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6/23/2017 7:47:29 AM
State lawmakers have ended the legislative session in Albany, but there may be some unfinished business and that could have some impact on Chautauqua County. Legislators ended the session without renewing New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio's ability to control the city school system. As a result, Assembly Democrats have reportedly tied mayoral control to the renewal of sales taxes in 53 counties. G...read more
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2017-06-23 07:56
Musicians, including alumni and former faculty of the State University of New York at Fredonia, will perform together in “Mad About Toms,” a concert of acoustic American music in tribute to Tom Tunney and Tom Stocky, Fredonia classmates from the mid-1970s, on Saturday, July 8, 7:30 pm., at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Both Toms dedicated themselves to academic excellence, social acti...read more
2017-06-22 06:18
The stealthily-crafted Senate health care reform bill, unveiled Thursday, eliminates individual and employer mandates and Obamacare taxes, shifting power to the states, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York is railing against the legislation. He says it strips away benefits from the neediest Americans to give tax breaks to the wealt...read more
2017-06-22 05:44
A prisoner from Panama who was being transported to the Chautauqua County Jail will appear in court on two charges after nearly escaping custody. County sheriff's deputies were transporting several prisoners late Wednesday afternoon, when 36-year-old Jzon Loverme managed to free one of his hands from the temporary wrist restraints. Deputies arrived at the jail and were able to secure Loverme with ...read more
2017-06-22 05:29
Both the Senate and Assembly in Albany have passed legislation sponsored by area State Senator Cathy Young that would strengthen Kendra's Law and extend its provisions over the next five years. The legislation allows the courts to issue assisted outpatient treatment orders for individuals who will not voluntarily seek help for their illnesses, but are a safety threat to themselves and the public. ...read more
2017-06-22 05:17
A Chautauqua County man will be among several candidates who want to take a shot at running against Congressman Tom Reed in 2018. Eddie Sundquist of Jamestown, who has a law degree from the University of Buffalo Law School, announced his candidacy on Thursday. Speaking with WDOE News, Sundquist says he's excited about running, stating that he wants to make good on promises for the region whic...read more
2017-06-22 09:28
The search for a missing Westfield man has ended, with the discovery of his body Wednesday afternoon in the village of Westfield. Westfield Police say they were called to a location off of Bourne Street around 3 pm where a body was found in a wooded area by the railroad tracks. A Chautauqua County coroner was also sent to the scene and authorities determined the body was that of 31-year-old Patric...read more
2017-06-22 08:14
A Town of Harmony man is facing several charges after he entered a home on West Main Street in Frewsburg without the permission of the residents early Wednesday morning. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that 33-year-old Aaron Darr allegedly entered the home around 4 am and while inside, he is accused of becoming involved in a physical altercation with a man and woman. The incident occurred...read more
2017-06-22 07:57
Senate Republicans are expected to reveal details of their health care plan today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly pushing for a vote on health care next week. During a conference call held with area media earlier this week, area Congressman Tom Reed said the Senate needs to take action because the current system is not working... [audio:6221765249-Reedhopessenatewillact.mp3]...read more
2017-06-22 07:45
A Jamestown man has officially launched his campaign for the 23rd Congressional District. Eddie Sundquist, who has a law degree from the University of Buffalo School Law, is one of several candidates interested in seeking the Democratic nomination in next year's race for the seat held by incumbent Republican Tom Reed. In a news release, Sundquist indicates that he will embark on a listening tour, ...read more
2017-06-21 06:01
Flames have heavily damaged the former two-story shoe store that was part of the former Arcade Building on North Main Street in Jamestown. However, crews were able to prevent serious damage to the main structure next to the railroad tracks.  Jamestown fire crews were called to the scene between First Street and Brooklyn Square after 4 pm Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Chet Harvey says the first...read more
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