Page One

Christopher Decker and his mother, Amanda Martinelli, pose with Ryan Troutman at Bottles and Cans.

Mother And Son Collect Cans For TRC’s Step Up For Autism

When her son Christopher was younger, Jamestown resident Amanda Martinelli and her family benefited from supports they received through The Resource Center. Now, Amanda and Christopher want to give back to TRC — and help other people in the process — by collecting donations, one nickel at a ...

Celoron Village Caucus Objection Overruled

MAYVILLE — For a small lakeside village, the race for the mayoral seat has caused some waves. After receiving a letter detailing an objection to the Celoron Conservative Party Caucus and the nomination of Jacob Feldt for mayor, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections held a hearing to ...

Displeasure Over Annexation Vote Lingers, Fire Proposal Probed

Tempers were just as high inside Jamestown City Council chambers Monday as temperatures were outside during the unseasonably warm September day. Several people criticized council members while speaking during the public speaking portion of the council’s voting session meeting. Raven Mason, ...

The 43rd annual Busti Apple Harvest Festival was held at the grounds shared by the Busti Historical Society and Busti Fire Department with great success Sunday.
P-J photos by Gavin Paterniti

Busti Apple Festival A Success In Spite Of Unseasonable Heat

BUSTI — With a series of demonstrations and a row of white-topped vendor tents lining Lawson Road, the yearly Busti Apple Harvest Festival again proved to be one of the area’s largest community events. Now in its 43rd year, the festival welcomed thousands of area residents to participate ...

With a master’s degree in violin performance, Cody Hiller has found a passion for pedagogy as Infinity Visual and Performing Arts’ newest instructor.
P-J photo by 
Gavin Paterniti

Cody Hiller Finds Footing As Infinity Instructor

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts’ most recent instructor acquisition is now paying forward his extensive music education to a younger generation. Cody Hiller, a violin instructor who signed on with Infinity in June, is currently administering private lessons to four young violinists and ...

City Council To Vote On Sheldon House Purchase

As one of three community sponsors for Jamestown Community College, Jamestown City Council will vote on the proposed sale of the Sheldon House today. Earlier this month, Jamestown City Council discussed the proposed purchase of the Sheldon House to Edward Signorile for $240,000. As one of the ...

The Out of the Darkness Walk proceeded Saturday morning after a ceremony inside Northwest Arena. Walkers wore shirts as members of teams to remember those who have taken their own lives. Balloons also were carried through the walk to honors those who have died as the result of suicide.
P-J photo by Jordan Patterson
P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

Walk For Awareness

Jamestown’s sixth annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk was one of hundreds of walks across the country. The national event is to raise awareness about suicide. The walk supports The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is hosted by Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention ...

Certification Testing Adjusted For Teachers

State tests for teacher certification are being adjusted following feedback from colleges and universities. The new changes will affect how teachers acquire their certification. The areas that are primarily affected will be a revised passing score for the edTPA (Educational Teacher ...

Chandra Germain speaks Saturday in Falconer at the Rally To Recover event on drug addiction. 
P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

Rally To Recover Sparks Debate On Local Drug Addiction

FALCONER — Positive change for drug addicts and drug awareness was demanded by people gathered at the Rally to Recover Jamestown event Saturday afternoon. Music could be heard coming from a storage building on East Second Street in Falconer as people filled up parking space and headed ...

92217dpdowntownaesthetics2

Easy On The Eyes

In order for there to be a dynamic Jamestown, businesses and organizations needs to be on the same page when it comes to downtown aesthetics. That was the focus of the discussion this week by the Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission, which is a group of volunteers who meet at least ...

Picture 2

Candidates Tackle Economy, Sanctuary Cities, NRG Plant In Debate

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series detailing the debate Thursday between Mike Ferguson and George, candidates for Chautauqua County executive. George Borrello and Mike Ferguson, the respective Republican and Democratic county executive candidates, dug into issues such as ...

Decade-Long Battle Over Landfill Goes Back To Court

CARROLL — A decade-long court battle to re-open and expand a construction and demolition landfill in the town of Carroll will inch forward next month. Arguments are scheduled to be heard Oct. 24 in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Rochester between the town and Sealand Waste ...

Scam Prevention Presentation To Be Offered Locally Next Week

A presentation aimed at helping senior citizens avoid falling prey to scams will be held next week in Jamestown. Consumer Paralegal Steve Dahlberg and Attorney Nicole Parshall from the non-profit agency The Center for Elder Justice New York will be hosting a scam prevention presentation at ...

A man was flown to a nearby hospital after crashing his vehicle Friday in the town of Busti.
P-J photos by Jordan W. Patterson

Man Flown To Hospital Following Crash In Busti

A man was flown to a nearby hospital after crashing Friday evening in the town of Busti. Firefighters were notified of a motor vehicle accident with an unresponsive male around 5 p.m. on Busti-Sugar Grove Road. The driver, who was not identified Friday, reportedly struck a sign on ...

Picture 2

County Executive Candidates Discuss Medicaid, Welfare Drug Testing

Editor’s Note: Part two of the debate between Chautauqua County Executive candidates Mike Ferguson and George Borrello will appear in the Saturday edition of The Post-Journal and will focus on the economy, sanctuary cities and repowering of the power plant in Dunkirk. Democratic candidate ...

Tina Gross and her assembled team of 30 will participate in the Jamestown Out of the Darkness Community Walk at the Northwest Arena on Saturday. The team will walk in memory of Greg Edson, pictured below, who took his own life in 1999.
Submitted photos

First-Time Out Of The Darkness Participants To Walk With A Purpose

When the Jamestown Out of the Darkness Community Walk kicks off at Northwest Arena this Saturday, Tina Gross and her team of 30 will be participating in memory of someone near and dear to their hearts. Gross and her comrades will walk at this year’s Out of the Darkness event — which ...

A schematic drawing done by Clark Patterson Lee of the new state-of-the-art maternity care unit and psychiatric care for children and adults addition being built above the emergency department at UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Foote Avenue facility.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Introduces New Ambassador Program, Discusses Addition

In an effort to involve more community leaders with local health care, UPMC Chautauqua WCA and the WCA Foundation has introduced a new corporate ambassador program. On Thursday, the program was first introduced to corporate and community leaders during an introductory breakfast meeting at the ...

Jimmy Kimmel Transforms Debate, Shows Comedy’s New Role

NEW YORK — If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn’t work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. The comic’s withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy) and, in the process, ...

Rep. Tom Reed discusses tax, immigration and trade policies with local farmers at the Grape Discovery Center Wednesday.

Growing Concerns

WESTFIELD — With a grape vineyard as a back drop, Congressman Tom Reed hashed out future policies on the tax code, immigration and trade agreements with local farmers Wednesday at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield. Reed spoke on simplifying the tax code, securing a steady ...

Samuel Saeli

Deliberation Underway In Fredonia Kidnapping Case

MAYVILLE - Jury deliberations are underway in an alleged kidnapping case dating back to last year. Jurors heard closing arguments in the case that alleges Samuel Saeli kidnapped a 13-year-old autistic boy from Walmart on the evening of Aug.14,2016. Saeli, 38, is facing a second-degree ...