Remnants of Harvey claims one event today; Stateline is cancelled tonight...
We have learned that Stateline Speedway has cancelled tonight's racing program due to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey arriving in the area later today.  There has been no make-up date scheduled... because Stateline will have it's three-day racing festival next weekend.  Again... due to remnants of Harvey arriving later today... tonight's final night of the regular season has been cancelled.
 
 
Jamestown's Labor Day Festival still on for Sunday -- as of now -- here's a preview...
Remnants of Hurricane Harvey are expected to reach the Jamestown-area by late today... But, the forecast late this week improved late this week for Sunday's 38th annual Labor Day Festival.  The event remains on track to start at 9:30 a.m. at Bergman Park with the annual Dan Feather 5-K Run/Walk... with other activities beginning at 11 a.m.  That from the festival's main organizer... Parks and Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley... who says there'll be plenty for everyone of all ages.  There'll be free kids games, Pepsi Bingo, and several food booths put on by local non-profits, or for them by local businesses.  For the first time this year... those organizations will include the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village at the Ashville BOCES.  Another organizer is Mayor's Assistant Matt Hanley... who says the 24 arts and crafts booths will open at 11 a.m.  Music will begin on the "second-stage" on the festival grounds at 12 Noon... with the main stage starting at about 12:30 p.m.  There'll be fireworks just after 8:30 p.m., and, the annual George Ritzer Labor Award will be presented at 4 p.m. on the main stage.
 
 
Gerace says Sheriff's Office is part of latest Stop-DWI Crackdown...
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department will be joining wit state Police and other agencies for this weekend's latest STOP DWI Crackdown over the Labor Day Holiday period.  That from Sheriff Joe Gerace... who says it's part of a national crackdown on impaired and distracted driving.  Gerace says this will be the last "high traffic" weekend of the Summer season... and, they'll be out looking for people driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or distracted driving.  He says drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints during the campaign... along with more troopers and other law enforcement on major highways.  With more people traveling on the highway... motorists need to think safety.  Gerace adds they'll be watching for people who are not properly buckled up... as well as drivers who are violating the Move Over Law.  The Sheriff's Department receives grant funding to help support the Stop DWI Crackdown efforts.
 
 
Kolb looking into run for Governor...
The top Republican in the New York state Assembly says he's considering running for governor next year.  Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb told The Auburn Citizen that he's giving "serious thought" to a campaign after being approached by Republican leaders and business owners.  The Canandaigua lawmaker acknowledged the challenges of taking on Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has already raised more than $25 million for his bid for a third term.  Kolb has criticized Cuomo's handling of the economy and has pushed for tougher state ethics rules.
 
 
Ellicott Town Board sets meeting to vote on proposed Annexation of Dow St. Substation by Jamestown...
One of the other muncipal entities that has to vote on the proposed annexation of four-acres of land at the Jamestown City line with Falconer will vote on the measure next Thursday.  Ellicott Town Clerk Mike Erlandson says the town board will hold a special meeting next Thursday, Sept. 7 at 12 Noon.  The annexation would bring the property the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' Dow Street Substation is located on into the city.  The property is assessed at between $7-million and $7.5-million.  The city council voted unanimously this past Monday to approve the annexation.  It must also be voted on by the Ellicott Town... and, Falconer Village Boards.  If either rejects the measure... it will go to state appellate court.
 

 

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