Holiday Valley officials blame "criminal attack" for data breach...

Visitors to a Cattaraugus County ski resort are being urged to watch their credit card statements after the discovery of a data breach.  Officials at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville are calling it a ``criminal attack'' that lasted from last Oct. 17 to this past June 2... and, affected credit card and debit card purchases of food, recreation, retail and lodging.  The resort says it will offer a year of credit repair services to card holders whose credit was harmed.  Officials say they notified the Secret Service of the breach when they discovered it last week and hired cyber security experts to contain it and protect against future attacks.


Goodell only State Legislator to take part in Cuomo's "Transparency Summit," pleased with outcome...

Chautauqua County's representative in the New York state Assembly was the only legislator to take part in Governor Cuomo's "Transparency Summit" in late May.  Assemblyman Andy Goodell took part in the session regarding whether the governor's e-mails should be kept after 90 days.  Just before the Records Retention session... Cuomo's office announced they it had reversed policy, and would retain e-mails according to state policy.  Goodell says the location of the summit was not released until the day before the session.  He says he wasn't told where it was until the Thursday afternoon before the summit... which didn't allow him to take part... except by phone.  However... Goodell says the announcement made at the beginning of the summit was a "very positive" development... and, he applauded it.  Initially... it appeared that Cuomo was not going to change course until after the summit was held.  But... Goodell says that changed, and his staff announced they would be keeping the e-mails until they had been evaluated by record officials.  He says the state officials also discussed how the Freedom of Information Law applied in this case.


Kolb again makes push for corruption legislation being approved in Albany...

The leader of the New York state Assembly's Republican minority says lawmakers are missing an opportunity to address the ``cloud'' of corruption that's hung over the state Capitol for years.  GOP leader Brian Kolb says that there's still time for lawmakers to take up comprehensive ethics reforms before they adjourn next week. But he says he's not optimistic they will.  The two men picked to lead the Assembly and Senate in January have been charged with corruption-related crimes and are just the latest of several lawmakers to face ethics questions in recent years.  Kolb supports term limits on leadership positions to reduce corruption, but that idea isn't supported by Assembly Democrats.


Mayville man arrested in connection with rollover crash due to distracted driving...

A Mayville man is accused of speeding after he got distracted... and, his car veered off Route 430 in the town of Chautauqua... and, sheared a utility pole.  Sheriff's Deputies say 23 year-old John Milliman was westbound just before 6 p.m. Tuesday when he was distracted for some reason... and, his vehicle went off the roadway.  Officers say the car crashed through the utility pole... and, traveled several yards before coming to a stop.  They say Milliman was treated at the scene for minor injuries... and, released.  He was ticketed for using speed not reasonable and prudent.

 

One arrested so far in series of drug raids in Dunkirk...

Federal, state and local police agencies are involved in an on-going investigation into illegal drugs... which resulted in six separate raids in the city of Dunkirk early Wednesday morning.  Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is heading up the investigation.  Ortolano says six search warrants were executed just before 6 a.m.  The U-S Drug Enforcement Agency is expected to release more details of the operation.  One arrest has been reportedly made as part of the raids.  

 

Stockton man accused of trying to set his vacant home on fire five times...

A Stockton man has been arrested for allegedly trying to set an abandoned house he owned on fire five times... and, being warned not to burn it by fire officials.  State Police in Jamestown say they arrested 37 year-old Louis Horton late last week after he had been warned for a second time by the Stockton fire chief to not burn the structure on Railroad Avenue.  Troopers say Horton was arraigned on four counts of second-degree Reckless Endangerment... second-degree Criminal Nuisance... obstuction and other counts.  He was also issued several ENCON citations.  Horton was sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $3,500 cash bail.


Koncert for Kallie set for Friday night...

A benefit concert will be held this coming Friday night for the Kallie’s Krusade Foundation at the Jamestown High School.  The band TPT will perform hits from the 1960’s to Today to raise money for the Kallie’s Krusade Foundation.  Tickets to the concert are $5 for adults... and, $3 for Students and Children and the proceeds will be used to assists families with sick children who may need help traveling to get treatment.  The Koncert for Kallie’s Crusade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jamestown High School.

 

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