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Hochul backs vaccine mandate

Health care facilities created plans last year to handle capacity issues. Gov. Kathy Hochul suggests those plans be dusted off as staffing shortages loom in health care facilities statewide. Hochul made her remarks in response to reporters’ questions during a news conference Wednesday in ...

Triathlon attracting quite a crowd

CASSADAGA — It appears the CassadagaMan Triathlon is on a pace to continue growth. On Sept. 4, Wilson Endurance Sports held the second run of the CassadagaMan Triathlon. The event saw 150 competitors from all over the United States compete in a 1.2-mile swim around the Lower Lake in ...

Mayor Essek forms business licensing panel

Mayor Douglas Essek has created a special committee to consider a licensing process for Fredonia businesses. Announced at Monday’s Board of Trustees workshop, the move was met with skepticism by all four trustees, though two of them did agree to accept Essek’s nominations for the panel. ...

Chautauqua town opts out of pot dispensaries

MAYVILLE — The town of Chautauqua is joining several area municipalities in not allowing marijuana dispensaries. The Chautauqua Town Board this week unanimously backed a resolution for the town to opt out of allowing retail cannabis dispensaries and on-site cannabis consumption sites within ...

Hanover hails state dining car marker

SILVER CREEK — The town of Hanover has recently placed a new historical marker within the Town limits. The marker rests right outside the town hall, and is placed there in recognition of the various diner cars that Silver Creek is known for. Originally the marker was going to be placed at the ...

Filled with smiles: City notes near record participation for summer camp

Heading into its 30th year, the city of Dunkirk saw a huge success its summer camp program. Held each year at Camp Gross, 300 campers over a five-week period enjoy various activities with their peers and counselors. This year was special to the city as it was with other events that were ...