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4/20/2018 3:23:35 PM
A top official with the Department of Housing and Urban Development visited Chautauqua County on Friday. Lynne Patton, Regional Administrator for HUD made a number of stops in the cities of Jamestown and Dunkirk. She wrapped up her tour with a news conference on the steps of Dunkirk City Hall. Patton believes she can help the city, which has been hurt by the moth-balling of the NRG plant... [audi...read more
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2018-04-20 03:47
Beginning on Monday, State Police Troop T will boost patrols along the Thruway during "Operation Work Brake." The campaign cracks down on speeding motorists and aggressive driving before, in and around construction zones. The goal of this operation is to make drivers aware of the presence of workers in construction zones and to reduce the number of hazardous violations in and around work zones. Th...read more
2018-04-20 03:39
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer today announced a plan to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. In releasing a plan on Twitter, Schumer indicated it was time to allow states to have the power to decide what works best for them. He says the bill is aimed at removing the barriers to state legalization efforts. The New York Democrat says two-thirds of Americans believe marijuana should b...read more
2018-04-20 03:35
A total of 636 new adults were registered to vote in a recent Chautauqua County Board of Elections annual high school voter registration drive. The Dunkirk City School District edged out the Falconer Senior Class this year for new voters with 80. Falconer had 71. The Board of Elections’ staff visits 16 of the county’s 17 high schools to register new voters each year. Clymer, with suppo...read more
2018-04-20 03:29
A Panama man has been charged with rape in the 2nd degree and criminal sex act 3rd after an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of Child Protective Services and Child Advocacy Program. Investigators say 50-year-old Frederick Antill Jr. is accused of engaging in sexual acts with two juvenile female victims on various dates and times during February and March....read more
2018-04-20 07:14
A Clymer man is facing charges after a report of a disorderly male at a residence in the town of Harmony late last night. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that 25-year-old Ryan Buzzetto allegedly came onto the property without permission and damaged a vehicle. Deputies say Buzzetto had fled the scene, but later turned himself over to deputies. Buzzetto has been charged with criminal mischi...read more
2018-04-19 06:27
A Jamestown store owner has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of food stamp benefits fraud. 57-year-old Joseph Gullotti entered his plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. Gullotti, who owned and operated Fresh Cut Meats & More on Newland Avenue, was authorized to accept and redeem food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits a retailer from accepting food stamps for ine...read more
2018-04-19 06:25
Chautauqua County's representative in the State Assembly says lawmakers will review details of Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order restoring the voting rights of parolees. Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan said Wednesday the move is bad public policy, and potentially illegal since Cuomo chose to sidestep the legislature. Local Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, who is also a Republican, says tha...read more
2018-04-19 05:50
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a number of new efforts to support the continued recovery and rebuilding of Puerto Rico, following the devastation caused last September by Hurricane Maria. Cuomo says efforts include the deployment of a multi-disciplinary Tactical Assessment Team of labor, non-profit rebuilding, philanthropic and academic partners to Puerto Rico later this month to assi...read more
2018-04-19 05:10
For the second year in the row, the New York State DEC is launching it's "Look for the Zero" campaign, urging homeowners to purchase phosphorous-free lawn fertilizer. Commissioner Basil Seggos says more than 100 water bodies in the state cannot be used or enjoyed due to phosphorus overuse. Phosphorus has been the focus of recent Harmful Algal Bloom summits recently held in four locations across th...read more
2018-04-19 03:56
The New York State Public Service Commission, as part of its investigation into the electric utilities' response to two winter storms in early March, has directed the state's major electric utilities to immediately improve communications and coordination with municipal officials as part of the utilities' post-action reviews following the storms. The Commission indicated that failure on the part of...read more
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