‘Minor’ bail reform changes not enough, Borrello says

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New York state Gov. Kathy Hochul's bright outlook regarding the approved New York state budget is not being met with sunshine by a local official. While state Sen. George Borrello notes there are positives, he remains critical of the lack of changes made in bail reform. "While there are ...

Pickup truck blaze damages two other vehicles in city

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A vehicle fire just before 1 a.m. Saturday destroyed two other nearby vehicles on West Fourth Street near Swan Street in the city of Dunkirk. Dunkirk Fire Department responded to the incident behind 39 W. Fourth St. Upon arrival crews found a fully involved pick up truck in close proximity to ...

Call for ‘respect’: City recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas proclaimed the month of April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the city with an official announcement held at Dunkirk City Hall this week. “This is happening in communities across our country, but it is also happening right here in our own community ...

City legislators back county office move

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Dunkirk-area Chautauqua County Legislators Kevin Muldowney and Robert Bankoski say they both are comfortable with the relocation of the Adult, Children and Family Services Division out of the heart of downtown on Central Avenue to Franklin Street. In a phone interview on Thursday, Bankoski ...

Lynden wants water billing change

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Fredonia Trustee James Lynden has proposed changes to water and sewer rates that would result in large users paying more, and smaller, residential customers paying less. “What I would like to propose is that we remove the base fee, so we can have a more equitable shared costing of the ...

Bill would stop any new for-profit nursing homes

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Opposition has grown to the idea of a ban on for-profit nursing homes in New York state — but not enough to prevent the idea from becoming law. The state Assembly approved A.5842 by an 83-64 vote earlier this week, with both Assemblymen Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, and Joe Giglio, ...