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10/1/2016 6:42:02 AM
A Mayville woman was hospitalized after a one-vehicle accident late Thursday night in the Town of Ellery. According to Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies, 40-year-old Carina Braymiller was traveling west on Route 430 at about 10:40 PM, when she crossed over the center line and entered a field. Her vehicle continued through the field and struck several trees before coming to a stop. Braymiller wa...read more
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2016-10-01 11:42
A minor earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean was felt throughout parts of New York State on Friday, including Western New York. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.7 magnitude quake with its epicenter 270 kilometers south-southeast of Southampton, New York at 1:24 PM. The USGS received reports of the quake being felt as far west as Buffalo. The tremor was also felt in Elmira. Map from the U.S. ...read more
2016-10-01 11:33
This September has gone down as one of the warmest Septembers on record in Western New York. That's according to Meteorologist Steve Welch with the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Welch says September 2016 will be the 6th warmest September since records have been kept in 1871.  Welch says the average temperature over the past 30 days has been 67.2 degrees... [audio:1...read more
2016-10-01 08:11
Two men are facing drug-related charges after Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies conducted a safety check on a vehicle in the Town of Ellery. Officers saw the vehicle parked along Sinclair Drive Extension just after 10:00 PM Wednesday and saw multiple glassine envelopes and various pills inside. Following an investigation, deputies charged 28-year-old Daniel Carson of Sinclairville with 7th...read more
2016-10-01 07:20
Dunkirk began this high school football season with a pair of tough losses.  However, after Friday night's performance at Karl Hoeppner Field, that 0-2 start appears to be a distant memory.  In a game broadcast on WDOE, the Marauders thoroughly dominated East Aurora in a 39-6 victory on homecoming night for Dunkirk and put the Marauders in a tie for second place with Sprin...read more
2016-09-30 02:42
Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15th and the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging will be holding three public forums on enrolling or changing plans next week.  The forums are for people currently on Medicare or who are about to turn 65 and want to know their options. Here's the complete schedule: Tuesday, October 4: Findley Lake Community Center 2883 North Rd., Findley Lake, N....read more
2016-09-30 01:12
The Fredonia Fire Department has announced that a village-wide fire drill be held on Wednesday, October 12.  The drill will begin at 6 pm.  The fire department is encouraging all village residents to practice their fire escape plan during the drill.  The village-wide fire drill is part of National Fire Prevention Week October 9 through 15....read more
2016-09-30 01:08
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that renames a bridge after a fallen military hero from Chautauqua County.  Cuomo today announced he signed a measure that designates the bridge crossing Route 20 between Oak Street and South Portage Street in Westfield as the Sgt. Kevin W. White Memorial Bridge.  The 22-year-old White served as a member of the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanista...read more
2016-09-30 12:29
Dunkirk Police have wrapped up their investigation into Wednesday's fatal train-pedestrian accident near the CSX rail line west of Middle Road and have released the name of the victim.  Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano says that 37-year-old Athena DiPirro was walking along the tracks with her dog when the dog wandered onto the tracks and the victim went after the dog.  The tragic acci...read more
2016-09-30 07:53
It has been just over a week since he has taken over and Dunkirk's new DPW Director says its been an "eye opener."  Robert Bankoski, who is a member of the Chautauqua County Legislature, replaced Greg Bennice who resigned earlier this month.  Bankowski says his department is facing several challenges, including the lack of funding, equipment that is in need of repair and the lack of suff...read more
2016-09-30 07:27
The current president of the Seneca Nation of Indians says he will not seek another term.  The Buffalo News is reporting that Barry Snyder Sr will not run for the post.  He told the newspaper he will support the candidacy of Todd Gates, the current Seneca Nation Treasurer.  Gates defeated Snyder last week in a caucus vote taken by the Seneca Party. Gates will be among three candidat...read more
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