BPU Water Annoucement...
 
The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities has announced Water will be turned off after 9 a.m. today, July 16 in Lakewood on West Terrace Avenue from Chautauqua to Vista Way for approximately four hours while a fire hydrant is replaced. Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says Water in Lakewood may be discolored for 12-24 hours following the replacement.
 
 
A Sinclairville man was flown by Starflight to an Erie-Pennsylvania hospital following a motor vehicle accident yesterday morning... 
 
Sheriff's Officers responded to the crash just before 2 a.m. on Route 380 in the Town of Stockton. Deputies say 29 year-old Andrew Olson was south-bound when he veered off the north side of the roadway and struck a tree head-on. Olson sustained a severe lower leg injury as a result of the crash and, was air lifted to UPMC Hamot Medical Center for treatment.
 
 
 
Authorities late Sunday were continuing to look for a missing boater who went for a swim in Chautauqua Lake last Saturday night...  
 
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says crews resumed searching yesterday for the man, who vanished about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.  The search is centered along the shoreline in and around Lakewood in the southern part of the lake.  Sheriff's officers says the man has been identified as 47 year-old Timothy Yocum of Falconer.  They say they got word of the boater's disappearance and, their Navigation Patrol and Water Emergency Team immediately responded.  Several other fire and police agencies also responded.
 
 
A Jamestown man faces a maximum of 30 years in federal prison after he was convicted of conspiring to traffick cocaine in the area two years ago...  
 
U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Junior annouced the federal jury decision late last week against 37 year-old Andrew Garner.   Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joel Violanti and Emmanuel Ulubiyo, who handled the prosecution of the case, say that between April and September 2016, the defendant conspired with others to distribute cocaine in the Jamestown area.  Kennedy says the verdict was the result of an investigation by the the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jamestown and Ellicott Town Police Departments.  He says sentencing will be scheduled at a later date before U.S. District Judge Lawrence Vilardo.
 
 
Just over half of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk is open and usable for walkers, runners and bicyclists...  
 
That from Mayor Sam Teresi... who says that was accomplished with the grand-opening of two new pedestrian bridges near Brooklyn Square on July 7 connecting the north and south sides of the Chadakoin River.  Teresi says a person can now walk from the downtown area to Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron.
 
Teresi says, there is still some work to do on the riverwalk, namely the adding of signage.  However, he says they're also close to adding a new map of the riverwalk to the city's website at JamestownNY.net.  He says the homepage has an icon you can click and, get the map -- which is being designed by local artist Gary Peters, Junior.  Teresi says city officials are now moving ahead on planning for the riverwalk, moving east from the South Main Street Bridge area to the city-line at Falconer.  He made his comments for this weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the Media One Group stations.
 
 
The Chautauqua County Fair opens at 1 p.m. today at the fairgrounds in Dunkirk....  
 
Spokesman, Dave Wilson, says in addition to a new ride provider, they've added a new grandstand show.  At 7 p.m. Thursday, 'Cross Over the Line... Bull Riding' will come to the fair.  It's a professional show, with riders competing for prizes on between 20 and 30 bulls.  In addition, there's something new at the petting zoo this year--a camel to ride.  There's also a broom maker coming to the fair on Central Ave.  The county fair runs from today through Sunday.  Adult pay-one-price admission is $12.00 at the gate.  
 
 
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says Governor Cuomo should begin an investigation into corruption in the wake of guilty verdicts at a corruption trial...  
 
Nixon, a Democrat, spoke outside Manhattan federal court late Friday after a jury Thursday convicted a former school president that Cuomo had praised as an 'economic guru...' and three developers who had contributed to his 2014 re-election campaign.  Nixon says Cuomo should direct that corruption in Albany be investigated and, that the attorney general should conduct it.
 
 
A jury in New York has begun deliberating in the federal corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos...  
 
The once-powerful Republican is accused of using the clout of his office to pressure businessmen into giving jobs to his adult son.  Prosecutors say the jobs came with big salaries and required relatively little work, and amounted to bribes.  The defense said Skelos was just trying to help his struggling son find employment.  They say the senator never took official action for any of the businessmen.  The trial is scheduled to resume today.
 
 
A remediated brownfield site in the city of Dunkirk will be transformed into a state-of-the-art cold storage facility...  
 
On Friday, Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello signed the final paperwork to transfer the former Edgewood Warehouse building on South Roberts Road to a development group led by the Krog Group and, developer Peter Krog, in partnership with Sonwil Distribution of Buffalo.
 
The cold storage facility will be used by Fieldbrook Foods in Dunkirk to store finished product while it awaits shipping to customers across the country.  Borrello says the facility will not only help create jobs locally, but also reduce costs for Fieldbrook Foods.  He says they'll be able to have storage on site, which will save them from having to truck their product to Pennsylvania until it's sent out to market.  Officials say the cold storage facility should be fully operational by spring or summer of 2019.
 
 
An electrical outage that impacted certain Board of Public Utilities' substations led to an outage Saturday night through early Sunday morning in the Jamestown area...  
 
BPU Spokeswoman Becky Robbins says Electric Division employees were called out about 11:30 p.m. and found a problem at the Power plant triggered the outage.  Robbins says employees re-routed electricity and, got power back on by just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Failed equipment at the Power Plant caused the outage.
 

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