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‘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 ...

‘Ready To Assist’

MAYVILLE — Children planted blue and white pinwheels to represent a happy childhood memory, but more importantly to raise awareness about kids experiencing child abuse around the same age as them. In association with Court Appointed Special Advocates, the annual “Pinwheels For ...

Candidates In City File Election Petitions

All the candidates that have announced they are running for office in the city of Jamestown have filed the necessary paperwork with the Chautauqua County Board of Elections. According to the Chautauqua County Board of Elections, two Republican candidates have filed signed petitions for the ...

Clymer Touts ‘Unprecedented Savings’ In Times Of Uncertainty

CLYMER – The Clymer Central School Board will soon present to the community which avenue they have chosen to take the 2019-20 school budget, and essentially the school itself. The impending budget has remained an unknown to the community that has been looming since last year’s initial ...

Local Landmark

A once iconic Jamestown property home to the famed Galloway family and its ties to the mysterious “Lady in the glass case” memorial at Lake View Cemetery will soon be demolished. https://youtu.be/02pWtoE9MdU But before the building is reduced to rubble, it will be the subject of an ...

Lawmakers To File Suit Over Pay Increase

Several state legislators are collecting money to sue New York over the pay increase they received at the beginning of the year. State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, said he “wrote a check” this week to help fund the lawsuit over the pay increase he feels is unconstitutional ...

Goodell Points Out Negatives In State Budget

Chautauqua County’s state assemblyman said consumers, law abiding residents and taxpayers are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the approved 2019-20 New York budget. On Wednesday, Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, told The Post-Journal that each year there are budget winners ...

Gallery: ‘Salvage Dawgs’ Filming At Former Moose Lodge

A once iconic Jamestown property home to the famed Galloway family and its ties to the mysterious "Lady in the glass case" memorial at Lake View Cemetery will soon be demolished. But before the building is reduced to rubble, it will be the subject of an upcoming episode of the DIY Network ...

Significant Change

The end of cash bail for those charged with most misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses next year could mean a lot less people spending time in jail. The New York State Legislature included criminal justice reform in its budget passed late Sunday. Perhaps the most significant change ...

Borrello And Geise Share Insight For Lake Consensus

CHAUTAUQUA — “Don’t let us get caught up in the weeds and drown,” said Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello with optimistic conviction regarding Chautauqua Lake’s future during Tuesday night’s edition of the Turner Winter Series of lectures. Last Wednesday, Borrello made ...

Ed Dept. Shuts Down Computer Testing

There will be no computer-based testing for New York state schools participating in the digital version of the ongoing 3-8 ELA assessments today, state officials announced. The New York State Education Department, responding to complaints of delays during testing, announced Tuesday that ...

Colorful Conclusion

After five weeks of performances at the Spire Theater by local and regional talents, Aaron and Boaz Mecham emerged as the winners of the 10th season of Chautauqua’s Got Talent. In doing so, the twins claimed the $1,000 prize. “Over a series of five performances, over the same amount of ...

Judge Rules Evidence Inadmissible In Arson Case

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley has ruled evidence gathered by Pennsylvania State Police is inadmissible against Jonathan Young in his New York trial. Young faces a 25-count indictment in Chautauqua County Court that includes 13 felony arson charges. Young is accused ...

Schools To Receive $185M In State Aid

With school budget votes a month away, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York state released the official state aid runs for school districts, with a $600 million increase of foundation aid from the 2018-19 school year. But for county schools creating a budget, the process becomes a “guessing ...

Earning Their Rank

Two local troops in the Boy Scouts of America will be allowing girls to join following the Feb. 1 change that officially permitted girls to join the BSA in separate yet interlinked units. Lilica Decoteau, a fifth-grader at Harvey C. Fenner Elementary School, is the first female member of ...

Grasping School Aid Formula No Easy Task

If anyone in Western New York should have a good understanding of how New York’s state aid formulas for schools are supposed to work, it’s Christine Schnars. The longtime Jamestown Public Schools member, however, says that despite her best efforts the state’s foundation aid formula is ...

Concerns Over County Land Bank Funding Raised

Even though 2018 is being hailed a successful year by the executive director of the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp., questions still remained unanswered on how all state land banks will be funded annually. In the 2018 annual report, Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. ...