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Opt-Out Law Discussed In Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — The issue of whether to allow marijuana dispensaries and smoking dens within the village was tabled at the last meeting of the Village Board. This week, however, the board introduced two separate opt out laws for both dispensaries and smoking dens. The motions to introduce both ...

Busti Pot Opt Out Public Hearing Scheduled

LAKEWOOD – The Busti Town Board will be hosting a public hearing on a local law to opt out of allowing cannabis dispensaries and consumption sites in the municipality. Jesse Robbins, town supervisor, said the public hearing will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Busti Town Hall, located at 125 ...

‘Low Morale’ Creates Rush To Fredonia Exits

Former Fredonia Department of Public Works Supervisor Tony Gugino could see the writing on the wall. Months before he turned in his letter for retirement that was read at the May 10 Village Board meeting, he sensed the grind was becoming tougher each day. It had nothing to do with serving the ...

Wanted City Man Taken Into Custody

A man on the Jamestown Police Department’s Top 10 most wanted list has been taken into custody. In addition to being wanted for aggravated family offense and criminal obstruction of breathing/blood circulation, Christopher J. Light faces a slew of new charges after he was stopped by ...

Legislation Protects Families From Unpaid School Meal Fees

New legislation will prohibit schools and school districts from filing any type of lawsuit against parents or guardians for unpaid meal fees. The new law builds on measures from the state Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s comprehensive “No Student Goes Hungry” program and helps protect students and ...

Equestrian Trail System To Receive $64,805 Grant

The Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail System will receive $64,805 from the state Park and Trail Partnership Grants program. The money will be used to rehabilitate the trail known as The Boulevard, which acts as a point of access for trail users and has been closed for the past two years due ...