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Horrigan reacts to Cuomo's announcement on New Flyer Bus Company coming to Jamestown...
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that another 39 businesses have joined START-UP NY across the state... and, one of them will be locating in Chautauqua County.  New Flyer of America, Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty buses in the U.S. and Canada, will establish operations in Jamestown and will create 31 new jobs and invest over $1.5-million.  County Executive Vince Horrigan says the project has been in the works for a while with the city, and the county's Industrial Development Agency.  Horrigan says the governor's office wanted to make the formal announcement.  Governor Cuomo says New Flyer is known for breaking new ground with the first low-floor bus, the first diesel-electric bus and most recently the world's first zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell fleet.  The company is working with the Shults Real Estate Group to locate a bus "parts maker" facility in the former Quality Markets location on Fluvanna Avenue.  It has also become the first announced START UP-NY project in Chautauqua County.
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The news about New Flyer comes on the heels of Jamestown City Council approving a $500,000 Direct Economic Development Loan from the city to help the business get started.  In approving the loan... council members say New Flyer could bring upwards of 50 jobs to the Jamestown-area.
 
 
Horrigan pleased to see State Supreme Court judge rule in favor of county in landfill lawsuit...
State Supreme Court Judge Frank Sedita has issued a ruling in a lawsuit filed by Ellery Town officials against Chautauqua County and the State Department of Environmental Conservation, over the expansion of the county landfill.  County Executive Vince Horrigan has announced that the court has ruled in favor of the county... and, he tells us that they will now be able to proceed with the 53-acre expansion, which will keep landfill fees stable for the next 20 years.  The court heard arguments from both sides in the case back in July.  Horrigan says the ruling was filed earlier this week with the Chautauqua County Clerk's Office.
 
 
Gerace pleased to see $100,000 in funding for "In-Car Cameras" for Sheriff's Dept. patrol cars...
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says his office can now move ahead with an in-car camera program... starting next year.  That after the legislature approved a $270-million budget this past Wednesday night... and, County Executive Vince Horrigan signed the measure Thursday.  Lawmakers removed about $50,000 from the $150,000 for the cameras in the original budget.  However... Gerace says Horrigan stayed behind the program... and, says they'll look for ways to get all patrol cars outfitted.  He says there's more involved than just putting cameras in patrol cars... and involves a lot of behind the scenes work getting servers, and other technology in place.  He says they will soon begin work on the bidding process shortly.  He adds he expects they will begin implementing the program next year.
 
 
DiNapoli says Wall St. in line to post record profits in 2016...
Wall Street is on track to post higher profits this year and end three straight years of declines.  That's the conclusion of a new report from New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who says Friday the city's securities industry earned pre-tax profits of $9.3-billion in the first half of 2016.  Last year... the industry earned even more in the first half of the year but posted a fourth-quarter loss, ending the year with $14.3-billion in profits overall.  DiNapoli says there's no reason to expect a similar loss in this year's fourth quarter, and he predicts Wall Street will end the year with its first year-over-year increase since 2012. 
 
 
Audubon Nature Center in Jamestown announces new name, and expanded programming...
There's a new name... and, new, expanded programming taking place for the Audubon Nature Center on Riverside Road... south of Jamestown.  The new organization is called the Audubon Community Nature Center to reflect on it's move into the north county, and just south of the state border.  That from Audubon President Ruth Lundin... who says yesterday afternoon's announcement follows two-years of work to expand the community they serve.  The programming will be included in the Warren, PA and Dunkirk-Fredonia areas.  Lundin says the effort actually started three-years ago when the decision was made to expand membership, and participation at the wildlife sanctuary.  She says the Sheldon Foundation provided a "membership challenge" grant... which helped them grow.  Lundin says the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation helped with the Dunkirk-area program... while the Community Foundation of Warren, and others, helped out with programming in their schools.  Officials from the Dunkirk-Fredonia... and, Warren-area's were on hand for Friday's announcement.  Lundin says the Audubon begins it's Winter Hours next Tuesday, November 1st.  For more information, call 569-2345.
 
 
 
 

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