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A north county-area woman has been charged with drunk driving after the car she was driving went out of control Monday morning in Silver Creek and, crashed into a house....  

Sheriff's officers were called to the scene on Central Avenue about 7 AM and, found the car, driven by 21 year-old Kali Isacc of Lawtons, had missed a curve then hit a stop sign before striking the house.  During their investigation, deputies found that Isacc was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.  She was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI, speeding and moving from lane unsafely.  The residence sustained only minor damage, and no one was hurt.  Isacc was issued appearance tickets for Silver Creek Village Court.

Optimism shared the stage with reality during Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist's first State of the City Address at last night's first voting session of 2020...  
Sundquist is nearing the end of his first month in office, but started off by saying it's "no secret" that Jamestown is a "fiscally distressed" city.

Sundquist did add that it's going to take a "community effort" to get the ship righted.  He discussed the need to modernize the city's tax code, and bring in new development.  Those were two of Sundquist's focuses during his address.  Another was public safety and, he says he's instructed his administration to reopen discussions with the police and firemen's unions to settle their outstanding contracts.  Also regarding public safety, Sundquist says his administration is working to get a better ambulance agreement with Alstar EMS or someone else, to provide emergency service in the city.  Lastly, he also addressed the need to revamp the way people communicate at City Hall and, out to the public. 

Mayor Sundquist recently told city lawmakers that they will begin requesting proposals to share ambulance services with another entity late next month....  

During last night's address, he said Alstar Ambulance has given the city 90-days notice about them pulling out of their agreement with the city.  He also noted that his administration drawing up a new request for proposals to provide that service.  However, Sundquist says, under the RFP, the city would not be the primary responder.

Due to fiscal constraints, the city has not been able to add firefighters, nor another ambulance to deal with huge increase in emergency calls.  However, that may be addressed under a recent, capital projects proposal.  Sundquist says a separate RFP would also be put out for billing for those services.  He says they should have a draft RFP ready for review by the city council, and fire department and union review, next month.

The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce presented its annual 'Salute to the Finest' awards Monday night.... 

Among the winners were two long standing Jamestown businesses:  JRSC Digital was named Business of the Year.  Geer-Dunn, in its 101st year, received the first-ever Hometown Legacy Award.  Andrea Latona of Full Moon Rising Bakery received recognition as the Young Business Leader of the Year and Fringe Hair Salon was named New Business of the Year.  The chamber also recognized the work of the Chautauqua Blind Association and the Winifred Crawford Diebert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown.  The annual ceremony was held at the Landmark Restaurant.  

Republican State Senator George Borrello will serve as the ranking member of the Senate's Committee on Budget and Revenues, an assignment he looks forward to....  
Borrello says he's "proud to be named the ranking member of a committee that is involved in the budget process as well as in larger discussions about state spending priorities.  With my background in county government, I have a strong understanding of how the state budget and funding formulas impact our municipalities."  Borrello says he's also been named to the Local Government Committee and, that will deal with budget and revenue issues, as well.

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