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Lakeview Avenue Joins Historic List

Lakeview Avenue Joins Historic List

Homeowners along and near Lakeview Avenue can now receive tax credits for renovation work. Earlier this month, the state Board for Historic Preservation approved adding Lakeview Avenue to the state Register of Historic Places. This is the first residential...

CRCF to Sponsor Christmas Parade Fireworks

CRCF to Sponsor Christmas Parade Fireworks

Businesses are expanding their hours and holiday decorations are lighting up the streets of downtown Jamestown in preparation for The Gift Exchange Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, presented by The Resource Center. One key part of the holiday parade year...

Downtown Revitalization Program Included In State Budget

Downtown Revitalization Program Included In State Budget

City stakeholders may be one step ahead of their competition when it comes to acquiring $10 million for downtown revitalization. It was announced earlier this week that one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2016 signature proposals to invest $100 million in 10 communities was...

Placing a Value on Home Improvements

Placing a Value on Home Improvements

The summer home improvement season is well under way across Jamestown as property owners tackle a wide range of projects to maintain and enhance their homes and rental properties. This is especially evident in this year’s five Renaissance Blocks on Beechview, Euclid,...

Olean Making Noteworthy Strides

Olean Making Noteworthy Strides

Jamestown and Olean have a lot in common as small urban centers in the Southern Tier. That was on display this past weekend when Jamestown Community College, a shared institution, celebrated Commencement at its campuses in both cities. But it’s also visible in efforts...

A Rising Tide of Local Leadership

A Rising Tide of Local Leadership

If you call someone in Jamestown a politician, you’re likely to see them recoil in disgust or ball up their fists as if an epithet has been hurled in their direction. But we’re all politicians. We all try to influence those around us in ways that will achieve civic or...

Civic Perceptions Driven by Engagement

Civic Perceptions Driven by Engagement

What is Jamestown in 2015? Are we the comedy capital or the meth capital? Are we a city of reenergized neighborhoods or a city on the edge? Are we a haven of opportunity or a place with limited prospects? How we perceive Jamestown – and how others perceive us – is...

Housing Market Traps Fuel Dysfunction

Housing Market Traps Fuel Dysfunction

What happens when a weak real estate market and under-regulated rental housing collide on the streets of Jamestown? People get trapped. Consider the recent case of a 71-year-old woman on Bush Street profiled by The Post-Journal. Her apartment was without hot water or...

State Could Play Bigger Revitalization Role in 2015

State Could Play Bigger Revitalization Role in 2015

The budget season is well underway in Albany as the Legislature deliberates over Governor Cuomo’s spending plan and the state’s projected $5 billion surplus. There’s much to be hopeful about as this process nears completion and as Western New York gains influence in...

New Incentive Would Give Development a Boost

New Incentive Would Give Development a Boost

Renovating an old building isn’t easy. Outdated electrical systems, inefficient windows, an attic full of pigeon droppings – these and many other problems are expensive barriers to the revitalization of buildings in our cities and villages. This is why starting from...