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City Police Investigating Tuesday Armed Robbery

Jamestown police are investigating the Tuesday armed robbery of a Kwik Fill, located at 1617 W. Third St. in the city. The robbery occurred around 2 a.m. and no injuries were reported, police said in a press release. The suspect, described as a black male about at 6 foot, 3 inches or taller, ...

Bert Lictus, far right, resigned his position as Clymer Central School superintendent on Tuesday. Lictus was Clymer's superintendent as part of a shared position with Panama Central School.

Lictus Resigns As Clymer Superintendent

CLYMER - Bert Lictus, shared superintendent of Clymer and Panama school districts, resigned from his position as Clymer superintendent during a board meeting on Tuesday night. The Clymer Board of Education accepted Lictus' resignation as superintendent of Clymer, a position he held for ...

Lakewood Trustees Approve La Cocina Special Use Permit

Visitors to 273 Fairmount Ave. could be in for a regular fiesta in the near future, thanks to a “Yes” vote by the Lakewood Board of Trustees. The board voted unanimously on Monday to approve the La Cocina Mexican Restaurant special use permit application to sell and serve alcohol at the ...

For the past five years, Splitfoot has been a constant mainstay in the local music scene, performing in bars and clubs throughout Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.
Submitted photo

Splitfoot Talks Shared Successes, Joys Of Being A Band

For the past five years one of the Jamestown area’s premier cover bands, Splitfoot, has been a constant force in the regional music scene. Since its formation in 2012, the band has developed a reputation for its energetic live performances and faithful recreations of the songs that make up ...

City Budget Picture Remains Unclear Going Into Voting Session

Nothing has changed during two months of deliberations on the proposed 2018 city budget. On Oct. 10, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi released his executive budget, which included a $946,679 deficit. During the past two months, Jamestown City Council has met with several department leaders to ...

The future headquarters for Lynn Development located at 1351-1353 N. Main St. The city Planning Commission approved the site plan for the construction of a connecting link between the two existing buildings Tuesday. 
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Planning Commission Approves Connector For New Lynn Development Headquarters

Lynn Development has found a new home for their corporate headquarters in Jamestown. On Tuesday, Dave Rhinehart and Brady Morrison of Clark Patterson Lee discussed the project with the city Planning Commission. The plan is to redevelop 1351-1353 N. Main St. into the new corporate headquarters ...

Pictured above is Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jamestown. Local church leaders say they have learned to adapt in different ways to keep their core missions intact and to ensure the needs of attendees are met. “We are not afraid to try new things and allow new leaders to rise up,” said The Rev. Mark Hinman of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jamestown,
P-J photos by Katrina Fuller

Strength In Numbers

Can the health of a church be measured in attendance? Recent data finds that church attendance differs greatly between different denominations or sections of the Christian church these days. According to the Pew Research Center, 58 percent of Evangelical Protestants and 39 percent of ...

Vehicles line the storefront on Cherry Street in Jamestown during Small Business Saturday. 
P-J photo by Jordan W. Patterson

Local Shops Promoted In Small Business Saturday

On the heels of Black Friday and two days before Cyber Monday, local businesses promote Small Business Saturday as a way to include smaller businesses during holiday shopping. Many local businesses in Jamestown partnered with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation to give local shoppers a ...

Horrigan ‘Optimistic’ About Future Of County

Outgoing County Executive Vince Horrigan said the future of Chautauqua County is looking bright. Horrigan, who will soon be passing the baton to George Borrello, said he feels “very optimistic” about the future of the county and the elected officials that govern it. Those who have been ...

Transition Team Readies For Borrello’s Move Into New Role

If it takes a village to raise a child, George Borrello knows it takes a community to elevate a county. County Executive Elect Borrello announced this week he will have the support of a team of several community members and officials when he takes office on Jan. 1. Borrello said the group ...

Jamie Billquist pictured with his wife, Rosemary, who was killed in a hunting accident Wednesday evening in Sherman.

‘She Was An Angel’

Rosemary Billquist had a tendency of putting others first. And that certainly included animals, said her husband, Jamie Billquist. “Many years ago, in typical Rosemary style, she was driving our car with our dogs inside to go take a blanket to some ducks that were down by the pond,” ...

Man Charged After Shooting Truck Mistaken For Wildlife

NORTH HARMONY — An Ohio man is facing charges after accidentally firing a high-powered rifle at a brown pickup truck he mistook for a deer, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported. The hunting accident was the second this week in the county and drew a sharp rebuke from Sheriff ...

Visitors gathered around the Colonnade building at Chautauqua Institution on Friday.
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Winter Village Makes Its Debut At Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — From twinkling lights and holiday drinks by the fire to Christmas carols and cupcakes, the Winter Village at Chautauqua Institution had a little holiday cheer for everyone on its opening night. Bestor Plaza was filled with visitors Friday night to see it lit up for the ...

Shoppers gathered inside the Chautauqua Mall to capitalize on special deals during Black Friday. 
P-J photos by Jordan W. Patterson

Local, Out-Of-State Shoppers Hit The Mall On Black Friday

Shortly after Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday were all gobbled up and the plates were clean, cash was withdrawn and bank accounts given an exercise as the shopping for Black Friday began. Lakewood was no exception as the Chautauqua Mall was filled with holiday shoppers on Friday maneuvering ...

The volunteers who served meals to those in need on Thanksgiving at St. Susan Center. Around 25 people volunteered during the holiday.
P-J photos by Dennis Phillips

St. Susan Center, Volunteers Helping Those In Need

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving,” is a notable quote from Mother Teresa of Calcutta and certainly captures the spirit of the St. Susan Center’s staff and volunteers who gave their time to help those less fortunate than themselves on Thanksgiving. A ...

Unsolved Homicide Highlights Lack Of Cooperation

For a year, Jamestown police have been investigating the death of a 26-year-old Buffalo man killed when a hail of gunfire erupted in the early hours of Thanksgiving last year. The shooting death of Allan B. Burnett outside a residence on the 100 block of South Main Street was the second ...

Bestor Plaza at Chautauqua Institution will host the Winter Village at Chautauqua beginning today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Submitted photo

Chautauqua Institution Winter Village Opens Today

Chautauqua Institution, a world-renown summer enrichment center, will transform into a winter wonderland for the next few weeks starting today. Offering extended hours today for the opening day, the Winter Village at Chautauqua will offer a variety of family oriented, holiday centered events ...

Pictured are Jamie and Rosemary Billquist. Rosemary was shot and killed Wednesday evening in what the Sheriff's Office said was a hunting accident.

Victim Of Hunting Accident Was ‘An Angel,’ Husband Says

Rosemary Billquist had a tendency of putting others first. And that certainly included animals, said her husband, Jamie Billquist. "Many years ago, in typical Rosemary style, she was driving our car with our dogs inside to go take a blanket to some ducks that were down by the pond," Jamie ...

Ohio Man Charged After Shooting Truck Mistaken For Deer

NORTH HARMONY — An Ohio man is facing charges after accidentally firing a high-powered rifle at a brown pickup truck he mistook for a deer, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported. The hunting accident was the second this week in the county and drew a sharp rebuke from Sheriff Joe ...