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1/18/2017 6:12:47 AM
Could a second hotel for the city of Dunkirk's waterfront be in the works?  Mayor Willie Rosas announced at Tuesday's Common Council meeting that he will be meeting with Erie Land Development LLC on Monday to negotiate plans for another hotel. The hotel would be located on city owned land between the waterfront's only hotel, the Clarion, and Tim Hortons.  Rosas could not give out a lot o...read more
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2017-01-18 12:53
An Olean woman is facing harassment in the 2nd degree after a domestic violence incident Sunday night in Olean that involved a man in a wheelchair.  Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies say that 45-year-old Denise Gardner allegedly pushed Chad Ketchner in his wheelchair and hit him in the face.  Gardner was arraigned in Olean Town Court and released on her own recognizance.  Deputi...read more
2017-01-18 11:36
As the state legislature begins to digest Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget, the governor continues to convey his concerns about local property taxes.  Among the highlights of the budget, Cuomo's proposal to give county executives the authority to convene local governments and develop cost saving plans that would go on the ballot.  The governor spoke more about the proposal during ...read more
2017-01-18 11:30
Dunkirk city officials are continuing to show their support for the NRG repowering to the State Public Service Commission. Mayor Willie Rosas says that in a conference call with NRG, state and county elected officials, all involved say they are ready to repower. Rosas says the City will be sending the PSC letters urging the commission to support the repowering. Photo by Tina Zboch...read more
2017-01-18 06:49
Governor Andrew Cuomo released his proposed state budget last night and its aimed at strengthening the middle class.  The $152 billion spending plan includes a middle class tax cut and it would provide tuition free college for middle class families at SUNY and CUNY.  It would also invest $2 billion over five years for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act. The governor says the budget holds...read more
2017-01-18 06:42
A Clymer man is facing several charges after a crash on Hart Street in the village of Sherman last night.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that 21-year-old Zachary Newton was driving a vehicle that was involved in the property damage crash and allegedly left the scene.  Deputies located the vehicle and the driver a short time later. Newton has been charged with DWI, leaving the ...read more
2017-01-17 04:17
A Silver Creek man was taken into custody in connection with a burglary in the village on Tuesday. Chautauqua County Sheriff's officers were called to a location on Rix Place for a burglary in progress shortly after 1:30 PM. On arrival, deputies found 33-year-old James Roberto outside. An investigation led to Roberto getting charged with 2nd-degree burglary and 7th-degree criminal possession of a ...read more
2017-01-17 04:11
Members of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra have overwhelmingly approved a new four-year agreement with Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua's Director of Communications, Jordan Steves, says they are "thrilled" and relieved to have a new contract in place prior to the start of the 2017 season. The previous contract expired last year. Steves says having the symphony set for a new season and in a new...read more
2017-01-17 02:56
Recognizing the heroic actions of Jamestown Police Department K-9 Mitchell, who was seriously injured apprehending a murder suspect in late November, State Senator Cathy Young has introduced "Mitchell's Law," making it a felony to injure a K-9 officer in the line of duty. The crime is currently a misdemeanor. Young says Mitchell's injuries were very serious and a stiffer penalty is warranted. ...read more
2017-01-17 02:43
Temperatures today have been well above the freezing mark, and officials are warning people to stay off the ice on Chautauqua Lake and other waterways. County Sheriff Joe Gerace and Director of Emergency Management Julius Leone say that the ice is becoming very unstable. Leone says you should resist temptation and stay off the ice, especially considering the recent rainfall... [audio:11...read more
2017-01-17 12:54
The number of cases of the flu continues to increase across the state including Chautauqua County.  That's according to the latest report from the State Department of Health.  During the week ending January 7, the state agency reported that influenza activity was widespread across the state, including 59 of the state's 62 counties.  There were over 3,000 laboratory-confirmed influen...read more
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