Archives for October 2017

Salamanca Arrests

The Salamanca Police Department reported the arrest of Keith Spruce, 44 of Salamanca on a bench warrant.

The Salamanca Police Dept also reported the arrest of Quinotn Powless, 21 of Salamanca. He was charged with harassment in the 2nd degree and criminial obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

The Salamanca Police Dept also arrested John Skye 43 of Salamanca on a Bench Warrant.

CAMP Civil War Monument

Yesterday was a big day for folks who have fought to preserve the Cattaraugus County Civil War Monument, for the last four years. The Olean Times Herald reports they were given the keys yesterday morning. Tom Stetz, of Allegany, the president of the Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (C.A.M.P.), wrote a check with a replica Civil War pen for the remainder of the balance, which was just a tad over 1 grand, that was the only bid July 26. They are proud owners now.

New York Voters

New York voters are faced with the decision of keeping the state’s constitution the same. This month, some major state and national organizations spoke out on a possible constitutional convention. This would give delegates the chance to offer changes or even alternatives to the state’s political blueprint. New York hasn’t held a constitutional convention in 50 years. It will be Proposition One on the ballot in November.

West Seneca & Taxes

West Seneca is asking to raise taxes a lot. The town wants a twelve-percent property tax hike to help fund next year’s proposed budget. The expanding budget is trying to address the cost of fixing the aging roads and increasing health insurance costs. The West Seneca Town Board is holding a public hearing on the budget later this month.

DEC & Niagara Wastewater Plant

The state DEC is investigating yet another unplanned discharge from the Niagara Falls wastewater plant. Heavy rains in western New York Wednesday, caused badly discolored water in the Niagara River. The Niagara Falls Water Board said last night that it is unable to prevent discharges when it rains like that. The DEC said this clearly violates the state’s water-quality standards.

Giant Pumpkin

Andy Wolf, of Little Valley, sure knows how to plant pumpkins, Giant pumpkins, I mean. According to the Salamanca Press, Wolf has been growing giant pumpkins for almost 20 years, and won the state title for the biggest pumpkin again. Andy won first prize from the Great Pumpkin Farm Contest, over the weekend, and took home 4500 dollars.

Delong Sentenced

Shawn M. Delong, 26, was sentenced last week to three and half years in state prison, plus 10 years post release supervision. The Olean Times Herald reports that the Olean man was sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court for promoting a sexual performance by a child. It went on between November 2015 and December 2016, in Olean.

Lifetime Closing 3 Health centers

Lifetime Health is closing its three Western New York health centers. This week the company mailed thousands of patients to notify them that they would be closing centers in Buffalo, Hamburg and Amherst. “The Buffalo News” reports that they will close them by the end of the year due to financial issues and try to transfer ownership of centers in the Rochester area. More than 200-people will reportedly lose their jobs.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is scheduled to come to Niagara Falls. She’s set to drop by the Niagara Resort and Casino November 21st on her “All I Want For Christmas Is You” tour. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Girl Falls into Sewer Vanals Responsible

Buffalo officials say vandals are responsible for a girl who fell in an uncovered sewer. The 12-year-old South Buffalo girl broke her leg yesterday morning after falling into the sewer on South Legion Drive. Fire officials say she spent about an hour in a foot of running water before her cries were answered. The girl is expected to recover and the sewer cover was found feet away in the grass.