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County averaging almost 250 new COVID cases a day

Active COVID-19 cases dropped dramatically in Chautauqua County last week. However, the number of new cases being confirmed locally still remains high. The county Health Department on Wednesday reported 1,743 new cases for the week ending Jan. 15; for the week ending Jan. 8, the county ...

Gowanda holiday program helps area families

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lions Club and Gowanda Police Department continue to be overwhelmed by the support the community provides to the “Holiday Helping Hands Program” each year. This year, 64 families were served while gifts were distributed to 164 children and food gift cards to 37 ...

County opens winter trails

Due to the recent heavy snowfall and the expected continued cold temperatures, all snowmobile trails in Chautauqua County are currently open. In addition, Winter Fest is taking place this weekend in Bemus Point. The county anticipates hundreds of out of state snowmobilers to visit this ...

Town of Chautauqua takes over Mandolin Ridge road

The town of Chautauqua has adopted its first new road in about 15 years. During a meeting last week of the Chautauqua Town Board, members unanimously accepted the nearly 2-mile-long road at Mandolin Ridge for the town to plow and maintain moving forward. Before taking over the road, the ...

More charges for Jamestown man

Information gathered during an investigation into a hit-and-run crash on New Year’s Eve that killed a 15-year-old girl has led to new, unrelated charges for a Jamestown man. A Chautauqua County grand jury indicted Randal J. Rolison on three counts of second-degree criminal possession of ...

News in brief

Test kits available SILVER CREEK — The village of Silver Creek has a limited number of COVID antigen test kits available for distribution. The village board has decided to distribute some of these kits to the senior population at its weekly meeting, and the balance will be available to ...