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Family Mourns Loss Of Former JCC Student

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WARREN, Pa. — COVID-19 doesn’t just prey on the old and those with underlying health conditions. Colten Brown was in the prime of his life. He was a big man with a big personality, a big smile, and a big bear hug. He worked out and had no contributing conditions. He died on Jan. 6, ...

JCC Planning For Future With Tuition Stay

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Jamestown Community College President Dr. Daniel DeMarte and his staff are looking forward to regaining their momentum as the world moves slowly closer toward a post COVID-19 future. The college has announced to students that it will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 school year — one key ...

‘Green Ammendment’ Passes Senate

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Dan Stec and 13 other Republican state senators voted against a constitutional amendment known as the “Green Amendment,” which would guarantee New Yorkers the right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment if the Assembly and voters agree. Stec said the language of the bill was ...

City Violent Crimes Increased During 2020

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The total number of violent crimes in the city of Jamestown increased by more than 30% in 2020. Earlier this month, the Jamestown Police Department released its 2020 annual report that indicated the total number of violent crimes rose from 191 in 2019 to 251 last year, which was an increase ...

Alarming COVID Spread Takes Toll On Families, Staff

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An abrasion on the toe of a resident at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk seemed harmless enough in early September. But when further medical treatment was delayed, and the ailment became wet gangrene, it led to a fatal outcome. Michele Starwalt-Woods, who told the ...

County Adds 122 New Cases Of COVID-19

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Active COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County increased to 731 on Friday as the department of health announced 122 new cases. Hospitalizations once again remained at 42 and quarantined contacts decreased to 2,258 from 2,308 the previous day. Jamestown dipped below 200 active cases for the ...

Fisher Installed As 15th Bishop Of Buffalo Diocese

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The Buffalo Diocese installed a new bishop Friday, Bishop Michael W. Fisher. Fisher takes over for Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, who has been overseeing the Buffalo Diocese as well as the diocese in Albany for the last year following the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone. During the ...

Most Area Districts Exceed State Grad Rates

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Roughly three-quarters of school districts in The Post-Journal’s readership area graduated at least 85% of their students in 2020. The state Education Department has released graduation rates for the 2016 cohort, students who first entered ninth grade in New York’s public schools in 2016. ...

Man Charged With DWI After Chase On Route 394

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NORTH HARMONY -- Traffic violations that included the driver traveling at high speeds has led to charges for a West Ellicott resident. At about 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Chautauqua County sheriffs deputies attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Route 394. The vehicle failed to comply. A short vehicle ...

State Notes 3 Additional County COVID Deaths

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New York state reported three new COVID-related deaths today in Chautauqua County. The Health Department, which does not update figures on weekends, reported a total of 47 deaths through Thursday with 5,424 total cases. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo also noted an additional case of the UK variant was ...

State Announces 15% Increase For Food Benefits

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The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance this week announced that New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive a 15% increase to their monthly food benefits for January through June. In addition, all households will receive the ...

Coco Is NCCR Dog Of The Week

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The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Coco, a perfect medium-sized dog; slightly taller than a big beagle. She seems to be a brindle hound mix of some sort; but a dog DNA test would be useful. She’s shy with new people, but once familiar she is friendly, sweet and loving. ...

People, Organizations Allowed To Perform At High Level

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United Way of Southern Chautauqua County invests in Collaboration and Capacity Building with our community partners allowing individuals and organizations to perform at a greater capacity (larger scale, larger impact) for minimal costs. As you can see with the story provided by one of the ...

Veteran Remembered

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WARREN, Pa. — Dorothy Schmidt Cole, of North Carolina, a Warren native, died Thursday, Jan. 7, at the age of 107. She entered the Marine Corps during World War II, and, on her 107th birthday, Cole was recognized by the U.S. Marine Corps as the oldest living Marine – bringing her some ...

Area Police Reports

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ KIANTONE — John L. Ferguson, 43, of Jamestown, was taken into custody Wednesday following a warrant check on Route 60 in the town of Kiantone. Ferguson was wanted for third-degree burglary and was turned over to the Chautauqua County Jail for ...

Looking To The Future

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MAYVILLE — The Mayville Village Board discussed potential plans for future development of its waterfront at its meeting Tuesday. Mark Geise, deputy county executive for economic development, and Nate Aldrich, manager of the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth, briefed the ...

Donahue Updates SWCS Board On Budget

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Every time Maureen Donahue looks at a calendar, the time that has passed since March 16 has never failed to amaze her. “We are in January and it started with the shutdown on March 16,” the Southwestern Central School superintendent said during a meeting earlier this week. “I just had ...

Additional Units Planned For Falconer Square Project

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FALCONER — The Ellicott Town Board approved a resolution that will allow for two more additional units to be built at the Falconer Square project. On Monday, the board approved a new Payment In Lieu of Taxes agreement because of the change in the number of housing units, which increased ...

Honoring A HOF Coach And Friend

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Taped to a wall in the bedroom of George Barone’s West Ellicott apartment — next to plaques and other mementos commemorating a lifetime of coaching youth baseball — is a handwritten note, dated a little more than two years ago. “Thanks so much for your Christmas card. I had a great ...

12 COVID Deaths Linked To Facility

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Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center officials in Dunkirk are confirming the worst. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 at the health-care facility are increasing by the day. Dawn Harsch, director of corporate communications for VestraCare, said 12 patients have died since the ...