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Three arrests have been made and Jamestown police are investigating the discovery of a "one-pot" Meth Lab at a westside residents.

 

City fire officials say a crew was initially called to the scene at 212 West Sixth Street about 4:45 yesterday afternoon for a strong odor in the area, and chemical fumes inside the building. Firefighters found the Methamphetamine Lab, and made sure the residents got out of the building.

 

Police were called to the scene just prior to that and are continuing to investigate.

 

There will be no tax increase and no staff reductions in the Jamestown School District's 2017-18 budget proposal.

 

School Business Manager Vern Connors laid out the big items in the more than 80-million dollar spending plan at Wednesday night's school board meeting. Connors tells us there is a spending increase of 4.7-million dollars or about 6%. However he says part of the increase is being offset by an increase in state school aid.

 

Connors says just over half of the spending increase is in the form of three capital projects the district will be undertaking. He says one of those is going to be an attempt to sell the district's former Crescent Street warehouse. Connors says they do have to plan, though, in case they can't sell it.

 

Another project they would have to help fund is not even one of it's own. That would be for the local BOCES, which is undertaking a three-year project.  ALL local districts will participate in that.

 

Otherwise Connors says they're looking at some other cost increases including a 14% increase in health insurance costs.  The budget will be further reviewed at the board's March 28th meeting.

 

A city woman has been arrested for allegedly trying to get rid of a loaded hand-gun during a domestic call on Jamestown's northside. City police say officers were called to the downstairs apartment at 246 Fulton Street on a report of a possible domestic incident.

 

While officers were trying to make contact they saw 26 year-old Jennifer Dellahoy throw a loaded, .22-caliber silver handgun out of a window.

 

Following an investigation  Dellahoy was arrested, and taken to the city jail without incident on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and was jailed without bail.

 

Authorities in western New York say a 10-year-old boy has died after being trapped under a pile of snow from this week's storm. Police responded to a call about a child trapped in snow in Pendleton in Niagara County around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

The boy was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police say they believe the boy was digging a tunnel when it collapsed on him.  

 

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office hasn't released the name of the child. Police believe the death was accidental. An investigation is ongoing.

 

Parts of the county received more than 2 feet of snow from the storm that started Tuesday and lasted into Wednesday.

 

Despite some extremes in weather, the maple syrup season is underway. Producers are now getting ready for the annual Maple Weekends the first of which is this Saturday and Sunday.  

 

Syrup makers gathered at Big Tree Maple off Hunt Road in Lakewood for the annual kickoff yesterday morning.

 

Lloyd Munsee of Big Tree says they are doing something special this year in conjunction with the Ashville General Store.

 

John Gerber of Clear Creek Farms in Mayville says they've added a new store at their location on Morris Road in Mayville.

 

Linda Fairbanks of Fairbanks Maple on Shaw Road in Forestville says they'll have a pancake breakfast and much more.

 

Maple Weekends are March 18th and 19th and 25th and 26th, from 10 AM to 4 PM each day.

 

The Johnson Estate Winery in Westfield will also be participating in Maple Weekend, with a special maple liqueur. Full information on Maple Weekend is available at http://www.nysmaple.com/nys-maple-weekend/

 

Police around New York state will be cracking down on drunken driving and underage drinking this St. Patrick's Day weekend. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the law enforcement campaign ahead of Friday's holiday. 

 

The effort includes sobriety checkpoints, stepped up vehicle patrols and ID inspections at bars.

 

Police will be looking for drivers who have had too much to drink or who are using their cellphones while driving. They'll also be looking for minors in possession of alcohol, or bars, restaurants and retail shops selling alcohol to those under 21.

 

A similar campaign last year by state police resulted in 257 DWI arrests and more than 17,000 tickets.