The Jamestown-area and part of Western New York could see up to a foot of snow between now and late Sunday as another Winter storm is moving into the region,  starting this morning...  
 
That from Forecaster Jim Mitchell with the National Weather Service in Buffalo, who said late Thursday that a "warm frontal boundary" for the storm will move into the region as we head through the morning hours.  Mitchell says we'll generally see between four to eight inches of snow through the overnight Saturday.
 
Mitchell says we'll see another two to four inches during the day Saturday and, a chance of snow on Sunday.  However, Mitchell says we may also see some rain and freezing rain during the afternoon on Sunday.  He says it's going to depend on where the "frontal boundary" sets up for the latter part of the weekend.  Right now, Mitchell says no warnings or watches that have been issued due to the snow amounts expected.  But, he says that could change. 
 
 
 
One of the candidates seeking the Democratic nod to run for the 23rd Congressional election this Fall was in Chautauqua County about mid-week to visit and talk issues...  
 
Linda Andrei is from Tompkins County... which is in the far eastern part of the district.  Andrei is the only physician in the race and says she believes one of the most important issues facing the nation is health care.
 
Andrei says many people have come to the realization that health care is really of primary importance; not just for each person individually, but our economic system.  Andrei was born and raised in New York City.  She feels that the district is very diverse and one approach won't work for each county.  Andrei was campaigning in the backyard of Eddie Sundquist, an attorney from the Jamestown area, who is also among the candidates who hope to have a chance to run against incumbent Republican Tom Reed.  A Democratic primary will be held on June 26 of this year.
 
 
 
The Buffalo area man -- originally from Falconer -- found not guilty on multiple charges in connection with an attack on a Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy in September 2016 may not face prison time...  
 
That from County Public Defender Ned Barone after a jury in Mayville Wednesday acquitted 22-year-old Justin Haffa of Cheekowaga on charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery and aggravated assault on a police officer.  He was found guilty of third-degree robbery, which Barone had requested for the trial.
 
Barone says while the third-degree robbery conviction carries a prison sentence of 2 1/3 to seven years it's possible Haffa may not face prison time because it's considered a "non-violent Felony."  He says "we're very happy with the outcome."  Barone had requested the lesser third-degree robbery charge, also considered by the jury.  Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley will hand down the sentence on April 2.
 
 
 
A 25 year-old woman faces several charges after a K-9 Officer allegedy found controlled substances in her vehicle during a traffic stop in Ashville early Thursday morning...  
 
Sheriff's Officers say they stopped a vehicle on Route-394 operated by Bridget Putman, of Falconer, for a traffic violation.  A license check showed Putman's driving privileges were revoked in New York State.  Following a search by K-9 Link, she was found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.  She was is to appear in North Harmony Town Court at a later date. 
 
 
 
A new member of the Jamestown City Council is seeking some changes in the way the panel and city deal with making appointments to three public-private agencies...
  
This week, At-Large Councilman Andrew Liuzzo told fellow lawmakers that the Manufacturer's Association of the Southern Tier, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, should be able to directly appoint representatives to the JLDC.  In additon, Liuzzo is also asking for city officials to get appointments to lawmakers sooner, citing the more than 40 appointments at last month's re-organizational meeting.
 
Councilman Tony Dolce says the groups are represented on the JLDC, unless their chairman or director is not from the city.  In that case, they have typically substituted the name of someone who lives in the city.  Mayor Sam Teresi ultimately recommends members to the panel.  But, he asked for City Corporation Councsel Marilyn Fiore-Lehman, and City Clerk Todd Thomas, to prepare a legal report for next Monday night on making appointments to the JLDC.  During a nearly two-year review, the JLDC and city officials worked on updating the corporation's Certificate of Incorporation, and by-laws.
 
 
 
New York state is providing $55-million in funding to improve emergency communications across the state...  
 
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that two grants will be awarded to counties statewide and to New York City. The Democrat says the funding will enhance the abilities of local governments to expand their communications systems and assist police, fire departments and other first responders.  The grants are administered by the state's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. 
 
 
 
A Clymer woman was arrested following a car crash in the town of Busti for allegedly driving while intoxicated early last Saturday morning...  
 
Lakewood-Busti Police say they were called to scene on Wellman Road just just before 3:00  On arrival, officers located a black pick-up truck rolled over on it's side with the operator -- Amanda Dallas -- out of the vehicle uninjured.  Dallas was additionally charged with DWI-per se, Speeding and failure to use designated lane.  She is to appear in Busti Town Court at a later date. 

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