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Legislators call for pause on Gowanda prison closing

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GOWANDA – Members of the New York State Senate and Assembly on Friday called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to pause the closure of the Gowanda Correctional facility. State Sens. George Borrello and Patrick Gallivan, and Assemblyman ...

Middle-schoolers awaiting word on in-person return at Fredonia

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Although the rollout to return to school for most grade levels of Fredonia High School are locked in, there does remain some question marks about grades six to eight. At this week’s board meeting, Fredonia Superintendent Dr. Bradley Zilliox reiterated the plan for the surrounding grade ...

Cockaigne to host ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow

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CHERRY CREEK — Cockaigne will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow with elected officials to celebrate the reopening of the ski resort. Jason Spain, Cockaigne Resort general manager, said the ribbon cutting ceremony will be "low key" because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with only a ...

Police ID man killed in Jamestown shooting

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An investigation remains ongoing after a 43-year-old Jamestown man was shot and killed at his home early Friday. No motive for the shooting, reported at 38 Peach St., was released by the Jamestown Police Department; however, the incident "appears to be targeted," Capt. Robert Samuelson said, ...

Renting or repurposing

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A shifting of students to different buildings is part of some consolidation considerations for the future by the Dunkirk City School District. Board members are looking at options for financial stability in the coming years, knowing a major deficit looms in 2023. By putting together an ...

Reed says county clinic site ‘highly likely’

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said on Wednesday morning it is “highly likely” a mass vaccination clinic for COVID-19 will be coming to Chautauqua County in the near future. His comments came after a news report earlier this week that a planned location by the federal government here was rejected by ...

SUNY Fredonia, county team up for COVID clinic

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A mass vaccination site run that will be overseen by the Chautauqua County Health Department is coming to the State University of New York at Fredonia. On Wednesday afternoon, the university announced it has entered into an agreement with the Health Department to utilize the Ice Arena complex ...

GOP effort to strip Cuomo’s executive power fizzles

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Republicans’ bluster in the state Capitol on Monday fizzled as no arguments were made on the state Legislature floor to repeal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive powers. The only opportunity to do so came during a debate over A.2037, legislation which requires the most recent rating of every ...

Wendel’s State of the County address focuses on pandemic, future

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If you ask Chautauqua County’s top leader, the pandemic is merely an obstacle in the path to success. That was the prevailing message County Executive PJ Wendel gave Wednesday night during his State of the County address. Wendel’s 18 minute speech was given virtually during the ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ PANAMA — Preston B. Wiltsie, 27, Frewsburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to dim headlights. Deputies stopped a vehicle at 3 a.m. Sunday in the village of Panama. An investigation found that Wiltsie was allegedly ...

County reports 50 new COVID cases, half from Jamestown

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The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Thursday reported 50 new COVID-19 cases, of which half came from those residing in the Jamestown zip code. To date there have been 7,512 total confirmed cases, 7,232 recoveries and 137 virus-related deaths. As of Thursday there were 143 active ...

Retirement leaves Sherman without Town Justice

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SHERMAN — A dispute which began in September of 2019 in the town of Sherman has finally reached its conclusion, leaving Sherman with no town justices. On Feb. 8, Town Justice James L. Van Volkenburg submitted his letter of resignation to the New York State Unified Court System, along with ...

Pasture management classes being offered

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Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program will be offering virtual training opportunities on pasture management topics including weed identification and management, frost seeding, pasture design and rotational grazing. Classes will be held ...

Fredonia residents reminded to keep sidewalks clear

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The village of Fredonia is reminding residents that it’s up to homeowners to keep their sidewalks clear during winter months. According to village code section 240 subsection three titled “duty to repair and maintain sidewalks” it states that “it shall be the duty of the owner of ...

Jamestown man charged following vehicle pursuit

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A Jamestown man is facing charges following a vehicle pursuit Wednesday. New York state troopers spotted a vehicle believed to be involved in an accident on Falconer Street in Jamestown before leaving the scene. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, which reportedly failed to comply. The ...

UPDATE: County clinics slated for SUNY Fredonia, JCC filled

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Within a matter of minutes both the State University of New York at Fredonia and Jamestown Community College vaccination clinics scheduled for the coming days were booked. On Thursday morning, the Chautauqua County Health Department listed the two sites as clinics. The first takes place ...

Three detained after Westfield home found with cash, drugs

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WESTFIELD -- More than $13,000 in cash and a number of assorted drugs were located in a home Thursday morning by Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force officials leading to three men being in custody. Around 6:35 a.m., force members from the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, its K-9 unit, ...

Getting in the games

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Fredonia has always had a good scene for gaming. Being a college town lends itself to the proper demographic of games. This isn’t just limited to video games either, Fredonia and the surrounding area have a large population of those who enjoy tabletop games, from traditional board games ...

COVID stats continue to drop in county

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As positive steps go, Chautauqua County continues to put its best foot forward in the ongoing march to combat COVID-19. As of Saturday, the county Health Department reported that slightly more than 12% of the eligible population had received their first of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. That ...

State pushes back on vaccination site report

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is pushing back on the notion that the state somehow nixed a plan that would have established a COVID-19 vaccination center in Chautauqua County. Will Burns, first deputy press secretary, said the state is unaware of any such plan for a site, first ...