Sean Carpenter-What Happened? Autopsy Will Seek Answers

JAMESTOWN-Thirty-five-year-old Sean Carpenter went missing six weeks ago under what police said were “suspicious circumstances” and Tuesday afternoon it appeared his remains were found in the Chadikoin River near the Fire Training Center at 240 Harrison Street. A passerby reported the discovery to Jamestown Police about 1:40 p.m. and police divers subsequently recovered a man’s body. The remains were transported to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo where an autopsy is scheduled Wednesday according to police. That autopsy will likely answer some questions: Identity of the man, How long  he has been dead and cause of death. Forensic experts...

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Newsprint Shortage, Changing Readers Habits, Affect The Buffalo News

BUFFALO-“The Buffalo News is different today” Mike Connelly-Editor “For those of you reading the print newspaper or the eEdition replica, the Taste food pages are now on the back of the Sunday Home & Style section. MoneySmart is now inside the Sunday Business section. And the TV Topics section is nowhere to be found.” These changes The News editor explains are a response “to new realities in the news business.” “Newsprint is in short supply. Reader interests are changing. And the digital disruption, which is remaking institutions as dissimilar as department stores and universities…” There will be more local news in the...

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Does Boutique Air Have The Winning Formula?

JAMESTOWN-Boutique Airways has a business model that appears well suited to both restore and keep regular commercial service operating at Chautauqua County Airport, and the company announced Saturday that it is seeking a Federal Government OK to do exactly that. San Francisco-based, the company began as a private charter service in 2007, built its fleet to add regular commercial flights and now serves markets on both coasts and in between. Importantly, the company is designed specifically for “EAS” markets like our own. EAS stands for Essential Air Service, a subsidy program the national government put in place to help...

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The Post-Journal Is An Ogden Newspaper, And So Are Many Others

JAMESTOWN-The Post-Journal was once locally owned, but for several decades has been part of Wheeling, WV. based Ogden Newspapers. It is, like all Ogden properties, operated for maximum net profit. It, like all Ogden properties, operates with little if any regard for quality journalism. It is a mediocrity designed to make as much money as possible. And give Ogden credit on the business side: The company is still buying local newspapers when there are few buyers for print news media. Ogden buys a paper and very quickly installs changes designed to turn a bad business to a good one. On...

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The Post-Journal Goes On A Diet

JAMESTOWN-Have you noticed? Southern Chautauqua County’s leading (only) printed newspaper is slimming down. The Post-Journal about three weeks ago changed its printing “web” to 21 inches wide, down from 22 inches. This means  two pages across  are about 4.5 per cent smaller than before. If you just have to measure for yourself, measure only the printed portion. The white space around the page (“the gutter” in newspaper lingo) doesn’t count. However, if you compare a current edition with a paper printed a few weeks ago you’ll immediately  see the overall size reduction. TheCAT  (which doesn’t require the murder of innocent...

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