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Winter storm warning begins after midnight

A winter storm warning is in effect for Chautauqua County and neighboring Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties beginning at 1 a.m. Tuesday and lasting through 1 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service says heavy snow expected with accumulations of 8 to 15 inches, with the greatest ...

Three charged in burglary of Stockton home

STOCKTON — Three Jamestown residents are facing a host of charges stemming from a burglary reported Saturday. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded around 10 a.m. to a reported burglary taking place at a Route 380 home in the town of Stockton. Deputies arrived to find the ...

Cuomo hosts COVID-19 update briefing

Click on the Twitter link to see updates from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's briefing this morning on COVID-19. https://twitter.com/CameronNHurst https://twitter.com/CameronNHurst/status/1333449330066403329 https://twitter.com/CameronNHurst/status/1333456197731692546

Miracle on Main Street in Fredonia goes virtual

Festivals Fredonia’s annual “Miracle on Main Street” festival is set for Saturday. However it will look very different than years past due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and pandemic. With cases rising both locally and nationally, as well as the need to adhere to physical distancing ...

Cuomo says hospitals must prepare for expected virus surge

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's hospitals must prepare for an expected surge in coronavirus infections by stockpiling masks and gowns, expanding capacity and identifying retired nurses and doctors who could pitch in, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo said that with more than 3,500 people now ...

County reports 19th COVID-related death

The Chautauqua County Health Department announced on Monday that a resident in their 70s passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Health officials announced that 111 cases were reported from Nov. 26 to 29. Of them, 23 are in Jamestown, 16 are in Dunkirk, 15 are in Fredonia; eight are ...

CV High School shifts to remote for week

Another Chautauqua County school will be shifting to remote starting on Monday. On Saturday evening, the Cassadaga Valley Central School district was notified of three positive cases of COVID-19 from the faculty and staff who work at the middle and high school building. School officials have ...

Ellington Rod and Gun Club temporarily closes after fire

ELLINGTON — The Ellington Rod and Gun Club announced it will be closed until further notice after fire broke out at the property Saturday morning. Crews were called to the club, located at 1045 Hagerdon Hill Road, around 7:10 a.m. after a hunter in the area discovered the fire and called ...

Crews called to fire at Ellington Rod and Gun Club

ELLINGTON — Several departments were called to the Ellington Rod and Gun Club after fire broke out at the property this morning. Crews were alerted to the blaze around 7:10 a.m. Officials arrived to find fire at the club, located at 1045 Hagerdon Hill Road. Volunteers from Ellington, ...

County reports 24 new COVID cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Friday reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, continuing a wave of new cases that began the first of the month and built up each subsequent week. To date, there have been 1,629 total confirmed cases of the virus within the county. Only new cases were ...

3 deaths, 34 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County has reported three additional COVID-19 related deaths and 34 new cases. On Tuesday evening, the Health Department said the 25th recorded death was a 62-year-old male who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical ...

Settlement nears in firefighter lawsuit against Fredonia

It appears a lawsuit filed by the Fredonia Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 2931 and Timothy Winters, president of the Fredonia Professional Fire Fighters Association, against the village and Mayor Doug Essek may be near a settlement. On Monday, the Village Board is expected to ...

County reports 25 new COVID cases; 171 in last week

In the last week, 171 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Chautauqua County, with 25 alone coming in Wednesday. Of the new cases, the county Health Department said, five are in the Jamestown zip code, four in Dunkirk, four in Fredonia, two each in Silver Creek and Portland and one ...

County reports 2 new COVID-19-related deaths

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Tuesday reported two additional COVID-19-related deaths. Both residents were in their 70s, and mark 18 such deaths due complications of the virus. "Our sincere condolences go out to their loved ones," the county Health Department said in a news ...

Vehicle fire in Fredonia lot extinguished

Fredonia Fire Department was at the scene of a truck fire located behind the former Carriage House location on Main Street. According to scanner reports, the vehicle was fully involved around 5 p.m. “It was a truck that’s been off the road for a few years. The owner went to fire it up and ...

Little Valley man facing child porn, cyberstalking charges

A Little Valley man has been charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography and cyberstalking, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Monday. According to the complaint, 19-year-old Dyllan Barber initiated a conversation with a minor female victim in November 2019 on the ...

State attorney general files suit against Buffalo diocese for ‘wrongs’

BUFFALO - New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and former senior leaders, Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Malone and former Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz, for failing to follow mandated policies and procedures that would help to ...

County reports 18 new COVID cases, 65 since Saturday

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, adding to the 47 announced over the weekend. From Saturday through Monday, the cases break down as follows: 21 in the Jamestown zip code, seven in Bemus Point, four in Dunkirk, two each in Silver Creek, ...

County: violators of private gathering rules could face fines

MAYVILLE -- New York state continues to show one of the lowest rates of COVID-19 infection across the country thanks to individuals and communities that follow the New York Forward reopening rules and keep one another safe. Actions such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing ...

Vehicle strikes scooter in Clymer, two injured

CLYMER -- Two south county residents were injured after a vehicle struck a scooter around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Clymer Fire Department and Sherman Fire Department responded to 8075 Ravlin Hill Road in the town after the incident. An investigation found ...