A north county man sought on several Felony arrest warrants in Dunkirk kept police at bay for about an hour Wednesday morning in the village of Fredonia before surrendering without incident...  
 
Fredonia Police Chief Brad Meyers says police learned that Walter Duprey was being sought on the warrants for robbery, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance and, was staying in an apartment house at 112 Eagle Street.
 
After several attempts to communicate were made with Duprey, he barricaded himself on the second floor.  There were also concerns about three other people inside the residence at the time of the standoff.  However, Meyers says it appears the three were not being held against their will.  He says they later left and, Duprey eventually surrendered himself.  Meyers says Duprey was immediately turned over to Dunkirk Police.  Meyers praised the assistance from Dunkirk Police, the County Sheriff's Office and the FBI.  Dunkirk Police and Sheriff's Office K-9 units also assisted with the investigation.
 
 
Two men were arrested after a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia were found during a traffic stop in Jamestown early Wednesday morning...  
 
City police say they pulled over a car at the intersection of Newland and Broadhead Avenues for having non-transparent side windows.  During the stop, officers allegedly saw a passenger, 39 year-old Jason Remington of Brocton, drinking alcohol inside the vehicle.  Another passenger -- 32 year-old Richard Philbrick-senior -- who is a State Parolee, was reportedly found to be in possession of meth and the paraphernalia.  Both men were taken to city jail pending arraignment. 
 
 
A Jamestown woman had to be flown to an Erie, Pennsylvania trauma hospital after her car went off Route 5 in the north county and, crashed...  
 
State Police in Fredonia say the accident occured yesterday morning when the Pontiac sedan, driven by 49 year-old Patricia Bova, drifted across the road and struck a tree near Herrington Road.  State Police dispatchers say she was flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie where her condition is unknown at this time. More details pending investigation. 
 
 
Local Congressman Tom Reed says he's not surprised that North Korea is threatening to cancel President Trump's planned summit with Kim Jong Un next month...  
 
However, the Corning Republican says he is "cautiously optimistic" that the summit with the president will go ahead June 12 in Singapore as planned.  President Trump says he will still insist on the country's de-nuclearization.  North Korea Wednesday threatened to scrap the historic summit next month between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in a "one-sided" affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.  Congressman Reed made his comments during his weekly telephone conference call with Southern Tier Media.
 
 
It appears the Clymer School Board will look to put up a new budget for district voters to decide on next month that falls within the state's Property Tax Cap...  
 
That from Superintendent Ed Bailey, who says the $11.5-million proposal on Tuesday's ballot received one more "yes" vote than "no."  However, they needed a supermajority of 60-percent 'yes' votes for the budget to pass.  That's because the budget increased the tax levy by 13-percent.  Bailey says the new spending plan, though, will rely heavily on undesignated reserve funds.
 
Bailey believes there were a few factors, including last year's rejection of a proposed merger with the Panama School District, that led to the defeat.  He says they won't consider a contingency budget at this point.  He says that would be a zero-percent tax increase budget, but would also include a number of "drastic" program cuts.  Bailey says the Clymer School Board will meet to discuss a "capped" budget on Wednesday, May 30.  He says if tthe board decides to go forward, there would be a vote on Thursday, June 19.  
 
 
Lakewood and Hazeltine Library officials are showing obvious relief now that the referendum for a special Library Tax in the Southwestern Central School District has been approved...  
 
The $204,000 appropriation for both libraries was approved narrowly Tuesday, 425-to-413.  Three of those officials expressed their appreciation on Wednesday's Dennis Webster Show and, Lakewood Library Board President Mary McCague they are still working turn around opponents of the move.
 
McCague, Karen Dennerlein, and Katie Smith all noted that local libraries have become much more than books and video libraries.  For lower income residents, they have become a resource for online job searches, among others.  Dennerlein also said district residents would NOT have to vote again on a budget unless there's a decrease, or an increase in it.  She adds they were "very concerned" about which way the vote may go when an "11th Hour" campaign opposing the measure cropped up and spread what she called "some misinformation" about what they do.
 
 
The Clymer School Budget was one of three in Chautauqua County that was defeated on Tuesday...  
 
The others included the Ripley spending plan, which was also defeated in a close vote.  The Post-Journal reports the vote on the $9.2-million spending plan was 91-to-90 against.  Ripley voters did approve a bus proposition, but defeated another to establish a capital reserve fund.  In Westfield, voters rejected a $16.7-million budget, 295-to-196.  
 
 
The theme for the annual Resource Center Symposium on Wednesday was 'resilience'...  
 
The keynote speaker was Stephen Manning, a noted immigration attorney from Oregon.  In working with people who desparately want to come to the United States, Manning says he's seen three distinctive characteristics-- "a staunch acceptance of reality, a deep belief that life is meaningful and an uncanny ability to improvise".  He believes people who work with the disabled often show the same abilities.  Stephen Manning is the brother of Michele Albaugh, the Resource Center's Director of Learning and Development. The symposium was held at Chautauqua.  
 

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