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Caregiver support group meetings offered across Chautauqua County

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter oversees several monthly caregiver support group meetings across the Chautauqua County region which allows dementia caregivers to connect with others facing similar challenges and hear advice for overcoming them from care partners in the ...

County announces 5 new COVID cases

Chautauqua County officials announced five new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, one day after revealing that 47 of Monday’s 53 confirmed cases were related to an outbreak at Tanglewood Manor and Memory Garden in Jamestown. Of the five new cases, the county reported one new case in the Fredonia, ...

Prevention Works, HOPE Chautauqua celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Prevention Works and HOPE Chautauqua is inviting the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community. It encourages parents, educators, ...

Cassadaga boat launch closed for the season

OBSERVER Photo by Gregory Bacon The Cassadaga Lakes’ boat launch located on Dale Drive is closed for motorized boat launches until spring 2021. It was closed by the Department of Environmental Conservation following a recent accident that caused structural damage to the ramp. Residents who ...

Chautauqua Institution plans some in-person events in 2021

Chautauqua Institution officials are planning to hold in-person events next summer. In a video sent to Chautauqua Institution members, Michael Hill, institution president, said some dates have already been scheduled. More information will be released once plans to comply with federal and state ...

NCCF’s Socktober drive is ongoing through Oct. 31

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is promoting its Socktober Sock Drive this year and encouraging the community to get involved. Socktober is a movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help others of all ages. All it takes to participate is a donation of a new pair of ...

Reed sends thanks for delivery of virus tests

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, is thanking the Trump Administration, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Abbot Labs for working together to deliver more COVID-19 testing resources across the state. Cuomo recently announced New York State will be sending 400,000 rapid testing kits to local health ...

St. Rose Society of Forestville to host pork roast dinner Saturday

FORESTVILLE — The St. Rose Society of Forestville will prepare its pork roast dinner again on Saturday. The menu is roast pork, secret-recipe creamy dill potatoes, homemade squash, special cranberry applesauce, and homemade apple crisp. The dinner will be available for pickup only at ...

Wind turbine pieces on the move

OBSERVER Photo by Gregory Bacon A tractor trailer heads south on Route 60 Monday, hauling a section of a wind turbine.

Borrello: Make NourishNY permanent

The Nourish NY program has been so successful that state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, wants to see the program continue after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. NourishNY began as an effort by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help both farmers and food banks in the state. Dairy farmers were dumping ...

Soil testing taking place this fall

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program highlights the importance of soil sampling to understand the nutrient content of agricultural soils. Soil testing in fall helps to identify nutrient imbalances and allows time to address them prior ...

The Election Protection Act of 2020 is introduced

The state Senate Republican Conference has introduced the Election Protection Act of 2020, a package of legislation to secure the integrity of the voting process, and to provide state funding to local election boards for proper PPE and supplies for safe in-person voting. Already, 100,000 ...

Program provides food for local communities

It took about an hour for church officials and a horde of volunteers to distribute more than a thousand boxes of food from Healing World Ministries in Jamestown. The same went for a distribution from The Outpour Project in Dunkirk. For the second Saturday this month, fresh meat, produce ...

Catt. County has fifth COVID death this month

Another individual in Cattaraugus County has died from the corornavirus. The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced Friday that a 71-year-old female died due to COVID-19 related compilations. “She was 71 year old female who developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome ...

Senior Center flea market, bake sale starts this morning

Sign-ups for the October birthday lunch have begun at the Dunkirk Senior Center have begun. Attendees may bring a guest. The birthday lunch will be on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Line dancing has started on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. There are a few seats available for the casino trip to Seneca Allegany on ...

Officers, good Samaritans help lift vehicle off man in Falconer

FALCONER — Officers with the Ellicott Police Department, along with several good Samaritans, helped lift a vehicle that had fallen on top of a man Thursday afternoon. Police and Falconer volunteer firefighters were summoned to the 200 block of East Elmwood Avenue around 6:20 p.m. County ...

10,000 absentee ballot applications received

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County election commissioners Norm Green and Brian Abram announced Thursday that the county Board of Elections has received over 10,000 absentee ballot applications for the Nov. 3 General Election. “We have received over 10,000 applications and true to our word, over ...

Looming fight for broadband internet access in homeless shelters statewide

A political fight is shaping up over, of all things, internet access in homeless shelters statewide. Earlier this week, state Sen. Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, D-Bronx, recently introduced S.9030 to amend the state Social Services Law to require any homeless shelter overseen by the state Office ...

League seeks questions for debate

The League of Women’s Voters of Chautauqua County will hold a Meet The Candidates Forum via a Zoom Platform on Wednesday to be broadcast starting the following day. The forum will be approximately two hours long. Two sessions, one hour each, will be recorded without an audience and uploaded ...

Women’s Group sponsors march

The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Women’s Action Group will sponsor the “Pick Love, Unity, and Justice” Chautauqua County Women’s March in Fredonia at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the national women’s march. The event comes nearly a month after the death of Supreme Court ...