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GOP Shoves Tax Overhaul Ahead: Shutdown Still A Threat

WASHINGTON — Republicans held together and shoved their signature tax overhaul a crucial step ahead Tuesday as wavering GOP senators showed a growing openness. But its fate remained uncertain, and a planned White House summit aimed at averting a government shutdown was derailed when ...

City OKs Budget, Assured State Will Provide Aid To Balance Spending Plan

It appears as though the state of New York will once again help city officials with additional state aid so they can pass a balanced 2018 budget. On Monday, city officials announced they have been given reasonable assurance from state officials they will be receiving at least $946,679 in ...

Grand Jury To Hear Case In Fatal Shooting Of Sherman Woman

A Chautauqua County grand jury will decide whether there is enough evidence to bring charges against a Sherman man who shot and killed his neighbor in a hunting accident last week. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson confirmed this morning the grand jury will hear the case ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...