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"Drive-in" Memorial Day Service in Lakewood getting underway...
The Media One Radio Group is teaming with the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers to host a "drive-in" Memorial Day Service this afternoon in Lakewood.  The program is being held in the northeast parking lot of the Chautauqua Mall... behind the former Ruby Tuesday's... beginning now -- at 1 p.m.  Vice-President Kathy Collver with the Blue Star Mothers, Lake Erie-Chapter 4... says that's different than the National Day of Prayer program that faced the former Sears Auto Center.  Collver says mall officials felt that would be a better place to hold the service because the lay-out and pavement situation is better.  Collver came up with the idea after attending the National Day of Prayer program... and, says they have been helped in getting today's program together by Koinania Christian Fellowship in Frewsburg.  Chautauqua County Veteran's Services Director Greg Carlson will give the keynote address.  The entire program can be heard on WJTN 1240 AM and 101.3 FM... as well as wjtn.com.

Cuomo honors Memorial Day at USS Intrepid, along with those who died from COVID-19...
Governor Andrew Cuomo took time out late this morning to lay a wreath in the waters of New York Harbor from the U-S Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  He paid tribute to the nation's war-dead during a time where about 100,000 people in the U-S have died from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cuomo says they "remember the families of service members, and the pain they went through..." and "we honor their sacrifice."  Cuomo says "we honor" the front-line workers -- especially those in the health care industry -- because they have "risen to the challenge."  He then said he would be issuing an order that the families of those workers who died in the course of doing their jobs receive full death benefits.  Cuomo also called on the federal government to again establish a fund for the families of front-line workers who died of the COVID-19 Virus while performing their job duties.  He added that, for another day, the number of people in New York who died from the coronavirus were less than 100.  A total of 96 people died on Sunday in the state.

Wendel says four weekend case of COVID-19 reported...
For new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Chautauqua County since last Friday... with two added on Saturday and two more on Sunday.  County Executive P-J Wendel says the two newest cases confirmed yesterday are a woman in her 30s... and, a man in his 70s... bringing the total number to 74 in the county.  Wendel adds there are now 27 active cases, including one person who is now hospitalized... and, 43 people have now recovered while four others have died.

Sundquist urges residents to fill out the 2020 Census on-line or mail-in...
The number of people responding to the 2020 Census... as you might expect during the COVID-19 Pandemic is down.  However... if you haven't done your part for the Complete Count this year... you still have opportunities to do so.  Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says response at this time... compared to the last count in 2010... is down about 10-percent to about 55-percent.  At this time in 2010... Sundquist says there had been a 65-percent participation.  He says... if you haven't received the information in the mail... you can go right on-line to do it at "my2020census.gov."  If you don't have the internet, and haven't received the mail-in form... you can also do it by phone, or wait for a Census taker to come to your home. 

Woman from Bemus Point arrested for allegedly making more than 100 harassing phone calls to Chautauqua County 9-1-1 Center...
A Bemus Point woman has been arrested for allegedly making more than 100 harassing 9-1-1 phone calls with no legitimate purpose.  Sheriff's officers say they were called to Belleview Road in the town of Ellery for a report of aggravated harassment.  Upon further investigation... deputies determined that the calls were made by 63 year-old Sally Lawson.  Officers say Lawson's calls included threats of violence and death towards 9-1-1 dispatchers and responding deputies.  Lawson was issued an appearance ticket for second-degree aggravated harassment for Ellery Town Court at a later date.


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A city man is jailed after allegedly trying to pull a hand-gun on another person during a fight on Jamestown's southside last Saturday afternoon.  City police were called to the scene at 68...

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