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Coronavirus coverage

Upon further review, two city students are positive for COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Department of Health said two students within the Dunkirk School District have tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes a day after Superintendent Michael Mansfield said earlier reports of other students testing positive was in error. Christine Schuyler, county public ...

County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, of which one resides in Portland and the other in Fredonia. There are currently 51 active cases by those who continue to recover under orders of local health officials. The county Health Department ...

Student enrolled at Sinclairville Elementary School tests positive for COVID-19

A student enrolled at Sinclairville Elementary School, but who has not been in the building, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. In a message posted Thursday evening, Cassadaga Valley Superintendent Chuck Leichner said he was notified of the positive case by the county Department of ...

UPDATE: COVID-19 cases in city schools false

The first two positive COVID-19 cases listed on a state dashboard are false for Dunkirk School 7, said Superintendent Michael Mansfield. According to the state's COVID-19 school report card, the cases were reported at School 7. There were no other cases reported at the other elementary or ...

Blessing of the Grapes is set for today

SILVER CREEK — On Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. the third annual “Blessing of the Grapes” Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Silver Creek will take place. This is normally the first event of the week for Silver Creek’s Festival of Grapes, but the 2020 Festival of Grapes has ...

Gowanda holds first in-person meeting in months

GOWANDA — The first in-person meeting open to the public since the beginning of the pandemic was held earlier this month in the Hollywood Theater. At the meeting, the public had to sign in with their names, emails, and phone numbers just in case they need to trace exposure. The public and ...

Chautauqua County reports 55 active cases of COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Department of Health said there are 55 active cases of COVID-19. In its update Monday, county officials reported 28 new cases — which includes information received Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Specifically, of those who tested positive for the coronavirus, six reside ...

NYS Dept. of Labor announces start of Lost Wages Assistance payments

Payments for the Lost Wages Assistance program for New York residents, which provides an additional $300 in weekly benefits to unemployed New Yorkers, will begin this week. Up to 2.4 million New Yorkers are eligible for the program, including 435,000 who must submit an additional ...

Active COVID-19 cases at SUNY Fredonia down to 10

The first positive case of COVID-19 among employees at the State University of New York at Fredonia has been reported. The university, on its COVID dashboard, said there is one active case — and one known positive case — among its employees. Meanwhile, the number of active cases of ...

Problem Solvers Caucus unveils stimulus plan

The Problem Solvers Caucus on Tuesday unveiled its COVID-19 relief package while also encouraging members of Congress to "get back to the table." The caucus, made up of 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans and co-chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said its "March To Common Ground" relief ...

Cuomo on Halloween: ‘I would not ban Trick-Or-Treaters’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday said he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween during an interview with a Long Island television news station. Specifically, Cuomo said, "I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door. I don't think that's appropriate. You ...

Active COVID cases down in county, SUNY Fredonia

Active cases of COVID-19 are down in Chautauqua County. The county Department of Health reported Tuesday that there are currently 59 active cases. The department also noted eight new confirmed cases, with one in Dunkirk, five in Fredonia and two in Portland. There are currently three ...

County notes 17 cases, active number down at Fredonia

Seventeen new COVID-19 cases were reported in Chautauqua County over the weekend, which put the total number of cases at 575. Ten new cases were announced Saturday with an additional seven Sunday. Chautauqua County officials said details on these cases will be announced Monday. The number of ...

County reports 55 active cases of COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Department of Health said there are 55 active cases of COVID-19. In its update Monday, county officials reported 28 new cases — which includes information received Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Specifically, of those who tested positive for the coronavirus, six reside ...

Active COVID cases at SUNY Fredonia down to 21

The number of active cases of COVID-19 among students at the State University of New York at Fredonia is now down to 21. According to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard, 67 students have recovered from the coronavirus, with 88 total confirmed cases. Specifically, 30 students who reside ...

10 new cases reported of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County

Per the Chautauqua County Health Department, there are 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County Saturday. The county Health Department is expected to provide a complete update on Monday. On Friday, county officials announced there were eight new COVID-19 cases. At that time there was 98 ...

Record number of absentee ballot requests received

The Chautauqua County Board of Elections said it has received a record number of absentee ballot requests ahead of this year's general election. In a news release Friday, the board said it has received 7,000 requests to date, with the election still eight weeks out. In past years, no more ...

Number of active COVID-19 cases drops to 98

The number of active COVID-19 cases within Chautauqua County dropped by 26 from Thursday to Friday, County Executive PJ Wendel announced during a press conference in Mayville. Wendel said there are currently 98 active cases. The county executive announced eight new COVID-19 cases, of which six ...

County reports 16 new COVID cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Thursday announced 16 new cases of COVID-19, of which two include students who attend the State University of New York at Fredonia. There remains 124 active cases for those who continue to recover under orders of local health officials as well as ...

IDA to receive $10.5M U.S. Department Of Commerce grant

CELORON — The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency will be receiving a grant of $10.5 million to help small businesses rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Anthony Foti, U.S. Department of Commerce intergovernmental affairs director, made the announcement at the ...