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Roundabout construction picks up

Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 60 and 20 in Fredonia is increasing. On Thursday, cones blocked the southbound right lane on Route 60 from Walmart to the intersection. This morning, workers had cut the power to the traffic signal light and were directing traffic.

COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in first peer-reviewed research

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists today announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to ...

CCIDA making loans available to county businesses for working capital

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having on businesses throughout Chautauqua County, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) is providing low-interest loans not to exceed $10,000 to businesses throughout Chautauqua County. This emergency funding, ...

Chautauqua Center lands federal funds for coronavirus care

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,226,049 in federal funding for Central and Western New York, the Capital Region, Rochester, Hudson Valley, and North Country. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

Dunkirk, Jamestown receiving additional CDBG funds through Corona 3

Following bipartisan negotiations for significant aid for states as part of the 'Corona 3' deal passed by unanimous vote last week in the Senate and signed into law on Friday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that New York state ...

Fredonia Commencement postponed, planning begins for future event

The State University of New York at Fredonia has announced that, in the interest of public health and safety, the annual Commencement ceremonies traditionally held in May, will be postponed. "Given the need to protect the health of everyone, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the ...

Fredonia bridge to be replaced

The Matteson Street Bridge over the Canadaway Creek in the Village of Fredonia will be closed to traffic starting April 6, 2020, so that this bridge can be replaced. The bridge replacement is scheduled to last approximately eight months. As part of the bridge replacement, Matteson Street ...

Cattaraugus County has first positive virus case

Cattaraugus County has its first positive case of the coronavirus, COVID-19. According to the county's website, the positive case is in the northwest quadrant of the county, which includes the towns of Leon, New Albion, Mansfield, East Otto, Persia, Dayton, and Perrysburg. Overall, ...

Schools to remain closed through April 15

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and elected leaders in New York are clashing again over the depth of the state's coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, the outbreak is taking its toll on the state's civil servants, with the virus claiming the lives of bus and train workers and a civilian ...

Schumer provides details of Corona 3 emergency funding

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer formally announced today the expected passage of the latest COVID-19 emergency package he directly negotiated, delivering +$40 billion dollars to the state, city, and its citizens. In reaching an agreement, the Senate will help New York address the coronavirus ...

Gerry man accused of assaulting woman, stealing her vehicle

GERRY — A Gerry man is accused of assaulting a woman, stealing her vehicle and trying to run her over. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday around 4:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a report of an assault. A citizen called 911 reporting that an unknown female ...

Turning to our memories during trying times

The novel coronavirus is having a huge impact on all of us. Every day is an adjustment. Locally it appears to be all about prevention, Thank God! The closing of our local clubs had a sobering effect on the public, no pun intended. I have a friend in a nursing home I have not had the time to ...

No positive cases of COVID-19; unknown how many are tested

The Chautauqua County COVID-19 Response team met this morning to evaluate and respond to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. This team is made up of local Public Health and Emergency Response professionals. As of March 22, county officials can still report that Chautauqua County has 0 ...

Positive COVID-19 case reported in North Collins

NORTH COLLINS — A positive case of the coronavirus has popped up in Southern Erie County. John Tobia, supervisor for the town of North Collins posted that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz confirmed that as of 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the town. "We ...

Seneca Nation announces confirmed case of COVID-19

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Nation announced that a non-Seneca employee of the Seneca Nation Health System has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The individual is a resident of Erie County who had limited patient contact at the Health System and last reported to work on Thursday, March 12. ...

Cuomo wants 75 percent working from home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo tightened work-from-home rules Thursday as confirmed cases continued to climb in New York, an expected jump as testing becomes more widespread. But he stressed that roadblocks and martial law for New York City were merely rumors. MORE TESTING NEW WORK ...

Transfer stations to be open Saturday

The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Solid Waste encourages residents of the county to minimize any unnecessary travel. The county understands that the decision to close the transfer stations would be a temporary inconvenience to the public while trying to meet New ...

County government announces changes due to COVID-19

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel has announced that Chautauqua County Government has a plan in place to reduce its on-site staff by 50 percent in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19). These actions are a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ...

Cuomo announces business restrictions, discusses recovery

A look at developments today in the coronavirus outbreak in New York: ——— RECOVERY The first person to test positive for the coronavirus in New York appears to be free of it after recovering at home, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The 39-year-old Manhattan woman had returned in ...

County has 20 people in precautionary quarantine

The Chautauqua County Health Department reports as of 5 p.m. today, March 18, there are currently 20 people in precautionary quarantine, and no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by lab testing.