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5/5/2016 5:50:52 PM
Chautauqua County's representative in the state Assembly says the 12-year prison sentence handed down to former Speaker Sheldon Silver is "fair and reasonable." Those are the feelings of Republican lawmaker Andrew Goodell, who says his Democratic colleagues feel the term handed down a Manhattan federal court was too stiff. But at the same time, Goodell says most everyone knew Silver was up to no g...read more
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2016-05-05 06:48
The Dunkirk-Fredonia high school club hockey team, which won a state championship this season, was honored during its awards banquet last Saturday at the Fredonia Beaver Club.  The Steelers finished the season with a 17-1 record, which included a 4-1 victory against Iroquois in the state championship game in Jamestown.  State Senator Cathy Young provided the players and coaches...read more
2016-05-05 06:22
The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has announced a series of six free animal rabies immunization clinics for this year.  The first one will be held at the Town of Westfield Highway Building at 118 Chestnut Street in Westfield on Saturday, May 14th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Environmental Health Director Mark Stow says it is very important for pet owners to have...read more
2016-05-05 01:26
A Buffalo area woman has been given a traffic ticket after a two-vehicle crash on North Main Street Extension in the town of Ellicott Wednesday afternoon.  Ellicott Town Police say the crash occurred around 3 pm when a northbound vehicle had slowed to make a left turn into a driveway.  Officers say the driver of the second vehicle, 57-year-old Maureen Weir of Tonawanda, apparently did no...read more
2016-05-05 01:15
The Village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste Monday, May 9, 2016.  Collection will begin at 7am and continue until every Village street has been collected once.  Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews.  All items for collection must be at the curb no later than 7am Monday morning.  In no case will there be repeat collection of areas comple...read more
2016-05-05 12:49
The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing is $415 million. The New York Lottery says the $53.5 million jump from Wednesday’s jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Powerball states including New York. To win the Powerball jackpot, players must match five numbers from a field of 1 through 69 and one Powerball number from a field of 1 through 26. ...read more
2016-05-05 07:58
Area Congressman Tom Reed has announced $12.5 million in federal funds through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, to help restore the Great Lakes. He says New York State will receive $1.5 million in funding as a result.  Among the projects, Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva will receive $516,000 from this program to study and remove the Water Chestnut from roughly 43 acres in L...read more
2016-05-05 07:53
More details are coming out about a meeting that will be held later this month on the Athenex plant that will be coming to the Dunkirk area.  The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation's Local Economic Development Committee will be holding the meeting on May 19th in conjunction with County Executive Vince Horrigan and the State University of New York at Fredonia.  NCCF Executive Direct...read more
2016-05-05 07:45
A case involving the death of an 18-year-old man last October in the town of Pomfret has been closed.  Acting Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says that police determined there was no foul play involved in the death of Jacob Schuk.  Schuk was found dead in a creek bed near lower Spoden Road.  He apparently had fallen down a steep embankment. [audio:50516113846-Sw...read more
2016-05-04 06:01
All 18 school districts in Chautauqua County will be using the county Board of Elections' optical scan voting machines for this year's school district elections coming up on May 17th. That from County Elections Commissioner Norm Green, who adds that Randolph -- over in Cattaraugus County -- will also be using the optical scan machines, due to part of that district being in Chautauqua County... [a...read more
2016-05-04 05:53
You may have seen the show on the History Channel -- now it's on its way to New York State. The documentary series "American Pickers," which explores the world of antique "picking," will be filmed at a number of locations in the state this summer. The show is looking for people with interesting and unique items, such as vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, military items, musical equipment, and...read more
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