NY to boost school aid, offer tax relief in budget

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ALBANY (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday. Top legislative leaders are expected to keep ...

Forestville weighs major improvements

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FORESTVILLE — School board members received an update from Jeff Hazel of Young and Wright Architects about which areas of the school require the most improvement. Hazel presented three different scenarios of how the school board could proceed. The first scenario included major repairs to ...

Senate bill will crack down on fraudulent landlords

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Landlords who violate state and local housing laws wouldn’t be able to receive loans from state-chartered banks under legislation introduced recently in the state Senate. Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-New York City, introduced S.7609 on Dec. 17. Hoylman proposes no longer allowing ...

Area police

Area police

NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ FALCONER — Larissa Pavlock, 23, of Jamestown, was charged with second-degree criminal trespass and petit larceny. Troopers in December received a report of a larceny at Levant Wesleyan Church in Falconer. It was reported that on at least two different occasions, a ...

County averaging almost 250 new COVID cases a day

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The number of active COVID-19 cases dropped dramatically in Chautauqua County last week. However, the number of new cases being confirmed locally remains high. The county Health Department on Wednesday reported 1,743 new cases for the week ending Jan. 15; for the week ending Jan. 8, the ...

Town of Chautauqua takes over Mandolin Ridge road


The town of Chautauqua has adopted its first new road in about 15 years. During a meeting last week of the Chautauqua Town Board, members unanimously accepted the nearly 2-mile-long road at Mandolin Ridge for the town to plow and maintain moving forward. Before taking over the road, the ...