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12/8/2016 5:51:43 AM
The National Weather Service is continuing a Lake Effect Snow Warning until 6 am Saturday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie counties. Storm totals of around 2 feet are forecasted in the most persistent lake snows, with lesser amounts for areas closer to Lake Erie.  Meteorologist Kirk Apffel of the National Weather Service's Buffalo Office says the activity should pick up during th...read more
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2016-12-08 07:31
A 65-year-old Bemus Point man is facing aggravated DWI after he was pulled over by police on Maple-Springs-Ellery Road Wednesday.  State Police in Jamestown say troopers stopped Thomas Stanton for driving erratically and after failing several standard field sobriety tests, Stanton was taken to SP Jamestown where he provided a breath sample of .20 percent or more than twice the legal limit.&nb...read more
2016-12-08 06:55
Several residents and business owners turned out for a meeting the State Department of Transportation held Wednesday on proposal to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 20 and 60. Many of those who attended expressed concerns about accidents, pedestrian safety, and the impact on local businesses.  David Christopher, Regional Design Engineer, says public input on the $3.35 mill...read more
2016-12-07 04:58
With the anticipated arrival of lake effect snow on Thursday, drivers will need to get ready to practice safe winter driving habits again. There are several tips law enforcement agencies are giving motorists to help them be safe out on the road during the winter months.  The most important tip that Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace can offer drivers is to slow down on snow-c...read more
2016-12-07 04:32
The Dunkirk Common Council on Tuesday passed a proposed 2017 city budget that does not include a tax rate increase. The $21 million spending plan was approved by city lawmakers 3-2. Some council members felt that there should be a tax hike to ensure that there will be sufficient funds to run city services. Mayor Willie Rosas, who appeared on WDOE's "Viewpoint" program on Wednesday, said he di...read more
2016-12-07 04:18
Governor Andrew Cuomo is advising New Yorkers to take precautions ahead of the lake effect snow event expected to slam across parts of the state. Cuomo has directed the Office of Emergency Management, State Police, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, the Department of Transportation, and the Thruway Authority to enhance monitoring and prepar...read more
2016-12-07 11:04
Another school district in Chautauqua County is dealing with high lead levels in some of its water sources.  A total of 35 drinking fountains, sinks and other fixtures in the Jamestown School District have been found to be over the state's "acceptable level" for lead.  Jamestown School Superintendent Tim Mains says all of those fixtures have been turned-off immediately until they can be ...read more
2016-12-07 09:10
Fredonia Police have arrested two people for allegedly running a meth lab in a home on Berry Street yesterday afternoon.  Police officers were called to 15 Berry Street around 1:30 pm after a Chautauqua County Child Protective Services worker discovered what appeared to be some type of drug manufacturing equipment during a visit. When police reached the scene, 32-year-old Krystal Hafner ...read more
2016-12-07 07:02
After much discussion, city lawmakers decided to leave a resolution calling for the ratification of agreement between the City and AFL-CIO Local 912 on the table.  First Ward Councilman Don Williams motioned to remove the tabled resolution, but the move didn't pick up enough votes.  Fourth Ward Councilwoman Stacy Szukala says she voted against removing the proposal because of financial c...read more
2016-12-07 06:49
The city of Dunkirk has a new budget in place that does not include a tax rate increase, but it passed by a single vote.  By a 3 to 2 vote, the Common Council approved the proposed $21-million dollar spending plan submitted by Mayor Willie Rosas.  Fourth Ward Councilwoman Stacy Szkala and Councilman-at-Large Andy Wolosyn voted against it.  Szukala say she felt a tax rate increase wa...read more
2016-12-07 06:19
The first major lake effect snow storm of the season will be taking shape starting late Thursday and continuing through early Saturday.  The National Weather Service is continuing a Lake Effect Snow Warning from 6 am Thursday to 6 am Saturday for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Southern Erie counties.  The heaviest amounts will be occurring over the Chautauqua Ridge, with lesser amounts alon...read more
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