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Uneasy barometer

Both of Chautauqua County’s major hospitals are among those across New York state with 10% bed capacity or less, according to data released this week by the state Department of Heath. As of Monday, the latest information to be collected, all 106 acute care beds were full at UPMC Chautauqua ...

COVID deaths spike in November

In the month of November, Chautauqua County recorded at least 17 deaths due to COVID-19. It’s even worse for bordering Cattaraugus and Warren counties. The Chautauqua County Health Department announced Wednesday that there were nine new deaths from the week of Nov. 21-27. That brings ...

Alternative Christmas event aims to ‘show love’

For the last 10 years, Fredonia Presbyterian Church has held their Alternative Christmas, which will continue this year. However, it will be the Rev. Holly Clark-Porter’s first time participating in the festival, and she’s excited to take part. “It was a little hard for me to wrap my ...

Pacts ‘hidden’ until filing in Fredonia

When Fredonia’s Board of Trustees passed water and sewer services contracts with the State University of New York at Fredonia Monday, Trustee Scott Johnston pushed back against allegations of secrecy in the process. “These contracts are available in the clerk’s office. Anybody who’s ...

Trial delayed in fatal car crash case

MAYVILLE – The trial involving a former Lakewood resident accused of driving under the influence of marijuana and causing an accident that claimed the life of a Cassadaga child has been further delayed. The trial was originally scheduled to resume today. On Wednesday, Tracie Lorenzo, chief ...

Fire that destroyed Ripley home ruled accidental

By ERIC TICHY etichy@post-journal.com RIPLEY — A woman was rescued from her burning home by a volunteer firefighter and good Samaritans in a blaze later ruled accidental. The woman was the only occupant inside the Shaver Street property in Ripley at the time when smoke was spotted ...