County man admits to role in drug trafficking

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A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to his role in a drug conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced Thursday that Tyler Tedesco entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, 50 grams or more of ...

Fire that destroyed Ripley home ruled accidental

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By ERIC TICHY etichy@post-journal.com RIPLEY — A woman was rescued from her burning home by a volunteer firefighter and good Samaritans in a blaze later ruled accidental. The woman was the only occupant inside the Shaver Street property in Ripley at the time when smoke was spotted ...

New school board member returns

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GOWANDA — For the third time in four meetings, the Gowanda school board welcomes a new member. Early in October, they welcomed John Waterman, then saw Michele Jackson join as a student board member later in the month, and at their last meeting, Board Member Jim Hotnich resigned due to ...

NYS senators introduce bill limiting emergency declarations

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Two Republican state senators from Erie County want to give local legislatures a say in local emergency designations. State Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma, has introduced S.7545 with co-sponsorship from Sen. Edward Rath III, R-Williamsville, to make proclamations extending local states of ...

Despite dissent, Gerace named new chief

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Longtime Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace will be Fredonia’s new police chief after a 3-1 vote of the village Board of Trustees Monday night. Trustee James Lynden voted “no,” and Mayor Douglas Essek also voiced an objection to the hire. Their issues were not with Gerace, who was ...

Fredonia to start Wall of Honor

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Beginning in the new year, the Fredonia Central School District will look to honor employees from over the years in a different way. Fredonia’s development of a school Wall of Honor should be underway at the beginning in January. The Wall of Honor was put in place by a guiding document ...