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4/28/2016 10:58:07 AM
Chautauqua County lawmakers have approved a local law that would raise the tobacco purchase age in the County from 18 to 21.  The proposed legislation, which includes e-cigarettes, was approved by a 13-6 vote.  County Executive Vince Horrigan says he's pleased with the vote, saying it demonstrated leadership on the part of the County Legislature. He intends to sign the legislation ...read more
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2016-04-28 05:58
National Fuel announced Thursday that it has filed a request with New York State's Public Service Commission to increase utility base rates for the first time in more than nine years. The requested increase would take effect in April 2017. If approved, residential customers in New York would see an average increase in their monthly bill by approximately $5.75, assuming normal weather....read more
2016-04-28 05:41
The Dunkirk City DPW is announcing that brush pickup will begin on Monday, May 2nd in District A. District B will be picked up the week of May 9th, District C will be picked up the week of May 16th, and District D will be picked up the week of May 23rd. Brush must be at the curb by 7:30 AM on the Monday of the respective collection week, but no earlier than the previous Saturday.  B...read more
2016-04-28 05:26
A 39-year-old Dunkirk man is being held at the Chautauqua County Jail after he was picked up an arrest warrant Wednesday night.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies, along with a Sheriff K-9 and Dunkirk Police, served an arrest warrant around 8:00 PM to Travis Perkins on Antelope Street.  He had an active violation of probation warrant out of Chautauqua County Court.  Per...read more
2016-04-28 05:22
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday that he would propose legislation in Albany to address the rampant illegal use of automated software, or "bots," to purchase tickets to popular concerts, sporting events, and other live performances. The bill draws on findings from the Office of the Attorney General’s multi-year investigation into the difficulties state consumers fa...read more
2016-04-28 03:54
Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas has announced that substantial progress has been made in several long pending grants. A contract has been signed with Liverpool, New York firm that will be working with the Brownfields Opportunity Area grant of $303,750 for planning the redevelopment of the City's AL Tech Site. This project is focused on analyzing the existing conditions and opportunities for approximate...read more
2016-04-27 06:59
Dunkirk firefighters made quick work of a porch fire Wednesday afternoon in the city's First Ward.  According to Fire Chief Mike Edwards, crews responded to 39 North Pangolin Street at about 3:15 PM and found the fire involving a second-story porch.  Firefighters forced their way into a second-story apartment and found one person trying to get out.  They helped the residen...read more
2016-04-27 06:48
While the general public will have to wait until next week, members of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum and Center for Comedy will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for events involving the 2016 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival right now. Tickets went on sale Wednesday for this year's event, which runs August 4-7, and will feature headliners that including Lewis Black, Trevor Noah a...read more
2016-04-27 06:30
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, will hold its semiannual National Pill Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Prescription and non-prescription medication, as well as syringes, can be dropped off for proper disposal at four locations throughout the county.  The drop-off locations are the Cattaraug...read more
2016-04-27 06:07
The State University of New York at Fredonia will hold its 18th annual student research and creativity exposition Thursday from 1:00-6:00 PM at the Williams Center.  Over 300 students from all academic programs will be participating.  There will be presentations and performances taking place throughout the day as well as many posters on display.  The event is free and open to the ge...read more
2016-04-27 01:06
The Chautauqua County Legislature will act tonight on a local law that would raise the age for someone to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21.  It's part of a growing trend nationwide, that would also include e-cigarettes.  The local law was pulled last month because some lawmakers still had questions about the measure.  Tonight's legislature meeting begins at 6:...read more
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