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State lawmakers call for audit of unemployment processing

A group of state legislators is asking for a state Comptroller’s Office audit of the state Labor Department’s processing of unemployment applications, including breaches of personal information. Senators Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, and James Seward, R-Milford, joined with Assemblywoman ...

COVID-19 supplies available for farms

Cornell Cooperative Extension Western New York Region, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties have sanitizer and face masks available for distribution. Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Allegany counties will have hand sanitizer and face masks available for ...

More than $12 million in federal funding awarded to area hospitals

Chautauqua County’s three hospitals are being awarded more than $12.8 million in federal funding. On Friday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Upstate New York’s rural hospitals, clinics and community health centers would receive an ...

County-wide economic development strategy advancing

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) is nearing completion of the second phase of its economic development planning efforts with a recent presentation to unveil a draft Economic Development Strategic Plan to its board, workgroup co-chairs, and the private ...

New emergency benefit available for households facing loss of heat

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced an additional $12 million is available to help eligible New Yorkers facing a home heating emergency. Households can now apply for a third emergency benefit through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) if they ...

Wilson Foundation awards funding to Brooks-TLC, UPMC

Over the past four weeks, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF) has allocated more than $6 million toward COVID-19 response efforts, including a recently announced commitment of $1.5 million to support caregivers on the front lines of COVID-19 at acute care hospitals in Southeast ...

Lake Shore Bankcorp helping partners during pandemic

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced unaudited results for the three months ended March 31. Net income for first quarter 2020 was $731,000, or $0.12 per diluted share, as compared to first quarter 2019 net income of $898,000, or $0.15 per diluted ...

Lake Shore Bancorp changes location for annual meeting

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank announced that it is changing the location of the upcoming annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 20 to the company’s headquarters at 31 E. Fourth St., Dunkirk. Although hotels are considered an essential business ...

Windsong frontline workers make a difference

In order for hospitals in Western New York to be better able to address the COVID-19 pandemic, outpatient facilities, like Windsong, have worked hard to meet the needs of patients requiring essential diagnostic imaging and therapeutic interventional services. Windsong President, Dr. Thomas ...

SUNY Fredonia starts Data Science program

Data Science, a new academic minor designed to give an edge to students to solve problems in a variety of academic fields, will be in place at the State University of New York at Fredonia when the Fall 2020 semester opens. “Increasingly we live in a data-driven world,” said Department of ...

Heritage Ministries announces executive change

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has named Lisa Haglund as the interim CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. She will replace previous CEO, David Smeltzer. She stated, “Each employee at Heritage plays an important role every day, but especially as we face ...

Catholic Charities launches COVID-19 helpline

BUFFALO — To more quickly connect Western New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the crucial services they need right now, Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced the launch of a dedicated COVID-19 helpline. By calling 716-218-1419 between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 ...

WellNow Urgent Care offering testing for coronavirus

A local medical facility is now offering testing for the coronavirus. WellNow Urgent Care is offering testing for COVID-19 molecular and antibody testing at 12 sites in Western New York, including Dunkirk. “We continue to closely monitor COVID-19 developments in partnership with our ...

Serving our business community, moving forward

There is no question that these last six weeks have been incredibly challenging for our local business community and their employees. The team and the boards of directors at the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier have been hard at work ...

Local airports get federal pandemic relief

As part of the Schumer-negotiated CARES Act economic relief available to U.S. airports nearly grounded by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $441,274,414 in federal funding allocated by the Federal ...

The Chautauqua Center thanks Tim Hortons for food donations

The Chautauqua Center, a comprehensive high-quality patient centered health and support service center serving the Chautauqua region, wants to publicly thank Tim Hortons for their recent generous donation. Owner Gina Kron and the Tim Hortons staff in Dunkirk were kind enough to donate coffee ...

Anti-opioid abuse alliance gets new leader

Misty Pennington, LMSW, Mental Hygiene Program Coordinator and Interim Dunkirk Behavioral Health Clinic Director, is taking on the role of the new coordinator of the Countywide Alliance for Enforcement and Rehabilitation (CAER). Pennington has served as a representative of the Chautauqua County ...

Tim Hortons donates breakfast to Westfield hospital employees

WESTFIELD — In a world where one can choose to be anything, Dave and Gina Kron of Tim Hortons choose to be ‘kind’ by donating breakfast for AHN-Westfield Memorial Hospital employees working at the hospital during the COVID-19 crisis. The Krons and their entire team from the Dunkirk and ...

National Fuel reminder: Call before digging, delay non-essential work

April has been designated as Safe Digging Month and National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (National Fuel) is reminding homeowners and professional contractors the importance of calling 811 before starting a digging project, and urges homeowners to delay the beginning of significant digging ...

Brooks gets outpouring of support

Over these past few weeks, as Brooks-TLC has engaged in the fight against COVID-19, an outpouring of support and donations have continued to roll in to the hospital from individuals and organizations in the community and from around the country. The hospital, last week, received a donation ...