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Commission maps offer options in redistricting

Chautauqua County residents have a way to go before they know who may represent them in Congress in 2023. The state Independent Redistricting Commission has released two draft maps of Congressional district lines after Republicans and Democrats couldn't agree on a compromise plan during ...

County reports 71 new COVID cases; hospitalizations drop

The county Health Department noted 71 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, though the number of people with the virus in local hospitals did come down. Thirty-four cases were reported in Jamestown, along with eight in Dunkirk, five in Ashville, four in Sherman and three each in Fredonia and ...

County reports 115 new COVID cases, bump in hospitalizations

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with two new virus-related deaths, a bump in active cases and several new hospitalizations. A vast majority of the new cases (57) are among residents living in the Jamestown zip code. The other ...

Hochul announces new mask requirements

New York state Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced a series of universal mask requirements designed to protect New Yorkers against the highly contagious Delta variant and the recent surge in COVID-19 infections statewide. The requirement applies to New York State Office of Children and Family ...

Hochul addresses staffing concerns at health care facilities

Health care facilities created plans last year to handle capacity issues. Gov. Kathy Hochul suggests those plans be dusted off as staffing shortages loom in health care facilities statewide. Hochul made her remarks in response to reporters' questions during a news conference Wednesday in ...

Fredonia addresses worries over water

Addressing widespread recent reports of discoloration and odor in Fredonia’s water, the village mayor and the chief of its water system asserted Monday it is safe to use. Mayor Douglas Essek opened a Board of Trustees workshop by acknowledging the water issues. “I’ve had several calls ...