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Cuomo coming to Jamestown Wednesday morning to talk about economic development...

Officials confirm that Governor Andrew Cuomo will be in Jamestown tomorrow to talk about economic development on the local and state level.  The governor will be speaking at Jamestown Community College's Hamilton Collegiate Center at 11 a.m.  Members of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce were notified about the appearance in a special newsletter this morning... and, JCC officials confirmed that Cuomo would be there early this afternoon.  In addition to Chamber members... local elected officials... and, labor leaders have been invited to the program.  However... it will not be open to the general public. 

Falconer man identified as victim killed in South Valley motorcycle crash...

State police say a Falconer man has died in a motorcycle accident on a rural Cattaraugus County road.  Troopers in Jamestown say 53 year-old Richard Schulz was traveling in South Valley when he crashed around 11:30 a.m. Monday on West Bank Perimeter Road.  Police say his bike left the road and struck an earth embankment... ejecting him from the motorcycle.  He was dead when emergency crews arrived.  Troopers say a passing motorist reported seeing Schulz clutching his chest just before the incident.  Family members told police that he hadn't been feeling well and the family had a history of heart problems.

Two Jamestown teens hurt... but, not seriously... when their bike strikes car...

Two girls from Jamestown suffered "non-life threatening" injuries when the bicycle they were riding crashed into a car on the city's southside.  Jamestown police were called to the scene at the intersection of Burtch Street and Elam Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Monday.  Officers say an unidentified city woman was westbound on Burtch Street... and, the two 15 year-old girls were northbound on Elam.  Police say one of the girls was riding on the bike's handlebars when the operator failed to stop at the intersection.  Both girls were thrown from the bike when it struck the driver's side of the car.  They were taken to WCA Hospital for treatment.  Police say the driver of the car was shaken up... but, she was not hurt.  No charges will be filed.

Fourteen NYC low-income youth in region as part of "Fresh Air Fund" program...

Fourteen youngsters from the New York City area are getting some "fresh air" for the next two weeks in the Warren, Jamestown, and Erie areas.  Several families from across the region met at Betts Field in Warren yeserday afternoon to meet, and pick-up their child as part of the National "Fresh Air Fund" program.  The group of children that arrived Monday range in age from 9 to 11.  The region's Volunteer Chairperson is Warren's Brenda White.  Her family was involved in the program several years ago... but, got out as their oldest child grew up.  She adds the local program was dormant for 3 years until she decided it was time to get it going again.  White says she agreed to chair the effort last year... and, they had eight or nine kids come from NYC.  This year... between their two programs... they'll have 30.  A second group of kids will be here August 2 through 12... and, White says you can still take part in helping out by e-mailing her at thewhitehouse.5@yahoo.com.  About 15 kids will take part.  The White's are hosting 10 year-old Penelope Almanzar of the Bronx for the second-year in a row.  She's looking forward to playing with the White's children... and, she'll get more time this year... because with Brenda White being the local Chair... she gets to stay until the August group of kids leave.  The "Fresh Air Fund" is a not-for-profit organization that helps provide the trips to low-income children from New York City.




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