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Newsmakers of the Month

Newsmaker of the month: New life for area’s great ’16 hope

For decades — after a number of manufacturing plants closed in the 1980s and ’90s — the north county and Dunkirk became known as a food-processing capital. With Carriage House, Nestle Purina, Cliffstar and Fieldbrook Foods going full throttle, the plants provided employment for nearly ...

Newsmakers of the year: Navigating despite an ongoing COVID battle

As bad as 2020 turned out to be, 2021 is ending in the same fashion: growing COVID-19 cases throughout the nation during a holiday season. When reflecting back on our newsmakers of the month for the year, a lot of the topics were associated with the virus. Here is a quick recap on another ...

Newsmaker of the month: Another COVID surge at wrong time

With more events moving to indoors due to cooler temperatures, it is not surprising the spread of COVID-19 is increasing again. Americans, even those here in Chautauqua County, have become wary of any news or updates regarding the virus. In a sense, we have become numb to this pandemic — ...

Newsmaker of the month: Setting a tone for public comment

Village of Fredonia officials approved an effort to enforce limits when it comes to a member of the audience speaking earlier this month. How much time can someone get on the floor? Three minutes if speaking for an individual; five minutes for a group. “It shouldn’t be at the discretion of ...

Newsmaker of the month: ‘An eye’ on worrisome fall spike

When death and silence surround you for more than a year, there is a strong chance you will consider the consequences of COVID-19. That is most definitely the case in New York City, where a seven-day positivity rate hovers right below the 2% margin. That’s the shining star of the Empire ...

Newsmaker of the month: Flaring COVID numbers putting area on notice

Something seems awfully familiar about the most recent COVID-19 outbreaks across the nation and in Chautauqua County. As the region transitions from what was an inconsistent summer to autumn, there are reasons to be concerned about the Delta variant of the virus. With a little more than 50% of ...