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Senator Young Wants to Know:Onions or Sweet Corn?

OLEAN – Sweet corn or the onion? Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) is asking for public input to determine her vote for which should be named New York’s official state vegetable. “While New York counts the apple as its official fruit, the rose as its official flower and milk…

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Man Jailed for Breaking into Two Potter County Police Stations

A Westfield, PA, man is in jail for allegedly breaking into the Galeton and Westfield Police Department offices.State Police say 26-year-old Jason Morgan broke into the Galeton Borough Building on March 25 by breaking a window. He then allegedly forced his way into the police department offices, where he then…

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PACD Applauds Scarnati’s Support of Conservation District Funding

Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Would Help Fund Districts The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) applauds Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Joseph Scarnati for his support of conservation districts by dedicating a portion of his proposed impact fee legislation to help fund them.Senator Scarnati recently reported his intent to…

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Firefighters Find Pot Plants in House

Firefighters in Chautauqua County got a surprise when they responded to a house fire in the Town of Harmony Tuesday afternoon.While attempting to put the fire out, they found several potted marijuana plants growing in an upstairs room. They called sheriff’s deputies, who recovered 24 plants after the fire was…

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Graham Packaging Sold for $4.1 Billion

Update: Shares of Graham Packaging were up $5.51 at the close of trading on Wall Street today. Consumer packaging maker Silgan Holdings Inc. of Connecticut will acquire Graham Packaging in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $4.1 billion.The companies say the deal will build a stronger force in creating packaging for…

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Chip Comilla Named DPW Director

Chip Comilla is now head of city parks as well as public works.Bradford City Council approved the appointment during its meeting Tuesday night.Comilla replaces Gary Alcock, who retired at the end of last year.Councilman Fred Proper, who oversees the Department of Public Works, praised Jim Copeland and Greg Taylor who…

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House Passes Castle Doctrine Bill

The state House has approved legislation reinforcing a person’s right to defend himself or herself in the face of an intruder, Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said today. House Bill 40, also known as the Castle Doctrine, passed by a vote of 164-37. “Under current law, a person under attack has…

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Committee Approves Juvenile Justice Bills

HARRISBURG – The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) to reform the juvenile justice system and protect the fundamental rights of kids entering the system.Baker’s bills will:Eliminate waiving counsel in juvenile delinquency hearings Create a victim advocate devoted to juvenile justice Require judges to…

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Fredonia Man Dies in Rollover Crash

A Fredonia man is dead after a one-vehicle crash in Arkwright at around midnight.Sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Nicholas Bankosh was flown to ECMC in Buffalo after the rollover crash on Miller Road.Deputies are still trying to determine what caused the accident.