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2/23/2018 2:27:52 PM
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has a vision of "re-inventing" economic development in the county and it will start with appointments for two key senior posts in his administration. In carrying out that vision, Borrello today announced in Mayville the creation of two new positions, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and the Director of Planning and Community Development. ...read more
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2018-02-23 02:59
Governor Andrew Cuomo today called on Congress to protect New York's families and reject the federal government's cuts to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Cuomo says an initial analysis by the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance shows that more than 1.25 million households or 2.3 million New Yorkers would have their monthly food assistance drastically reduced under ...read more
2018-02-23 02:41
An Erie, Pa. woman is facing local weapons charges after she was arrested by police after Transportation Security Administration officers stopped her from bringing a loaded semi-automatic handgun onto an airplane at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport on Wednesday. The woman, who was not identified, was caught with a 9 mm handgun in one of her carry-on bags. It was loaded with six bullets. Wedne...read more
2018-02-23 05:52
Another step has been completed in developing final plans for the Athenex manufacturing facility in the Town of Dunkirk. The City of Dunkirk's 4th Ward Councilman, Mike Civiletto, says the Dunkirk Town Planning Board Wednesday night approved the company's site plan for the plant to be located on Route 5.  Civiletto, who attended the meeting, says the company addressed a number of concerns... ...read more
2018-02-23 03:42
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Chautauqua and Erie counties.  The watch in Chautauqua County runs from late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, and for Erie County from Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon.  Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph are possible.  Shallow rooted trees may be downed more easily with the recently th...read more
2018-02-22 11:50
The quarterfinal round of the Section VI high school basketball playoffs saw the Fredonia girls go on the road against Albion in the Class B-1 bracket. In a game broadcast on WDOE, the Lady Billies struggled at times to score against a stingy defense during Thursday night's contest, but they had enough to outlast the Lady Purple Eagles by a score of 35-29. Fredonia (10-12) led for most of the game...read more
2018-02-22 02:27
A manslaughter charge has been dismissed against a Sherman man who allegedly shot and killed a woman in a hunting accident in November. The charge against 34-year-old Thomas Jadlowski was dismissed this week. Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley says the DA's Office erred when it presented its case in front of a grand jury against Jadlowski in the death of Rosemary Billquist. It failed to off...read more
2018-02-22 01:27
There is still help available if you are struggling to pay your heating bills. National Fuel Gas says a second emergency benefit is now available for households who have exhausted both the regular and first emergency HEAP benefits. To apply, you must have a shut-off notice, be prepared with your case number, social security number, utility account number, household income and resource amounts. You...read more
2018-02-22 12:47
An elderly Silver Creek woman was taken to a local hospital following a one-vehicle rollover accident Thursday morning in the Town of Sheridan. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say 83-year-old Joanne Martin had a medical emergency while driving on Chapin Road at about 10:45 AM, and her vehicle went off the road and came to rest on its roof in a ditch. Martin was transported by Alstar Ambulance...read more
2018-02-22 06:13
An Olean man is facing several charges after he allegedly fled the scene of a crash on Buffalo Road in the town of Allegany in Cattaraugus County Tuesday night. Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies say the driver of the vehicle, 30-year-old Rolland Neilly, was later located in the city of Olean. A passenger in the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to ECMC in Buffalo. Deputies...read more
2018-02-22 05:15
Expect a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain for a while this morning, before changing over to snow and even some rain early this afternoon.  That could make the morning commute difficult.  The National Weather Service in Buffalo says the Winter Weather Advisory will continue until 4 pm for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Meteorologist Shawn Smith says there will be a variet...read more
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