A Jamestown woman has been arrested for allegedly selling and distributing methamphetamine and suboxone in the presence of her young children on the city's eastside...  
 
Jamestown police say members of the city's Metro Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police SWAT Team raided the home at 154 Falconer Street just after 4 p.m. last Thursday and, arrested 31 year-old Amanda Penhollow.  Police say Penhollow's five children (all under the age of 8) were inside with her.  Investigators found quantities of Meth, and suboxone, along with several hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia.  Police say Penhollow was arraigned on charges of fifth and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.  She was then sent to the county jail without bail.
 
 
 
The retiring Rick Huber has been the person at the fore-front of the local war on Heroin and Opioid drug addiction, but his reach wasn't limited to Chautauqua County...  
 
That was made clear during last Friday's retirement reception for one of the leaders at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County.  Among those praising his work was local State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, who presented a commendation to Huber for the hundreds of lives he has touched, and impacted. 
 
Huber was also recognized by Congressman Tom Reed's office.  The head of Reed's local office, Jackie Phelps, thanked him for his tireless work.  In addition to honoring Huber, the Mental Health Association also dedicated one of it's meeting rooms in his name.  Association Board Chairwoman Carm Micciche made the announcement before a vail was taken off the plaque naming that room.
 
Micciche then read what was on the plaque "Welcome to Rick's Place... dedicated in 2018 in honor of Rick Huber."  She then told Huber that MHA staff loves him and to enjoy his retirement.
 
 
 
In New York state government news, lawmakers are preparing for a busy week of hearings on school spending, environmental protection and public safety...  
 
Members of both the Senate and Assembly have budget meetings scheduled Monday through Wednesday focused on different aspects of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's $168-billion budget proposal.  On education, the governor wants to increase school spending by $769-million to $26-billion overall.  Meanwhile, a proposal to tweak state tax laws to save taxpayers $1.5 billion is moving to the Assembly after it passed the Senate. 
 
 
 
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut say they plan to join together to sue the federal government over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul...  
 
Democratic Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York, Dannel Malloy of Connecticut and Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced Friday that they will team up to take the Trump administration to court over the federal tax plan that's expected to cost taxpayers in their states billions of dollars.  Malloy says he expects other states to join the lawsuit.  There's no word on when it will be filed.
 
 
 
Chautauqua County's top-elected official says the effort is well-underway to find a new commercial air carrier for the County Airport near Jamestown, but they are looking for the right carrier...  
 
County Executive George Borrello says it's disappointing to see Southern Airways leave Jamestown, but he says they were little more than "an unreliable taxi service to Pittsburgh."  Borrello says that's because there was no "inter-connectivity" with the Pittsburgh Airport.  He says having commercial air is still very important to the county.
 
Borrello says it would be nice to have a carrier that still would fly into Pittsburgh.  However, he says he would be just as happy with Detroit, mainly places local residents can't drive to easily.  Borrello says he would also like to see a flight to Albany at some point.  But, he says the hub is not as important as being able to easily connect with the major airlines.  Borrello would not give specifics, but did say the county is talking with new air carriers who have never served Jamestown before and few have "inter-connect" deals in place between regional air carriers, and major airlines.
 
 
 
Well-known local chef Charlie Vullo's 'Italian Wedding Soup' won this year's Souper Bowl soup competition...
 
 
Vullo made the soup for the Lakewood American Legion, which hosted this year's Souper Bowl on Sunday.  Around 300 people attended this year's Souper Bowl, the seventh annual.  It benefits UMPC Chautauqua WCA Hospital.  Nine restaurants and caterers took part in this year's Souper Bowl. Elegant Edibles took second  place.  Gametime Sports Bar and Grill was third.  The Media One Group of radio stations organizes the event, with the cooperation of Maplevale Foods and the Shults Auto Group.
 
 
 
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on federal health officials to dispatch a flu surveillance team to New York as the number of cases increases...  
 
The Democrat announced his request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday.  Schumer says a surveillance team could help local health care workers and state health officials by studying the spread of the illness, identifying the particular strains involved, and assessing the impact on the state's overall population.  Schumer says a CDC team could help the state "break its fever" by assisting the public health efforts already underway in the state.  According to the senator's office, more than 5,200 New Yorkers have been hospitalized with the flu this season and the number of new cases went up by 54 percent last week.
 

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