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NYSUT Opposes BOCES Funding Changes

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New York State United Teachers members and students from BOCES programs across New York recently lobbied in Albany to push back on changes to how BOCES programs are funded. The union warns the changes could limit students’ access to career and technical education programs and other course ...

Infinity Adds Instructor, Staff Member

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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts has added a new instructor and new staff member. Frank Valente will join the Infinity Percussion department as a hand drumming, cultural drumming and mallet percussion instructor. He is offering lessons to students and adults of all ages. Laura Becker has ...

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Kabob Road Closed To Traffic STOCKTON — Kabob Road, between Route 380 and Waterman Road in the town of Stockton, will be closed to all traffic beginning today. Library Advocacy Day Rescheduled The Hazeltine Public Library, 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Road, announced that Library Advocacy Day has ...

Truck Strikes Camper

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Minor injuries were reported following a collision between a small RV camper and pickup truck Monday morning. Kiantone firefighters were called to the crash around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Norby and Busti-Stillwater roads. The crash caused a plow on the pickup truck to become wedged under ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Andrew S. Whitford, 26, of Frewsburg was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and three counts of second-degree criminal contempt. Officers stopped a vehicle Thursday at 10:03 a.m. on Crescent Street. Whitford was found to be driving with a ...

‘Facts Defeat Fear’

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York leaders sought to calm jittery nerves Monday after the city recorded its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, saying the disease — while dangerous — is a manageable threat. The state is increasing its testing capacity and telling people to expect the ...

UPDATE: 3 Charged After Cocaine Found During Stop

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A traffic stop lead to the discovery of a large quantity of cocaine Jamestown police say was likely to be sold in the city within 24 hours. Three residents — 22-year-old Kori D. Robinson and 25-year-old Bruce Page of the Buffalo area and 20-year-old Islandah N. Mitchell of Jamestown — ...

2nd Case Of COVID-19 Virus Confirmed In New York

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ALBANY (AP) — A man in New York City's suburbs was hospitalized in serious condition with the COVID-19 virus Tuesday after becoming the second person to test positive in the state, prompting schools to close and raising the possibility that the virus is spreading locally. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

UPMC Preparing For Coronavirus At Facilities

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There have been no known cases of the COVID-19 virus at any UPMC medical facility, though officials with the Pittsburgh-based health organization with a hospital in Jamestown said procedures are in place to handle potential patients. UPMC and Allegheny County, Pa., officials held a press ...

Tornadoes Devastate Tennessee, Killing At Least 19 People

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people ...

JPS ‘Closely Monitoring’ Developments Over Coronavirus

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The Jamestown Public Schools District on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the COVID-19 virus. Superintendent Bret Apthorpe said: "Please be assured that Jamestown Public Schools is closely monitoring daily developments regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Like all New York school ...

Woman Charged In Business Theft Charged Previously

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A Jamestown woman and former postmaster who pleaded guilty in 2014 to misappropriation of postal funds is facing charges alleging she took more than $45,000 through forged checks from two Falconer businesses. Donna L. Spencer, 57, was issued appearance tickets Tuesday on a host of felony ...

Westfield Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft From Health Care Agency

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A Westfield woman pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to charges of wire fraud and filing a false tax return. Alicia Raynor, 42, entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. According ...

Falconer Board Talks Annexation, Fills Vacancy

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FALCONER — Falconer Mayor James Jaroszynski detailed to Falconer Village Board members why negotiations between the city of Jamestown came to a halt. “There was never an offer from the city,” Jaroszynski said during Monday’s village meeting. After months of negotiations and meetings ...

Area School Officials Seriously Monitoring Coronavirus

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Local school officials said they are taking coronavirus warnings seriously, but precautionary measures are similar to how districts have handled other transmittable diseases. “We’re taking it serious because I think it is a serious situation much like we look at the flu or any other virus ...

Care Packages Provide A ‘Taste Of Home’

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The Blue Star Mothers are known locally for honoring veterans and those currently serving. They are also responsible for sending care packages to troops overseas, which often include Girl Scout Cookies. “It’s a taste of home,” said Susan Rowley, Blue Star Mothers NY 4 ...

Busti OKs Swales Project

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LAKEWOOD — Busti Town and Lakewood Village residents can expect to see improvements in their stormwater management network by the end of this year. Andy Johnson of EcoStrategies Engineering and Surveying and Dave Hanny of Barton & Loguidice gave a presentation to the Busti Town Board ...

Resale Of Cars With Recalls Stirs Debate

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More than one-third of the state Assembly disagrees with a proposal to require car dealers to resolve any open safety recalls before reselling a vehicle to the general public. The proposal, A.5194, was passed Monday by the state Assembly by a 92-39 vote, with Assemblyman Joe Giglio, ...

State Bill Could Increase Food Donations

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State legislators are trying to encourage supermarkets to do more to help the hungry. Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant, is sponsoring A.4398 to amend the state Environmental Conservation Law to add a provision designed to increase food donations by large supermarkets. ...