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The latest round of early Winter weather reached the Jamestown-area late last night with freezing rain and sleet turning into all snow....  

This storm moved in from the west by early afternoon... starting as rain.  Late yesterday... Forecaster Dave Zaff in Buffalo noted we may get a couple of inches of Lake Effect snow during the day today.

In fact... it'll be January-like cold... with a high today of only about 22 to 23-degrees in Jamestown.  The low tonight will be in the low to mid-teens.  Zaff says we won't be above freezing again until Thursday... when the forecast high is 37.  We'll be in the mid-30s most of the remainder of the week.

Chautauqua County officials are prepared for the "start of Winter."  

That from County Executive George Borrello in the wake of that Winter Storm Warning that ran through early this morning.  Borrello says their Department of Public Facilities was ready to go yesterday morning with snow plowing and salting operations.

With that winter storm bringing up to 9 or 10 inches of snow to the area, Borrello is urging area residents to be prepared... with the items you need like a snow brush... water, and blankets in case you get stuck somewhere.  If you must travel in an area not yet plowed out... Borrello says make sure you carry a cell phone.

A north county man is facing major charges after an investigation into a domestic incident on Wisteria Drive in the village of Fredonia last Friday....  

Fredonia Police say the female victim suffered apparent stab wounds and was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for treatment.  An investigation by police led to the arrest of Leon Lidlow on charges of second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment... and, criminal possession of a weapon.  Lidlow was taken to the county jail pending centralized arraignment.  He was later released by the assigned justice to the supervision of probation with an order of protection issued for the stabbing victim.

There were several local ceremonies and services to mark this Veteran's Day around the Jamestown area Monday....

Taps was played with the church bells at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in the background at Third and Main Streets in Jamestown at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, marking the end of World War One.  Jamestown-area veteran's organizations... including the Ira Lou Spring Post #149 took part in the traditional rifle volley.  Post Commander David Joy says it's important to remember the sacrifices of our military veterans.

Joy was happy the weather was good... and, there was a good turn-out of residents, and other veterans.  Several members of the Jamestown High School Marching Band were on hand to play the National Anthem.  After the brief ceremony... members took part in a church service at St. Lukes, and then another service at Soldier's Circle in Lakeview Cemetery.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says application fees for the State University of New York and City University of New York systems will be waived for veterans and their spouses....  

The Democrat announced the new measure this past Sunday.  He says he hopes this change will allow veterans and their families to "take the next steps in adapting back to civilian life."  The SUNY and CUNY systems require applicants to pay a fee ranging from $50 to $65.  The Board of Trustees for both CUNY and SUNY will include resolutions to implement the change at their next board meetings. 

New York City-area Congressman Peter King says he will not seek re-election in 2020....  

The 14-term Republican says in a Facebook post Monday morning that the "prime reason" behind his decision was the commute.  He's represented parts of Long Island since 1993.  The 75-year-old King says he and his wife want "flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren."  He is the former chair of the House Homeland Security Committee. 

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