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Deadline to apply for CRCF scholarships to remain April 1

After careful consideration by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation’s board of directors and staff, CRCF’s scholarship deadline will remain April 1. “In the midst of the recent school closures and the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to keep our ...

Cancellations

Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. Closed until further notice Dunkirk Hose No. 4 activities, ...

Tuscany doing pick up only

Tuscany Fresh Meats & Deli, which is located at 450 E. Main St., Fredonia, remains open and operational, but is accepting phone orders only. “For the safety of our staff and community during this COVID-19 pandemic, we feel that closing our sales floor to the public is the safest and ...

Fredonia postponing brush collections

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak the village of Fredonia announced it is postponing brush pickup until further notice. Residents are welcome to drop off leaves and grass clippings at the Public Works designated area at 176 Eagle Street. As always no brush will be accepted and the area is ...

County cases rise to seven; 84 tests are negative

Chautauqua County has a total of seven confirmed cases of COVID-19, with two new positive tests reported today. These new cases include: · A woman in her 70s, with no recent travel. · A woman in her 30s, with no recent travel outside the country, has had travel to Erie County, ...

Cuomo delays presidential primary vote to June 23

Earlier today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced he is issuing an executive order to move the presidential primary election from April 28 to June 23, aligning it with the congressional and legislative primaries in New York. Cuomo also issued an executive order to enable the tax filing deadline ...

Cancellations

Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. Closed until further notice All Collins 50 Plus Senior ...

COVID-19 Response Fund set up to provide disaster relief

OLEAN — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation and other area funding organizations are collaborating to lead a coordinated philanthropic response by establishing the COVID-19 Response Fund. CRCF, in partnership with the Dr. Lyle F. Renodin ...

Jamestown man injured in Jefferson Street shooting

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Police Department said it is looking for information following a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Thursday morning. Officers were called to the area of 707 Jefferson St., between West Seventh and West Eighth streets, around 11:45 a.m. after receiving word ...

Food pantry hours listed by Salvation Army

Salvation Army of Dunkirk has announced its food pantry hours during the COVID-19 outbreak. Regular hours will remain the same for the food pantry, located at Seventh Street and Central Avenue, which are as follows: ¯ Monday, Wednesday and Friday — 9 a.m. to noon. ¯ Tuesday and ...

Suspect in Thruway incident with explosives being investigated

OBSERVER Staff Report A Niagara Falls man, who was stopped Wednesday morning near the Silver Creek exit, is now the suspect of a New York State Police investigation after his vehicle and home were found with weapons and explosives. The incident began before 9 a.m. when troopers responded to ...

Mitrano secures Democratic ballot

PENN YAN — Announcements were made on Thursday, March 19 that Tracy Mitrano (D-Penn Yan) secured the Democratic line on the ballot as NY 23 District’s Democratic Congressional candidate. Petitions were filed in Albany, NY on Friday around 3:30 p.m. with more than enough signatures to ...

No new cases in county; 53 tests come back negative

OBSERVER Staff Report Christine Schuyler, Public Health Director, reported Thursday that Chautauqua County still has three confirmed cases of COVID-19. “There were no new positive tests reported today,” Schuyler said. “Although we cannot be aware of the exact number of tests awaiting ...

COVID-19 cases grow in Erie County

As of Thursday night, the Erie County Health Department reports it has 206 active cases. This is up from 139 cases 24 hours earlier. Among those cases, three are in Evans/Angola and three are in the town and village of North Collins. Those numbers have remained the same. Overall, nine people ...

Two new positive tests reported in county

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel on Friday announced that there are now five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the county. Wendel made the announcement during a press conference in Mayville. He continued to stress the need for social distancing and avoiding being in ...

Cancellations

Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. March 26 The Small Business Essentials Class scheduled to ...

COVID-19 Response Team: No new cases reported in county

No new coronavirus cases were reported Wednesday in Chautauqua County, according to the county’s COVID-19 Response team. “Our goal is to identify new cases quickly and prevent or limit secondary exposures to ensure public health and safety,” said Christine Schuyler, public health ...

Local woman to present at International Short Break conference

Judy Wroda, representing Southwestern Independent Living Center, has been chosen to speak at the International Short Break Conference that was to be held in Madison, Wis., the week of June 15. Wroda’s presentation is titled “Children: The Forgotten Caregivers” and will focus on the ...

Firm donates to Rural Ministry

Submitted Photo Putnam Record Agency in Dunkirk donated $500 to Chautauqua County Rural Ministry for their efforts in meeting the unmet needs in the community. Employees presented Executive Director Kathleen G Peterson with a check to be utilized in their food programs. Their gift is from ...

Special enrollment period for the NYS of Health Marketplace happening now

GOWANDA — Special enrollment period for health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace is happening now for individuals to ease coronavirus fears! For help enrolling, renewing, or changing your coverage, call Healthy Community Alliance (716)532-1010 to work with a local ...