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9/20/2017 2:47:51 PM
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan has finalized his proposed 2018 county budget, but we'll have to wait another week before we can find out the details. Horrigan will be unveiling his final budget as County Executive during the next county legislature meeting on Wednesday, September 27th. Horrigan spoke with WDOE News on Wednesday about what he intends to include in the budget p...read more
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2017-09-20 07:14
The New York State DEC is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to participate in National Hunting and Fishing Day this Saturday, September 23rd. The event is held on the fourth Saturday of every September to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and target shooting. National Hunting and Fishing Day is designated as a free fishing day in New York and means that anyone can fish in area lakes a...read more
2017-09-20 05:06
The Senate is once again looking to repeal and replace Obamacare. Republicans are focusing on the Graham-Cassidy Bill, which gets rid of the individual mandate and gives block grants to the states. Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke about the proposed legislation during a news conference in New York City on Tuesday. Cuomo says the idea of block granting Medicaid funds would be devestating to New Yor...read more
2017-09-20 04:41
Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Mayville man who had allegedly written and signed checks that did not belong to him to a local business. Officers took 31-year-old Ronald Hall into custody Wednesday afternoon and charged him with 2nd-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and 5th-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Hall was arraigned, then remanded to the ...read more
2017-09-20 04:01
The opening of the Fredonia Program Evaluation Center (F-PEC) was celebrated at a reception held recently at the Fredonia Technology Incubator in the City of Dunkirk. About 50 representatives from local and county government, Chautauqua County Mental Health Services, Chautauqua Tapestry, the university, and the community attended the event to support the collaboration between the State University ...read more
2017-09-20 03:48
A Fredonia man who is running for Chautauqua County Executive says an estimated 40,000 pounds of goods were gathered during hurricane relief collections that he helped organized around the county. Michael Ferguson led a group of volunteers that recently sent a truckload of items to areas that were hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. ...read more
2017-09-20 03:03
Two people in Jamestown have been arrested after an investigation revealed that they were illegally in possession of an assault rifle. Investigators from the Jamestown Police Department, the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, and State Police CNET Team executed a search warrant at 103 McKinley Avenue late Tuesday afternoon and found 40-year-old Gabriel Harrison and 37-year-old Stacey Thayer inside. ...read more
2017-09-20 01:02
A 25-year-old Mayville woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of child after her 2-year-old was found walking alone this morning, not wearing any clothing. At about 10:15 AM, Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were called out to West Chautauqua Street, where the child was found. Further investigation determined that the child lived at 56 West Chautauqua. Deputies located the mother,...read more
2017-09-20 10:47
The city of Dunkirk has signed a lease agreement for a location for a dog park. About one acre of land is being provided by a private property owner for the park and a separate parking area at 855 Main Street extension for $1 per year. Mayor Wilfred Rosas says the city recently received a $10,000 donation from Purina. The city went out to bid for fencing and hopes to complete the project before th...read more
2017-09-20 08:11
The New York State Department of Labor reports that Chautauqua County's jobless rate was 5.3 percent last month. That's at the same rate as a year ago, but still higher than the statewide average of 4.9 percent. There were about 3,000 unemployed in the county, down about 100 from August of 2016. Cattaraugus County's unemployment was at 5.5 percent. ...read more
2017-09-20 08:01
The Cummins Engine Company has taken the wraps off its new, $47-million X-12 Engine line at the Jamestown Engine Plant that is both state-of-the art, and energy efficient. Plant managers were joined by officials with National Grid which assisted in putting in new LED lights, and other improvements. Plant officials say they have taken on a total of 12 energy efficiency and environmental projects in...read more
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