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9/21/2017 1:07:47 PM
With Friday being the first day of autumn, the weather will make it feel more like mid-summer than fall!  The unseasonably mild weather of the past several days will continue at least for the short-term.  Meteorologist Aaron Reynolds of the National Weather Service says no major pattern change is in the works with temperatures expected to reach the 80s over the next several days... [aud...read more
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2017-09-21 05:28
Traffic was backed up on a portion of Interstate 86 in Cattaraugus County late Tuesday afternoon after a black bear was found in the roadway. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, the black bear was struck by an SUV near Exit 17 at about 5:45 PM and was later seen sitting in the westbound lanes. A deputy later arrived on scene and shot the bear dead. The driver of the SUV was not i...read more
2017-09-21 05:16
The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging will be hosting a series of countywide health insurance public forums during the first week of October. The forums will provide information to seniors, veterans, and caregivers as they prepare for medicare open enrollment, which runs from October 15th through December 7th. The first forum will take place Tuesday, October 3rd at the Findley Lake Community ...read more
2017-09-21 05:10
The absentee ballots have been counted in the Republican primary for Hanover Town Justice. Phillip Hall won the party line with 77 votes, while Wayne Ashley finished with 73 votes and Anthony Pearl, the incumbent, had 47 votes. All three candidates will appear on the ballot in the November election, with Pearl securing the Democratic line and Ashley with the Conservative and Independence Party lin...read more
2017-09-21 05:01
It's been one week since an issue with the general contractor led to the front entrance and reception area of the Jamestown Police Department getting flooded out, and a lot of equipment was damaged during a rain storm. Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi says the department has been fully functioning in different parts of the basement area of the building. But he says it's going to be some time b...read more
2017-09-21 01:21
Hurricane Maria has restrengthened to a major hurricane after hitting Puerto Rico, leaving the island without power. The storm returned to major hurricane status after moving back over open water. The Hispanic community in Chautauqua County has been trying to reach family members on the island. Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas, whose mother lives there, is facing a similar challenge... [audio:92117121...read more
2017-09-21 10:16
Hurricane Maria restrengthened to a major hurricane early Thursday after laying waste to Puerto Rico and leaving the island totally in the dark. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center at 5 a.m. shows maximum sustained winds for Maria are now 115 mph. The storm returned to major hurricane status after moving back over open water before it is expected to affect Turks and Caicos Thursd...read more
2017-09-21 07:42
A public hearing will be held at next week's Chautauqua County Legislature meeting on proposed changes to the North County Water District. All property owners in the district were mailed a public notice on the hearing, which details more information about the adoption of the modified map and plan that includes changes to the improvements and financing of the district's initial capital improvements...read more
2017-09-21 07:20
Area Congressman Tom Reed held a roundtable discussion in Westfield on Wednesday, covering a number of issues confronting area farmers. About 30 farmers and ag leaders attended the meeting held at the Grape Discovery Center. Among the issues, three key ones that have yet to get through Congress. The issues: immigration, trade and tax reform. The Corning Republican believes all three will eventuall...read more
2017-09-21 06:47
A Frewsburg man is accused of neglecting dogs and two puppies after an investigation by the State Police. State troopers have charged 26-year-old Thomas Wallace with two counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals/failure to provide proper sustenance after they received a tip that dogs Wallace was responsible for were locked in a trailer and neglected. The trailer had no electricity or v...read more
2017-09-20 07:14
The New York State DEC is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday, September 23rd. The event is held on the fourth Saturday of every September to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and target shooting. National Hunting and Fishing Day is designated as a free fishing day in New York and means that anyone can fish in area lakes a...read more
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