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Rail strike would impact Nestle Purina, Sempolinski says

A U.S. rail strike could negatively impact a number of industries across the United States, including a major industry in Chautauqua County. Rep. Joe Sempolinski, who was elected in August and will continue to serve the 23rd Congressional District until the end of the year, said he spoke with ...

High wind gusts reported in north county

A lake-shore flood advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. today and a wind advisory is in effect until 4 a.m. Thursday for Chautauqua County. Gusts of wind, reaching speeds of 60 mph at the Dunkirk Airport around 4:34 a.m. and 52 mph in Fredonia at 4:20 a.m., were reported by National Weather ...

Man pleads guilty in attempted murder of girlfriend in Collins

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 22-year-old Gabriel C. Melkioty of Olean pleaded guilty Wednesday before Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of second-degree attempted murder, a Class B violent felony. The defendant pleaded guilty to the ...

New details released regarding remains found in Portland

New information regarding the still-unidentified remains of a woman discovered more than a year ago in the town of Portland has been released by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, the department said the victim had been buried near a trail off Woleben Road in Portland since ...

Fredonia turns down water, sewer hikes

Fredonia's water and sewer rates are staying the same for now. A proposal to raise both rates by $1 per 1,000 gallons of use was defeated, 3-2, by the village Board of Trustees Monday night. Trustee David Bird, author of the proposal, was joined by Nicole Siracuse in voting for it. Trustees ...

Garage in Jamestown destroyed in morning blaze

A garage was destroyed in a fire that broke out Tuesday morning in Jamestown. Crews arrived on Alton Place around 10:30 a.m. and found the garage "fully involved with fire," said Brian Achterberg, battalion chief with the Jamestown Fire Department. Achterberg said a car and motorcycle ...