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10/23/2014 4:22:25 PM
The lawsuit filed by two environmental groups against the New York State Public Service Commission in regard to the Dunkirk NRG repowering project will not go forward.  This afternoon, the Commission denied the request for rehearing.  State Senator Cathy Young released the following statement: "The PSC's decision today to deny the Earthjustice request for rehearing is a tremendous ...read more
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2014-10-23 04:36
Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino says he wants another debate. Astorino says Thursday night's four-candidate debate in Buffalo was "informative and inadequate." He says the 56-minute debate gave each candidate a total of 12 minutes to speak and the sole televised forum in a gubernatorial election in his opinion is "an insult to this state and its voters."...read more
2014-10-23 04:30
A demolition crew had to tear down a nearly four-story apartment house in Jamestown after an overnight fire extensively damaged the vacant structure. Jamestown fire crews were called to the scene at 206 McKinley Avenue just before 3:00 AM. Fire Battalion Chief Sam Salemme says firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the condemned building... [audio:keithheavyflames.mp...read more
2014-10-23 01:42
Two Jamestown men are under arrest and one home has been condemned following raids on two alleged "Meth Houses" in the city of Jamestown last night.  Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force along with the State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team entered a home at the 607 Lafayette Street and found a significant amount of ...read more
2014-10-23 01:34
The SAFE Act and Central Police Services have been among the top issues in the race for Chautauqua County Sheriff.  Like his opponent, incumbent Democrat Joseph Gerace says he supports he opposes the SAFE Act and says he led the New York State Sheriff's Association to take a position opposing it. [audio:geraceledthechargetooppose.mp3]Gerace-Opposes SAFE Act[/audio]Gerace, who is seeking his...read more
2014-10-23 08:03
Chautauqua County lawmakers have approved a proposal to loan $2 million to the Industrial Development Agency to buy ConAgra's Carriage House facility in Dunkirk. The vote was unanimous.  County Executive Vince Horrigan says he's "very optimistic" that they'll have someone inside the 26 Talcott Street facility by the middle of next year. [audio:horriganIDAbond1.mp3]Horrigan-Lots of interest i...read more
2014-10-23 07:24
A Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department K-9 is credited with locating another person wanted by police. Sheriff's deputies say they were seeking 22-year-old Spencer Burke of Stockton on several active warrants last night when he fled out the rear of a residence on Mill Street in Stockton and entered an overgrown field and swamp.  Deputies using K-9 Drago were able to successfully track and lo...read more
2014-10-23 06:56
In what may be a record time, Chautauqua County lawmakers have approved a new, amended budget with little discussion.  The legislature last night approved a $228.5 million spending plan unanimously...in about 10 minutes.  Lawmakers approved 10 amendments that had earlier sailed through the Audit and Control Committee, then unanimously approved the budget.  County Executive Vince Hor...read more
2014-10-23 06:49
An investigation into crack cocaine sales in the city of Dunkirk has led to one arrest with police looking for a second suspect.  The probe by Dunkirk Police and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force has resulted in the location of 35-year-old Antoine Jones of Rochester who was picked up by Buffalo Police on Monday.  Jones is charged with felony counts of criminal sales of a control...read more
2014-10-22 05:03
Gas prices in Chautauqua County are down less than a penny this week to just over $3.51 a gallon for regular unleaded. That from the AAA's weekly Fuel Gauge report, which says the price is down about half a penny from last week. Gasoline was just over $3.69 a gallon at this time last year. The statewide average price for regular unleaded is now about $3.45 a gallon. Nationally, the Fuel Gauge repo...read more
2014-10-22 04:59
A new poll shows Governor Andrew Cuomo with a 21-point lead over Rob Astorino. The Siena Poll shows Cuomo getting 54 percent of the vote, while Astorino picked up 33 percent, and Howie Hawkins had 9 percent. In the other statewide races, the poll shows Attorney General Eric Schneiderman leading Republican John Cahill by 20 points, and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is up by 27 over Republican chal...read more
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