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8/30/2016 12:41:04 PM
A new state law will allow visitors to the Grape Discovery Center near Westfield not only to be able sample regional wines, but to also buy them.  The legislation, sponsored by area State Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Goodell says the center, operated by the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, faced a more
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2016-08-30 01:24
With the Labor Day holiday weekend fast approaching, gasoline prices have risen every day for the last two weeks.  That's according to AAA which reports that the national average price for regular, unleaded gasoline is now $2.22 per gallon, up six cents from last week.  The New York State average is $2.33 per gallon, up three cents from last week.  Despite the increase, drivers are more
2016-08-30 01:20
Because of the busy travel weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that non-essential lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on state highways will be suspended from this Friday at 6 am to Tuesday morning at 6 am. The move will be made to help minimize traffic congestion and travel delays due to road and bridge work.  Some work may continue behind permanent concrete more
2016-08-30 12:55
Work continues on the installation of a new precast box culvert on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret. Today on social media, the New York State Department of Transportation posted photos of the stages of the culvert installation from the site.  Route 60 has been down to a single lane since the project began earlier this year.  The project near Laona involves one of three deteriorated more
2016-08-30 07:46
It was 34-years ago today when a state trooper from the Gowanda Satellite Office lost his life while responding to a report of a domestic dispute.  Trooper Gary Kubasiak and his assigned K-9 Donovan responded to the call on August 30,1982.  He attempted to talk a man, who had a history of incarceration for mental health reasons, into surrendering.  Troopers say without warning, the more
2016-08-30 06:16
A 38-year-old Dunkirk man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old autistic boy has pleaded not guilty to second degree kidnapping.  That's the word from the Chautauqua County District Attorney's office.  Samuel Saeli was arraigned Monday in Chautauqua County Court.  State Supreme Court Judge Paul Wojtaszek imposed an order of protection on Saeli to stay away from the victim and more
2016-08-29 03:02
An Ellicottville resident is facing charges after allegedly slashing the tires of multiple emergency vehicles at the Ellicottville Fire Department.  State Police in Machias say that 28-year-old Morgan Manfreda-Moran is accused of unlawfully entering the fire department and slashing the tires on the vehicles.  Manfreda-Moran was arraigned on charges of burglary 3rd and criminal mischief more
2016-08-29 02:26
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer traveled to Western New York today to help announce that New Era will begin manufacturing its first significant run of NFL fan hats starting at the end of this month.  Schumer joined New Era's President and CEO Chris Koch for the announcement at the company's Derby plant, which is known primarily for its production of Major League Baseball caps.  While the more
2016-08-29 02:20
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that 15 counties in the upstate area have been designated primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the recent drought including Erie and Wyoming counties.  Farmers in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance because they are contiguous.  Area Congressman Tom Reed says his office will more
2016-08-29 10:11
Dunkirk Police are investigating the disappearance of four works of art believed to be stolen from the Dunkirk Historical Museum.  The historical society first reported the works were stolen in a Facebook post on Sunday.  Included the post is a picture of one of the works, painted by Dunkirk native George W. Eggers.  The works were donated by the artist's grandson and his wife. more
2016-08-29 07:36
Chautauqua Institution's 2016 season came to an end Sunday night, with Tom Becker bringing the season to a close for the final time in his presidency.  The three taps of the gavel also occurred for the last time in the current Amphitheater.  Becker spoke about some of the highlights of the 2016 season and reflected on his 30 plus years at Chautauqua, the last 13 of them as president... more
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