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Sherman man charged again this month in assault

SHERMAN -- A 21-year-old resident is in trouble again with the law after again visiting a residence where he is not welcome. Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to an address on Route 430 in the town for a reported unwanted person. Upon arrival it was ...

Man, 63, dies in Ischua accident involving four-wheeler

ISCHUA -- A horrific accident involving an all-terrain vehicle has led to the death of a 63-year-old man. Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies report the man and his son, 43, were operating the four-wheeler on their property at 5301 Miller Hill Road. Deputies said it appeared the dad, who was ...

21 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

Per the Chautauqua County Health Department, there are 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County on Sunday. This brings the one-week total to 168 cases -- or 24 per day. Chautauqua County does not release information on Saturday or Sunday regarding the numbers. That will come on ...

Smoking vehicle leads to charges for Fredonia man

JAMESTOWN -- A Fredonia man whose vehicle contained Ecstasy pills and marijuana, is facing charges after being stopped on Thursday. State Police in Jamestown charged Philip Whitfield, 27, with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of ...

City man picked up on warrant for drug sales

A 24-year-old Dunkirk man was arrested on a warrant last week on Temple Road. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report Irvin Reyes-Pacheco of 50 W. Second St., was was taken into custody by a Sheriff's Deputy and Fredonia Police Officers without incident on in Fredonia. His arrest was the ...

Possible fatality being reported in Conewango fire

CONEWANGO — Crews remain on scene of a structure fire reported early this morning in the town of Conewango in which witnesses at the scene say resulted in a fatality. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Route 62 in the town before 1 a.m. Several surrounding fire departments, ...

Volunteers kept busy during morning fires

Local volunteer firefighters were kept busy this morning after three separate fires broke out within a couple of hours. Around 3 a.m., first responders from the Clymer Fire Department were called to 9968 King Road in French Creek for a reported fire inside a trailer. The single family unit ...

County reports 16 new COVID-19 cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking 151 in the last week. They include nine in the Fredonia zip code and one each in Frewsburg, Bemus Point, Dunkirk, Westfield, Gerry, Jamestown and Portland. There are currently 141 active cases ...

UPDATE: Gowanda, Silver Creek moving to remote

Two area schools that are part of or border Erie County will be going to a remote model. Both the Silver Creek and Gowanda Central Schools announced the plans for different reasons. In a statement Thursday morning, Gowanda Central School district Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson said that ...

County reports 36 new COVID cases; 140 in last week

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, in addition to 155 active cases of the coronavirus. Since last Friday, the county has reported 140 new cases of the virus. The new cases break down as follows: eight in the Jamestown zip code, three in ...

Cattaraugus County reports 52 new COVID cases, 23rd death

The Cattaraugus County Department of Health reported its 23rd COVID-19-related death, a 77-year-old man who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome his illness despite aggressive medical treatment. "We extend our deepest condolences to his family and the entire Cattaraugus ...

Parts of Erie County enter orange zone as COVID numbers increase

Parts of Western New York, mostly in Erie County and areas to its north, will see greater restrictions due to increasing cases of COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that parts of Erie County that were in the state's designated "yellow zone" will now go to orange. Parts of the ...

Man who pointed shotgun at National Grid employees charged

A Bemus Point man who police say pointed a shotgun at two National Grid employees has been charged. New York State troopers along with Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded Friday to the Bemus Point area for a report of a disorderly person allegedly in possession of a firearm. An ...

Hanover solar project gets county IDA backing

A solar farm proposed in the town of Hanover has received financial assistance from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency. The assistance will come in the form of a Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreement. Hanover PV, LLC, along with its parent company RIC Energy, is proposing ...

Fredonia Opera House wins regional honors

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center has been named the 2020 WNY Arts Organization of the Year in the 7th annual Arts Services Initiative of WNY (ASI) Spark Awards competition. The awards are presented annually by the ASI to honor outstanding artists and cultural organizations ...

Schuyler: County has submitted COVID-19 vaccination plan

Chautauqua County health officials have submitted their preliminary plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the New York State Department of Health, public health director Christine Schuyler said during a virtual town hall on Facebook live on Tuesday. "The plan includes information on ...

County reports 16th COVID-19-related death

The Chautauqua County Department of Health announced the 16th death related to COVID-19. "A gentleman in his 90s with multiple comorbidities succumbed to complications of COVID-19," the county said in its update Tuesday. "Our sincere condolences go to his loved ones." In addition, 31 new ...

1,700 Chautauqua County Residents Still Without Power

Roughly 1,740 homes in Chautauqua County still don't have power, according to National Grid's outage map, in the wake of powerful wind storms that tore through the area on Sunday. the biggest outages are 592 homes in Busti and North Harmony in the Longview area, 288 homes outside of Frewsburg ...

Highest wind gust reported as 69 mph, weather service notes

Sunday’s worst winds came Sunday during the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service readings. The highest recorded wind gust was in Fredonia at 69 mph at 8 p.m. That reading was the highest in Western New York with Buffalo reporting the same speed at 8:12 p.m. Dunkirk gusts ...

Point Gratiot takes beating from winds, waters

One of Dunkirk’s gems took a beating on Sunday. Point Gratiot was pounded by high waves and waters from the gusty conditions the area encountered throughout the day and night. Here are some photos, submitted by M.J. Stafford, at the park this morning.