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Missing our seniors

A rally was held Friday morning outside Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to address the fact that people have been unable to visit family members during the pandemic. Due to COVID-19, there have been visitation restrictions throughout the state in an effort to limit the potential ...

Dunkirk care facility allowing visitation on Monday

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk is preparing for visitations to resume on Monday. “We have made progress and are excited, yet cautiously optimistic, as we prepare for formal visitation scheduled to begin,” said facility administrator, Colleen Hart. The center ...

Fredonia to weigh actions for water

After a long week, the village of Fredonia remains under a boil water advisory heading into next week. To address this, a couple of resolutions will be discussed by the village board on Monday. The first resolution will address the approval of an inner-connect with the North Chautauqua ...

Forestville, Pine Valley eliminating school resource officers

Pine Valley and Forestville are the latest schools that are cutting school resource officers. During the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday, legislators approved contracts for three school resource officers – two for BOCES and one for Silver Creek ...

JCC continuing instruction successfully despite statewide outbreaks

JAMESTOWN — Each day Daniel DeMarte walks the campus of Jamestown Community College. It’s important, he says, to be seen by the college’s community especially during the present circumstances — circumstances in which doing so also gives him the chance to reinforce the rules. ...

Water advisory continues into next week

Fredonia’s boil-water order appears headed into next week. According to a news release issued by the village of Fredonia, members of the Chautauqua County Department of Health made an inspection of Fredonia’s Water Treatment Plant Thursday morning to assess progress on the filtration ...

Algal bloom may be cause of Fredonia’s water problems

A large algal bloom in the Fredonia reservoir in August may have been the root cause of Fredonia’s water problems. And it could take up to another week before the water is safe to drink. On Thursday night, the Chautauqua County Board of Health met via zoom. One of the topics discussed ...

County confirms 2 Dunkirk students test positive for COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Department of Health said two students within the Dunkirk School District have tested positive for COVID-19. Christine Schuyler, county public health director, confirmed the two positive cases. The students have been attending school through distance learning only and ...

JCC sees decrease in enrollment amid COVID-19 pandemic

The president of Jamestown Community College said Thursday that the institution he leads has seen the same trend as other institutions in the State University of New York system — a decrease in enrollment. Daniel DeMarte, the college’s president since July 2018, said a recent head count ...

Virus complicates campaign for challengers

Incumbents, even those with interim in their title, maintain a tremendous amount of control regarding the narrative of the campaign season. Holding office gives those who serve us plenty of clout and connections to their constituents whether it be through the media or major events. For the ...

Raczka recognized for 40 years of service

Ron Raczka was recognized on Tuesday for his 40 years of service in the town of Dunkirk. Raczka served as a police officer and a court officer and Judge Christopher Penfold and Judge Robert Hubbard wanted to congratulate and thank him for that service. “I want to thank you personally ...

‘Steps to ensure accuracy’

Two positive COVID-19 cases tied to School 7 in Dunkirk were reported in error, school officials said Wednesday. Superintendent Michael Mansfield said “human error” in creating the report card sent to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard resulted in positive cases showing up for the ...

Fredonia on its own in water crisis

When it comes to the water crisis, it appears Fredonia is on its own. Earlier this week, the city of Dunkirk offered to assist the village due to high turbidity levels in its water. However, after a discussion with the Chautauqua Health Department, it has been determined the city could do very ...

Early grades to return to school Sept. 28 in city

The Dunkirk City School District is aiming to allow some students back to their buildings by the end of this month. “The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount,” Superintendent Mike Mansfield said at Tuesday’s school board meeting. “Therefore we need a strong remote ...

Legislation takes aim at President Trump

Several New York Democrats want to change state law so they can potentially charge President Donald Trump with crimes once his time in office is over. Sen. Michael Gianaris, D-Astoria, has introduced S.8973, the “No Citizen Is Above The Law Act” to prevent the immunity of prosecution for ...

Families voice frustration over nursing home policies

Carol Tulipane of Silver Creek has not seen her sister, Nancy Savali, in months. Even window visits, she says, have been banned at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. “My sister’s laptop died and I went down to drop a new one off,” Tulipane said. “Her ...

SUNY president meets with leaders in region

Stephen H. Kolison Jr., Ph.D., newly appointed president at the State University of New York at Fredonia, welcomed local elected officials to campus this week to introduce himself and look for opportunities for the campus to collaborate with the community. Kolison hosted Fredonia Mayor ...

Chautauqua Lake School has successful opening week

MAYVILLE – The head of one of the only schools in Chautauqua County to be going full time in person five days a week is reporting a strong opening week. Chautauqua Lake Central School Superintendent Josh Liddell said the first week of school has gone smoother than expected. “Throughout ...

Family displaced in morning blaze

BROCTON — A family was displaced by a fire that broke out early Tuesday. The blaze at 6037 Route 5, the New Horizons Mobile Home Park, was reported to Chautauqua County dispatch shortly after 7 a.m. Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the area before firefighters arrived. Volunteers ...

Cuomo says he won’t ban trick or treaters

Come Oct. 31, children across New York state may have the chance to satisfy their sweet tooths after all, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo — even in a world where masks are no longer just a costume item. In an interview with a Long Island television news station on Tuesday, Cuomo said that he ...