A Jamestown man has been arrested for allegedly shoving another man into a door, and threatening him last weekend...  
 
City police say they were called to the scene on Beverly Place about 11:30 Saturday night on a report of a domestic incident.  They found that 45 year-old Richard Becker, Senior had threatened the 21 year-old victim and, violated an order of protection issued out of city court.  Officers arrested Becker for first-degree criminal contempt and, took him to the city jail pending arraignment.
 
 
State Police are continuing their investigation into a crash involving a Sports Utility Vehicle, and a motorcycle on Route 83 near Farrington Hollow Road in the town of Arkwright...  
 
Troopers say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. last Thursday.  Police in Fredonia say the SUV was apparently backing into a driveway and the motorcyclist couldn't avoid the collision.  The motorcyclist, who was not identified, was flown by Starflight to to the Erie County Medical Center with a possible broken arm and concussion.  No other details are available.
 
 
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has announced that the county has joined a group that aims to save money and energy for businesses and non-profits in the county...  
 
In the joint announcement with the Energy Improvement Corporation, Borrello says the county will become the first in Western New York to join EIC's Energize NY Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance program.  Borrello says the move can not only help existing business in the county, but can also help bring in new businesses though a new tool that allows them to being a "better and more efficient company."  The Energy Improvement Corporation's board voted unanimously this week to accept Chautauqua County into the program.
 
 
The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system...  
 
The Democrat-led chamber passed the measure late last week for the fourth year in a row.  Passage of the legislation is largely symbolic, however.  The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up the measure before lawmakers adjourn for the year on Wednesday.  Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says Democrats in his chamber believe all Americans deserve a health care system that guarantees coverage for all.  The proposal would allow all New Yorkers to enroll for health coverage that comes with no network restrictions, deductibles or co-pays.  The system would use state and local funds that now go to Medicaid and other health care programs.
 
 
In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up the 2018 session with a long list of measures still up for debate....  
 
Proposals to authorize and regulate sports betting at casinos and on mobile devices are a top issue.  Casino owners are urging lawmakers to act soon to catch up to states like New Jersey, which began offering wagers on athletic events Thursday.  On school safety, Republicans want more armed school security guards while Democrats favor allowing teachers and parents to ask a judge to confiscate firearms from the homes of troubled students.  Bills to overhaul teacher evaluations, eliminate cash bail in most criminal cases and extend the statute of limitations for child molestation will also get a final push.  The Senate and Assembly are scheduled to adjourn Wednesday.
 
 
One of the five Democratic candidates seeking the nomination to run against Republican Congressman Tom Reed in the upcoming primary is from Jamestown...  
 
Attorney Eddie Sundquist has been endorsed by the county's Democratic Committee for the endorsement.  During last week's annual Democratic Party Dinner in Mayville, Sundquist thanked the committee and, says he will always remember the county and it's residents.
 
Sundquist says Reed "doesn't care about Chautauqua County, and hasn't for the past seven years."  The 29 year-old Democrat was a science teacher in Philadelphia when he decided to return to the area.  He was Salutatorian for the Jamestown High School Class of 2007.  Sundquist says he roots his philosophy in what he sees as best for the "average working class constituent" in the 23rd Congressional District.  He's a supporter of single-payer healthcare systems, a strong believer in climate change and a defender of public schools.
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Each day this week, Media One Group news will be high-lighting one of the five candidates seeking the Democratic endorsement to run for the 23rd Congressional District against Tom Reed.  The others are Tracy Mitrano, Linda Andrei, Max Della Pia, and Ian Golden.
 
 
The Republican leader of the state Senate is accusing Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo of playing politics with school security...  
 
Senator John Flanagan says Cuomo isn't seriously considering the Senate's proposal to increase funding for school security upgrades and armed security officers.  The Long Island lawmaker says Cuomo is instead attacking Republicans for not backing his own proposals, saying he is "extraordinarily disdainful" of anyone who disagrees with him.  Cuomo has blamed Republicans in Washington and Albany for blocking efforts to respond to school shootings.
 
 
A former top official in the New York Democratic Party is kicking off an independent run for governor...  
 
Stephanie Miner, who's the ex-mayor of Syracuse, made her announcement in an interview with The New York Times.  Polls show Governor Andrew Cuomo with comfortable leads over actress Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary and Republican Dutchess County executive Marcus J. Molinaro in a general election matchup.  The Times reports Monday that the governor may now face a four-way race in November.  Nixon has already won the nomination of the Working Families Party, meaning she could stay on the ballot in the general election.
 
 
The Jamestown Board of Education is holding a Special Meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the Superintendent's Conference Room on Martin Road... 
 
Members will call roll prior to going into Executive Session regarding Personnel Matters. In other news, Jamestown High School has announced its Graduation Commencement Ceremony will  be held this Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Ampitheater. The JHS Baccalaureate will be held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in SS Peter and Paul Church. 
 

WJTN News Headlines for Sept. 21, 2018

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