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County Temporary Assistance Program notes challenges

Chautauqua County’s Temporary Assistance Program continues to face challenges getting people back to work. Diane Anderson, director of the county’s Certification — Temporary Assistance, spoke recently to the legislature’s Human Services Committee to discuss the program. ...

Reward offered as town homicide nears 1 year

A reward is being offered for information in the June 2021 homicide of a 41-year-old man whose body was found in the early morning hours outside a town of Dunkirk motel. Crime Stoppers WNY is offering the reward, up to $7,500, contingent upon the arrest or indictment of the person or ...

‘Time is running out’: Rally aims to save Brooks-TLC

Former state Sen. Catharine Young fears for the future of the Brooks-TLC Hospital System if a new facility does not get built soon. Young, who helped secure more than $74 million in state aid for the north county health-care provider in 2016 and 2017, writes in a commentary in this ...

Sundquist, Rosas fight workers comp cost shift

The mayors of Chautauqua County’s two cities aren’t happy with Chautauqua County’s change in how workers compensation costs are calculated. Mayor Eddie Sundquist and Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas sent a letter to County Executive PJ Wendel and county legislators prior to last week’s ...

Ongoing baby formula shortage still felt locally

While government agencies are working to combat the shortage of baby formula in the United States, its impacts are being felt locally. The shortage began after one of the biggest manufacturing plants in the nation, located in Michigan, shut down back in February due to safety issues. ...

State poised to end $1 per week prison fee

New York state is poised to end a longstanding policy of charging state prison inmates $1 a week to help cover the cost of their incarceration. Assembly Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, said the fee should not only remain in place, it should be increased. The state Assembly recently passed ...