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5/29/2015 1:34:07 PM
There will likely be a Democratic primary for mayor in the city of Dunkirk in September.  That's the word from  incumbent Democrat AJ Dolce, who did not receive the city Democratic committee endorsement in the race for mayor. Dolce tells WDOE News he is disappointed by the committee's decision to back Councilman at Large Willie Rosas. Besides the four years as mayor, Dolce served on the ...read more
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2015-05-29 02:36
New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Wal-Mart stores over violations of the 2010 state law designed to reduce water pollution caused by excess phosphorus that runs off of lawns and into New York waters.  The Nutrient Runoff Law requires stores to display phosphorous containing lawn fertilizers separately from those that are phosphorus-free, and post ...read more
2015-05-29 02:04
Students and staff at Fredonia High School are in mourning over the death of a 2009 graduate who died while serving his country in Germany.  Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Klose died in a crash on May 24th about 40 kilometers from the air base where he was stationed.  High School Principal Todd Crandall told WDOE News says he first heard the bad news on Thursday. [audio:52915124857-Toddre...read more
2015-05-29 08:00
A Fredonia man is facing DWI and other charges after he was involved in a one vehicle roll-over crash two weeks ago on Straight Road in the town of Pomfret.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that 27-year-old Ryan Strickland was the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash on May 15th.  He was treated at Brooks Memorial Hospital.  Deputies have charged Strickland with DWI,...read more
2015-05-29 07:58
Dunkirk City Democrats have issued their endorsements for the fall elections and the current Democratic mayor did not get the backing of the party.  Party Chairman Ned Divine announced that the city's current councilman-at-large received the nomination over Mayor AJ Dolce. [audio:5291565558-NedRosasnominated.mp3]Divine-Rosas received nomination[/audio]In the Common Council contests, the city...read more
2015-05-28 08:03
The Fredonia High School softball team won its first Section VI championship in six years with an 8-3 win over Royalton-Hartland on Thursday in the Class B-2 finals.  The Lady Hillbillies got off to a fast start, as Cassie Essek knocked a leadoff triple in the top of the 1st inning to spur a four-run rally.  And that was all Fredonia needed, as senior Baylee Tarnowski held the top-seeded...read more
2015-05-28 07:16
A Fredonia native who served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at an air base in Germany, died earlier this week in a traffic accident about 40 kilometers from the base near Daun, Germany.  WDOE News has learned that U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Klose was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base since December 2011.  A story posted on the air base’s website reports that th...read more
2015-05-28 05:09
A former New York governor is now among the growing number of candidates in the Republican presidential race. Former Governor George Pataki announced his candidacy today at an event in New Hampshire... [audio:5281540031-patakiimasolutionsguy.mp3]George Pataki: I'm a "solutions" guy[/audio] Pataki says if he is elected President, one of his first actions would be repealing Obamacare... [audio:52...read more
2015-05-28 04:55
With the Chautauqua County Legislature completing work on a resolution that supports state legislation that would allow the county to raise its sales tax to 8%, it's now up to local state lawmakers to finish the job. County Executive Vince Horrigan says that State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell have been working hard on the request and they were well aware that county lawmakers w...read more
2015-05-28 04:49
Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on the New York State legislature to pass a bill that would raise the state's age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.  Making an appearance at a downstate correctional facility on Thursday, Andrew Cuomo introduced the bill known as Raise the Age, which would require 16- and 17-year-olds to be processed as juveniles for all crimes, except crimes of seriou...read more
2015-05-28 04:25
As WDOE News reported last week, the state has banned the exhibition of chickens and other fowl at county fairs including the Chautauqua County Fair in Dunkirk.  Dave Wilson is President of the Fair... [audio:5281532224-davewilsonnofowlatthefair.mp3]Dave Wilson: no fowl at the fair[/audio] The concern is over Avian Flu. It's not been found anywhere in New York, but is spreading rapidly in o...read more
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