A Forestville man has been arrested for allegedly manufacturing and trafficking methamphetime from a home in the north county village...  

Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, and the State Police C-SERT Team investigated a suspect meth lab and disposal site at 46 Pearl Street a week ago yesterday.  Task Force agents say they also got a court order to search a garage allegedly used by 29 year-old Timothy Will and another person and, additional items to make meth were allegedly found.  As a result of the search, a warrant was issued and Will was arrested at a home on Mixer Road in Forestville.  He was arrested for third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetime, and unlawful disposal of methamphetime lab materials.  Will was arraigned and, sent to the county jail on $15,000 cash bail.  If you suspect suspicious or illegal drug activity, call the task force at 1-800-344-8702.


Four people -- one a fugitive from justice -- were arrested during a drug raid at a Jamestown apartment last Friday...  

Agents with the Metro Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for a residence at 10-91 E. 2nd Street and, gained entry with help from the Jamestown Police SWAT team.  While inside, investigators reportedly found a sawed-off shotgun, swtichblade knife, drug paraphernalia and 4.9-grams of crystal meth.  Arrested were 36 year-old Joshua Doud; 34 year-old Jamie Bennett; 37 year-old Angel Mason; and 33 year-old Ricky Sadler, who was found to be wanted out of McKean, Pennsylvania on an assault charge.  The four were taken to the city jail and arraigned on various charges.

**Anyone with information on illegal drug trafficking or sales in the Jamestown area can leave tips annonymously with JPD by calling 483-TIPS (8477) or the tips 411 App.


The city of Jamestown now has a full compliment of constables after the City Council approved the appointment of an Elam Avenue man to fill a vacancy...  

Mayor Sam Teresi presented two appointments to lawmakers at last night's outdoor voting session at Chadakoin Park.  Teresi submitted the name of resident G. Richard Bird to council members and, the appointment was approved unanimously.

The constable background check is done by the Jamestown Police Department.  Teresi says he was "pleasantly surprised" that Bird was interested in the unpaid position.  Constables in the city perform a number of duties, but one of the key ones is the delivery of eviction notices to tenants from local landlords.  The Real Estate Investors Association, which represents landlords, had called for the post to be filled.  REIA President Harold Whitford was at the meeting and, simply thanked the mayor for making the appointment.


New York state is hosting three public listening sessions this week in New York City to gather input on proposals to legalize recreational marijuana....  

The meetings had been scheduled for yesterday in Queens, today in Brooklyn and Wednesday on Staten Island.  Several listening sessions have already been held upstate, and more are planned throughout the state.  On Friday, two more in Westchester and Suffolk counties were added to the calendar for October.  Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are expected to take up proposals to legalize and regulate marijuana next year.  State officials say the listening sessions will help guide them as they work out the details of the legislation.


No injuries have been reported, but a handful of local fire departments and rescue teams were called to a structure fire in Cherry Creek Monday afternoon....  


Chautauqua County Fire Dispatchers says Cherry Creek firefighters responded to the scene at 66-13 Main Street just before 1:30.  Dispatchers say Ellington and South Dayton fire crews, along with the county's fire investigation team, and coordinators, were also called in.  Efforts to reach the Cherry Creek fire hall were unsuccessful.
 
The Republican challenger in the race for Chautauqua County Sheriff says the opioid epidemic remains one of the biggest issues he speaks to on the campaign trail...  


Lakewood's Jim Quattrone says, while deaths are reportedly down in Chautauqua County, he remains concerned because Narcan is helping the situation.  However, he says as strong opioids and synthetics become more prevalent, Narcan becomes less effective.

Quattrone is challenging Democrat Joe Gerace, who has been County Sheriff since 1995.  Both candidates say they oppose the legalization of marijuana in New York State.  But, Quattrone says the county needs to prepare should the recreational use of pot by adults become state law and, says there needs to be further efforts to education children about the dangers of using marijuana.  Quattrone, who recently won the Conservative Party primary, also says he wants to Sheriff's office work closer with local police agencies on the drug issue.

A man who escaped Nazi Germany as a boy and went on to become a distinguished World War Two scholar, told his story in Jamestown...

Dr. Gerhard Weinberg is Jewish, and was 11 years-old when he and his siblings left Hanover, Germany.  He says it was only after he immigrated here that he came to understand he escaped with his life.  Now at age 90, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Weinberg says it's important to know to the true significance of the Allied victory in World War Two.

Weinberg says the killing of Jews in the Nazi era is the 'worst catastrophe in human history that we know anything about', and he adds there are no automatic guarantees to insure it does not happen again.  Gerhard Weinberg was at the Robert H. Jackson Center for the first ever Al and Marge Brown lecture on WWII, an annual program started by Phil and May Ann Zimmer.  Albert Brown was a World War Two veteran and President at the SUNY College at Brockport through the sixties and seventies.  

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