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Holiday Cheer

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LAKEWOOD — Out of the fear that the continued spread of COVID-19 will create a darker holiday season than normal, one Lakewood resident approached the village board with an idea that would lighten up the forthcoming time of year. During the board’s work session on Tuesday, resident ...

‘Safe And Fed’

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As Thanksgiving and the holiday season arrive amid the first global pandemic in a century, local service leaders are preparing to continue helping those in need as safely as possible. Originally intending to host guests in their dining room at 50% capacity, Bonny Scott-Sleight, St. Susan ...

Dozens Of Bills Sent To Gov. Cuomo’s Desk For Consideration

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been given 48 bills to consider as the Thanksgiving holiday nears. Receiving the most publicity throughout the year is A.4739/S.8817, which would prohibit the manufacture, sale, or distribution of food packages in which PFAS chemicals are present in any amount. ...

North County Pantries Are Stocked For Thanksgiving

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Food pantries in the north county have been preparing for a Thanksgiving rush. The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry and the Westfield Community Kitchen have been preparing for the Thanksgiving need for food in the local communities for the past few weeks. From getting donations and buying ...

Surge Leaves Hospitalizations At Highest Point In Region

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A continuing surge in COVID-19 cases has the county’s major health-care facilities taking notice and calling on residents to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. With hospitalization numbers at 13, according to the Chautauqua County Health Department through Monday, no ...

2 New Deaths Related To COVID Are Reported

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Two people in their 70s died due to complications associated with COVID-19, the Chautauqua County Department of Health reported Tuesday. The deaths were the 18th recorded to date and come as 29 new cases were announced, far surpassing October’s numbers. “Our sincere condolences go out to ...

Safety Cited As ‘Downplayed’ Findley Lake Christmas Is Planned

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FINDLEY LAKE — Yes, Virginia, there will be Christmas in the village in Findley Lake this year. No, it won’t be like other years. The annual event which so many people from around the area look forward to every year will be greatly reduced this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, event ...

County Unemployment Highest Among Rural Counties

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Chautauqua County’s 7% October unemployment and number of jobs lost over the past year are the highest among rural counties in the state. The only counties with a higher October unemployment rate are Westchester (7%), Bronx (17.5%), Kings (13.3%), New York (10.3%), Richmond (10.8%) and ...

JHS Seniors Receive College Board Recognition For Achievements

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Ryan Malarkey and Elizabeth Gantenbein-Beidel, Jamestown High School seniors, were selected for the College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program. The recognition is due to their remarkable academic achievements and performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. “JHS is very proud of ...

‘The Meaning Of Freedom’ Is Subject Of Virtual Unitarian Service

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Many Americans claim that their “freedom” is being threatened. What do they mean by “freedom”? This is the topic Dr. James Hurtgen will address when he speaks on “Individualism and Democratic Citizenship: The Meaning of Freedom” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of ...

Stevens To Explore Music Therapy In Events

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The use of music therapy as a technique for healing, treatment, and health will be explored by Craig Stevens, founder and director of Mercyhurst University’s music therapy program, in events sponsored during December by Jamestown Community College. The presentations, free and open to the ...

FCS Students Complete Reading Challenge

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More than 60 Falconer Central School students in third through sixth grades completed the Summer Reading Challenge. Everyone who completed the challenge earned an official certificate and reading medal to celebrate their achievement. Third, fourth and fifth graders at Harvey C. Fenner School ...

SWMS Officials Announce Honor, Merit Rolls

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Southwestern Middle School officials recently announced the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Nathan Alexander, Lauren Anderson, Robbie Bellardo, Caleb Blake, Donavin Brown, Jude Dhondt, Carter Dole, Jaxson ...

Former Alfie’s Restaurant Torn Down

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The former Alfie’s Restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in West Ellicott was torn down last week. The restaurant closed its doors in July, with a sign stating at the time: “Thank you for all your support through the years.” The owner of the property did not return a call for comment on plans ...

Community Bank Set To Close Branch Lobbies

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Community Bank N.A. announced it will close all branch lobbies and operate solely through available drive-throughs beginning today. The decision is due to the “evolving situation of COVID-19,” the company announced. All branch lobbies will be available by appointment only, including ...

Making Headway

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DUNKIRK — Cleanup in the city of Dunkirk from the Nov. 15 wind storm is going well, according to Director of Public Works Randy Woodbury. “St. George is making a lot of headway on Lake Front Boulevard, they have the debris out of the roadway for the most part. We turned that road ...

Hollyloft Owners To Retire, Close Business Christmas Eve

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After 42 years of helping area bikers and skiers find the perfect equipment for their adventures, Hollyloft Ski & Bike owners Les and Cheryl Johnson believe the time has come to close up shop. The Johnsons announced Monday that they will be retiring from their 600 Fairmount Ave. business, ...