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Cassadaga eyes electric vehicle charging stations

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CASSADAGA — Village Trustee Cathy Cruver has not been on the new job long, but she already has her eyes on the future of the village. At a recent Board of Trustees meeting, Cruver raised the possibility of the village partnering with National Grid to install electric vehicle charging ...

Dunkirk schools to get Narcan

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The Dunkirk school district is set to acquire a supply of the anti-opioid overdose drug Narcan. Nichole Dispense, the district’s chief nurse, emphasized the need for it during a recent presentation to the Dunkirk Board of Education. Dispense said, “Many other school districts are ...

Borrello: Clarify assisted living facility closure bill

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Confusion over whether assisted living campuses that are closing could still accept short-term residents led Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, to vote against legislation that sets a new process when elder care facilities close. S.2230 was passed this week in a 58-5 vote in the state ...

Watered down bill restores more comptroller oversight

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Assemblyman Andrew Goodell has voted against a watered down restoration of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s review of state contracts. Both houses of the state Legislature approved legislation in 2022 giving the comptroller back authority to approve contracts that had previously been ...

Still no progress on Gowanda pool project

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GOWANDA — After five months of waiting for approval from the New York State Education Department, the Gowanda Central School District is still left without an answer on the project to update the district’s pool. “I don’t know where it is, so that’s your update,” Gowanda ...

Conviction affirmed in 2016 city homicide

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The conviction of a former Jamestown resident who shot and killed his estranged wife in November 2016 has been affirmed by the state Supreme Court Appellate Division, fourth department. Keith Robbins had appealed the 25-year state prison sentenced imposed in December 2018 by Chautauqua Court ...