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Area stores going through items quickly

Though the big box grocery stores in the area were able to restock over the last couple weeks amidst the COVID-19 supply buyouts, that doesn’t mean the stores are still in stock. In fact, the big stores in the area still lack toilet paper and other essential supplies. Walmart, Tops, Home ...

Dunkirk might hold electronic council meetings

You can still stop in to pay your water bill, or a parking ticket even, things have not changed much in the city of Dunkirk this week. According to Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas the staffing levels haven’t changed at City Hall and all non-essential workers are currently operating from home. ...

Fredonia bridge to be replaced

The Matteson Street Bridge over the Canadaway Creek in the Village of Fredonia will be closed to traffic starting Monday, April 6 so that this bridge can be replaced. The bridge replacement is scheduled to last approximately eight months. As part of the bridge replacement, Matteson Street ...

Cases reach 10 in Chautauqua, 6 in Cattaraugus

Two new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Chautauqua County Health Department. The individuals include: ¯ A man in his 80s, with no recent travel. ¯ A man in his 40s, with no recent travel. As of Tuesday, there are now 10 positive cases identified with 100 tests ...

Two have recovered from virus; county unveils map

No new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Chautauqua County as of Wednesday, county officials announced today. In addition, two individuals who did test positive have recovered from the illness and have been released from mandatory quarantine. Seven persons are continuing to ...

Turning 11 in Silver Creek still special

SILVER CREEK — No matter what your age, birthday parties are being frowned upon for the time being. While that may be alright with some of the older crowd, it’s taking a toll on the younger generation. Like everybody else, they have lost their normalcy of going to school and seeing their ...

Party changes made for woman turning 100

The Wintersteen family of Cassadaga has had to make some changes to a planned birthday celebration as a result of the coronavirus shutdown. On April 2, Mary Wintersteen of Lockport will celebrate her 100th birthday. Wintersteen’s family includes a son, Pete Wintersteen of Fredrickson ...

County man dies from COVID-19

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services was notified Monday of the death of a county resident due to complications of COVID-19. The deceased was an elderly gentleman in his 80s who underwent COVID-19 testing and treatment at a hospital in Erie, PA. As of ...

Fredonia treasurer Jim Sedota resigns

A Fredonia Board of Trustees special meeting called for a budget hearing turned out to focus on the man who administers the budget. Treasurer Jim Sedota resigned at Monday's meeting, which was held remotely under the social distancing guidelines and saw no emailed comments from the public ...

Local company making face shields for medical workers

BROCTON — The nation’s in a fight against an invisible enemy, and the best protection against it is to keep it away entirely. Jamestown Plastics is doing its part in a big way. The heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are in desperate need of facial protection, and the ...

Pine Valley assists students and families

SOUTH DAYTON — Students and families in the Pine Valley Central School District remain engaged and connected with the school during the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few short days, administrators, faculty, staff, and union leaders coordinated a district-wide response to the recent school ...

Ripley district helping, too

RIPLEY — Ripley Central School District is considering the possibility of delivering enough food for its students to provide meals for the weekend as well as the week during the time of school closure caused by the COVID-19 virus. Many districts have been considering the action, noting that ...

Virus cases climb in region

Chautauqua County had two more positive cases of coronavirus over the weekend while Cattaraugus County had four. There are now seven cases in this county with another five in Cattaraugus County. The new cases, reported from Mayville, included: ¯ A woman in her 70s, with no recent ...

Solar energy concerns Hanover residents

HANOVER — Before the COVID-19 hit New York state, wind turbines were a hot topic. Hanover held a public hearing on March 9 for proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2020 to regulate the construction, maintenance and placement of solar energy systems and equipment at the Hanover Town Hall. Both sides ...

Pomfret makes changes to wind turbine law

The Pomfret Town Board tightened its law on wind turbines at its March meeting, after a familiar coalition of local anti-wind energy residents showed up at the public hearing beforehand to criticize the windmill industry. Town Supervisor Dan Pacos said the main changes are an increase in the ...

Three new cases confirmed in Cattaraugus County; total at 5

Cattaraugus County Health Department reported three additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The reporting laboratory was Wadsworth Laboratory in Albany. A male resident who lives in the northwest part of the county with a travel history to New York City and Buffalo who has been ...

Jamestown mayor wants ‘total transparency’ in virus information

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist is calling for transparency after Friday's Chautauqua County press conference, which did not reveal where the latest coronavirus cases were located. On Saturday he issued this statement: "As more COVID-19 cases are confirmed in Chautauqua County, I recognize the ...

Brooks-TLC offers update regarding virus

Brooks-TLC Hospital System announced Friday that the significant increase of coronavirus cases reported in Erie County over the last few days could have an effect locally. "No one knows for sure what the impact will be on Western New York in the days and weeks ahead; however, Brooks-TLC is ...

Man with bombs who forced Thruway closure faces federal charges

BUFFALO – A Niagara Falls man who forced a two-hour closure Wednesday of the New York State Thruway from Silver Creek to Hamburg has been charged by the U.S. attorney's office after his home was found filled with explosives. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Jose M. Gandia, ...

A new way of teaching

With all area school districts transitioning to alternative learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift in learning has caused a strain on the ability of the students to learn in their normal way. It has also provided teachers at all levels with some difficulties in their abilities. ...