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Only one new case of COVID-19 reported in county

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel said Tuesday he was glad to see only two new cases of COVID-19 reported locally. "I can't remember when we only had two," he said. A day later, the numbers are even better. On Wednesday, the county Health Department announced only one new case — part ...

Gerry man facing assault charge in morning incident

A Gerry man is facing assault charges after seriously injuring someone early Tuesday. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded along with Gerry volunteer firefighters around 12:50 a.m. for an injured person. The incident occurred on Gerry Ellington Road, the Sheriff's Office said in a ...

Many NY restrictions lifted as vaccination benchmark met

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. "What does 70% mean? It means that we can ...

Starrett appointed executive vice president, provost at SUNY Fredonia

State University of New York at Fredonia President Stephen Kolison Jr. on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr. David Starrett as Fredonia's new executive vice rresident and provost, effective Aug. 15. The appointment includes a concurrent tenured position as professor in the biology ...

Impaired driving crackdown nets several stops, arrests

A multi-agency Memorial Day crackdown on drunken and impaired driving resulted in 117 vehicle stops, arrests and summonses. The campaign — which began Friday, May 28, and continued through Tuesday, June 1 — is funded by a 2020-21 grant from the governor's Traffic Safety Committee. It is ...

Man charged in choking, assaulting victim in Gerry

GERRY -- The assault and entrapment of a woman has led to the arrest of a town man on Friday. State Police in Jamestown report Casey Saeger, 33, was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing and blood ...