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BPU approves final piece of Jamestown budget with okay of $475,000 dividend payment...

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities has approved a $475,000 dividend payment to the city that will be used as revenue for the 2014 budget.  The Board voted 6-to-3 to have the entire $475,000 come from the BPU's Electric Division.  In Mayor Sam Teresi's budget proposal... $400,000 was to come from the Electric Division... while $75,000 was to come from the Electric Division.  However... that won't be the case.  BPU Chairman John Zabrodsky says he would like to see the money used for something other than "general" expenses.  He, along with fellow citizen members Wayne Rishell and Carl Pillitierri voted against making the dividend payment.

Fire investigators say First Street fire in Jamestown was set...

Arson is being listed as the cause of a small blaze Jamestown firefighters quickly contained in a vacant house on First Street about mid-morning Tuesday.  City Fire Battalion Chief Sam Salemme says a couple of workers at Jamestown High School spotted smoke coming from the building about 9:45 a.m.  Salemme says crews put out the flames in the living room area with a fire extingusher.  No injuries were reported.  Salemme says anyone with information on the fire can call their Arson Tip-line at 483-7509... or the Jamestown Police Department.

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