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>Lundine resigns from health network

JAMESTOWN -- Stan Lundine, former congressman and lieutenant governor, resigned Friday as executive director of the Chautauqua County Health Network, effective July 13.

The network helps local residents get access to health care, and Lundine said he remains proud of that.

In 1997, with sponsorship from the network, Lundine organized the Chautauqua Integrated Delivery System, one of the first community-oriented physician/hospital organizations of its kind in New York.


>GOP committee lists Legislature candidates

ELLICOTTVILLE -- Cattaraugus County's 32-member Republican Committee has announced a slate of County Legislature candidates for the Nov. 6 town and county elections and the Sept. 18 primary election.

In a statement issued earlier this week, Chairman Jerry E. Burrell stated the candidates have independent conservative views.

"The legislative candidates being considered possess good judgment, common sense and bring a variety of life experiences including agriculture, business, health care, public safety and many years of public service," he said.

Candidates are: District 1, Crystal Abers; District 2, James Ellis, Patrick Murphy; District 3, Norman Marsh, Robert Neal, Harvey Bissell, D. John Zimbardi, Brian Clinger; District 4, Gina Gasper; District 5, Jerry Burrell, Charles Couture, Donna Vickman; District 6, Michael O'Brien, Joseph McLarney, Dale Rathbun; District 7, Michael Stayer; District 9, Howard Peterson, Julie Hamacher; District 10, Mary Fay, William Aiello, James Snyder, George Pancio, Steve Teachman.

The committee unanimously endorsed incumbent State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso and County Coroner Howard Van Rensselaer.

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