It's going to take boots on the ground, and trust in the community to make sure there is a complete, and accurate Census count in the city of Jamestown in 2020...  
 
That from state and U-S Census Bureau officials who joined city leaders Thursday afternoon for a kick-off meeting at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.  Mayor Sam Teresi welcomed about 20 people from various parts of the community to help with the effort.
 
Teresi says a preliminary count they received in 2008 showed the city's population between 27,000 and 28,000 people.  However, he says they used residential utility bill information to cross reference and, that prevented a 3,000 to 4,000 undercount.  Deputy Director of State Operations Richard Tobe says there are typically certain population segments that are undercounted, including people in low-income communities, and children under the age of 5.  The Census is used to determine Congressional and legislative districts, and state and federal funding.
 
 
Players with the Jamestown Jammers and member of the organization were honored with a special proclamation and the "key to the city" Thursday afternoon after winning their league championship...  
 
The Jammers won the third and deciding game of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League over Amsterdam Wednesday, 8-6.  Mayor Sam Teresi welcomed team members to his offices and, Manager and Coach Anthony Barone says it's a "perfect way" to end the season.
 
Teresi issued the proclamation and presented the key to the city to Barone, and a handful of players who were still here.  He says they have an outstanding organization, top to bottom.   It is the first championship for the Jammers since collegiate league baseball came to the city in 2015.
 
 
The expanded series of concerts at Jamestown's Goranson Band Shell this summer has been a great success.  
 
That's the report from Sandy Galati, co-President of the Allen Park Women's Club, who says the attendance has been the best that she can remember.  The women's club raises money by selling fudge and other treats at each concert.  Club Vice-President, Carol Winterburn, says they're finishing up a $10,000 project near the picnic area- a new sink, lighting and a hot water tank.  The Jamestown Municipal Band played the last of its seven Allen Park concerts Thursday night.  There's still one event at the bandshell, Shakespeare's  "As You Like It", to be performed by the Chautauqua Theater, on Wednesday, August 15.  
 
 
A Jamestown man is accused of stealing $31.00 worth of items from the Dollar General on Washington Street...  
 
City police were called to the store Wednesday afternoon for a shoplifting in progress and, made contact with the suspect who had a shower liner stuffed in the back of his pants.  When 33 year-old James Scotchmer was confronted by officers about it, he denied having anything on him.  When Scotchmer finally removed the items, he had two sports bras, a pair of shorts, ladies underwear, the shower liner and a pair of boxers.  He was charged with petty larceny for having no intent to pay for the property that he stuffed in his pants. 
 
 
The arrest of a Republican congressman from western New York is emboldening Democrats who say it could help them win a heavily Republican district...  
 
U.S. Representative Chris Collins pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he gave inside information about a company's failed drug trial to his son, allowing him to avoid big stock losses.  Collins served on the board of the company, Sydney, Australia-based Innate Immunotherapeutics.  His Democratic opponent, Nate McMurray, says his campaign received "tens of thousands" of dollars in new contributions following Collins' arrest.  But the arrest itself may not be enough to cost Collins his seat.  The district voted overwhelmingly for Republican President Donald Trump and backed Collins over his 2014 Democratic challenger by more than 2-1. 
 
 
The 88th annual Warren County Fair is off to fine start...  
 
Fair President, Dave Wilcox, says  the some of the traditional exhibits are a big draw.... including, agriculture... carvinal festivities and artwork. The Fair runs through Saturday. Admission is $10.  Gates open daily at 8 a.m. with the Powers and Thomas midway opening at 1:00.  Major events include a modified truck and tractor pull tonight, and stock car football, Saturday at 7p.m.,  for more information visit warrencountyfair.net.  
 
 
A coalition of immigrant, labor and environmental groups is demanding details on government plans to detain migrant families at military bases known to have toxic hazards.... 
 
On Wednesday, as the Trump administration rushes to build tent cities at two bases in Texas, the groups filed an expedited records request under the Freedom of Information Act.  According to Earth-Justice's Lisa Evans, the sites at Fort Bliss, in El Paso, and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo are known to be contaminated from decades of use for munitions and hazardous-waste disposal, nuclear-weapons development and military firing ranges.
 
The information request seeks information about 10 polluted sites on the two bases.  The total number of migrants the government wants to detain could be well over 30,000.  Although she thinks it unlikely that tent cities would be located in northeastern states, Evans says anything is possible.  The government has ten days to state whether it will grant the request for expedited processing of the FOIA request.
 
 
The search has been on-going in Washington State for a 28-year-old woman who graduated from the SUNY College at Fredonia but, family and friends are keeping a positive attitude during the process...  
 
Samantha Sayers has now been missing for over a week after she went for a hike August 1 on Vesper Peak.  Samantha's mother, Lisa Sayers, recently gave an update on Facebook on the search, and she says they are not losing hope.
 
Lisa says the family is appreciative of the efforts put forth by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department, who is heading up the search.  Sayers says they are "grateful" for all the rescue crews, and others, who are helping with the search to find her.  In addition, Samantha's boyfriend, Kevin Dares, is offering a $20,000 reward to anyone who finds her.  Search and rescue teams have been looking for Sayers since she went missing, and police say her car was found at the bottom of the mountain trail.  Samantha Sayers is a 2013 graduate of Fredonia State.
 
 
After holding steady for the past several weeks, gasoline prices in the Jamestown-area have begun to creep downward this week...  
 
The AAA's Gas Price Report says the price for regular unleaded has dropped just over a penny a gallon, from nearly $3.05 cents to just over $3.03 cents this week.  Nationally, the price per gallon reached it's highest level since August of 2014 at $2.87 a gallon.
 
 

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