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Setting The Record Straight On County Fight Against Addiction

As the opioid crisis continues to take more lives here in Chautauqua County, I commend both the Post-Journal and Observer for reporting on efforts to combat this expanding scourge. It is important to educate the community as to the extent of the problem, as well as inform them of measures being taken to mitigate the … Continue reading Setting The Record Straight On County Fight Against Addiction

A pitch for savings-County presents consolidation application to state

ALBANY — Chautauqua County officials recently traveled to Albany to provide New York state officials with a presentation on the county’s submitted application for the final phase of the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition (MCEC). The MCEC is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mission to reduce the heavy property tax burden in New York state … Continue reading A pitch for savings-County presents consolidation application to state

Dunkirk, Barcelona harbors land nearly $2M for dredging

Another nearly $2 million will be coming to Chautauqua County for dredging two local harbors. On Friday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, announced an additional $675,000 in funding for Barcelona Harbor and an additional $1.19 million for Dunkirk Harbor to aid with dredging projects. “We care about supporting jobs, trade, recreation and tourism in our … Continue reading Dunkirk, Barcelona harbors land nearly $2M for dredging

Government reduction initiative approved by legislators

MAYVILLE — The framework to a Government Reduction Initiative gained the Chautauqua County Legislature’s approval during Wednesday’s meeting in Mayville. Eighteen legislators voted in favor of the proposal allowing the county to allocate a village’s or town’s sales tax money after a successful dissolution or merger. Bob Bankoski, D-Dunkirk, was the only legislator to vote … Continue reading Government reduction initiative approved by legislators

Hanover, Silver Creek eye shared court building

Sometimes ideas pick up momentum fast. That was the case with a shared Silver Creek-Hanover municipal and court facility. The town and village work together regularly and the conversation came out of the task force that negotiated a joint sheriff’s contract between the two municipalities. Silver Creek’s court and offices have needed more space for … Continue reading Hanover, Silver Creek eye shared court building

Thinking positive about failures

Creativity is what drew Dr. Roger Firestien to Western New York. Originally from Colorado, he came to Buffalo to receive a Master of Science degree from the International Center for Studies in Creativity in 1979. He was a trailblazer of sorts. Back then, he was the seventh person to earn that degree. Today, there are … Continue reading Thinking positive about failures