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Water advisory continues into next week

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Fredonia’s boil-water order appears headed into next week. According to a news release issued by the village of Fredonia, members of the Chautauqua County Department of Health made an inspection of Fredonia’s Water Treatment Plant Thursday morning to assess progress on the filtration ...

Algal bloom may be cause of Fredonia’s water problems

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A large algal bloom in the Fredonia reservoir in August may have been the root cause of Fredonia’s water problems. And it could take up to another week before the water is safe to drink. On Thursday night, the Chautauqua County Board of Health met via zoom. One of the topics discussed ...

County confirms 2 Dunkirk students test positive for COVID-19

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The Chautauqua County Department of Health said two students within the Dunkirk School District have tested positive for COVID-19. Christine Schuyler, county public health director, confirmed the two positive cases. The students have been attending school through distance learning only and ...

JCC sees decrease in enrollment amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The president of Jamestown Community College said Thursday that the institution he leads has seen the same trend as other institutions in the State University of New York system — a decrease in enrollment. Daniel DeMarte, the college’s president since July 2018, said a recent head count ...

Virus complicates campaign for challengers

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Incumbents, even those with interim in their title, maintain a tremendous amount of control regarding the narrative of the campaign season. Holding office gives those who serve us plenty of clout and connections to their constituents whether it be through the media or major events. For the ...

Community notebook

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Fredonia Food Pantry open Saturday On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Fredonia Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until noon at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. The pantry serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, area code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan and Laona. All guests ...

Area police

Area police

Mobile home fire victim accused of growing marijuana BROCTON — A Portland man is facing charges he illegally grew marijuana inside his residence, a mobile home that was destroyed by fire earlier this week. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced charges against ...

Jessie Smith Darrah Fund supports Hospice House project

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Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care has announced financial support of The Jesssie Smith Darrah Fund for its Our House Campaign to build a hospice residence in Chautauqua County. The Darrah Fund made an early leadership commitment of $40,000 toward the $2.1 million goal. “The grant ...

Stockton councilman presented clock

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Allen Chase has served on the Stockton Town Board for nearly 25 years and recently retired from the board. Chase was the budget officer for the board and at one time served as the town supervisor for four years. At a recent board meeting, David Wilson, town supervisor, presented Chase an ...

Grant assists county with Census numbers

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County was recently awarded $110,389 through Empire State Development for a Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grant. The grant provides funding for community outreach and awareness efforts to engage and encourage Chautauqua County residents to complete the 2020 ...

State’s plastic bag ban to begin Oct. 19, DEC says

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that DEC will begin enforcement of the state’s ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the ...

Fredonia State sports icon ‘Doc’ Phillips dies

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Fredonia State Hall of Fame coach and administrator Dr. Everett "Doc" Phillips passed away this morning at his home. He was 90 years old. He is survived by his wife Shirley and four children: Everett Phillips Jr., Karen Phillips, Brett (Jen) Christy, and Brian (Diana) Christy. He is also ...

Dunkirk care facility to begin visitations 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 ...

Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court ...

Raczka recognized for 40 years of service

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Ron Raczka was recognized on Tuesday for his 40 years of service in the town of Dunkirk. Raczka served as a police officer and a court officer and Judge Christopher Penfold and Judge Robert Hubbard wanted to congratulate and thank him for that service. “I want to thank you personally ...

Algal bloom may be cause of Fredonia’s water problems

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A large algal bloom in the Fredonia reservoir in August may have been the root cause of Fredonia's water problems. And it could take up to another week before the water is safe to drink. On Thursday night, the Chautauqua County Board of Health met via zoom. One of the topics discussed was ...

‘Steps to ensure accuracy’

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Two positive COVID-19 cases tied to School 7 in Dunkirk were reported in error, school officials said Wednesday. Superintendent Michael Mansfield said “human error” in creating the report card sent to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard resulted in positive cases showing up for the ...

Fredonia on its own in water crisis

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When it comes to the water crisis, it appears Fredonia is on its own. Earlier this week, the city of Dunkirk offered to assist the village due to high turbidity levels in its water. However, after a discussion with the Chautauqua Health Department, it has been determined the city could do very ...