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Piazza announces run for Family Court Judge...

A local attorney from Kiantone whose represented everyone from children... to families... wants to bring his experience in Family Court to the new, second Chautauqua County Family Court Judge's position.  Jeffrey Piazza has practiced law in the Jamestown-area for the past 20 years... and, announced his candidacy yesterday afternoon.  Piazza says he's represented people involved in custody, visitation, neglect, abuse and juvenile deliquency in family court... but, he says the most rewarding part of his practice has been being involved in the Attorney for the Child Program.  He says he'll be seeking the Republican... Conservative... and, Independence Party lines for this Fall's Election.  Piazza is a member of the Jamestown... and, state Bar Associations... and is on the board of directors for WCA Hospital.  He is currently serving his fifth-term at Kiantone Town Supervisor.

Cuomo signs Medical Marijuana legislation into law...

New York has officially become the 23rd state in the country to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment... though the state will have one of the more restrictive programs in the U.S.  Under legislation signed into law last weekend by Governor Andrew Cuomo... patients with one of 10 different diseases including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy will be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.  The drug must be ingested or administered through a vaporizer or oil base.  It doesn't take effect for another 18-months.  Cuomo signed the bill again during a ceremony Monday afternoon.  The Democrat opposed allowing medical pot in plant form, saying the drug could have ended up in the wrong hands.  The compromise was one of the final measures passed by lawmakers before they adjourned last month.

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Two people hurt in alleged DWI Motorcycle-Car accident in Bemus Point... A Mayville man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle...

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