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29 active cases of COVID reported by county

Coronavirus coverage

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday through Monday. The new cases involve seven people who reside in Fredonia, two in Jamestown, one in Dunkirk and one in Falconer. There remains 29 active cases for those who continue to recover under ...

COVID-19 rapid testing set for Jamestown this week

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COVID-19 rapid testing will be available in Jamestown on Wednesday and Friday. COVID-19 rapid testing is available to anybody who wants to be tested. Testing is free and appointments are required. You can make an appointment by calling 1-866-604-6789; walk-in testing is not available. Testing ...

Latest SUNY Fredonia testing returns one positive case

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The latest round of surveillance testing of all students — conducted last Friday in Steele Hall — yielded one positive case at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The results were returned Sunday from SUNY Upstate Medical Center from the 337 samples collected. In three rounds of ...

Three hate crime bills introduced

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A downstate Republican wants to allow crimes committed against someone because of political differences to be prosecuted as hate crimes. Assemblyman Michael LePetri, R-Massapequa Park, has introduced A.10959 to amend the state Penal Law to include crimes committed based on political ideology ...

Seneca Party taps Matt Pagels as candidate for president

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IRVING AND SALAMANCA — The Seneca Party has selected a full slate of candidates for the upcoming Seneca Nation elections in November. Following the party caucus, Matt Pagels, the current Seneca Nation Treasurer, was chosen to lead the Seneca Party ticket as the candidate for ...

Accident injures man in Hanover

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HANOVER — An accident at Route 39 and Hanover Road has injured one person and led to charges for another. At approximately 12:06 p.m. Saturday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies, along with Forestville Fire Department and EMS responded to the incident. Further investigation found that ...

Students march for awareness

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Students from the State University of New York at Fredonia and some community members took part in a peaceful march from Barker Common in the village to campus on Saturday afternoon. According to organizers, the march was to spotlight a perceived lack of support that the administration has ...

Bench donated in memory of Jim Holton

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CASSADAGA — Citizens for a Better Cassadaga has donated a bench to Cassadaga Beach in memory of Jim Holton. Holton passed away July 10 of this year. In Cassadaga, he will be most remembered for his compassion for others. For all of his life, Holton cared deeply about social causes and ...

Tractor Supply campaign funds FFA programming nationwide

Business

This week, Tractor Supply Co. will kick off its sixth annual FFA T-shirt fundraiser in stores nationwide and online. Through Oct. 31, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a limited-edition T-shirt, designed around FFA’s commitment to supporting the future of agriculture. Campaign proceeds ...

Fredonia 4-H lends hand with sanitizer for hospital

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Thanks to a group of local 4-H kids and their club leader, Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. is among the lucky recipients of a FDA-approved, privately manufactured hand sanitizer. Mary Kay, Inc. Independent Beauty Consultant and 4-H Fredonia Star Riders leader, Aimee Rogers, created a unique ...

Carrying the ‘torch’: Jamestown woman helped shape voting effort

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The world was in the throes of World War I when Jamestown resident Edith Ainge went to Washington, D.C., to join the national campaign for women’s right to vote. By the time the 19th Amendment was finally added to the Constitution in August 1920, she had risen to the inner circle of the ...

Dunkirk’s ’51 grads were special, loving group

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“In the halls of Dunkirk High School, till we reach our journey’s end we will work with all our might and main, our honor to defend.” Those words simple but true were written 65 years ago to define and preserve for posterity the make up of those who were members of th Class of 1951. ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary sets virtual Gold Rush fundraiser

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The Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club will hold its annual Gold Rush fundraiser, with the 2020 version held virtually due to COVID-19. Prize winners will be announced Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. via both Facebook Live and Zoom. Details are on each ticket. Proceeds from this charity event will help pay ...

One new COVID-19 case announced in county

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Chautauqua County's Health Department announced one new coronavirus case on Sunday. There have been 606 cases in the county. No new cases were reported this morning at the State University of New York at Fredonia. There are nine active cases.

SUNY Brockport announces suspensions over ‘large gathering’

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More student suspensions have been announced by the State University of New York system. This weekend, Chancellor Jim Malatras spoke of an incident involving members of the SUNY Brockport men's soccer team and other student athletes. “I spoke with SUNY Brockport President Heidi Macpherson ...

Seneca Party taps Matt Pagels as candidate for president

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IRVING AND SALAMANCA -- The Seneca Party has selected a full slate of candidates for the upcoming Seneca Nation elections in November. Following the party caucus, Matt Pagels, the current Seneca Nation Treasurer, was chosen to lead the Seneca Party ticket as the candidate for President. “Our ...

Missing our seniors

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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

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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 ...