A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking crystal methamphetime in the area from a home on the city's northside....  

JPD Captain Bob Samuelson says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force raided a home at 1107 Prendergast Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday with the help of the department's SWAT Team.  Samuelson says they arrested 28 year-old James Smouse and, found more than 19 grams of crystal meth, suboxone and multiple items of paraphernalia, and scales.  He says they also found a switchblade knife, and a baton club.  Smouse faces several charges, including third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a weapon.  He was arraigned and sent to the county jail with bail to be set.  Anyone with information on suspected drug activity in the city is asked to call the anonymous tips line at 483-TIPS, that's 483-8477.  You can also contact their Tips 4-1-1 app.


Evergreen Health of western New York cut the ribbon on it's third facility to expand care in the Greater Jamestown-area Wednesday afternoon...

Evergreen President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Ganoe was on hand to help open the new location at 320 Prather Avenue, which will be the "central hub" to coordinate specialty care in the region, including care for people with HIV and Hepatitis C, among others.

Ganoe says they'll be using 2,600 square-feet of the former Prather Avenue Medical Office building, not far from UPMC Chautauqua Hospital.  During the ribbon cutting ceremony, he thanked local staff for their help in getting the new location up and running, adding that their "passion is what sets them apart."  Ganoe says the STI testing is one of the new offerings they'll have at the new facility, which includes a large waiting area, three examination rooms, and one space for private patient consultations.  For more information, call 664-7855.


Volunteers are needed for the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County's free, annual income tax return preparation program...  

Rose Lancione coordinates the agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program... also known as VITA.  Lancione says they are in need of a handfull of new volunteers to do taxes for low-to-moderate income members of the community.

Lancione says volunteers do not need to have tax preparation experience because the Chautauqua County VITA Coalition will provide the training and teach the software being used.  She says they will have an instructional session this coming Saturday at the Prendergast Library, beginning at 10 AM.  Lancione says if you would like to volunteer, to be a preparer -- or just help out the effort, contact her at 483-1561.  She says the program is provided for people who make up to $54,000 a year in income.


Skiiers and snowboarders across western New York have nine-days to get ready for the 2018-19 winter season, because Holiday Valley resort is hoping to open their slopes on November 23.....  

That from Director of Marketing Jane Eshbaugh, who says snow-making is underway in Ellicotville.  Eshabugh says they are continuing to make snow through Thursday and will re-start again this weekend.  She adds, they've also made some $3.4-million in improvements for the season including snowmaking equipment, groomers and a new lift.  Eshbaugh says -- as long as the weather cooperates-- Holiday Valley with have 5-to-6 various trails and slopes ready to go next Friday. Lodges for food and refreshments will also be open. For more information, visit HolidayValley.com.


A familiar face is returning to Fredonia village government...  

Former Village Administrator James Sedota has been appointed as full-time treasurer.  Mayor Athenasia Landis says Sedota's appointment comes at a time in which the Village is currently involved with several major projects. Sedota says he is pleased to be returning to village government and, says he's happy to help fill a need there.  He had been hired as village administrator back in 1977 and, retired from that position twelve years ago.


A Harlem man has been revealed as the winner of $343 million in a Powerball drawing, the biggest jackpot in New York state lottery history....  

Lottery officials introduced 67-year-old Robert Bailey at a New York City news conference Wednesday.  Bailey says he has "faithfully" played numbers a family member gave him over 25 years ago.  The retired federal government employee bought his lucky ticket at a Harlem deli. The drawing was held October 27th.  He is taking the winnings in a lump sum of over $198 million. After taxes that's roughly $125 million.  He plans to get a house for his mother, "with a little land around it."  Bailey also hopes to travel.  He says Las Vegas comes to mind.

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