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Diabetes Education classes offered by General Physician, PC

General Physician, PC Dunkirk is offering its next series of Diabetes Education classes. Learn from Certified Diabetes Educator Linda Fuller: ¯ How your diet impacts your diabetes ¯ How to plan healthy meals and snacks ¯ Explore various types of medications and treatments ¯ ...

Chautauqua County health director gives update on virus locally

MAYVILLE, NY - I'd like to take a moment to address some of the recent developments surrounding the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. The health and well-being of Chautauqua County residents is our utmost priority. While there is need for concern and preparedness; there is no need for panic. There ...

Reg Lenna cancels Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium event

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium event at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is cancelled. Due to the recent New York State mandate prohibiting gatherings of 500 or more people, the Sunday performance of Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is cancelled. Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is working to ...

Correctional facility visitation suspended until April 11

Starting at 5 p.m. today, visitation at all correctional facilities is suspended until April 11 due to concerns with the coronavirus, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision announced. The agency is responsible for the safety, health, rehabilitation, and supervision ...

Additional cases move closer to region

More coronavirus cases are being reported upstate and closer to Western New York, according to the latest briefing from state Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo today also announced the State Department of Financial Services will require insurance companies to waive co-pays for telehealth visits. This ...

Girl Scouts issue guidelines in wake of virus

Girl Scouts of Western New York today issued a series of guidelines for its Girl Scouts and families, emphasizing their health and well-being, communicating changes to programs, and urging parents to use their discretion in all public activities, including Girl Scouting. "We take this health ...

Order modifies petition process for candidates

In an effort to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an executive order temporarily modifying election procedures to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The executive order suspends the candidate petitioning process — effective at ...

Erie County confirms three positive COVID-19 cases

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth, Jr. will hold a press conference on Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m. to announce presumptive positive COVID-19 test results in three Erie ...

New Westfield school superintendent enjoying every minute

WESTFIELD — During his first few weeks at the helm of Westfield Academy and Central School District, Superintendent Michael Cipolla has spent most of his time listening and learning, and enjoying every minute of it. “It’s not about what my goals are, it’s about what the goals of the ...

Westfield Elementary students participate in S.T.E.M. Day

WESTFIELD — Feb. 7 was the second Westfield Academy Elementary S.T.E.M. day of the year. The day began with a dinosaur march throughout the auditorium. Thankfully, the dinosaurs ended up being our very own, WACS second graders. These dino-myte second graders led our February STAR program, ...

Fredonia Place requiring temperature readings

Are you planning on visiting friends or family at Fredonia Place? It is still permitted, however plan to have your temperature taken if you do. On Thursday, Nicholas B. Tzetzo, Managing Partner, announced precautions their assisted living facility is doing in lieu of the coronavirus, which is ...

Tonight’s Joshua Green show at SUNY Fredonia still happening

Rockefeller Arts Center’s presentation of “Joshua Kane performs Borders of the Mind — The Psychic Show for the Whole Family” will take place tonight as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice E. Bartlett Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia. While plans have been ...

Heritage limiting visitors at all county facilities

Heritage Ministries announced visitors are being limited at all of its locations throughout Chautauqua County amid concerns over the coronavirus. David Smeltzer, Heritage president and CEO, stressed that while the county has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, Heritage — which serves over 1,200 ...

Dogs rescued from abandonment in trailer

PANAMA — Fourteen dogs that were reportedly abandoned in a trailer in the village of Panama are now safe following a joint effort between the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, Chautauqua County Humane Society and Panama’s animal control officer, Aaron Constantino. Sheriff’s ...

Police probing complaint at Chautauqua Lake

Police are reportedly investigating a complaint of misconduct involving students at Chautauqua Lake Central School. The district posted a statement Thursday, noting that school officials received the complaint and “promptly began an investigation of that complaint. The District has made a ...

Borrello blasts state for rising costs of non-emergency transport

ALBANY - State Sen. George Borrello called on the governor and members of the Legislature to include the elimination of transportation brokers for non-emergency medical transportation services as part of any Medicaid reforms passed as part of the 2020-21 state budget. He cited statistics from ...

Diocese temporarily eases obligation for Mass

With concerns about the coronavirus and state restrictions on attendance being 250, the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo "temporarily dispenses the Catholic faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days during the coronavirus threat." The announcement was made today by Bishop ...

Brocton Central School releases second quarter honor roll

High Honor Grade 12: Danielle Broughton, Jenelle Grigelevich, Laura Johnston, Greg Lapp, Emily Madison, Jadniel Varela Grade 11: EmmaLee Abbey, Heather Johnston, John Wozniak, Jr. Grade 10: Paige Lacki, Connor Utegg Grade 9: Jenna Johnson Grade 8: Richard Lundin, Sarah Rylowicz, ...

Gowanda school officials send letter to parents discussing policies

Gowanda School officials have sent a letter to parents letting them know the school’s position. “We have a strong commitment to keeping every student and employee at GCS healthy and safe,” wrote Gowanda Central School Superintendent Robert B. Anderson. He noted the school continues ...

Affordable health screenings coming to Dunkirk March 25

Residents living in and around the Dunkirk, New York can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 will host this community event on ...