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Log Truck Hits Utility Pole

No one was hurt when a log truck hit a utility pole at about 4 o’clock this afternoon on Route 20 in the Town of Portland.Sheriff’s deputies say the truck driven by 23-year-old Shane Newton of Ripley, New York, went off the road to avoid hitting an oncoming vehicle. The…

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EPA Overreach with Chesapeake Bay Program Outlined During Hearing

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry today held a public hearing to review Phase II of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Watershed Implementation Plans and their impact on rural communities.Among the hearing panelists…

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Impact Study of Fracking on Drinking Water Moves Ahead

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, today released the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement of a final plan to study fracking: “This study will go a long way to reassure residents and establish safe practices that will help the…

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One Book Bradford:An Enlightening Selection for This Year

The fifth season of One Book Bradford is the age of enlightenment, so to speak. “Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” written by California-based author Susan Vreeland, invites readers to take a look inside the world where Tiffany leaded-glass lamps were created – and not by whom you may think. The obvious…

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Couple Charged with Welfare Fraud

A Salamanca couple has been charged with welfare fraud for not reporting each other’s incomes on their applications to the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services.53-year-old Kathleen Baker and 43-year-old David Bander are also charged with grand larceny for offering the false reports from April to September. They each received…

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Senate Approves Bill EstablishingIndependent Nursing Home Appeals

The Senate approved legislation Tuesday sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati establishing an independent and objective process for nursing homes to appeal cited deficiencies.Currently, the state Department of Health conducts its own informal dispute resolution (IDR) process for long-term care facilities, as required by federal law. Senate Bill…

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Man Accused of Pointing Loaded Gun,Threatening to Kill Another Man

A 71-year-old Bradford Township man is accused of threatening to kill another man with a shotgun at his home and outside Marsh’s Bar Wednesday night.Paul Smead is accused of going to the Gates Hollow home of Donald Stoddard at around 8 p.m., pointing a loaded shotgun out of the window…