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The Jamestown Jammers lost the championship in the Perfect Game League Tuesday night, 8 to 4 to Mohawk Valley at Russell E. Diethrick Park. 


Mohawk Valley wins the series 2-games to 1.  You can hear the disappointment in Jammers Coach and Manager Anthony Barone's voice who says Mohawk Valley "played better than us, and a couple of things didn't go our way." 


Jamestown trailed Mohawk Valley by one run most of the game.  The Jammers got two runners on base in the bottom of the eighth, but a failed bunt and double play ended the chance for a rally.  As he walked off the field, Barone was disconsolate left to hope for next year. 


Barone says he'll start work shortly to replace the core of players he's had the past couple of years that produced this year's championship run.  The coach was grateful to the community for its broad support for the Jammers this year and to the fans for attending the games. 


Over 1,100 people watched last night's game at the stadium.  Mohawk Valley was presented the trophy at the conclusion of the game.

A Jamestown woman faces a child endangerment charge after allegedly leaving her infant child inside her car, unattended on the city's eastside. 


Officers were called to the scene in front of the Taco Hut restaurant on East Third Street about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a child locked inside a vehicle.  Police say witnesses allegedly saw 20 year-old Alexia Taylor placing a car seat with the child in it inside the vehicle, locking it and walking away. 


A Jamestown Parking Enforcement Officer the notified JPD who then found Taylor.  She unlocked the car so police could check on the child's well-being. 


The child was plased in protective custody, and Taylor was arrested and taken to the city lock-up pending arraignment.

A regional panel that has made decisions that have helped drive several economic development projects in the Greater Jamestown Area will meet in Jamestown for the first time next Monday


Mayor Sam Teresi has announced that the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council will be here for a 1 PM meeting at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts but, will also be on hand to tour some of the projects they have supported at 11 a.m. 


Teresi says that'll take place weather permitting.  He says they want to see some of the projects that are being planned, as well as the projects receiving Downtown Revitalization Initiative or DRI funding. 


The city got word late last year that it was one of the 10 winners of $10-million in DRI funding to back about a dozen public-private projects to help revitalize the downtown area. 


Teresi says a luncheon will be provided through the county's Industrial Development Agency followed by the meeting on the Reg stage.  He says Council members are interested in seeing what's taking place in Jamestown and southern Chautauqua County.

A long-time Jamestown city official will be retiring at the end of August after about 30 years of service in the city in several capacities. 


Mayor Sam Teresi says his long-time Director of Financial Services, James Olson, will conclude his career on Thursday, Aug. 31.  Teresi says Olson, "has been and continues to be a close, trusted advisor and valued friend, "family member."  The Mayor adds that Olson "is the quintessential example of what public service can be and should be all about."  He wished Olson the best in his retirement.  



Olson began his career as Executive Assistant to former Mayor Steven Carlson in 1981 and, left city government in January of 1994 and, returned in 2000 to be Teresi's Director of Financial Services.

Chautauqua County officials are moving ahead with developing a county-wide plan for sharing services with local municipalties even as the county awaits word on its application for the $20-million Municipal Consolidation and Government Efficiency Competition grant. 


Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to have counties work with local governments to develop plans for shared services and, consolidation became part of the state budget in April. 


County Executive Vince Horrigan says they are making progress in developing a final plan and, adds that they have several elements of the application that are in the county-wide plan. 


Horrigan says more and more local governments are becoming involved in the process, especially with the momentum being made after successful dissolution votes in the villages of Forestville and Cherry Creek.  He says there needs to be more of a "regional focus" that allows services to continue. 


Horrigan says he expects to present an update on the plan during the next County Legislature meeting later this month with a vote on a final plan expected at the September meeting. 


As for the county's application for the $20 million competition, Horrigan expects to hear something in September.

Gas prices in the Jamestown area are holding steady while the price across the United States is continuing to rise. 


The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report says locally the price is just over $2.44 a gallon for regular, unleaded fuel.  AAA also says pump prices in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions moved higher on the week, with New York state now at $2.45 a gallon putting it in the top 15 of most expensive markets.  That price is about 10 cents more than a year ago. 


Nationally the average price is up 3-cents a gallon this week to $2.35 a gallon.