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E-cigarette use rising among youth in state

December 3, 2015 A recent report from New York state’s youth and adult tobacco surveys reveals staggering statistics in e-cigarette use by youth. The surveys show 10.5 percent of high school students and 1. more »»

Updating of Portland property records to conclude next summer

December 3, 2015 BROCTON — The process of updating town property records is slated to conclude during the summer months, according to Town of Portland Supervisor Dan Schrantz. more »»

Treasurer of Brocton school district explains plan for project

December 3, 2015 BROCTON — School Business Executive/District Treasurer Betty DeLand recently presented the Brocton Board of Education with a PowerPoint presentation to fully explain a proposed $25 million BOCES... more »»

Peerless St. Bridge project continuing

December 3, 2015 BROCTON — Construction is continuing at the Peerless Street Bridge site in Brocton despite a hiccup in the design of the proposed new bridge. more »»

Brocton board looks to streamline utility bill mailing

December 3, 2015 BROCTON — Brocton’s Village Hall recently instituted an electronic form of payment option to modernize bill pay options for ratepayers. more »»

Chautauqua Lake district invites public input to budget listening session

December 3, 2015 As in past years, in order to gather community input for the development of the 2016-17 school budget, the board of education and administration of Chautauqua Lake Central School invite the public t... more »»

WACS board approves boiler replacement project

December 3, 2015 Members of the Westfield Academy and Central School Board of Education approved an emergency project recently to replace a boiler at the Laughlin Building, also known as the Wayside Facility, at 201... more »»

Town of Portland tax rate getting slight raise in 2016

December 3, 2015 BROCTON — The tax rate for the town of Portland will reflect a slight increase for 2016. The Portland Town Council adopted its 2016 fiscal budget for the town at a special meeting held recently. more »»

Water district and landfill top officials’ priorities as 2015 ends

December 3, 2015 For local officials, the North County Water District and Chautauqua County Landfill matters remain as 2015 draws to a close. more »»

Cornell project, federal grant will provide crop health maps to grape growers

November 26, 2015 Cornell University research into precision viticulture will get a $6 million federal funding boost towards a project that gives grape growers access to digital maps detailing the health of their... more »»

Legislature OKs labor agreement, landfill bonds

November 26, 2015 MAYVILLE — After three and a half years, over 900 county employees under CSEA Unit 6300 will receive a labor contract with approval by the County Legislature Wednesday evenin. more »»

Local, state politicians take stances on refugees

November 26, 2015 In the wake of the recent Paris attacks that killed 129 people, state and federal officials are beginning to take a stance on the idea of accepting Syrian refugees into the United States and New Yor... more »»

Ripley superintendent, faculty discuss national conference they attended

November 26, 2015 Ripley Central School District Superintendent Dr. Lauren Ormsby and other faculty members shared their experience of a national conference with the Board of Education Thursday. more »»

Sherman principal explains data driven instruction to board

November 26, 2015 Sherman Central School District Principal Michael Ginestre gave board of education members a video presentation on data driven instruction, illustrating how both common core and the data that is now... more »»

County has support role for entities looking at dissolution, consolidation

November 26, 2015 For Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, dissolving and consolidating local municipalities is a decision made among the voters. more »»

Challenger Plumb bashes Reed’s opposition of trade agreement

November 26, 2015 U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s decision to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on Monday is drawing criticism from Democratic Congressional challenger John Plumb. more »»

Goodell criticizes move to raise state workers’ minimum wage

November 26, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unilateral decision to give workers in the public sector a $15 an hour minimum wage was welcomed by many who see the current $8. more »»

Chautauqua Institution board wants more time to look at ampitheater bids

November 26, 2015 CHAUTAUQUA — More time is needed to go over construction bids for the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater project, according to members of the institution’s board of trustees. The board met Oc. more »»

Skeptics questioning number of fatal drug overdoses in county

November 26, 2015 Chautauqua County averaged nine fatal drug overdoses in the past five years — but skeptics are not convinced. more »»

Cuomo, Foley to decide district attorney vacancy

November 26, 2015 Filling the district attorney vacancy could go down two paths as David Foley is set to become the next Chautauqua County Court judge in January. more »»



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