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Tipline: Chautauqua County Digs Ditch on Private Property


BUSTI, NY - A homeowner is frustrated with Chautauqua County after a work crew dug a ditch on his property this summer, and have yet to come back and fill it in.

Lou Galondo owns 23 acres surrounding his home. He is upset there's a ditch -- 900 feet long and 17 feet wide at the top -- on his property.

Golando said, "The most frustrating thing is how the county has handled it. Their attitude towards it, is almost like it's too bad it's there, you're going to have to live with it."

Back in June, Lou came home to find crews and equipment digging what looked like a giant hole. He says at first the county thought they had the right of away to fix a water drainage issue on the roadway bordering his property.

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

Health Care Infrastructure, Global Response Needed to Fight Ebola, Daemen Expert Panel Says

A strong public health infrastructure and international aid are crucial to containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a panel of experts said at a discussion held last week at Daemen College.

“The appropriate infrastructure and control strategy to contain this disease is not in place where the outbreak is at its worst in West Africa,” said Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. “The level of global response will determine how quickly the disease can be kept from spreading or stopped and we must make sure the intensive medical care required reaches these patients.”

A capacity crowd turned out for Daemen’s timely Ebola panel discussion, which also included Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science and African affairs, and Anthony Saysay, a native Liberian.

Forestville Area Family Left High And Dry


FORESTVILLE, NY - A Chautauqua County family has been left high and dry by an unfortunate set of circumstances, and say the village is not doing enough to help them.

The Miller family, which includes a mother, father, and their three children, has been without water for three weeks.

They live just outside the village line, and more than a year ago were advised by the village that it was decommissioning a water line that served their home and approximately a dozen others located on Creek Road in the town of Hanover.

It was up to those residents to decide if they were willing to pay the significant cost of a new water line, or have wells dug.

Wells were successful at all homes except the Millers, who are having a third well dug, after two others failed after they were removed from the old water line.

Nature Center’s Winter Hours Begin November 1

Nature Center’s Winter Hours Begin November 1

Jamestown, NY – Staff at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary want to remind folks that even with the beginning of winter hours on November 1, there is still much to do there any time.

“While cold weather and the need to conserve heat and electricity forces us to limit the hours for the Nature Center, there are always things to see and do outdoors!” said Program Director Jennifer Schlick.

The Sanctuary, which includes more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve, is located at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. When the ground is snow covered, it offers wonderful snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

 

Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.  

SUNY Fredonia debuts new science center


FREDONIA, NY - SUNY at Fredonia is calling its new college science center a real "game-changer." The $60 million, four-story facility officially opened its doors on Friday.

School officials say that since construction began back in 2011 they have seen a huge jump in students enrolling for science programs.


Woman dead after being hit by train in Chautauqua County


PORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 68-year-old western New York woman has died after her sport utility vehicle was hit by a freight train and dragged for more than a mile.

Authorities tell local media that an SUV driven by Phyllis Poloncarz of Portland was stopped around 5 p.m. Tuesday on railroad tracks in her Chautauqua County hometown, on Lake Erie 45 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Police say the vehicle was hit by a train and dragged for about a mile and a half down the tracks before the locomotive could stop.

Poloncarz, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities were planning to view tape from the video camera attached to the front of the train to see exactly what caused the accident.