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Large-scale weekly surveillance testing of students begins at SUNY Fredonia

FREDONIA — The State University at Fredonia on Friday began large-scale weekly testing of students at a testing site established in Steele Hall. The initiative — in collaboration with Upstate Medical — will allow continuous testing throughout the semester of Fredonia students chosen at ...

Grant assists county with Census numbers

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County was recently awarded $110,389 through Empire State Development for a Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grant. The grant provides funding for community outreach and awareness efforts to engage and encourage Chautauqua County residents to complete the 2020 ...

State’s plastic bag ban to begin Oct. 19, DEC says

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that DEC will begin enforcement of the state’s ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the ...

Fredonia State sports icon ‘Doc’ Phillips dies

Fredonia State Hall of Fame coach and administrator Dr. Everett "Doc" Phillips passed away this morning at his home. He was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife Shirley and four children: Everett Phillips Jr., Karen Phillips, Brett (Jen) Christy, and Brian (Diana) Christy. He is also ...

Dunkirk care facility to begin visitations Monday

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk is preparing for visitations to resume on Monday. “We have made progress and are excited, yet cautiously optimistic, as we prepare for formal visitation scheduled to begin,” said facility administrator, Colleen Hart. The center ...

Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court ...

Algal bloom may be cause of Fredonia’s water problems

A large algal bloom in the Fredonia reservoir in August may have been the root cause of Fredonia's water problems. And it could take up to another week before the water is safe to drink. On Thursday night, the Chautauqua County Board of Health met via zoom. One of the topics discussed was ...

Man accused of growing marijuana plants

A Portland man is facing charges he illegally grew marijuana inside his residence, a mobile home that was destroyed by fire earlier this week. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office on Thursday announced charges against 28-year-old Caleb F. Daniels. An investigation by the Southern Tier ...

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 ...

Fredonia boil-water order goes into next week

Fredonia water users will apparently be boiling water through the weekend. In an news release this afternoon, the village announced the Chautauqua County Board of Health made an inspection of the Water Treatment Plant to assess progress. "The Health Department was pleased with our progress ...

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: Man jailed after pursuit ends in crash in Jamestown

A man wanted in a suspected burglary and who led police on a pursuit before crashing Wednesday is facing multiple charges. The Jamestown Police Department announced the arrest of 41-year-old Stephen C. Dean. Officers were asked to assist a citizen following a light-colored sedan involved in a ...

Traffic delayed on Route 60 after accident near Route 83

Construction was already delaying traffic on Route 60 near Cassadaga Valley Central School and Route 83 this morning before another accident forced the road to close for about 20 minutes. Around 11:15 a.m., a dump truck took down lines and a utility pole near Route 83. This was where traffic ...

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 ...

City plans to aid Fredonia with water

It appears the city of Dunkirk is willing to lend a hand and assist Fredonia in its most recent crisis that could last until next week. The boil water order and state of emergency, which went into effect Saturday, continues in the village of Fredonia. In the meantime, Director of Public Works ...

Silver Creek mishap leads to nine charges against driver

SILVER CREEK -- A Monday morning accident in which the driver who caused the mishap left the scene has led to nine charges for a Dunkirk man. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report that around 6:30 a.m. they responded to a motor vehicle accident where a pickup truck had struck a tractor ...

Mobile home destroyed in morning blaze

BROCTON — A family was displaced by a fire that broke out early Tuesday. The blaze at 6037 Route 5, the New Horizons Mobile Home Park, was reported to Chautauqua County dispatch shortly after 7 a.m. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the area before firefighters arrived. Volunteers ...

Fire quickly knocked down in Jamestown

Jamestown firefighters quickly knocked down a fire reported Tuesday morning. Crews were alerted to the blaze at 254 Prospect St. around 8:45 a.m. According to Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon, crews arrived to find fire in the living room on the first floor. The bulk of the fire was knocked ...

Buffalo men charged after fake money, drugs found in traffic stop

Two Buffalo men are being held after counterfeit money and narcotics were discovered during a traffic stop. Louis Thomas III, 23, and Jade Hooks, 22, were in a vehicle stopped at 6:57 p.m. Monday in the area of East Second and Winsor streets. During an investigation, officers discovered the ...