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Chautauqua County Executive's Office

With blasts at Albany for ever-more unfunded mandates, Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said he still managed to keep the tax rate steady in the budget for next year he presented to the County Legislature Wednesday night.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The decrepit five miles of the New York State Thruway through Seneca Nation land is turning into a political free-for-all, with no immediate prospects the road will be repaired. The road is so bad, the speed limit is down to 45 mph.

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There is no plan for wind generators off-shore from southern Erie County, but opponents are organizing just in case. A firm called Diamond Wind is expected to file for at least 50 generators in the lake next month, when as a window for wind farm applications opens.

11 lost hikers rescued in Chautauqua County

Jul 16, 2019
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The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department had to be called out to rescue 11 lost hikers Monday.

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Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) hosted U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Geneva Wednesday for a roundtable discussion with local farmers. Trade deals, China and labor were highlights of the conversation.

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Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has officially kicked off his campaign for New York State Senate.

Jamestown Police

A Jamestown man convicted of hanging a dog in a tree to cause its death was sentenced to a year in jail Monday in Chautauqua County Court.

A Jamestown man was sentenced to 21 years in prison Monday for setting a woman on fire.

A Chautauqua County hunter who accidentally shot and killed a woman who was walking her dogs in November of 2017 has been sentenced to one to three years in state prison.

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Western New Yorkers who have a little down time before the new year begins, may want to help out a local landmark with just a click of their mouse.

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.


B12 Technologies

Many organizations turn to technology when they need a problem solved, but could technology prevent the death of a jail inmate with mental health issues? It is possible, but complicated.

New York State Department of Transportation

The New York State Department of Transportation will be transporting "super loads" of wind turbine parts through southern Western New York beginning Tuesday.

Hunter re-indicted for manslaughter of Sherman woman

Mar 19, 2018
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A Chautauqua County hunter has been re-indicted in the death of a Sherman woman.

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A second-degree manslaughter charge against a Chautauqua County hunter who shot and killed a Sherman woman who was walking her dogs last fall has been dismissed in Chautauqua County Court.

New York State Comptroller's Office

When the final figures came out in sales tax collections across New York in 2017, there was good news for county governments in Western New York and for some cities.

Sam's Club

The Sam’s Club store in Jamestown is closing January 26, just one of 63 Sam’s Club stores across the U.S. to close.

New York State Police

A Lakeview corrections officer has been arrested by New York State Police on rape and misconduct charges.

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A Jamestown man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for killing his estranged wife.

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A Chautauqua County man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist and injuring three others in a crash last summer.

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After years of sitting idle, a Chautauqua County ski resort has been sold. The Cockaigne Ski Area in Cherry Creek plans to re-open for the ski season next year.

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Authorities say a grand jury will decide whether to bring criminal charges against a Western New York hunter who shot and killed a neighbor he mistook for a deer.

The small town of Mayville is getting about $4 million to improve their water infrastructure. It is just the latest water upgrade being made in Chautauqua County.

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The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a mandatory order to boil and conserve water for residents of the Village of Fredonia and the Town of Pomfret.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

One industry's waste water is another's ideal resource to grow its supply. A new partnership pairs a Chautauqua County beverage maker with a fish growing operation that will use by-products from the former to help feed the stock that will, one day, be served to a hungry customer.


Dunkirk Police Department

A Dunkirk woman is facing murder charges.

The body of a woman found along the Lake Erie shoreline will be autopsied Wednesday by the Chautauqua County coroner.

Food Bank of Western New York

A program that distributes food to Chautauqua County residents in need is expanding its operation.

Borrello makes bid for Chautauqua County Executive

Apr 19, 2017
Borrello for County Executive

Legislator George Borrello (R-Hanover) is running for Chautauqua County Executive. An official announcement is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday.

$2.7M to fight gun violence awarded to WNY

Apr 19, 2017

New York State is awarding more than $13 million to help law enforcement agencies combat gun violence.

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