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Jamestown man arrested for 11th time this year

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JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man facing charges for several incidents taking place over the weekend is no stranger to city jail. According to the Jamestown Police Department, 42-year-old Patrick J. Blakemore has already been arrested 11 times this year, nine alone in April. The department said ...

EXECUTIVE ORDER Dishing out more criticism for edict

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What, exactly, took legislative Democrats so long to decide the time was right to repeal an executive order requiring diners to purchase food if they were having an alcoholic beverage? Democrats spoke eloquently Wednesday about the importance of checks and balances and respecting businesses ...

Vaccination is best defense for U.S.

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There have been some polls taken recently which indicate that up to 25% of Americans surveyed were not planning on being vaccinated. That is hard for me to understand. When I was a kid, getting vaccinated was an automatic thing in our family. Whether it was for measles, small pox or polio ...

COVID hospitalizations, active cases flat locally

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The number of Chautauqua County residents with COVID-19 inside the hospital remain flat, as do active cases and those in quarantine. According to information released Tuesday by the county Health Department, there were 10 hospitalizations, 112 active cases and 370 in quarantine. The ...

Little explorers to learn about decomposers

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Plants and animals don’t live forever, and eventually every living thing breaks down, turning into soil, water, or air. Adults and the 3-8 year old child(ren) in their life can learn about “Decomposers” that help this process at Audubon Community Nature Center Little Explorers, ...

Westfield native to give Edinboro graduation speech

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EDINBORO, Pa. — A Westfield Academy and Central School 2015 alumni has been selected to deliver the graduate address during the virtual spring commencement at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on Saturday at 2 p.m. Darian Switzer, who was one of the “Top Ten” in her class at Westfield ...

Pomfret proclamation salutes municipal clerks

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A proclamation, issued by Town of Pomfret on April 14 resolves that the week of May 2 through May 8 is designated as “ Professional Municipal Clerks Week.” Unanimously adopted by town of Pomfret the Proclamation extends appreciation to all Municipal and Deputy Clerks for the services with ...

Chautauqua county marks national infant immunization week

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MAYVILLE — National Infant Immunization Week was held April 24 through May 1 to celebrate the role vaccination plays in protecting the health of children and families. County officials are reminding parents of the importance of staying up to date with routinely recommended vaccines, even ...

Sinclairville Free Library wins engagement grant

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural ...

Reed promotes Restaurant Revitalization Fund

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Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, is providing constituents with new information regarding the opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund through the Small Business Administration. Reed urges eligible businesses to apply to the program, which opened Monday at noon. The program aims to help ...

Board announces cancellation of Chautauqua County Fair

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For the second straight summer, the COVID-19 crisis is canceling the Chautauqua County Fair. In a message posted to Facebook, the fair board said, "Due to the continued COVID – 19 situation, its impact on community health and well- being, the 2021 Chautauqua County Fair is postponed until ...

Silver Creek woman charged in assault on officer

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A Silver Creek woman is facing charges of assault against a Buffalo police officer after allegedly striking him with a bullhorn Saturday morning. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Savannah E. Karcz of Silver Creek was arraigned Sunday morning before ...

County 4-H considers options after fair cancellation

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County supports the Chautauqua County Fair Board decision to postpone the fair until 2022 for the health and safety of our community. CCE 4-H recognizes that during these continued times of uncertainty, it can be difficult to plan, afford, and host a ...

Chlorine incident forces evacuation at Silver Creek schools

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SILVER CREEK -- Despite a Tuesday afternoon evacuation, Silver Creek Central Schools are planning to be open Wednesday after an accidental chlorine incident that occurred in the pool filtration area during routine maintenance. In a notice to parents, the district reported Superintendent Todd ...

Hideaway Bay redevelopment moving forward

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SILVER CREEK — The redevelopment of a former lakeside restaurant continues to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. executive director, said the Hideaway Bay redevelopers — Adventure Sports Development & Tundo Construction — are ...

Welch building again up for sale

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WESTFIELD — The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council in the spring of 2018 identified 16 priority projects for promotion. The goal was to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for properties in need of new life. One of the projects identified sought to ...