A city man is jailed for allegedly being found in possession of... and, trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl on Jamestown's southside....  

City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force -- and the State Police K-9 Team -- raided a home at 196 Barrett Avenue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday and, arrested 39 year-old Lynn Jackson, Junior.  Samuelson says they found 59 bags of Heroin and, less than a gram of Fentanyl, a powerful narcotic.

Often times, dealers will cut the Heroin with Fentanyl, many times with deadly consequences.  However, Samuelson says it's been some time since investigators last seized the drug during a bust.  He says they had been investigating Jackson for some time and, led to the search warrant being issued.  Samuelson says police were assisted by the department's SWAT Team in making entry to the home.  Jackson was arraigned and jailed without bail on charges of third and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia.  

There was some positive news for the western Southern Tier in Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State and budget message....  

However, there were also some negatives with the governor's address Tuesday.  That from State Senator Cathy Young, who says  says she was pleased to see him add another one-billion dollars to fund public schools.  But, she's concerned about his plan to "micromanage" the way they use the money.  The Olean Republican adds that while she's also happy about funding for infrastructure upgrades, she feels downstate is getting the better end of the deal.

Young says she also likes the plan to continue a phased-in middle income tax cut.  But, on the negative side says says -- after serving on the Senate's panel addressing the opioid crisis, she opposes legalizing recreational marijuana.  She says there's already an issue with people drinking and driving and, Young says driving while under the influence of drugs is already becoming an issue and, adds there's also the feeling that pot is a "gateway drug." 


New York would adopt the most aggressive clean energy goal of any state under a plan from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that calls for 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.....  

The Democrat says the state can wean itself off of fossil fuels by relying on wind, solar, hydroelectric and nuclear power.  Cuomo had previously set the state's renewable energy goal at 50 percent by 2030, but officials now say the state can hit 75 percent by then.  Speaking on public radio Wednesday, Cuomo said New York has no choice but to move to entirely renewable energy because of the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions to address climate change.  Cuomo unveiled the proposal during his State of the State address on Tuesday. Lawmakers must approve the new goal.


Governor Andrew Cuomo touted a number of successes during the past year during his State of the State portion of Tuesday's address in Albany and, one was close to home....  

The governor mentioned the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, which he has strongly supported since it was proposed several years ago and, opened this past August.  He says visitors from 49 different states have already toured the center in it's first five months of operation.  The state invested about $14-million dollars from various economic development programs in the Comedy Center, which opened back on August 1st of last year.  The project cost nearly $50-million and, employs 38 people. 


A bi-partisan group of Congressional members met with President Trump yesterday afternoon, as a partial government shut-down went into it's 26th day...  

The A-P is reporting that seven Democratic members of the Problem Solver's Caucus took part in the meeting at the White House.  However, while there was some discussion, Democrats were insisting on reopening the government fully before there are discussions over border security.  Local Congressman Tom Reed, co-chairs the caucus.  He says the problem is Speaker Nancy Pelosi is as entrenched in her position as the president is.

The White House is saying that the meeting with the group, which includes 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats, went well.  Reed says they're only talking about adding another 230-miles or so of new wall and, replacing or repairing another just over 600 miles of wall and fencing.  Reed made his comments during this week's conference call wit Southern Tier Media.


The Chautauqua County Humane Society is asking for the community's help in giving the gift of sight back to a young cat, who undergoes surgery today. 

Community Relations Director Brian Papalia tells us that "Storm" is a one-year-old black cat who came to the shelter under "stormy circumstances."  Papalia says Humane Society Veterinarian Doctor Mark McConnon performed a corneal flap on Storm's left eye and a third-eyelid flap on his right eye to give him a chance to fight the infection and heal.  However, Papalia says the cat's left eye started showing signs it was not healing properly.  Animal Eye Care of Western New York has donated over half of the expenses for Storm's procedure, but Papalia says the shelter needs to raise $1,100.  Storm is currently in a foster home awaiting his trip to Depew for the surgery.  Brian says Storm is a friendly, loving cat that once his eyes are corrected, will be ready for a loving home.  For more information, or to help out, call the Humane Society at 665-2209 or visit SPCApets.com


A woman who's spent her career helping people achieve their goals has been named the Resource Center's Employee of the Year....  

Program Administrator, Beth Jermain, has worked at the agency for nearly 30 years, assisting people who have disabilities in getting jobs, obtaining housing and being successful in their lives.  The award for Excellence in Direct Care was given to Karen Williamson, who works at TRC's Fluvanna Day Treatment Center.  Two employees, Mark Morton of Jamestown and Karl Erb of  Mayville, were honored for 40 years of work at the Resource Center.  Over 130 others were recognized for between 5 and 35 years of employment.  The recognition event was held at the Celoron Harbor Hotel on Tuesday. 

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