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Wind turbines continue to cause tension at Arkwright Town Board meeting

ARKWRIGHT — The scene at Arkwright’s town board meeting was tense and as bitter as the cold outside. The first meeting of the new year did not take a new tone, despite many attempts at humor by the board to lighten up the increasingly hostile setting. Following the conclusion of the ...

Gowanda students to form club, join state-wide relay

GOWANDA — During the first Gowanda Central School Board of Education meeting of 2019, students were enthusiastic about new opportunities for the new year. Fifth grade teacher Holly Smith along with two fifth grade students presented the board with a club proposal for students in grades 5 and ...

BROOKS EYES FREDONIA FOR NEW HOSPITAL

Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. today announced its intent to pursue a new site for its new hospital. The proposed 30-acre site is located on East Main Street just west of Rt. 60 in the village of Fredonia. "As we moved through 2018, it became apparent that the town of Pomfret site was not ...

Cuomo discusses agenda, National Comedy Center during address

Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed a lot of topics during his annual State of the State Address, which even included a shout-out to Jamestown. During the speech, which correlated with the release of his executive state budget, Cuomo discussed the opening of the National Comedy Center earlier this ...

Civiletto: Bring drug clinic to city

A powerful testimony to the drug epidemic by a resident spurred a Dunkirk Common Council member Tuesday to express regret for his opposition last year to a methadone clinic in the city. “I lost two friends since the first of the year in this opioid epidemic,” said Jeanette Delgado of ...

Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot

ALBANY (AP) — New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The measure would permit personal use as well as retail sales of the drug. Marijuana taxes would raise an estimated $300 ...

Reed continues to call for compromise on border security

As the federal government shutdown lingers underneath a cloud of border security concerns, Rep. Tom Reed again called for compromise and bipartisan consensus for the U.S-Mexico border. "We all recognize that border security is a problem," Reed said. Through his Problem Solvers Caucus, Reed ...

Forestville promotes wellness, local farmers

FORESTVILLE — While January is a popular time of year to adopt resolutions for healthier habits, Forestville Central School is taking great strides to promote health and wellness district-wide, year ‘round, beginning with Wellness Week this week. During the January board of education ...

Cassadaga winter festival set for February

CASSADAGA — The Citizens for a Better Cassadaga reported at the Cassadaga Village Board meeting that the 3rd Annual Cassadaga Winter Festival is officially slated for early February. “The winter festival is on track for Feb. 8-10,” said Cindy Flaherty, Citizens for a Better Cassadaga ...

Legislators receive pay hike despite challenge

Whether they want it or not, state legislators received a pay increase in their first paycheck of the year. On Friday, state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, said he received the proposed increased in pay that was approved by the state Committee on Legislative and Executive Compensation ...

Sherman man sentenced in 2017 hunting death

MAYVILLE — Thomas Jadlowski, the Sherman man who accidentally shot and killed his neighbor the day before Thanksgiving in 2017, will spend the next one to three years in state prison. Jadlowski was sentenced Monday in Chautauqua County Court by Judge David Foley for the shooting death of ...

Local state legislators provide thoughts on current session

Will recreational marijuana be legalized by the New York State Legislature this session? According to state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, it will be. Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on state lawmakers to fully legalize recreational marijuana, which would open the door for ...

Cassadaga Wind requests certificate to begin tree clearing

CASSADAGA — Residents have less than one week to participate in the proceeding of Cassadaga Wind, LLC’s request to amend their Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to begin clearing trees for the 48 planned turbines in the town of Arkwright, Charlotte and Cherry Creek. ...

Annual Polar Bear Swim gets ’em shivering

SILVER CREEK — The Firehouse on the Lake in Silver Creek was jam-packed with eager onlookers to watch those brave enough (or crazy enough) to participate in this year’s Polar Bear Swim on Sunday. Lake Erie wasn’t frozen over, as waves lapped on the shore while the crowd waited, and the ...

County board discusses plans for airports

The Chautauqua County Planning Board convened last week at JCC North Campus with focus firmly on the county airports. Ron Almeter, Chautauqua County Manager of Airports & Parks, presented his Airport Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) review to the board, unveiling a series of ...

Man jailed, no one hurt in Jamestown shooting incident

JAMESTOWN — No one was injured and a Jamestown man was taken into custody following an early morning shooting Saturday. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department were alerted to the shooting in the area of 45 Franklin St. around 1:30 a.m. An investigation found that an altercation took ...

FSA leader announces election results, raises

At December’s quarterly SUNY Fredonia College Council meeting, senior Connor Aitcheson provided the last report of his term serving as Student Association president. In addition to securing a raise for his successors and other Student Association executives, Aitcheson discussed new policies ...

Health Care Navigator highlights coverage variety

For New York residents, there is less than one month left to enroll in a federal health care plan. The Affordable Care Act has seen citizens across the country applying for coverage in the late fall and early winter, and a federal health care navigator wants Chautauqua County residents to know ...

Silver Creek teacher earns national distinction

SILVER CREEK — Elementary school teacher Melissa Berry began the new year with the most respected professional certification in K-12 education: her National Board Certification. In December, Berry was one of 98 teachers across the state to earn National Board Certification, and she is one of ...

Dunkirk man receives electric wheelchair

2018 was not an easy year for Elvin Rivera of Dunkirk, who developed an infection in his toes in May. First, he lost his toes, then his ankle and his foot. In July, a final operation removed his right leg from the knee down. Rivera, a grape-picker at Arlou Farms in Silver Creek for 21 years, ...