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Schneiderman asks Charter to fix servide problems with Time-Warner after acquistion...

New York's attorney general is asking Charter Communications to fix the service problems of the state's Time Warner Cable subscribers following its recent acquisition of the broadband internet provider.  In a letter to Charter... Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office's investigation has shown Time-Warner's actual internet speeds often didn't match those promised... and, that it failed to keep up with customer demand, leading to congestion and lost data.  He says the problems have been particularly bad at prime time when many customers connect.  Stamford, Connecticut-based Charter says it has made significant investments in its infrastructure and will continue to do that as it integrates Time Warner, bringing enhancements like broadband speeds up to 60 megabits per second.

Chautauqua Lake Central substitute bus driver charged with child endangerment...

A substitute bus driver with the Chautauqua Lake Central School District has been arrested for alleged child endangerment during a bus run back in late April.  Sheriff's officers say they arrested 58 year-old Edward Farnsworth of Meadows Road, DeWittville following an investigation into the alleged incident on-board Bus-#142 the afternoon of April 28.  Deputies would only say that Farnsworth had "allegedly engaged in actions which constituted endangering a juvenile on his bus."  He was issued an appearance ticket for Chautauqua Town Court.

City man arrested on Felony warrants, and drug possession...

An investigation into a suspicious situation in front of the Boys and Girl's Club of Jamestown has led to the arrest of a city man on multiple drug possession charges.  City police were called to the scene at 62 Allen St. shortly after 1:30 Tuesday afternoon... and, tried to identify the man.  They later identified him to be William Tilyou... who was wanted on a Jamestown City Felony Drug Court warrant.  Police add they allegedly found Tilyou with quantities of "crystal" methamphetime... heroin... marijuana... and drug paraphernalia.  Police say they arrested Tilyou on charges including Felony third-degree... and, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance... and, two counts of criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.  He's also charged with second-degree criminal personation. He's jailed pending arraignment in City Court.

City officials announce expanded Jamestown Summer Concert Series...

There will be more chances to catch the annual Summer Concert Series at Jamestown's Allen Park this year because there are more concerts on the schedule.  That from city Parks and Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley... who says there will be nine concerts this year -- which is three more than last year.  Ciesla Hanley says there would be eight concerts total put on by the Jamestown Municipal Band.  Band Director Rick Lundquist says they're pleased to do it, and while there are some new shows this year... there are also some old stand-by nights... including the Italian, and Scandinavian Nights.  There'll also be the annual Patriotic concert around July 4th.  During yesterday's announcement at Allen Park... Ciesla-Hanley said the season gets underway with the annual Jamestown High School Concert Band performance next Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m.  Band Director Meghan Murray says they're excited about the concert because -- due to weather conditions -- their event was rained out last year.  However... Murray says the weather is looking good for nex week.  She adds it'll be a fun, laid-back concert... with more "popular music" and show tunes.  The following week -- June 22 -- will begin the eight-week run for the Municipal Band.

City looking to move Summer Concerts indoors if rain is falling, or threatens to fall on concert nights...

The Summer Concert Series has always been pending because of the weather from week to week.  However... this year... that may not be  the case.  Among the announcements made at the Gorenson Bandshell Wednesday is that the city is working on an alternative, indoor site if rain becomes an issue.  Julia Ciesla-Hanley says... on days when rain appears to be a factor... they hope to move the concert into the Allen Park Ice Rink.  Ciesla-Hanley says... if they do have to move the concert that particular night... they will contact the media to get the change announced by 2 p.m. that day.  She adds it will also be put on the city's webpage at www.jamestownny.net.

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts holds 2016-17 Season preview Wednesday...

Local fans of stage and screen got a "sneak peak" of what's in store for the 2016-17 season at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts yesterday.  A drop-in day "open house" was held at the area's "community theater at East Third Street location.  Marketing Director Len Barry says tickets for the season go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on June 21.  Barry says you can buy tickets individually... or a "Reg365" season's pass.  He says the season formally gets underway Sept. 24 with the return of illusionist Jason Bishop... who wowed a Reg Lenna audience two years ago with his optical elusions.  Barry says the show with Jason Bishop show begins at 8 p.m. on the Reg Lenna stage.  The next big event will be on Oct. 30 when the Robert H. Jackson Center and the Center will commemorate World War-Two with the Abby Mann production "Judgement at Nuremburg."  Barry says this is the Reg's third-season... and, he says their attendance numbers continue to grow.  For more information... go on-line to www.reglenna.com, or call the box office at 484-7070.    


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