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A Jamestown man is jailed without bail on three outstanding warrants after he was found hiding inside a home on the city's eastside Monday afternoon. 
 
City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says officers and members of the JPD SWAT Team were sent to 18 Hedges Street about 2 p.m. after being notified by a woman living there that some property was missing.  Samuelson says they then learned that 20 year-old Nyren Graham was spotted there.
 
Samuelson says they called in the SWAT Team to help locate Graham because the house was also the scene last October of a major drug raid that led to three arrests after three hand-guns, and 27-grams of cocaine was found.  He says Graham was wanted by police for a violation of his probation, and warrants for second-degree robbery and grand larceny.  He was arrested without incident and, arraigned before being sent to the county jail.
 
 
A residents group opposed to the re-opening of the former Jones-Carroll Landfill in the town of Carroll is meeting tonight in the wake of a new effort to buy the Dodge Road facility. 
 
Town Supervisor Jack Jones, Junior says the Carroll concerned Citizens will hold an informational session, press conference at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall to outline it's opposition to the latest proposal by Sealand Waste, LLC to obtain permits to operate the facility.
 
The Carroll Town Board approved a local law in 2007 that bans any new landfills from being located in the town.  Jones says the meeting by the concerned citizens is geared towards making sure everyone in the town knows what's going on and, that they need to voice their opposition to the proposal.  He says reopening the landfill to dump construction and demolition debris will destroy their water supply in Carroll, and Frewsburg. 
 
Jones says the state Department of Environmental Conservation opened up a 30-day comment period on Sealand's request for permits to re-open landfill.  He says comments will be accepted until January 12
 
 
The glitch in yesterday's House vote on a 2017 Tax and Jobs bill led to cancellation of a telephone conference call with local Congressman Tom Reed, who voted for the bill. 
 
The measure was adopted, 227-to-203 with all but 12 Republicans voting for it.  However, three provisions in the GOP's $1.5-trillion tax bill violate Senate rules and will likely be removed before that chamber votes on the measure. 
 
They allow those items to be passed in the Senate with a simple majority of 51-votes.  Officials say this means the House will have to vote again on the legislation this morning, once it's been amended and approved by the Senate.
 
 
The attorney for a local manufacturer's group has raised several issues with the city of Jamestown's proposed sale of it's wastewater treatment plant to the city's Local Development Corporation. 
 
Those include whether the city, and it's Board of Public Utilities, can make the transaction without a public referendum on the matter.  Edward Primo, who is based in Rochester, is representing the Manufacturer's Association of the Southern Tier.  He also argues that having the ratepayers paying off the $16-million being borrowed by the JLDC amounts to "double taxation."
 
On the need for a public referendum, Mayor Sam Teresi said in a taping for this week's "Community Spotlight" program that they are not talking about selling the "entire" wastewater treatment system. 
 
The proposal calls for just selling one "asset" the plant itself.  Teresi says it's a perfectly legal way to raise capital for the cash-strapped city.  He adds the Board of Public Utilities would continue to operate the plant.
 
 
A man from the village of Brocton was taken to the Chautauqua County lock-up on harrassment and resisting arrest charges Monday afternoon. 
 
Sheriff's Officers say they responded to the area of Central Avenue for a reported harrassment that had occurred.  After an investigation, deputies determined that 43 year-old Christopher Small made unwanted physical contact with a victim. 
 
As deputies tried to arrest him, Small physically resisted arrest.  After a brief struggle, officers were able to take Small into custody.  He was arraigned and sent to jail on 2-thousand dollars cash bail. 
 
 
The Salvation Army of Jamestown is had a very busy day Tuesday as families participating in holiday services including the Angel Tree program, picked up toys and food for Christmas. 
 
That from Captain Kim Merchant, who says they had some generous donations and anticipated helping more than 600 families this year. 
 
Merchant also says that the annual Red Kettle Campaign was ahead of their goal up until yesterday due to rainy weather conditions. 
 
Merchant says that while they're even with money raised last year she's confident the Salvation Army of Jamestown will reach their goal of $112,000 by December 23.
 
Merchant says the last day of the Red Kettle Campaign is this Saturday, December 23rd. However, donations can be made with a check by mail or dropped off to the Salvation Army at 83 South Main Street in Jamestown.
 
 
Gas prices in the Jamestown-area are holding steady this week, with the cost of regular, unleaded fuel at 2$.75 a gallon.
 
That from the AAA's latest Gas Price Report, which says four states across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region are paying some of the highest gas prices in the county, including Pennslvania, New York, Washington D-C and Connecticut.
 
However, prices did decrease on the week across the region.  The national average dropped three-cents to $2.43 per gallon, which is $0.12 cheaper than one month ago

 

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