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Cottage Country

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The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily discouraged travel in general, but especially to places with high amounts of condensed population. Effectively having people confined to their homes has increased that cabin fever feeling for many people, making them want to get out of their house and village ...

Jamestown Police Department Welcomes New Officer

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One could make the case that Akeem Frett becoming an officer with the Jamestown Police Department is simply a career-minded journey coming full circle. Born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Frett looked up to his stepfather, a police officer, before coming to New York where he studied ...

Fire Damages Fredonia Home

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An electrical fire on Friday evening led to damages at a home on Eagle Street in Fredonia. Firefighters report around 8:10 p.m., they responded to a working fire at the location with Engine 15 and Tower 18. Fredonia firefighters commenced an interior attack and were able to bring the fire under ...

Legislators Introduce Travel Ban Bills

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Last year, talk of COVID-19 travel bans were all the rage across the country. As the nation struggles to return to normalcy in its second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York state Legislature has returned to a bit of normalcy with two bills proposing travel bans on state employees to ...

Stockton Celebrates 200 Years

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STOCKTON — The Town Board recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the town’s formation. Stockton was formed in February 1821, and in April 1821 the first Stockton Town Board meeting was held. At that time, the supervisor was Calvin Warren, with the town clerk being John Curtis. ...

Whitaker: District Weathered The COVID-19 Storm

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Two months ago, Dr. Kevin Whitaker did not think the Jamestown Public Schools District would be adding anything new to the district in the 2021-22 school year. Millions of additional dollars in federal aid and the promise of millions more in state aid have changed that. The 2021-22 budget ...

Local Filmmaker Looking To Raise Mental Health Awareness

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Travis Carlson, a 2009 Cassadaga Central School graduate, and his team of filmmakers at Pan-American Film Division are looking to spread an important message with the release of their first feature film, “Mother’s Day.” The film, which was shot and set in Gerry, aims to reduce the ...

Half Of US Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

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WASHINGTON — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost ...

Toy Drive Continues To Provide Comfort For Children

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Last year was an unfortunate year for many, one being Cummins Engine’s Toy Drive. They had to put a hold on collecting and delivering toys to the pediatric patients at UPMC Chautauqua but knew they would continue as soon as they were able. “Matthew Davis has been such an inspiration,” ...

Area Police Reports

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ A Fredonia woman’s incident near the roundabout early Saturday led to charges of felony driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and second-degree criminal impersonation. Troopers charged Ashley Bass, 30, after they observed a ...

Couple: Man Has Tossed Used Cups In Their Yard For 3 Years

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LAKE VIEW (AP) — An upstate New York couple may have finally solved the mystery of who's been tossing used coffee cups in their front yard for nearly three years. Edward and Cheryl Patton told The Buffalo News they tried mounting a camera in a tree in front of their home in Lake View to ...

UPDATE: Dunkirk Gas Leak Turned Off, Repairs Continue

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DUNKIRK -- Residents in the area of Brigham Road and Veterans Drive were returning to their homes Monday afternoon after a major gas leak forced an evacuation around 11 a.m. According to the city Fire Department, a third party contractor hit the gas line while digging. The immediate area was ...

County COVID Cases Continue To Show Increases

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From Friday to Sunday, the Chautauqua County Health Department reported 93 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. Overall, there have been 8,744 cases with 209 currently active and 8,391 recoveries. There has been 144 deaths linked to the virus locally. The positivity rate over seven ...

New York Eases Capacity Rules For Museums, Movie Theaters

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ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing more people inside museums, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas as the latest data suggests the state's vaccination campaign is curbing COVID-19 infection levels. The state recorded just under 43,000 new cases in the seven-day period ...

JCC Clinic For Tuesday Afternoon Announced By County

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The Chautauqua County Health Department has COVID-19 Moderna vaccination appointments available at Jamestown Community College on Tuesday from 1 to 6 p.m. for those 18 years of age and older who live, study, work or do business in New York state. There will be walk-in availability from 3:30 to ...

Collector Preserves The ‘Good Old Days’

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It appears that Tony Sanfilippo is living the dream. The Busti man is married, has four children, eight grandchildren, two dogs and is surrounded by one of his beloved hobbies. The key player in the dream is Chris, Sanfilippo's very understanding wife, who has willingly allowed him to fill ...

Region’s COVID Positivity Rate Remains A Concern

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Seven-day positivity rates for Western New York remain alarming. Though the percentage dipped under 5, it remains the region with the highest level at 4.97% and it is higher than the state average of 2.92%. Chautauqua County does not update its statistics on the weekends. However, the county ...

Vigil For Late Councilwoman To Be Held At Park

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Those who knew and cared for Vickye James will have another opportunity to remember a life lived well. Today, a candlelight vigil will be held for James at Jackson-Taylor Park in Jamestown. Starting at 7:30 p.m., candles will be provided to those who attend, with the lighting of the candles ...

Rollover Causes Traffic Delays

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A rollover crash caused traffic delays Friday afternoon in the city of Jamestown. Firefighters and city police officers were called to West Fifth Street, near Baker Park, around 3:15 p.m. for a vehicle on its side. The crash appears to have caused damage to other vehicles parked along the road. ...