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ALBANY (TNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on Friday, shifting governance over when a pregnancy can be terminated to states, many of which already have laws on the books chipping away at access to abortion or banning it outright.

Candidates in the primary, special election and general election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which had maintained a woman’s right to have access to abortion.

SUNY Jamestown Community College, in accordance with the State University of New York, will continue to require incoming and returning students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to register for on-campus classes for the fall semester.

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WELLSVILLE — The Allegany County Board of Legislators confirmed Wednesday that Runnings Inc., a Minnesota-based chain focusing on home, farm and outdoors equipment, will purchase the former Kmart building in Riverwalk Plaza.

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WELLSVILLE — Like many visitors to Wellsville, state Sen. George Borrello stopped into the Texas Hot on Tuesday, but not just for the world-famous hot dog.

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OLEAN — A talk on the history and impact of the Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo by one of its key members was a highlight of this year’s Juneteenth celebrations in Olean.

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OLEAN — The Olean community is gearing up to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend to recognize June 19 as an important date in Black history — and now a national holiday.

BUFFALO — The white gunman who killed 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was charged Wednesday with federal hate crimes and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Retired Educators of New York/Western Zone has announced competition for two grants open to teachers in public, private, parochial and charter schools, Kindergarten through grade 12, in the five counties of the Western Zone.

FARMERSVILLE — Three members of the Farmersville Town Board have approved a resolution asking the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency to approve a payment in lieu of taxes agreement for the Alle-Catt Wind Farm.

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SALAMANCA — The selfless actions by members of the Salamanca Warrior school community last September following a football game have been noticed and now recognized by officials in Albany.

A Western New York man was arraigned on a reckless endangerment charge Thursday after a round he fired while target shooting struck a window at the Hill Cumorah complex, leading tourists to take cover and prompting a massive police presence at the religious site, state police said.

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ALBANY — New York this week became the second state to enact a law intended to force firearms manufacturers to adopt microstamping, a technology in which guns imprint tiny codes on ammunition cartridges as they are fired — creating a unique signature police could use to help solve crimes.

WELLSVILLE — Steuben County Republican Party Chairman Joe Sempolinski was nominated Wednesday by county Republican chairmen in the 23rd Congressional District to run in the special election to fill the remaining term of former Rep. Tom Reed of Corning.

State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio both said they were disappointed that the legislative session completed in Albany last week failed to address issues that are important to so many New Yorkers.

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ALBANY (TNS) — Against the backdrop of pressing national issues such as gun laws and abortion, New York’s lawmakers at the close of their session late last week felt the urge to step up with sweeping policy packages.

Rep. Chris Jacobs announced Friday afternoon he would not seek re-election to Congress in the new 23rd Congressional District after solid opposition to his support of an assault weapons ban in the wake of the recent shooting massacres of 10 Black Buffalo residents and 19 children and two tea…

BUFFALO — The white gunman who killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded not guilty Thursday to hate-motivated domestic terrorism and other charges. A prosecutor called the evidence against him overwhelming.

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U.S. Rep. Chris Jacobs’ stated willingness to support a national assault weapons ban caused Cattaraugus County Republican Party Chairman Robert C. Keis Sr. to withdraw his endorsement of Jacobs in the new 23rd Congressional District.

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Marc Cenedella, a businessman from Fredonia who plans to run against Rep. Chris Jacobs in the 23rd Congressional District Republican primary, once worked to help elect former Rep. Stan Lundine, a Democrat.

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LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Supreme Court Judge Ronald Ploetz reserved decision Friday on a lawsuit headed by state Sen. George Borrello that seeks to overturn the state’s quarantine and isolation regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BUFFALO — On the heels of a donation drive to help support Buffalo’s East Side communities impacted by the May 14 mass shooting, a team of employees and volunteers from Seneca Gaming Corporation has delivered more than 700 pounds of food and donated items to the FeedMore WNY warehouse.

KENNEDY — Authorities in Chautauqua County are investigating the drowning of a 46-year-old Dutchess County man after the canoe he was in overturned on Conewango Creek Sunday evening.

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OLEAN — U.S. Rep. Chris Jacobs hit the new 23rd Congressional District ground running Monday evening as he appeared at a monthly gathering of Republicans and Conservatives at Good Times of Olean.

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Republicans welcomed Rep. Chris Jacobs of Orchard Park to the Southern Tier congressional district over the weekend and said goodbye to Rep. Claudia Tenney of Utica, who will run in what was most of Jacobs’ district.

NEW YORK — When police confronted the white man suspected of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, he was the very poster boy for armed and dangerous, carrying an AR-15-style rifle and cloaked in body armor and hatred.

Political map mayhem continued for Republicans in the 23rd Congressional District Friday as they waited for a special master to finalize new maps for congressional and state Senate districts.

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