News From In and Around Chautauqua County:
 
Agreement halts commission to probe prosecutorial misconduct
12/17/2018 3:57 AM
An agreement between New York and district attorneys across the state has likely halted a measure that would have created an independent body to investigate complaints of misconduct by local prosecutors and their assistants. The District Attorneys Association of the State of New York sued the state in October after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bil...Read More
 
Villenova Town Board, wind company facing lawsuit
12/16/2018 6:29 AM
On Aug. 8, members of the Villenova town board voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Ball Hill Wind Energy Project, which would allow the 29 planned turbines to reach a maximum - and unprecedented - height of 599 feet. The vote required a supermajority approval, as the Chautauqua County Planning Board decided not to recommend the amen...Read More
 
Swanson talks plans to move forward without ADA
12/16/2018 2:20 AM
Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson has faith that those who work in his office will be able to cover the work First Assistant District Attorney Michael Flaherty would normally do after the ADA was ruled Flaherty was ruled unqualified due to a residency requirement in the state that details how county attorneys must reside in the...Read More
 
Goodell, Young oppose pay hikes
12/15/2018 8:03 PM
Earlier this month, a state Committee on Legislative and Executive Compensation voted to raise the pay for state legislators for the first time in 20 years. A 61 percent increase will be phased in during three years, with legislative pay going from the current $79,500 a year to $110,000 on New Year"s Day.Read More
 
Community group news
12/15/2018 3:47 PM
The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Fredonia Beaver Club on Prospect Street. Dave George, president, welcomed the group to his club.Read More
 
17-year-old hurt in Sinclairville accident
12/15/2018 11:35 AM
At around 8:36 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff"s deputies responded to the incident on Lester Street. An investigation found that a male was operating a motor vehicle when his vehicle left the road and went into the ditch due to an apparent medical condition.Read More
 
(11:05 AM) Cassadaga Man Faces Charges After High-Speed Chase
12/15/2018 11:35 AM
Anthony M. Digangi, 28, of Cassadaga, faces a litany of charges after leading police on a motorcycle pursuit that began on Route 60 in Stockton Chautauqua County Sheriff"s deputies report seeing a motorcycle rider allegedly commit a traffic violation in Stockton before fleeing when deputies tried to pull the motorcycle over.Read More
 
Area Police
12/15/2018 11:35 AM
Chautauqua County sheriff"s deputies stopped a vehicle in the town of Pomfret for a traffic infraction just before 6 a.m. at Route 20 and Farel Road. During the traffic stop, operator Matthew Peterson and passenger Kathy Frazer were found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana.Read More
 
Investigation continues into death of suspect shot by police in Fredonia
12/14/2018 2:11 PM
Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson says he"s not identifying the man killed in an encounter with a Fredonia police officer on Monday. The determination was made after a meeting with the man"s family yesterday.Read More
 
(11:15 AM) United Way Campaign Reaches $1 Million Mark
12/14/2018 11:57 AM
Amy Rohler, Executive Director, Kurt Eimiller 2018 Campaign Chair and a team of volunteers dedicated to the mission of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.Read More