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Heritage Ministries to reopen skilled nursing admissions

Jeremy Rutter, Heritage Chief Clinical Officer, announced Tuesday that Heritage skilled nursing and rehabilitation communities in Chautauqua County will begin to admit residents today. Previously, Heritage had temporarily ceased all admissions effective May 19 in response to the New York State ...

4-H Meat Animal Sale moves to online platform

The 2020 4-H Meat Animal Sale will be an online-only auction beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 and ending at 6 p.m. Friday, July 17. Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua has contracted with Peterson Auction to host the auction. The highest quality beef, goat, chicken, lamb, and hogs ...

Farm, Italian Festivals canceled; some events go online

More festivals have been impacted by the coronavirus. On the Festivals Fredonia Facebook page, the Italian Festival and Farm Festival cancellations have been announced. In addition, the Heritage Festival and History Days Festival will be done online. Here is the statement from the ...

SHIPS COME IN: Banner day on lake

A Memorial Day Boat parade commenced in Cassadaga on Monday, honoring the lost lives of veterans. Many boats were decorated for the occasion, with one boat playing patriotic music. OBSERVER Photo by Natasha Matteliano

HANGING AROUND: Special flag in Gowanda

OBSERVER Photo by Natasha Matteliano Gowanda canceled all of the regular ceremonies and festivities for Memorial Day, but still honors those who gave everything by hanging the giant American flag in the village, for all to see. “This Memorial Day weekend Gowanda humbly honors the 1,439,215 ...

Cancellations

Editor’s note: Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER for publication. Below are canceled events. Today Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) meeting at the Union Hall on Fourth Street, Dunkirk has been canceled. Tuesday, June 2 Valley ...

County: 4 hospitalized with COVID-19

Chautauqua County announced Monday it now has 75 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with four of the current 28 active cases hospitalized. The newest case is a female in her 30s. Forty-three have recovered, there have been four deaths while 167 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the ...

SMOOTH PLAN: Paving set for Sheridan

OBSERVER Photos by Natasha Matteliano The Sheridan highway department is paving two roads today, Greenhurst Avenue and Swamp Road, both in the town of Dunkirk.

Small Sheridan event honors fallen

SHERIDAN — The Town Board held a Memorial Day service to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in war. The service was abbreviated this year because of the pandemic. “This year is the 152nd anniversary of Memorial Day,” said Walker. “It was on May 5, 1868, that General John Alexander ...

Serious crash reported near Institution

MAYVILLE — Two helicopters have been called to the scene of a “serious crash” in front of Chautauqua Institution this morning. The crash was reported around 11:15 a.m. Fire officials said up to four people suffered injuries and would require transport to the hospital. A landing zone for ...

Chautauqua Center receives emergency grant funding

The Chautauqua Center with locations in Dunkirk and Jamestown today announced an infusion of $50,000 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The Chautauqua Center was among 518 ...

Two new cases reported in county; hospitalizations at two

Two new coronavirus cases were announced today in Chautauqua County. The new cases include a male in his 60s and a male in his 80s. County officials also noted two hospitalized cases. Through Tuesday, there have been 52 recovered cases, four deaths, 77 total confirmed cases and 254 cases under ...

Jamestown avoiding bulk of COVID cases

The coronavirus has been hitting the country’s largest metropolitan cities the hardest the last few months. So one would expect then that the most populated city in Chautauqua County, that being Jamestown with about 29,000 residents, to have more cases of COVID-19 than other, more rural ...

One hurt in Dunkirk crash

OBSERVER Photo by Dan Kohler A two car motor vehicle accident occurred on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk on Saturday afternoon. One person was injured and taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and the East Town of Dunkirk Fire responded.

Point Gratiot project to resume Tuesday

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas is informing residents that the green infrastructure project construction will be resuming at Point Gratiot Park on Tuesday. The project is anticipated to take approximately three weeks to complete. The park will continue to be fully accessible to residents and ...

Sprucing up at Legion

The Sons of the American Legion Squad 59 gathered Sunday to plant flowers at Post 59 and raise the American and POW Flag at half mast for Memorial Day. This week, members of Sons of the American Legion Squad 59 and Post 59 worked together placing American Flags on Veteran’s graves at St. ...

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990 Construction on the 32-unit senior citizen housing complex, known as Springwood Apartments, is moving along. Located on Spring Street in Westfield, the $1-million plus structure is being developed by Whipple Allen Real Estate of Erie. It is expected to be finished by ...

Four in hospitals as COVID-19 cases hit 75

Chautauqua County announced today it now has 75 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with four of the current 28 active cases hospitalized. The newest case is a female in her 30s. Forty-three have recovered, there have been four deaths while 167 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public ...

Two more coronavirus cases reported in county today

Two more coronavirus cases have been announced by the Chautauqua County Health Department today. The new cases include one in the north county and another in the west. Of the 74 confirmed cases, the two new cases are a female in her 30s and a male in his 70s. There are 27 active cases, ...

Third COVID-19 death announced in Cattaraugus County

The Cattaraugus County Health Department has reported the third death of a resident of Cattaraugus County due to COVID-19 related complications. She was a 91 year old female who developed sudden respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical ...