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Getting The OK

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The former Grace Chapel in the city of Jamestown is one step closer to becoming a dance studio The Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a use variance for Jaclyn Ferraro and Vicky Haskell, who want to transform the former church, located at 379 Buffalo St., into Dancing With ...

‘I Think I’m Very Lucky’

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The life of Gregory A. Smith began in Jamestown on May 9, 1919, in the midst of the deadly Spanish flu pandemic, when about one-third of the world’s population was infected. His father, a police officer, and his mother, a nurse, had four other children: George, Ben, Leo and Rosemary. ...

County Vaccination Clinic Is Cool

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Steele Hall ice arena was transformed into a vaccination station on Saturday at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The venue was a county clinic during the day and served more than 200 residents. Another county clinic will take place Tuesday at Jamestown Community ...

Celoron Legion Hosts Vaccination Clinic

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Hundreds of veterans from around the Southern Tier visited American Legion Herman Kent Post 777 on Jackson Avenue Sunday to receive their COVID-19 vaccines. The clinic was the largest rural outreach program that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs has undertaken thus far, with ...

Funds Approved To Assist The Lodge At Chautauqua Lake

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A new development in the Mayville area is getting some financial assistance. During the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation, board members approved an agreement with Webb Hospitality Group, LLC. The agreement permits $450,000 from a Community Development Block Grant be used to ...

Compassionate Care Bill Approved In Senate

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Back in June, when the number of COVID-19 cases were ebbing, state Sen. Rachel May, D-Syracuse, received a letter from a constituent. The woman’s mother had been placed in a nursing home to rehabilitate following surgery. She died three weeks later — not from COVID-19, but from three ...

SUNY Streamlines Process To Waive Application Fees

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ALBANY — State University of New York applicants from low-income backgrounds can automatically have their college application fees waived, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Monday. Beginning March 1, students who financially qualify for free or reduced-price lunch programs, whose ...

Cuomo Sorry For Remarks Aide ‘Misinterpreted’ As Harassment

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ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time Sunday that some of his behavior with women “may have been insensitive or too personal,” and said he would cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state’s attorney general. In a statement ...

Area Police Reports

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF — GERRY — A town resident has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment after an incident late Friday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a disorderly person inside a residence on Route ...

Court Dismisses Ellery, CLP Lawsuit Against DEC

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The New York State Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit by the town of Ellery and Chautauqua Lake Partnership against the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Ellery and the CLP filed the lawsuit in October, claiming the state DEC’s limitations on herbicides Ellery wanted to ...

St. Bonaventure President DePerro Dies Due To COVID Complications

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St. Bonaventure University announced that President Dennis R. DePerro died Monday as a result of complications from COVID-19. He was 62. "Words simply can't convey the level of devastation our campus community feels right now," said Dr. Joseph Zimmer, provost and vice president for Academic ...

DNA Test In Jane Doe Case Comes Back Negative

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A DNA test between the daughter of a missing Montreal woman and Chautauqua County's 1983 Jane Doe homicide victim came back negative, a statement on the Facebook page dedicated to identifying the woman noted Monday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office has renewed efforts to identify Jane, ...

FDA Fails To Approve New Athenex Cancer Drug

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Athenex, which has built a state of the art facility in the town of Dunkirk off Route 5, was hit with a major setback today. In a news release, the company noted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said its new drug application for oral paclitaxelplus encequidar for the treatment of ...

Hundreds Get COVID Vaccine At Clinic In Celoron

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CELORON -- A COVID-19 vaccination clinic was held Sunday in Celoron, with hundreds of doses administered by the Veterans Affairs office. Among those to get a shot was 100-year-old veteran Joseph Brunacini at Herman Kent Post 777. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said as of 1 p.m. Sunday, health care ...

2nd Former Aide Accuses Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment

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A second former aide said she was sexually harassed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate. Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration ...

Cuomo’s Counsel Says AG, Chief Judge Will Pick Investigator

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ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked the state’s attorney general and chief appeals court judge to jointly appoint an independent lawyer to investigate claims that he sexually harassed at least two women who worked for him. The move came after legislative leaders assailed ...

Borrello Wants Harassment Claims ‘Fully Investigated’

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State Sen. George Borrello has issued this statement regarding the sex harassment complaint against state Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “The accusations of sexual harassment by two former aides to Governor Cuomo are serious and must be fully investigated. The women involved have shown great courage in ...

Cuomo Seeks Independent Review Of ‘Misinterpreted’ Remarks

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Here's state Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statement regarding a recent sexual harassment revelation, which was reported this morning by The New York Times: "Questions have been raised about some of my past interactions with people in the office. "I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm. I ...