Since its founding on June 21, 1826, in the remote settlement that would become the city of Jamestown, The Post-Journal has provided the latest news, sports, features and opinions to readers in the Chautauqua region.
We have for those 186 years been mindful of what our first publisher, Adolphus Fletcher, wrote in that very first issue of the Journal:
''In commending this publication we have been actuated by what we believe to be the public good. Something of the kind appeared to be called for in this section of the county. We are sensible that the degree of success which shall attend our labors will, in great measure, depend upon our exertions to please and benefit our patrons. So long as we studiously attend to their interest and pursue and import an independent course, we trust they will continue their confidence and good will.''
The way we provide the information to you, the reader, has evolved tremendously since that first newspaper was printed on a Gutenberg-style wooden press one sheet a time.
And the way we provide news to you is continuing to evolve.
Each day, The Post-Journal disseminates information through printed newspapers and via our website, post-journal.com. Our commitment to being the Chautauqua region's leading media source continues now with our new mobile iPhone app, the first app we are rolling out to enable us to reach readers on the go.
Users of our mobile app will receive breaking news alerts, the day's top news and sports stories, and features on local residents who are doing extraordinary things, along with being able to vote in our daily polls and search for articles.
Our commitment to our readers and community has remained solid for the past 186 years, and with the release of our new mobile app, we will continue that commitment by satisfying the changing needs of local readers.