A large crowd gathered at Soldier's Circle in Lakeview Cemetery following the Memorial Day parade in Jamestown for the annual service, including a speech by Greg Carlson, the Director of Veterans Services for Chautauqua County... 
 
A retired major in the Air Force, Carlson said we should never forget what others have sacrificed for us.  He added, there are things we all can to to support the nation by being law-abiding citizens and participating in events that honor the flag and falled soliders. 
 
Among those who presented wreaths at the solemn ceremony was Mayor Sam Teresi, who noted the growing size of the audience at the Soldier's Circle program in recent years.
 
 
Memorial Day is a day for parades across the Jamestown-area, one of the first was in the town of Busti Monday....
 
The Southwestern High School, and Middle School Bands took part.  The Reverend Roy Ferguson from the Busti Church of God was featured speaker at the Busti Memorial Day event at the Busti Gazebo.  However...he spoke about the night before, when he paused at the Busti Veteran's Memorial near the five-corners that recognizes service members from the area who died in battle.
 
Ferguson says he has presided over more than 200 funerals during his time in Busti, but says there is still nothing like a military funeral.  A soldier presents a folded-flag to the family and, expresses the president, and nation's gratitude for that person's service.
 
 
A city woman has been arrested for alleged drug possession after she was arrested for causing a disturbance on Jamestown's eastside Sunday night...  
 
City police were called to a report of an unwanted person at 18 Grant Street shortly before 8:30 p.m. and, found that the suspect -- identified as 36 year-old Heather Blair -- was wanted on a probation warrant.  Officers then did a safety check for weapons and, found narcotics, and some marihuana in her possession.  She was arrested on two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and, unlawful possession of marihuana.  Blair was jailed pending arraignment.
 
 
A north county man has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting items from the Dollar General Store in Sinclairville...  
 
Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Jamestown Steet shortly after 10 a.m. last Saturday morning.  Deputies say their investigation led to the arrest of 23 year-old Michael McNiff, Junior of Dunkirk for allegedly taking the items.  He's also accused of trying to tamper with evidence obtained at the scene.  McNiff was arraigned in Charlotte Town Court and sent to the County Jail on $10,000 bail.
 
 
A serial entrepreneur who played a role in creating the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus and who is trying to work his magic in Niagara Falls spoke about the "Power of Collaboration" at the Local Economic Development May Summit held at the SUNY College at Fredonia late last week...  
 
Director Patrick Whalen with Niagara Global Tourism Institute, is also the former COO of the medical campus.  He told local leaders about the "Power of Collaboration..." and, how it played a major role in bringing the leaders of the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park and Kaleida together.
 
Whalen, who has been working with leaders in Niagara Falls over the last two years, tells us that it's important to have the top leaders involved, including the presidents of those institutions.  He feels collaboration can work for local leaders who are trying to grow Chautauqua County's economy.   County Executive George Borrello, County IDA CEO Mark Geise and a number of local and county elected officials attended the meeting held by the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.
 
 
Authorities are continuing to search for a 14-month-old boy whose mother's body was found in western New York...  
 
But, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts noted Monday it would be very difficult for a child so young to sustain himself.  Virts says searchers are proceeding with the awareness that little Owen Hidalgo-Calderon might not be alive, but they hope he is.  Over 170 people combed a 350-acre farm in the town of Sodus on Monday.  Owen has been missing since May 16.  His 18-year-old mother, Selena Hidalgo-Calderon, was found dead Wednesday on the farm where she and her boyfriend worked.
 
 
New York state is chipping in to help protect the water quality of Lake George...  
 
The state announced Friday that it will contribute $343,000 to efforts to repair and upgrade local wastewater collection systems around the lake. The project focuses on preventing wastewater discharges and overflows into the lake.  Lake George is a popular tourist destination in the southeastern corner of the Adirondacks.  The lake played a strategic role in the French and Indian War and was later described by Thomas Jefferson as having "the most beautiful water" he had ever seen. 
 

WJTN News Headlines for June 25, 2018

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Water Division work today will mean re-routing of traffic beginning at 8 a.m.  for approximately 5-6 hours near the corner of North Main Street and Buffalo ...

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