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Plenty to see and do in Chautauqua County

With more and more states being added to New York’s quarantine list, we have a strong recommendation for local vacationers this summer: try a STAY-cation. There is plenty to see and do right here in Chautauqua County, and there may be some local things you’ve never experienced. Chautauqua ...

Several area food banks receive funding from Univera Healthcare

Several area food banks have received funding from Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan. “The ability to earn a paycheck and feed a family are at risk for many people because of the coronavirus and its impact on the economy,” said Art Wingerter, Univera ...

M&T Bank donates $25,000 to FeedMore WNY

FeedMore WNY, formerly the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY, announced a $25,000 donation from M&T Bank to support COVID-19 response efforts benefitting local children and older adults. “The pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives and countless people are depending ...

Responsible behavior will keep businesses open

With a recent surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, it’s a good time for a reminder that how we all behave in this ongoing pandemic plays a dramatic role in how our local businesses can continue to operate. Wearing a mask is not only essential in public places, it is ...

Lake Shore Savings donates to TRC

Lake Shore Savings Bank has donated its sponsorship money for the 2020 TRC Golf Classic in order to help tournament organizers meet the needs of people with disabilities. Lake Shore Savings has been the presenting sponsor of the TRC Golf Classic since 2012 and was going to serve in that role ...

Board of WCA Home gives financial picture at annual meeting

The Women’s Christian Association of Fredonia held its annual meeting June 22. The fiscal year of the WCA Home included three months of operating under the constraints of COVID-19, but with no positive cases of the virus in any residents or staff. The Home has been closed to visitors since ...

WMH adds two new doctors

WESTFIELD — Area residents requiring advanced breast imaging and non-invasive breast biopsy will no longer need to travel outside the western New York region to receive care. Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is expanding its medical staff, with the ...

TRC Dunkirk Dental Office reopening today

The Resource Center’s Dunkirk Dental Office will reopen today. At the direction of New York state and the American Dental Association, the office closed in mid-March because of the pandemic. During the shutdown, staff have been making preparations in order to be able to operate safely once ...

Attorney General warns about scams for unemployment benefits

NEW YORK — Attorney General Letitia James is warning state residents about new, recently reported scams using New Yorkers’ personal information to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits. “We must remain vigilant about potential scams and ensure residents remain alert,” James ...

Build your business by investing in the Chamber

In these times when you are likely finding it challenging to run your business, the Chamber of Commerce is watching out for your interests every day. Are you trying to figure out how to increase your sales by growing your customer base? Are you trying to connect with other businesses in the ...

Podiatrist joins Dunkirk practice

Local Podiatrist Robert Zimmer DPM announces the addition of a new provider in his long standing practice, Sean Nagle DPM. Dr. Nagle has been a podiatrist for several years and has recently relocated to the area. Dr. Nagle brings with him experience in foot and ankle sports medicine, diabetic ...

New practice opens Monday in Dunkirk

Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy is celebrating the latest expansion with its third location to serve the Dunkirk/Fredonia community. The practice is founded and owned locally by Dr. Patrick E. Green along with his wife Susan Green. Together the pair established the practice ...

Heritage announces appointment of new chief information officer

Mark Wilcox, Heritage vice president of information systems, has been named chief information officer of the organization. “We look forward to the future, knowing that he will continue working to ensure Heritage is at the forefront of technology,” said Lisa Haglund, president and CEO of ...

As Phase 4 begins, let’s focus on keeping businesses open

On Tuesday June 30th, Western New York entered the final phase of the four-stage reopening plan known as New York Forward. Significant steps have been taken in reopening the economy as businesses fight hard to navigate the impact of COVID-19. Yet, this remains a challenging time for most ...

Trade agreement goes into effect officially

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Wednesday that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement has officially gone in to effect. Reed served as a member of Republican leadership’s USMCA team and advocated for the agreement because of its benefits for 23rd Congressional District workers and ...

Infrastructure Bank for America Act introduced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., Dan Meuser, R-Pa., Tom Reed, R-Corning, and Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., recently introduced H.R. 7231, the Infrastructure Bank for America Act of 2020, a bill, to support wholesale lending to infrastructure projects through state and local ...

Ice arena expansion project restarted in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Like several aspects of life during the past three months, the expansion project to add three floors to Northwest Arena was on pause during most of the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the project, which was shutdown from March 22 to June 8, was restarted ...

Health plan assistance being offered to ease coronavirus fears

GOWANDA — Special enrollment period for health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace is happening now for individuals to ease coronavirus fears! For help enrolling, renewing, or changing your coverage, call Healthy Community Alliance to work with a local Navigator. ...

Dairy assistance announced as part of Farm Bill

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announces that Dairy Margin Coverage safety-net signup for 2021 coverage will begin Oct. 12 and will run through Dec. 11. The program has already triggered payments for two months for producers who signed up for 2020 ...

Phase Three is now open for business

Western New York has moved into Phase Three of the New York Forward plan, allowing restaurants to serve indoors at 50 percent of capacity, and personal service businesses to reopen such as massage therapy, spa services, tanning businesses, manicure and pedicure services, and tattoo and piercing ...