near ...