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Gowanda school board president resigns

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GOWANDA — Ronald Cook, president of the Gowanda Central School board, resigned from the post this week. “Due to the rising concerns with the community COVID-19 threat and my leadership involvement within the community and the (Board of Education), I believe that I need to redirect my ...

Legislature salutes Fredonia teacher

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A Fredonia middle school teacher has been honored by county officials. During the Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, county lawmakers issued a commendation to Amanda Pacanowski. Legislator Christine Starks, D-Fredonia noted Pacanowski received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the ...

‘#FREDstrong’ students finish on campus

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State University of New York at Fredonia students headed home during the past few weeks and will finish out the semester online. “Congratulations, Big Blue Family! We did it! You remained #FREDstrong, took care of each other, and kept your focus on your academic success this fall,” reads ...

Area police

Area police

Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On Nov. 13, Sonia M. Camacho, 31, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operator. ¯ On Nov. 13, Diana G. Rodriguez, 45, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation ...

COVID rapid testing clinic set for Mayville on Tuesday

Coronavirus coverage

MAYVILLE -- The Chautauqua County Health Department has announced a COVID-19 rapid testing clinic will be held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, 2 Academy St. COVID-19 testing is available to anyone who wants to be tested and is free. ...

26 new COVID-19 cases; county efforts lauded

Coronavirus coverage

Twenty-six new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County were reported Saturday by the Health Department. Over the last week, there have been 157 cases -- an average of more than 22 cases per day. On Friday, The Chautauqua County Health Department received reports from the New York state ...

COVID cases top 100 over three days in Cattaraugus County

Coronavirus coverage

Over three days, Cattaraugus County has logged 102 COVID-19 cases and one death. That's the word from the county's Health Department, which on Saturday noted 34 new infections. In addition, a 24th death due to COVID-19 related complications was announced late Friday. "She was a 93 year old ...

Show your thanks to our small local businesses this holiday season

Local/Region

Even during a challenging year we find much to be grateful for here in Chautauqua County. Topping that list is our people: all of those who make this area a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Our small, locally owned businesses have worked extra hard throughout this year – finding new ...

Monday is deadline to order a wreath from the Audubon

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JAMESTOWN — One start for holiday decorating and gift giving could be the purchase of a fresh wreath from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Holiday Wreath Fundraiser. Monday, Nov. 23, is the deadline to order a beautiful fresh, locally-made Frasier fir wreath that supports Audubon ...

Blue Star Mothers accepting donations

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The Blue Star Mothers NY Chapter 4 is currently accepting donations for the 2020 Military Christmas Care Package Drive. Both monetary and material donations are being collected, including hand-signed cards and letters. Items especially sought are beef jerkys, protein bars, peanut butter, ...

Community Blood Bank remains in urgent need

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The Community Blood Bank remains in urgent need of blood donors as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place a heavy strain on the local blood supply. This month, the CBB has lost around 30% of its blood drives due to the pandemic. Blood drive partners are forced to cancel their blood drives ...

WCA Home cancels Christmas sale event

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The Friends of WCA Home will be not be holding their annual “Gently-Used Christmas Sale” on Saturday, Dec. 5, due to Coronavirus restrictions. The Friends Auxiliary appreciates all the donations they receive every year for this sale. However, due to CDC guidelines and the Department of ...

Judge’s portrait unveiled

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Julie Himelein, Judge Larry M. Himelein, Judge Michael Nenno, and the artist Sharon Long unveiled the portrait of Hon. Larry M. Himelein on Nov. 13 while at the ceremonial courtroom in Little Valley. Starting in 1986, Judge Nenno arranged for judicial portraits to be completed for the ...

Jackson’s Nuremberg remarks remembered 75 years later

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Julia Craighill did not know her maternal grandfather, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. He passed away three years before she was born. But through her parents, she learned of the indelible mark the Spring Creek, Pa., native and Jamestown resident left on the legal ...

Welcoming a new president

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Members of the Dunkirk Democratic Committee recently held a celebration walk regarding the election of Joe Biden as president. The walk began in the parking lot of the D &F Plaza and proceeded to Central Avenue and Barker Common, ending at the gazebo. “We are overjoyed with this ...

Crews kept busy in three morning fires

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Local volunteer firefighters were kept busy Friday morning after three separate fires broke out within a couple of hours. In Cattaraugus County, a fire was reported before 1 a.m. on a property along Route 62 in the town of Conewango. Crews from several volunteer departments — both in ...

Business recognized through hospitality recognition program

Business

SHERMAN — District 18 Legislator Bill Ward recently presented Pine Junction’s COVID Safety Certificate of Recognition to owner Lonnie Pound and General Manager Michelle Lloyd during a short ceremony at the restaurant. Also on hand was manager Kim Orton, who accepted the award on behalf ...

Smoking vehicle leads to charges for Fredonia man

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JAMESTOWN -- A Fredonia man whose vehicle contained Ecstasy pills and marijuana, is facing charges after being stopped on Thursday. State Police in Jamestown charged Philip Whitfield, 27, with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of ...

City man picked up on warrant for drug sales

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A 24-year-old Dunkirk man was arrested on a warrant last week on Temple Road. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report Irvin Reyes-Pacheco of 50 W. Second St., was was taken into custody by a Sheriff's Deputy and Fredonia Police Officers without incident on in Fredonia. His arrest was the ...

Respecting individual rights

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An executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo limiting the number of people at private residences, heightened with Thanksgiving approaching, is largely unenforceable, Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone said. The order limits non-essential private residential gatherings to 10 people or fewer, ...