Buffalo records coldest Thanksgiving Day ever...                     
Expect a warm up after the coldest Thanksgiving Day on record.  The National Weather Service reports that this year's holiday set a record for both the high and low temperatures.  That from Meteorologist Tony Ansuini at the weather service's Buffalo office... who says they had a low of 9 degrees, and a daytime high of 20... which produced a daily average of 15.  That beat the old record of 18-degrees.  Ansuini says the good news is that we'll see more normal temperatures for this time of year with temperatures texpected to reach the 40s on Saturday and Sunday. 


Borrello touts Small Business Saturday...
There are a number of small "unique" retail businesses across Chautauqua County... and, County Executive George Borrello is urging residents to check them out for Small Business Saturday.  Small Business Saturday follows "Black Friday..." and many offer great deals on gifts and other items for sale.  Borrello is touting the county's many small businesses... in particular those that have created a special "niche" for themselves... including local artisans with Peaceful Designs in Westfield to the Bio-Dome in Jamestown.  Borrello says it's been a good year for many local shop owners... but, he says this time of year is critical for many of them... because they want to be "in the black" by the end of the year.  That's where the name "Black Friday" comes from.  Borrello made his comments for this weekend's "Community Spotlight" program on the six Media One Radio Group stations.


Jamestown Mayor also commemorates Small Business Saturday...
In observance of this year's Small Business Saturday... Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi this week joined with more than a dozen small business owners to promote the shop "small and local" today.  The Mayor was with the local owners earlier this week at Crown Street Roasting Company on West Third Street to promote supporting small businesses during both the busy holiday shopping season and throughout the year. 


Stockton man arrested on drug-charges following crash in Ellery...
A Stockton man suffered minor injuries... but, is accused of driving while under the influence of drugs... after a one-car crash in the town of Ellery last night.  Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Route 380 shortly after 5 PM Thursday... and found a vehicle in the distch.  Deputies were able to identify the driver as 23 year-old Robert Keech... and, on further investigation... they found he was high on drugs.  Officers say they found that Keech was in possession of multiple hypodermic instruments.  He was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs... criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument... third-degree Aggravated unlicensed operation... failure to keep right... and, unsafe tire.  Keech was taken into custody on the charges, and issued appearance tickets for Ellery Town  Court at a later date.


United Way of Southern Chautauqua County near's $1-million mark in campaign...
The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has now raised nearly $1-million of it's $1.335-million goal for 2018.  Executive Director Amy Rohler says they have currently raised just over $989,000.  Rohler says they've been working hard, and are right on track due to their "committed team of volunteers."  In addition... Campaign Chair Kurt Eimiller added that -- "our community business leaders and employees should all be proud knowing that their time and investment is going to help the people who need it most, including the working families of our community.”  He says their presentation to local businesses only lasts about 10 minutes... and, most businesses fit it into their weekly meeting routines or start to their day.  For more information... call the United Way at 483-1561... or go on-line to uwayscc.org.

 

Clymer/Sherman/Panama win HS Football Class-D Championship at Carrier Dome...

The Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack completed their outstanding season Friday afternoon with a huge defensive effort to defeat Moriah in the Class D High School Football Championships in Syracuse.  CSP kept Moriah off the board until about mid-way through the second-half on way to a 26-to-6 win.  Congratulations to Clymer/Sherman/Panama.


 

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