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2/18/2018 7:24:10 AM
The budget proposed by President Donald Trump last Monday contains a proposal which would slash funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Under the proposal, the USDA would substitute packages of "shelf-stable" food, such as pasta, cereal and canned goods, for about half of the value of the SNAP benefits. Area congressman Tom Reed spoke about that proposal during a recent c...read more
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2018-02-18 09:40
Staff for Congressman Tom Reed will hold remote office hours this week in the City of Dunkirk. The meeting will be held on Thursday from 2:00-3:00 PM at City Hall in the Mayor's Conference Room. Staff will be available to answer questions, gather feedback, and provide assistance with Medicare, Social Security, veterans' benefits, and other issues related to federal agencies....read more
2018-02-18 09:23
A supermarket chain based in Western New York is reportedly getting ready to file for bankruptcy. According to a report from Bloomberg, Tops Friendly Markets is one of two supermarket chains in the U.S. currently preparing bankruptcy filings. The report states that the owner of Tops could seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month. Tops, based in Williamsville, has more than 170 st...read more
2018-02-18 08:12
A pet supply store in Dunkirk will be closing in April. On its Facebook page, Petmor announced that it will close its store on Vineyard Drive in April after 15 years. This will mark the second store in a five-month period to close in that same plaza, with Peebles closing its store in Dunkirk in December. Below is the announcement by Petmor on its Facebook page: To All of our Loyal Customers:We w...read more
2018-02-18 07:43
New York State Police have released statistics from their most recent STOP-DWI detail during Super Bowl weekend. Troopers say they made 120 arrests for DWI and issued a total of 7,733 tickets during the enforcement period from February 3rd through 5th. Over 2,400 of the tickets issued were for speeding. Troopers also investigated more than 875 crashes statewide that injured 137 people. Last year's...read more
2018-02-17 10:12
A Sherman Central School bus driver who saved his students from a burning bus in January has received the highest award from the New York State Senate. On Friday, State Senator Cathy Young presented the Liberty Medal to David Tenpas during an assembly at Sherman Central School. Tenpas hustled a dozen students off his bus during the morning of January 4th, just moments before it burst into flames. ...read more
2018-02-17 07:05
A traffic stop last week in the Town of North Harmony led to the arrest of a Jamestown man on drug charges. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation on Route 394 just before 1:45 AM on February 9th. A passenger, 26-year-old Jonathan Vega-Rivera, was wanted on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. Vega-Rivera was taken into custody on the outstanding ch...read more
2018-02-17 06:41
The mayor of Fredonia has proclaimed today DFT Communications Day in the village. DFT Communications was founded in 1898 by Arthur R. Maytum and now employs over 70 people, including three generations of the Maytum family. In her proclamation, Mayor Athanasia Landis congratulated the company on its 120th anniversary and commended the Maytum family for their contribution to the community....read more
2018-02-17 05:54
Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to blunt the effects of federal tax reform on workers through a proposed payroll tax isn't getting the thumbs up from the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. President and CEO Todd Tranum was a guest on WDOE's "Viewpoint" program on Friday. Tranum says the Chamber has concerns about the proposal, which include the creation of an administrative burden on business...read more
2018-02-17 05:31
An elderly woman died in a house fire in Dunkirk on Friday. According to Dunkirk Fire Chief Mike Edwards, crews responded to 35 Crooked Brook Drive at about 2:30 PM. On arrival, firefighters were alerted by a resident that there was a person with burns inside the house. Edwards says they found an elderly woman deceased and a small amount of fire in a living space. The fire was quickly put out. Dun...read more
2018-02-16 05:25
Dunkirk Fire and Police responded to a report of a structure fire on Crooked Brook Drive this afternoon. WDOE news learned from fire officials at the scene that the fire was out when crews reached the scene at 35 Crooked Brook Drive around 2:30 pm. A County coroner was also sent to the scene. The incident remains under investigation. City fire officials are expected to release further details when...read more
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