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9/30/2014 12:52:12 PM
The lawsuit over the PSC decision regarding the repowering project has also become a campaign issue.  Congressman Tom Reed, who is seeking his third term in the House of Representatives, raised concerns about Democrat Martha Robertson's ties with the Sierra Club and with the Ratepayer and Community Intervenors.  He made his comments during a conference call with WDOE News and several oth...read more
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2014-09-30 05:20
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace believes the announcement that Chautauqua County has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area will help local police efforts in controlling the illegal drug trade. Gerace explains how the designation will help... [audio:Geraceshouldhelpatthelocallevel.mp3]Joe Gerace: should help at the local level[/audio] Gerace says a "countywide" applicatio...read more
2014-09-30 05:12
An advocate for taxpayers in New York State is alerting residents to beware of scam artists asking for personal information to "confirm" that they are eligible for a tax rebate. Margaret Neri, an advocate for New York State Taxpayer Rights, says anyone who gets a call from someone seeking personal information, report it to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Line at 1-800-771-7755. The Stat...read more
2014-09-30 04:59
The Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union will be opening another branch in the north county.  On Tuesday, SCFCU announced that at the beginning of November, they will open a new branch at 13 West Main Street in Brocton, the former location of a Community Bank branch that recently closed.  Commenting on this new branch, Brocton Mayor Dave Hazelton said, "We are happy that Souther...read more
2014-09-30 01:20
Two Jamestown men are accused of passing counterfeit fifty dollar bills at a convenience store in Gerry.  State Police in Jamestown that 49-year-old Daric Harris and 56-year-old Edward Maddox Jr. have been charged with possession of a forged instrument in the 1st degree, a felony after a two month investigation.  Troopers say Harris and Maddox were arraigned and committed to the Chautauq...read more
2014-09-30 10:56
NRG Energy Inc has responded to a lawsuit filed by two enviromental groups against the state Public Service Commission that approved the repowering of the Dunkirk plant from coal to natural gas.  WDOE News has received a copy of a 12-page response filed Monday by attorneys for NRG.  In the response, the company says, "the groups have failed to present substantial evidence to support thei...read more
2014-09-30 07:55
The Acting Director of the National Drug Control Policy has announced that Chautauqua County has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.  In making the announcement, Michael Botticelli says the designation will enable the county to receive federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among federal, state, local and tribal law enforce...read more
2014-09-30 07:46
The County Legislature has begun its review of Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan's tentative 2015 budget.  The budget plan includes a 9-cent-per thousand full value tax rate increase.  Horrigan, who appeared on WDOE's Viewpoint program, believes lawmakers should not eliminate the tax hike. [audio:vincemessagetolegislature.mp3]Horrigan-Legislator should avoid taking more from re...read more
2014-09-30 06:46
Paving operations continue today in the city of Dunkirk.  The city DPW says the paving contractor will be paving Main Street Extension between Newton Street and the railroad tracks near Fieldbrook Foods beginning this morning.  Motorists should use an alternate route. ...read more
2014-09-30 06:22
Areas of fog are lowering visibility across parts of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties this morning.  In a special weather statement, the National Weather Service says a few locations likely to be impacted by the fog include Jamestown, Randolph and Salamanca as well as I-86.  Drivers should be prepared for rapid changes to visibility and allow for extra time to reach their destination....read more
2014-09-29 01:12
Local and state leaders are disappointed by word that that two environmental groups are suing the State Public Service Commission over its decision to re-power the NRG plant in Dunkirk.  State Senator Cathy Young, who has spearheaded the effort to have the plant converted from coal to natural gas, says she is disappointed by the lawsuit...however, she doesn't think it will hold up the project...read more
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