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Open Meeting ‘Abuse’ Comes With No Penalties

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 ...

Busti Memorial Day Parade Returns

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

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 ...

A Total Loss: Woman Escapes Injury After Fire Destroys Home

A town of Charlotte woman was being assisted by the Red Cross after fire destroyed her home early Thursday. Sinclairville firefighters were alerted to the blaze on Rood Road just before 5 a.m. First responders from surrounding departments provided assistance. Photographs posted to social ...

Hochul Looks At Raising Age For Guns In NY After Shootings

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday she wants to raise to 21 the age to legally purchase the type of weapons used in the mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, and possible other firearms as well. "I don't want 18 year olds to have guns, at least not in the ...

Police ID Victim After Body Recovered From Creek

The New York State Police on Tuesday identified the 46-year-old Dutchess County man whose body was recovered from Conewango Creek following a multi-agency search. The body of Michael T. Leary of Pine Plains, N.Y., was found Monday afternoon. Several agencies had been searching the creek in ...