A Warren County, Pennsylvania man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding a Warren woman during an incident in Glade Township early yesterday morning.....  

State Police in Warren say they were called to the scene on Cobham Park Road sometime after 3 AM and spoke with the 56 year-old victim as she was being treated.  Troopers say the victim was taken to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania for treatment.  A second interview was conducted and later led to the arrest of 48 year-old Rodney Tommassoni for first-degree domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  Troopers add he was also arraigned on charges of third-degree discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and simple domestic assault.  He was sent to the Warren County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.


Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has received the county's Conservative Party's backing in the race to determine who the next State Senator is....  

Borrello says he's "honored" to carry the Conservative Party banner in the race to determine who will fill the seat recently vacated by Cathy Young. In the meantime, the Jamestown Post-Journal reports Borello also has the backing of the county's  Republican Party. The paper quotes GOP Chairman David Wilfong, as saying "The committee took a paper vote and George was the winner here... We appreciate what he's done and we know George is going to do a great job for Chautauqua County."


The ribbon was cut Wednesday for the music wing in the Sheldon Center at Jamestown Community College.... 

The newly built space is the first in the history of the college designed specifically for music education.  JCC President, Dr. Daniel DeMarte, said it's an exciting time to re-energize the traditional music programs at the college and add new ones, including 'music industry' and 'instrument repair.'  Dr. Neil Flory, the Coordinator of Music at JCC, says the new wing includes rehearsal spaces, an audio lab, and practice rooms... along with new instruments, computers and furniture.  Wednesday's ribbon cutting caps off a $5 million renovation at the Sheldon Center, formerly known as the Arts and Sciences Building, with $1.5 million coming from the Sheldon Foundation in Jamestown.  


A Frewsburg man has announced that he is running to become the supervisor in the town of Carroll for a second-time.... 

Retired Jamestown Policeman Russ Payne says he's been cross-endorsed by both the Republican and Democratic Parties for the post this Fall.  Payne says he "is and has always been, devoted to the people of the Town of Carroll and that's what being a political candidate is all about."  Payne is a lifelong resident of Frewsburg, and he and his wife Candace have five children. With more than 50 years of experience working in law enforcement at the local level, in state and federal government and in education as well.  He  previously served as Carroll Town Supervisor from 1998 to 2000.


Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello says a lot of great progress was made during his meetings with area representatives in the nation's capital....  

Borrello was involved in two full days of meetings with Representative Tom Reed and U-S Senator Charles Schumer for discussions on a number of water projects in the county.  One of them involves a flood mitigation and restoration study for Chautauqua Lake.

Other projects discussed include an extension of the seawall in Dunkirk Harbor, flood mitigation studies and dredging for Cattaraugus Creek and Silver Creek, and returning commercial air service to the Jamestown Airport.  Borrello says these representatives help bring bi-partisan support to such projects.  His meetings were part of an annual trip made to advocate for projects and initiatives that are going on in Chautauqua County.

 
Chautauqua County's Congressman says he supports Governor Andrew Cuomo's demand that he won't sign off on a new state budget deal unless it makes New York's property tax cap permanent.....  

Reed, who is often critical of Cuomo, took the step of endorsing the 2-percent cap during his weekly media conference call.  The Corning Republican says the cap has provided major tax relief for local residents and, it needs to be permanent.

Cuomo instituted the tax cap six-years ago and, the legislature has renewed it each time it has come up since.  Reed says it's important to stand with "hard-working" residents who pay some of the highest-property taxes in the country.  However, he says there has to be a balance, with the state providing more aid or mandate relief.  The property tax cap requires a supermajority of 60-percent of a governing board, or residents in a school district, to approve a budget if the spending plan exceeds the cap.  In Long Island this morning, Cuomo doubled down on his vow to refuse to sign the next New York state budget if it doesn't make the cap permanent.


The National Comedy Center in Jamestown has now been formally designated as the nation's "official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy."  

The comedy center announced late Tuesday that legislation that had been approved in a "tremendous" bi-partisan action and signed by President Trump.  The bill recognizes that the Comedy Center -- “exists for the exclusive purpose of celebrating comedy in all its forms” and officially designates the Center as the “National Comedy Center.”  Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson says they are "honored that this legislation has been formally passed by Congress, establishing the National Comedy Center as the country's official cultural institution dedicated to presenting and preserving the vital story of comedy in America."  The measure was sponsored in the House by local Congressman Tom Reed and, in the U-S Senate jointly by New York's Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. 

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