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4/26/2018 1:19:52 PM
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office will soon be able to begin the work of creating an animal abuse registry in the county. County lawmakers approved the local law establishing the registry during their monthly meeting last night with a 19-0 vote. They had tabled the measure in March. County Executive George Borrello credits County Sheriff Joe Gerace with drawing attention to the program... [a...read more
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2018-04-26 09:24
Have the Buffalo Bills found a franchise quarterback? On Thursday, the Bills used their first pick in the NFL Draft to select quarterback Josh Allen from Wyoming to be the potential new face of the franchise. The Bills, who had two 1st-round picks, made a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to move up from the 12th pick to the 7th pick to acquire Allen. In two full seasons at Wyoming, Allen threw ...read more
2018-04-26 02:49
A Jamestown woman who was working as a home health care aide in Frewsburg is accused of stealing money from someone's bank account. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has charged 36-year-old Charlene Vergith with 4th-degree grand larceny and 2nd-degree identity theft. An investigation into several incidents in December and January revealed that Vergith allegedly used one of her client's bank c...read more
2018-04-26 02:45
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual legislative breakfast on Friday with state lawmakers from the area. Chamber President and CEO Todd Tranum says they'll be discussing the recently approved $168 billion state budget and other matters being addressed during the current session, which runs until June 1st. Tranum says the chamber is "thrilled" that both State Senator Cathy...read more
2018-04-26 11:31
Two area men are facing drug related charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of two suspicious people inside a vehicle that was parked at a Cassadaga business after closing late Wednesday night. Deputies say when they reached the scene, the driver, 39-year-old Jason Remington of Brocton appeared to be attempting to conceal packaged narcotics. Both Remington and a p...read more
2018-04-26 07:50
Chautauqua County lawmakers have cleared the way for the creation of an animal abuse registry in the county. By a 19-0 vote, legislators approved a local law that was tabled during last month's meeting. County Executive George Borrello, who is a strong supporter of the measure, says the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office will establish the registry and will be in charge of maintaining it. There's ...read more
2018-04-26 07:45
There are hundreds of jobs available in Chautauqua County, but the employers with the openings are in need of skilled workers. That's according to County Executive George Borrello, who gave his first State of the County message last night at Chautauqua Lake Central. Borrello says of the 107 businesses he visited in his first 100 days in office, more than 700 jobs were unfilled. He says the visits ...read more
2018-04-26 07:12
Firefighters from five departments battled flames that damaged a trailer in the town of Portland earlier this morning. Crews from Brocton, Portland, East and West Dunkirk, Fredonia and County Emergency Services were called out to the Woodcrest Mobile Home Park on Route 5 around 6:30 am. Crews had the fire under control within minutes. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office dispatch center reports ...read more
2018-04-25 05:54
State Police have released the identity of the person who was recently found dead just outside the Village of Brocton. Troopers say the person who died was 47-year-old Brian Heyden. Police say Heyden was homeless and known to travel from his encampment just west of Brocton to Fredonia on a daily basis. Heyden's body was found Saturday afternoon in a wooded area just off of Route 20. Heyden's death...read more
2018-04-25 05:32
Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a cease and desist letter to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency on Wednesday, demanding they put an end to what he calls reckless and unconstitutional enforcement actions in New York. The letter was sent in response to an increase in ICE raids affecting the agricultural industry in the state. Cuomo calls ICE's practices "an assault on our demo...read more
2018-04-25 05:09
One of the Democratic hopefuls for governor made a campaign stop in Buffalo on Wednesday, criticizing Andrew Cuomo's economic policies. Cynthia Nixon said Cuomo's policies only benefit those who contribute to him and added that there is very little oversight and job creation in New York. Nixon, who starred in the TV series "Sex and the City," launched her gubernatorial campaign in March....read more
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