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GOP, Dems differ on tax cut phase-in

New York state is flush with cash on the strength of higher-than-anticipated tax receipts. Assemblyman Michael Durso, R-Massapequa, wants to share the unexpected windfall with the state’s middle class taxpayers. Last week, Durso introduced A.8862 to accelerate the state’s Personal ...

Barker Common fountain in need of more work

The cherub is back atop the fountain in the west end of Barker Common. However, some of its buddies below aren’t looking so good, the Fredonia Board of Trustees learned Monday. “When the cherub was placed on top of the sculpture, we noticed different things that were broken along the ...

‘Good place to be’

Not everyone in Western New York is complaining about the recent snow and cold. For ski resorts in the area, those conditions are just right. Holiday Valley in Ellicottville has been open since Dec. 3, and was originally encouraged by the snowfall that came near the end of November, but the ...

New contract proposed for part-time sheriff deputies

Chautauqua County is eyeing raises for its part-time sheriff’s deputies. During a meeting last week of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee, members approved a labor contract with the CSEA Unit 6322 to give a 5% raise in 2022, a 5% raise in 2023, a 3% raise in 2024, a 3% raise in ...

Location at issue for Hanover solar work

HANOVER — During a public hearing earlier this month, Daniel Compitello of Delaware River Solar out of Rochester, along with engineer Rita Kozak explained why the NY Hanover 2 Solar Project had to be moved from a 200-foot setback on the south and east sides of the Angell Road property to ...

Vaccine education bill proposed

A state Assemblywoman says teaching middle and high school students about vaccines should lead to more people taking vaccines as they get older. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, D-New York City, introduced A.8870 earlier this week to amend the state Education Law to require instruction on ...