The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is home to two hellbender salamander and are in need of a bigger home. Pictured is Tweeg, the male salamander. 
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RTPI To Host Hellbender House Party Fundraiser

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The “Hellbender House Party” may sound like a raging college shindig or a haunted house, but the Roger Tory Peterson Institute can assure the public it is not. Instead, it is a fundraiser that will focus on hellbender salamanders and raising funds to provide a new home for the two ...

From left, Vince DeJoy, city development director; Peter and Lindsey Johnson, Beechview Avenue residents; Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation executive director; Kimberly Ecklund, Jamestown City Councilwoman; and Anthony Dolce, Jamestown City Councilman; in front of a condemned house on Beechview Avenue that will be demolished. For a number of years, city and land bank officials, with input from Beechview Avenue residents, have been working to improve the neighborhood by dealing with housing issues at 113 Beechview Ave.
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Beechview Avenue Blighted Residence To Be Demolished

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A condemned residence that has been an eyesore for neighbors for years on Beechview Avenue will be demolished. The city’s Development Department and officials from the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation, with input from Beechview Avenue residents, have decided the blighted two-family ...

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Council Approves Emergency Purchase For New Fire Dept. Vehicle

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The Jamestown City Council has approved an emergency purchase to replace the Jamestown Fire Department command vehicle that was involved in an accident Oct. 20. Monday during a work session meeting prior to the voting session meeting, Chet Harvey, Jamestown Fire Department deputy chief, said ...

"Vote No Merger" signs were scattered through the yard of Clymer/Panama Superintendent Bert Lictus at some point early Saturday. Lictus asks that the community remain civil during merger talks between both schools.

Yard Of Clymer, Panama Superintendent Vandalized

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Bert Lictus, superintendent of Clymer and Panama school districts, woke up to a surprise Saturday morning when he and his wife found about 25 "Vote No Merger" signs in their yard. Panama and Clymer schools are currently studying a potential merger between the two districts. A straw vote to ...

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts starts a November movie series with a showing of the real-life drama “Stronger” on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Reg Lenna Movie Series Gets ‘Stronger’


The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts starts a November movie series with a showing of the real-life drama “Stronger” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the spy action film “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” on Saturday at 8 p.m. Admission to each is $5. Inspired by a true story and based on the ...



JCC Presidential Search Meeting The initial meeting of the Jamestown Community College Presidential Search Committee will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom on the Jamestown campus with videoconferencing to the boardrooms on the Cattaraugus County Campus and JCC North County Training ...

Area Police Reports

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ John W. Green, 59, was charged with unnecessary noise, second-degree harassment and resisting arrest. Officers responded to a male pounding on cars in a parking lot on Prospect Street at Prather Street on Saturday. Green was located at the intersection and ...

Two Businesses Caught In Underage Drinking Sting

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Two area businesses face penalties after allegedly selling alcohol to minors during a state Liquor Authority and New York State Police underage drinking sting operation on Oct. 28. The businesses that allegedly sold to minors were Andersons Restaurant, 2 E. Main St., Frewsburg, and Jamestown ...

Schutte Experience


In Saturday’s Election 2017 publication, Doug Schutte’s answer to the question “Have you previously held any other positions in local/county government and, if so, for what duration of time?” was listed as not applicable. While Schutte has not held elected office, he has served on the ...

Swanson: ‘Gun Done’ Policy Did Not Apply

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Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson stands by the decision to go with a plea deal in the Robbins case. Swanson said he did announce the “Gun Done” initiative in January, but the Robbins case did not include use of an illegal firearm. The “Gun Done” policy involves not ...


Children’s Halloween Costume Parade Visits Lutheran

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More than 100 children of all ages came to visit residents of the Lutheran Home and Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program on Friday evening. The Halloween costume parade traced through both buildings while residents passed out candy donated by Lutheran employees and resident families. It is ...

Busti Historical Society To Meet Wednesday


BUSTI — The Busti Historical Society will meet Wednesday in the meeting room at the Busti museum at 7 p.m. The current year will be reviewed and next year’s plans discussed. The group met Oct. 1 and discussed the 2017 Apple Festival. Plans were made for staining the Demonstration ...

Diane Scarpine, from the Westfield Women’s Organization Holly Tour, John Wolfe from the McClurg Museum’s Victorian Tea, and Marilyn Hemmer, chairperson of the Westfield Women’s Organization Holly Tour, are pictured.

Christmas Comes To Westfield Nov. 17-19


WESTFIELD — Diane Scarpine from the Westfield Women’s Organization Holly Tour; John Wolfe from the McClurg Museum’s Victorian Tea; and Marilyn Hemmer, chairperson of the holiday event, met recently at the McClurg Museum to discuss plans for Christmas in the Village of Westfield. The ...


First Baptist Church Installs Alarm Upgrade


First Baptist Church of Jamestown completed an alarm system upgrade after receiving a grant from the Karl Peterson Fund of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Pictured are the Rev. Michael Childs and Rod Johnson, trustee chair, who received the gift from the foundation to help with ...

Council Approves New Health Care Plan For Medicare Eligible Retirees

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The Jamestown City Council approved the new health care program for Medicare eligible retirees despite there being a minor protest from one of the companies being hired to offer the new supplement plan. On Monday, Tim D’Angelo, president of Arcade Senior Services, spoke to members of the ...

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday


As Daylight Savings Time comes to an end Sunday, the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is reminding New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly prepared for an emergency. Alarms equipped with either removeable or sealed-in ...

Brantley Gilbert Announces ‘The Ones That Like Me’ 2018 Tour


ERIE, Pa. — Brantley Gilbert spent all of 2017 taking his music to the people. Working the Rust Belt, the Heartland, the mid-South, the deep South and the Northeast, Gilbert knows it’s the people who make – and keep – the music strong. As Billboard said of the Georgia born’n’raised ...