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10/8/2015 6:07:54 PM
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan has officially signed a recently-passed local law that prohibits the sale of personal care products containing microbeads in the county.  The local law was initially introduced by County Legislator George Borrello of Silver Creek, and it was unanimously approved by the County Legislature during last month's meeting in Mayville.  Dr. Sherri more
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2015-10-09 08:00
Two local governments have given their backing to the creation of a North County Water District.  The town of Portland Board passed a resolution to support the creation of the water district.  According to a story in the Observer, the town of Dunkirk has taken action supporting the water district.  Three other local governments are still considering such action including the city more
2015-10-08 06:25
The driver of a car escaped injury after it caught fire Thursday afternoon in the City of Dunkirk.  Dunkirk Fire and Rescue One responded to the intersection of Millard Fillmore Drive and Central Avenue shortly after 1:15 PM.  Fire crews used a 1 3/4-inch line and multiple hand tools to extinguish the blaze.  The driver was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived.  The more
2015-10-08 06:05
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the Republican caucus on Thursday by withdrawing his bid for the next Speaker of the House. McCarthy says he didn't have enough votes to lead, calling for the next Speaker to be a "fresh face" that unifies the old guard and new conservative faction in the Republican caucus. In a statement, local Congressman Tom Reed said, "I respect Kevin’s more
2015-10-08 06:01
As President Obama gets set to travel to Oregon on Friday to meet with the families of the victims of last week's shooting massacre, Democratic lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws, including expanding and strengthening universal background checks, closing loopholes and shutting down the flow of illegal guns. However, many Republicans in Congress like Tom Reed say that is not the answer... more
2015-10-08 05:55
The first phase of an innovative binational study on the movements of a fish prized by Lake Erie anglers is coming to a close and it is already verifying what fishermen have long known -- that Lake Erie walleye travel long distances. Don Einhouse, Lake Erie Fisheries Research Unit Leader, says the DEC is using over 100 acoustic receivers across the lake and they surgically implanted acoustic tags more
2015-10-08 05:48
Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi has released a $35.1 million spending plan for the south county city. The tentative 2016 budget includes a 5.6% tax increase. It would also bring the city within $1,800 of its constitutional taxing limit. Teresi says three areas -- health insurance, state pension costs and employee salaries -- have brought the city to a "day of reckoning." He's looking for any input more
2015-10-08 05:43
Gas prices in Chautauqua County are down slightly, about a penny a gallon for regular, unleaded this week. That from AAA's weekly Fuel Gauge report, which says the average price for self-serve, regular is now just over $2.40 per gallon, compared to $2.41 last week.  At this time last year, the average price was $3.59 a gallon.  The Fuel Gauge report says the national average price is more
2015-10-08 01:21
Tickets are still available for comedian Joy Behar who willl be performing this Saturday evening at 8 pm during the third annual Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5K race weekend.  The performance will take place at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.  Click here for more information about show and the entire race weekend. Joy more
2015-10-08 01:16
Chautauqua County Rural Ministry continues to operate out of temporary offices at the State University of New York at Fredonia Incubator on the 200th block of Central Avenue.  The agency will be providing food bags today and Friday from 12 until 2 pm and on Saturday, a group from the Fredonia Baptist Church will be providing food bags for the weekend on Saturday from 11:45 am until 1 pm. more
2015-10-08 01:13
Preparation work will soon begin for next week's demolition of the collapsed portion of the Coburn Block in the city of Dunkirk.  Mayor AJ Dolce says a total of three structural engineers have now had a look at the structure.  One of the factors is the building's was built in 1868. Another factor is the facade improvement work that was recently completed on the rest of the more
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