Borrello, Republicans say reject farming overtime changes


With a decision on whether to lower the overtime threshold for farm workers due to be revisited in late fall, Agriculture Committee Ranking Member George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, and members of the Senate Republican Conference are calling on state leaders to reject any further reductions in the ...

Commission maps offer options in redistricting

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Chautauqua County residents have a way to go before they know who may represent them in Congress in 2023. The state Independent Redistricting Commission has released two draft maps of Congressional district lines after Republicans and Democrats couldn't agree on a compromise plan during ...

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton plans chicken barbecue for Oct. 10 A Weidner's chicken barbecue will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall, Fourth Street, Dunkirk on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults, which includes half a barbecued chicken, mashed potatoes and ...

Moonlight Paddles Across the Lakes returns Saturday


The Cassadaga Lakes Association, along with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Evergreen Outfitters, is sponsoring the third annual Moonlight Paddles Across the Lakes Saturday at the Cassadaga Beach. Participants are to meet with their kayaks at the Beach on Park Avenue in the village ...

Vaccine mandate pushing some to leave health care jobs

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A staffing crisis already staking a claim in Chautauqua County may go from bad to worse for some health care facilities due to New York state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lisa Haglund estimates between 70 and 100 unvaccinated workers at Heritage Ministries may end up quitting at locations ...