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Hochul backs vaccine mandate

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Health care facilities created plans last year to handle capacity issues. Gov. Kathy Hochul suggests those plans be dusted off as staffing shortages loom in health care facilities statewide. Hochul made her remarks in response to reporters’ questions during a news conference Wednesday in ...

County vaccination rates lag statewide averages

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By ERIC TICHY etichy@post-journal.com Chautauqua County continues to lag in COVID-19 vaccination rates compared to statewide figures. That comes as the health department on Wednesday announced 115 new cases of the virus, along with two new virus-related deaths, a bump in active cases and ...

Triathlon attracting quite a crowd

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CASSADAGA — It appears the CassadagaMan Triathlon is on a pace to continue growth. On Sept. 4, Wilson Endurance Sports held the second run of the CassadagaMan Triathlon. The event saw 150 competitors from all over the United States compete in a 1.2-mile swim around the Lower Lake in ...

Mayor Essek forms business licensing panel

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Mayor Douglas Essek has created a special committee to consider a licensing process for Fredonia businesses. Announced at Monday’s Board of Trustees workshop, the move was met with skepticism by all four trustees, though two of them did agree to accept Essek’s nominations for the panel. ...

Chautauqua town opts out of pot dispensaries

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MAYVILLE — The town of Chautauqua is joining several area municipalities in not allowing marijuana dispensaries. The Chautauqua Town Board this week unanimously backed a resolution for the town to opt out of allowing retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption sites within ...

Hanover hails state dining car marker

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SILVER CREEK — The town of Hanover has recently placed a new historical marker within the Town limits. The marker rests right outside the town hall, and is placed there in recognition of the various diner cars that Silver Creek is known for. Originally the marker was going to be placed at the ...