Open Meeting ‘Abuse’ Comes With No Penalties

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Prior to Wednesday night’s Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, elected Republicans and Democrats went their separate ways to gather in a closed session to discuss whatever they wanted. For the record, both parties were doing nothing illegal. Political caucusing is allowed under the New ...

Memorial Day Parades Come Back After COVID Pause

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Memorial Day honors the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This year, Lakewood American Legion Post 1286 is joining with Celoron American Legion Post 777 in conducting its annual Memorial Day parade to begin at Southwestern High School heading west ...

State Launches Prison Site Study Commission

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As New York has closed prisons over the years, it has faced difficulties in finding new uses for the shuttered facilities. Now, Gov. Kathy Hochul is creating a commission to explore possibilities for the properties. Hochul this week launched the Prison Redevelopment Commission. The 15-member ...

State Senate Takes Aim At County Election Boards, Commissioners

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Add election reform legislation to the list of items in a holding pattern as the state legislative session nears a close. The state Senate recently approved several election bills, though it is uncertain if the legislation will be taken up by the Assembly before the end of the session in ...

Busti Memorial Day Parade Returns

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BUSTI — After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Busti will again host its Memorial Day Parade this year. Everything is set to run as normal, with no changes because of the pandemic. The parade this year will include fire trucks, Southwestern Central School’s marching band, ...

Worker’s Comp Hike Approved By County Legislature

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MAYVILLE — Officials in Jamestown, Dunkirk and Westfield are going to be looking for more money in their budgets to pay for a change in how Chautauqua County bills workers compensation. During Wednesday night’s county Legislature meeting, lawmakers voted 15-3 to approve a local law ...