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8/18/2017 1:13:12 PM
It may not be back to school time yet for area school districts, but the State University of New York at Fredonia is getting ready for the start of classes next week. Jeff Woodard, the university's director of marketing and communications says the move-in weekend is about to get underway and over 200 volunteers will be assisting the returning students on both Saturday and Sunday... [audio:8181712...read more
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2017-08-18 03:37
A Great Lakes researcher and professor from the State University of New York at Fredonia is getting ready for her second big swim as she continues to raise awareness about the lakes. Dr. Sherri Mason will swim across Lake Erie, starting at the Sturgeon Point Marina around 7 am Saturday and hopes to complete the crossing near Crystal Beach, Ontario. Back in June, Dr. Mason completed a 15.5 mile swi...read more
2017-08-18 03:14
The jackpot for for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing continues the grow. The New York Lottery has announced that it has now reached $535 million, making it the 5th largest jackpot in the game’s history. The $25 million jump is due to strong sales across all 47 participating lottery jurisdictions. Tickets for the drawing can be purchased until 10 p.m. Saturday evening. ...read more
2017-08-18 03:06
Chautauqua County officials issued an update Friday afternoon on the problem of harmful algal blooms or HABs occurring Chautauqua County lakes. Widespread HABs are occurring in Chautauqua Lake's South Basin and near Long Point State Park. Isolated blooms are also occurring in the North Basin. Public Health Sanitarian Jessica Wuerstle with the Chautauqua County Environmental Health Department says ...read more
2017-08-18 01:01
Five juveniles and two adults are facing charges after a multi-agency investigation into several commercial burglaries and criminal mischief incidents that occurred over a seven-day period in Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties. The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation reports that two 18-year-olds, Dyllian Taggart of Delevan and Chester Piwowarczyk of Springville, were both charged with mul...read more
2017-08-18 07:59
The Buffalo Bills lost their second preseason game last night to the Philadelphia Eagles 20-16, but that was not the only story-line from the game. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins continued his protest of social injustice by raising a fist over his head during the playing of the national anthem. In a show of support, Eagles defensive end Chris Long kept his hand on Jenkins' back for the entire playi...read more
2017-08-18 06:46
A Hamburg woman has been charged with stalking in the 4th degree after an incident in the town of Sheridan on August 1st. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say they arrested 54-year-old Josephine Dujmovic last Friday on a warrant accusing her of stalking a victim on Route 20, after she was advised to cease all contact with the victim. Dujmovic was arraigned in Sheridan Town Court and remanded t...read more
2017-08-17 04:14
Jamestown Police have arrested an 18-year-old man who allegedly fired a gunshot Thursday afternoon in the south county city. Officers responded to the area of Prendergast Avenue and East 8th Street at about 12:40 PM on a report of a shot fired. On arrival, officers saw the suspect running with a handgun exposed. The man, identified as Eduardo Rivera, led police on a brief foot pursuit, a...read more
2017-08-17 04:08
A Chautauqua County legislator who is running for County Executive is proposing a hops growing incentives program. On Thursday, Legislator George Borrello announced plans to develop an incentives program to assist farmers who supply raw materials to the brewery and distilleries industries, as well as incentives to help the breweries and distilleries themselves. Borrello is calling the pr...read more
2017-08-17 03:49
New York State's private sector job count has reached a new record high, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the State Department of Labor. The private job count increased by 18,800 in July, reaching just over 8.1 million jobs. While the number of private sector jobs has increased, the statewide unemployment rate also went up from 4.5% to 4.7% in July. Click here for more d...read more
2017-08-17 03:37
Chautauqua Opportunities will be hosting a community forum next week in Dunkirk. The forum will take place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, August 23rd from 1:00-4:00 PM. COI is inviting anyone who has questions about the impact political changes in Washington will have on New York State and the local community. Congressman Tom Reed, State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, and lo...read more
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