There are some significant primary elections taking place in Chautauqua County... as well as New York state today..  
 
The major race on the ballot today is for Democrats, as they decide on whether to keep incumbant two-term Governor Andrew Cuomo or challenger Cynthia Nixon.  There is also a four-way race for the Democratic nod to run for state Attorney General.  Locally, there is a Conservative Party run-off for Sheriff and Election's Commissioner Norm Green says there are some other, more local races.
 
The local Sheriff's primary for the Conservative line has Democratic incumbant Joe Gerace being challenged by Republican Jim Quattrone.  There are about 2,000 conservative voters in the county.  In addition, Busti Republicans in Election District 3 will choose two county committee members from three candidates.  Voting hours today are Noon to 9.
 
 
The Cuomo administration allegedly offered enticements to the builders of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to open the structure's second span in August, ahead of this week's Democratic primary...  
 
The New York Times reports that a Thruway Authority official wrote to contractors in July directing that work on the eastbound span be completed so the bridge could fully open on August 24.  The official offered to absolve contractors of responsibility for accidents that might occur while work continued as traffic moved across the span.  The Westchester-bound span was supposed to open last Saturday, but that plan was scratched because of safety concerns over a section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge still to be demolished.  Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he had no role in the timing of the bridge's opening.
 
 
The New York city man convicted of pushing Fredonia native Kendra Webdale to her death when she was struck by an oncoming subway car has been discharged from prison...  
 
State Senator Cathy Young, who pushed for a law that would force seriously mentally-ill people to take their medications, says she was concerned about the release of Andrew Goldstein.  However, Young says the state Department of Corrections assured her that Goldstein "has not been discharged into the community but moved to a state facility where he will receive the attention that he needs."  Goldstein was found to be suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia, which was untreated, when he pushed Webdale in front of the subway train in January of 1999.  He served 19 years of his 23-year sentence. 
 
 
A Jamestown man -- wanted in Warren County -- was arrested during a foot chase early Tuesday evening... 
 
Ellicott Police initiated a traffic stop on Fairmount Avenue and say 36 year-old Armando Rosario falsified his name and birth date. Rosario allegedly took off on foot as officers attempted to find out his true identity. Lakewood-Busti Police and State Police K-9 were called in to assist. The canine tracked and located Rosario, who attempted to flee once more with no luck. He was transported to UPMC Chautauqua for his injuries. Officers say he also had a valid order of protection to stay away from a person he was with at the time of the stop. He was arraigned before being sent to the County jail. 
 
 
A Jamestown-area manufacturer is working to deliver and install the furniture for the new, 149-room Double-Tree by Hilton, which is slated to open in about two-months...  
 
Officials with the Hamister Group, which is developing the new hotel on West Fourth Street... met with Artone Manufacturing officials and, got a tour of the Allen Street Facility yesterday morning.  City Development Director Vince DeJoy says city officials pushed the idea to Hammister when the group acquired the property about four-years ago.
 
Hamister Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Hamister praised Artone and the Jamestown community in general, for "opening their arms" to them as they have worked on the multi-million dollar project.  Artone President and Owner Mike Calimeri says they are also pleased that the Hamister Group included a provision to have Artone not only design and make the furniture for each of their rooms, but to also install it.  Calimeri says the contract was for about $600,000.
 
 
City police in Jamestown are asking residents to be aware of skimming devices being use in Jamestown and, possibly the Town of Ellicott...  
 
In a printed release late Tuesday, JPD Captain Bob Samuelson said a skimming device is an electronic card reader that is illegally connected to anything used to process payments with credit or bank cards.  He says these devices can be connected on gas pumps, ATMs or other machine that takes cards. Consumers are asked to proceed with caution when making purchases as to avoid becoming a victim to theives attempting to steal their account information. Samuelson says anyone who sees something suspicious on a machine should contact their local police immediately.  
 
 
A traffic stop on Interstate 86 in the town of Ellery led to the arrest of an Ashville man for allegedly driving without a license, and for marijuana possession...  
 
State police in Jamestown say they pulled over 30 year-old Dustin Raynor on Tuesday and, he was found in possession of five-grams of pot, and had a suspended license.  Raynor was arrested for third-degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.  He was issued appearance tickets for Ellery Town Court at a later date.

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