Three people from Jamestown have been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of large quantity of four different kinds of illegal drugs during a traffic stop on the city's southside...  
 
City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers stopped the vehicle at the corner of Hazeltine Avenue and Baker Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday.  Samuelson says officers took 38 year-old Lashon Hayes, and a 17-year-old girl into custody immediately.  He says they were found with just over 34-grams of hallucinagenic mushrooms, nearly 11-grams of crack-cocaine and, 68-grams of marihuana.  The 17 year-old was also allegedly found in possession of a small amount of crystal methamphetime, and five bags of Heroin.  The third suspect, 36 year-old Lawrence McGrigg, was found with nearly 42-grams of marihuana.  All three were jailed pending arraignment.
 
 
Two Fredonia residents were sent to area hospitals following a motorcycle accident involving a deer on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret last weekend...  
 
Sheriff's officers responded to the scene shortly after 9:00 Saturday night and, found the unidentified 46 year-old rider was northbound when he struck a deer in the roadway causing him to crash the bike.  The operator was taken to Erie County Medical Center for his injuries, while his 42 year-old female passenger was sent to a local hospital for treatment.  Deputies say there are no charges stemming from the accident at this time. 
 
 
A Fredonia man is facing charges after he drove his vehicle into a convenience store in the town of Sheridan last Sunday evening...  
 
State Police were called out to Sheridan Liquor and Wine Store at the corner of Routes 20 and 39 around 7:00.  Troopers say the driver, 40-year-old Gary Epolito, II has been charged with driving while impaired, Driving while Intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana.  Epolito will appear in Sheridan Town Court later this month to answer the charges.
 
 
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has passed an important bench-mark for his first year in office...  
 
Borrello reached the six-month mark last week and, it's so far, so good.  In fact, he says he is pleased with the progress made in many areas, including meeting with local business and industry leaders.  Most recently, Borrello paid a visit to Matco Tool Company in Lakewood, where they make the well-known 'Matco Tool Box."
 
Borrello easily met his goal of visiting 100 businesses in his first 100 days in office and, adds he has continued those meetings with new businesses and industry.  He says he has now visited close to 130 businesses across Chautauqua County, and more tours are in the works.  He's also visited the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield, which he calls "a great starting spot for individuals who will be exploring the 23 wineries that make up the Lake Erie Wine Country."  Among his scheduled events this week is the annual fishing trip on Chautauqua Lake with winners of the county's Fishing Essay Contest this Wednesday morning.
 
 
The state Health Department is holding public meetings to discuss the launch of cancer studies in four communities across New York state...  
 
The studies will examine cancer patterns related to demographic, behavioral, occupational and environmental factors.  The purpose is to understand the regional incidence of cancer and determine prevention and screening needs.  Meetings will be held July 17 in Stony Brook and Staten Island. Upstate, meetings will be held July 19 in Glens Falls and Buffalo.  Warren County was chosen because it has the highest rate of all cancers combined for any county in New York.  The East Side Buffalo and western Cheektowaga area was chosen because there were six kinds of cancer with elevated incidence.  Every diagnosis of cancer in New York is reported to the state cancer registry.
 
 
Lawmakers in the village of Fredonia are revisiting the idea of being a supplier for the still-new, North County Regional Water District...  
 
Mayor Athanasia Landis says she's had talks with the village board about the change in position... and, they seem to be all right with it.  Landis says the water district's board wants to hold a meeting with the village and the city of Dunkirk soon to further discuss the idea.
 
Landis says the idea of looking at being part of the district began last December in discussions she had with County Executive George Borrello as he was preparing to take office.  She says the village system now provides more water than is needed -- mainly due to the loss of ConAgra as a customer.  Landis adds that if they did a little more work on the system, they could provide more water for the district. 
 
 
 
A former New York state Senate leader has been pressured to explain why real estate executives who needed his support on legislation also agreed to steer work to his son...  
 
A prosecutor at the corruption trial of Dean Skelos asked him on cross-examination Monday if he expected jurors to accept that he genuinely believed the job opportunities had nothing to do with his position as one of the state's most powerful politicians.  Skelos insisted they "absolutely" should.  The testimony came at the retrial of the Republican and his son, Adam, in federal court in Manhattan.  Prosecutors have alleged that Dean Skelos abused his office by strong-arming the businesses into funneling more than $300,000 to the son through consulting work and a no-show job or else lose the senator's support.
 

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