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10/21/2014 1:53:45 PM
The repowering project in Dunkirk has become a major issue in the race for the 23rd Congressional District in Chautauqua County and there's been a volley of sharp criticism by the candidates over who is the stronger supporter of the project.  WDOE News has recently completed separate Viewpoint interviews with both incumbent Republican Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Martha Robertson. more
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2014-10-21 04:18
Two more area organizations have shown their support of Dunkirk's NRG repowering project.  In an e-mail on Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier urged people to attend Thursday's State Public Service Commission forum in Fredonia in support of the repowering project.  The Chamber of Commerce and MAST say they more
2014-10-21 04:14
Chautauqua County's jobless rate dropped below the 6% mark last month. According to figures released Tuesday by the State Labor Department, Chautauqua County's unemployment rate reached 5.9% in September, down from 7.4% a year ago.  While the county's jobless rate is down by 1.5%, the total number of employed workers is also down by 1,600 over the more
2014-10-21 04:12
Because of the Ebola threat in West Africa and the U.S., the TLC Health Network system has posted new signs on the exterior of public entrances. The signs posted say "Health Advisory," and ask anyone who has traveled recently to West Africa or anyone who has been in the company of someone who has recently returned from Africa to notify the staff. And recently, health officials at the Lake Shore more
2014-10-21 01:56
Two teen-aged girls were hurt -- one seriously -- when they were hit by a car on  Washington Street near West Eighth Street in Jamestown early Sunday afternoon.  Jamestown Police say the vehicle was southbound on Washington when it struck the girls, ages 13 and 16, as they tried to cross the street away from the crosswalk.  Police say the driver of the Volkswagon Jetta was not able more
2014-10-21 07:47
The majority of village of Fredonia trustees gave their approval to two separate bonding resolutions at a combined total of over $100,000. Trustees unanimously approved a 60-thousand dollar bonding resolution for a new roof at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. And by a four to one vote, trustees approved a 47-thousand dollar bonding resolution towards the purchase of a double-drum vibrating roller more
2014-10-21 06:26
State Senator Cathy Young is calling on President Obama to enact an immediate travel ban on passengers flying from West Africa to the U.S. to contain the spread of Ebola.  Young says that "Common sense" dictates that we should stop travel into the U.S. from Ebola-affected West African nations. The Olean Republican says because JFK Airport is a major international travel hub, we must be more
2014-10-21 06:23
The State DOT has announced that bridge maintenance work will begin today on the Route 60 bridge over Canadaway Creek in the town of Pomfret.  Route 60 will have lane closures between Spoden Road and Shumla Road.  Traffic will alternate the use of one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals.  The work is expected to last for about three weeks. more
2014-10-21 06:21
A 19-year-old Stockton man has been ticketed for not wearing a seat belt after a crash on Cemetery Road in the town of Stockton last night.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies say Robert Keech allegedly swerved his vehicle to miss a deer in the roadway.  He veered off the road and traveled about 40 to 50 yards through an open field before hitting a tree head on.  Stockton more
2014-10-20 12:57
The Chautauqua County League of Women Voters will be holding Meet the Candidates events in both Jamestown and Fredonia this week.  While featuring candidates running for Family Court Judge and the State Assembly, the group will have only one of the candidates running for County Sheriff.  Minda Rae Amiran of the League says they had invited both candidates to the forums, but Republican more
2014-10-20 12:49
The Republican candidate for Lt. Governor says he believes the SAFE Act is such a strong issue, especially in Western New York, that it could help the GOP ticket on Election Day.  Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss is Rob Astorino's running mate in the race for Governor and in a conference call with Congressman Tom Reed, Moss told WDOE News he felt they could reach a lot of voters who more
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