Reigning champion Chiefs dump Bills 38-24 in AFC title game

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo's secondary ...

Nature’s big picture is one of perspective

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Perspective. It is often what gives an excellent image the edge in a photo contest. It is a way to solve a problem, bridge a gap, or accept a difference. It gives rise to hindsight. Or it simply gives you a different way to see the world. Perspective is about seeing and understanding, it is ...

Westfield students honored as Scholars of the Month

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Three Westfield Academy and Central School District high school students were named as Scholars of the Month by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. They were Matthew Schumaker for the month of September, Madeline Lancaster for October, and Elber Lopez Hernandez for November. Though the ...

Firefighters respond to call at Athenex facility

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Area fire crews were on the scene earlier this afternoon at the Athenex plant in the town of Dunkirk. According to scanner reports, the call came in around 4:30 p.m. to the facility off Lake Shore Drive East for an electrical fire on the second floor. Crews were on the scene until 6:35 p.m. ...

Worries voiced over second cluster at Brocton facility

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Since the afternoon of Dec. 30, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has not allowed visitation across the state -- including Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in Brocton. This, however, has not slowed a recent COVID-19 surge among those being held in ...

Funeral homes impacted by uptick in COVID deaths

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One served in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s before returning home and becoming a carpenter. Another worked on a farm in the summer months during her youth before helping others in public sector jobs. And yet another harbored a lifelong desire to become an “adequate golfer” — a ...

COVID deaths spike after county update

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Before Thursday, Chautauqua County’s Health Department had been under-reporting the number of deaths tied to COVID-19 through no fault of their own. In its daily update Friday, the county noted that 75 people have died due to complications associated with the virus, adding 23 to the total. ...

Gowanda street signs highlight Bills fever

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The newly found tradition of renaming streets and towns after Buffalo Bills players continues in Gowanda, with an extra touch on this one. This time, it’s two streets running adjacent to each other that have both been renamed by the community. The corner of Allen Street and Buffalo ...

Fire departments oppose South Ripley solar project

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RIPLEY — Members of fire departments who frequently assist the Ripley Hose Co. have expressed their opposition to the proposed South Ripley Solar array project. Town Supervisor Doug Bowen read letters from the chiefs of North East Fire Department and Stanley Hose Company of Sherman, both of ...

Hochul shares state plan for economic recovery

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New York’s second-in-command has hope for Chautauqua County, as well as the rest of New York, in its rebounding from COVID-19. On Friday, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was a guest speaker at the joint annual meeting of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturer’s Association ...

Suspect sought in stolen credit cards

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The Gowanda Police are investigating a case where credit cards were stolen from a vehicle and used at Walmart in Fredonia. Anyone with any information on this individual can call the Gowanda Police at 532-2020.

Westfield Democrats name slate of candidates for March


WESTFIELD — Westfield Democratic Committee held their Democratic Caucus to nominate candidates to fill positions in village government on Jan. 21. The current Mayor, Michael VandeVelde, was nominated to serve another two-year term. Jeffrey Thomas was nominated for another four-year term as ...

Access Chautauqua Programming announced for the week


Access Chautauqua Programming for January 23-29: The Turner Winter Series on Access Chautauqua features Rolland Kidder speaking about the World War II Memorial at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown. The ...

Learning adjustments continue at Fredonia


Fredonia Central School will continue to adjust how students participate in school as COVID-19 cases fluctuate within the district. Fredonia Middle School allowed with in-person instruction and a hybrid model last week, according to Dr. Brad Zilliox’s first superintendent report at ...

New York facing harsh financial picture


The Governor’s Executive Budget outlined this past week offers a stark and sobering look at the year ahead for New York State. There are essentially two scenarios: one bad and one worse. In the wake of the COVID-19 response over the past ten months, New York state faces a $15 billion ...

NCCF approves COVID relief grants for area non-profits


The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved additional COVID relief support of $101,434 to 16 nonprofit organizations who experienced critical program needs, reopening expenses and required operational support due to revenue losses. The following organizations received ...