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Bulk of new, active COVID cases reported in south county

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Once a hotspot for COVID cases in Chautauqua County, the north end has been eclipsed by a surge of new and active cases in the south county. According to statistics by the county Health Department, there have been 64 total cases in the north end (the Dunkirk-Fredonia area) during the ...

Congressman discusses next stimulus package, pandemic

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What the next federal stimulus package will look like and the most important message to residents as the economy reopens were just a couple of the topics discussed during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s Congressional Breakfast. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, joined ...

Area crews respond to early morning Hanover fire

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HANOVER — A number of area fire crews were on the scene of a fully involved house fire at 1214 Routes 5 and 20 in the town early this morning. According to reports, departments from Forestville, Hanover Center, Silver Creek, Sunset Bay, Seneca Nation and Chautauqua County Emergency Medical ...

Dunkirk crews douse electrical fire at Refresco

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An accidental fire at the Refresco plant at 1 Cliffstar Drive had city firefighters on the scene for two hours. The Dunkirk Fire received an alarm activation call at 4:40 a.m. Friday. Upon investigation, plant maintenance reported smoke visible on the second floor of the plant office area. ...

County reports three hospitalizations, new cases

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There are three new cases of COVID-19 and three are hospitalized as of Thursday, according to the Chautauqua County Health Department on Friday. There are 44 active cases with the newest cases involving a male in his 20s, a female in her 40s, and a male in his 60s. There are 775 cases under ...

More than a walk

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Many have already registered for the Virtual Laurel Memorial Run/Walk, which takes place this weekend. But one participant could be considered the top dog. According to Wayne Hotelling, chief organizer for the event, Millie has been in active training for her fifth Laurel Fund Walk. “She ...

Charges pending after youths found in stolen vehicle

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Charges are pending against several youths following a brief police pursuit in the city of Dunkirk involving a stolen vehicle. In a news release, the Dunkirk Police Department said officers came across a vehicle Tuesday around 4 p.m. that had previously been reported stolen. The vehicle was ...

Fire damages Liberty Street home

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Fredonia firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze at 60 Liberty St. that started around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The two-story residential structure had smoke showing from the front side of the building as firefighters arrived. The fire was found inside the kitchen on the first floor with minor ...

Eighth COVID-19 death reported in county

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An elderly male who was living outside New York state is the eighth death tied to COVID-19 in Chautauqua County, the Health Department announced on Wednesday. “We have received notification that a resident of Chautauqua County has died from ongoing complications of COVID-19 in an out of ...

Pennsylvania high school sports on for now

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Gov. Tom Wolf scaled back just how open the state of Pennsylvania is Wednesday afternoon. For now, the restrictions will not put a stop to fall high school sports. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association held a previously scheduled Board of Directors meeting Wednesday afternoon ...

Two anglers rescued from Zoar Valley

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COLLINS — State Department of Environomental Conservation officers assisted in rescuing two fishermen who needed to be transported by helicopter after heavy rains struck Saturday afternoon in Zoar Valley. Around 4 p.m., Forest Ranger Wayne Krulish and Assistant Forest Ranger Korah Witherell ...

Legislative committee ranks priorities for upcoming budget

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Chautauqua County has taken its first steps for the 2021 budget by ranking what should be funded first. During this week’s Public Facilities Committee meeting, legislators backed a proposal on non-mandated services which they oversee. Topping the list was the county’s Department of ...

Village honors Gowanda superintendent with proclamation

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GOWANDA — Dr. Robert Anderson, Gowanda Central Schools superintendent, was honored with an official proclamation in recognition of his exemplary outreach to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. “He defines professionalism in every way and since March 16, I’ve received nothing but ...

Police, officials pay tribute to K-9 Promber in procession

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Officers from several area police departments paid tribute to a fallen member of the Jamestown Police Department during a procession Wednesday morning. A line of officers, as well as firefighters and city officials, lined the front of the department’s East Second Street headquarters to ...

DiNapoli: June Tax Receipts Down 17% Over Last Year

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State tax receipts in June were down $1.5 billion — or 17.3% — from the previous year, according to a monthly state cash report released by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. "As steps toward an economic reopening continue, state tax revenues remain far short of pre-pandemic levels," ...

Heritage confirms positive COVID-19 test for staff member

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GERRY -- Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, confirmed today that The Green, a Heritage senior living community in Greenhurst, has a staff member who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in their skilled nursing community. “The COVID-19 positive test was a result of the mandated ...

County reports two new COVID-19 cases; 46 active

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Two new cases are part of 46 active COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County, according to the latest results released on Thursday afternoon by the county Health Department. The new cases under the age of 18 and a female in her 40s. There are 765 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the ...

Cuomo outlines new bar, restaurant policies

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a new "three strikes" policy that will require bars and restaurants to close after they receive three citations for failing to follow rules, including mask-wearing and keeping people 6 feet apart. Cuomo said the state's fielding thousands of complaints on ...

Weather Service: strong-to-severe storms expected today

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The National Weather Service in Buffalo said strong-to-severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. In a special weather statement, the Weather Service said: "While some showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the western counties later this morning and during the midday, the ...