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To Be Continued

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The Scandinavian Folk Festival, a traditional midsummer celebration in the Jamestown area, is the latest event to be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was scheduled to take place July 17, 18 and 19 at Northwest Arena for the first time after previously being held ...

Area Police Reports

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ ELLERY — Gary L Hannold III, 20, of Ellery, was taken into custody on warrant for a charge of endagering the welfare of a child. Deputies conducted a warrant check Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a residence on Ellery-Centralia Road in the town of Ellery. ...

Graduation Adaptation

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Like their peers all around the country and beyond, Falconer Central School’s 2020 class has already missed out on many of the events and activities that senior students look forward to. Sports seasons, clubs and most other gatherings have been canceled due to COVID-19. In recent weeks, ...

Cattaraugus County Fair Canceled Over COVID Concerns

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The Cattaraugus County Fair has been canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. In a message posted Wednesday evening to Facebook, fair organizers stated: "Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Cattaraugus County Fair has been closely monitoring CDC and IAFE recommendations, along with the ...

Chautauqua Center To Begin Construction On New Building

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DUNKIRK — The Chautauqua Center is going to be building a new facility on the empty lot located on the corner of Third Street and Park Avenue in Dunkirk. The $5 million facility is being partially funded by New York state through a $3 million grant. The facility will serve as a mixed ...

Unemployment Jumps As Next Phase Of Reopening Nears

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Chautauqua County’s unemployment rate jumped to 15.5% in April, the latest indicator in how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the county’s workforce. The monthly statistics, released Wednesday by the state Labor Department, come as the Western New York region is poised to enter Phase ...

City Man Charged In Stabbing Incident

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A Jamestown man is facing assault and burglary charges following a stabbing incident Tuesday. The Jamestown Police Department reported the arrest of 44-year-old William R. Buckley after officers responded shortly after 3 p.m. to an East Eighth Street address. Upon arrival, officers found ...

Hospitalizations May Not Be Caused By COVID-19

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People who have tested positive with COVID-19 and are in the hospital may not be hospitalized because of the virus. During the last week, Chautauqua County officials have started to announce the number of people in the hospital who have tested positive with the virus because it’s one of ...

County Starts Voluntary Furlough Program

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Chautauqua County government has started a voluntary furlough program to save money because of the financial impact of the COVID-19. On Wednesday, Chuck Nazzaro, D-Jamestown, discussed the voluntary furlough program while describing the need for county officials to reduce its budget because ...

Medical Price-Gouging Prevention Bill Proceeds

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Legislation prohibiting price-gouging for medical supplies and services co-sponsored by Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, has passed two committees en route to the state Assembly and Senate floor for a vote. A.10270/S.8189 is part of a slate of bills being discussed now that the state ...

Comedy Festival Postponed Until August 2021

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The National Comedy Center has rescheduled its planned Lucille Ball Comedy Festival from this August to August 2021 in order to ensure the health and safety of festival attendees, staff and volunteers during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The precautionary measure has been taken in ...

4-H Meat Sale To Go Online

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The 2020 4-H Meat Animal Sale will be an online-only auction beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, and ending at 6 p.m. Friday, July 17. Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua has contracted with Peterson Auction to host the auction. Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua staff and ...

Red Cross Has Urgent Need For Blood Donations To Prevent Shortage

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The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several blood drives will be held in the ...

Fundraiser Set For Saturday

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Area residents can help needy individuals in Chautauqua County and all of Western New York by donating peanut butter to FeedMore WNY this Saturday at Chautauqua Mall. “Spread the Love” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of JC Penney at the Chautauqua Mall, 318 E. ...

Street Work Begins In City

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Midland Asphalt Materials workers paving Ensign Street in Jamestown Wednesday. Ensign Street is one of several streets road crews started working on today as part of the city's annual street improvement program. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Students, Schools Will Have Access To Additional Security Measures

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NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James has reached an agreement with Zoom Video Communications that will provide security protections for more than 200 million users on the platform. New security measures are being put in place to support and protect consumers, students, ...

Allegany Nature Pilgrimage Goes Virtual This Weekend

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For more than 60 years, the weekend after Memorial Day has been reserved by many for the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, an outdoor learning experience that combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. Instead of its usual location at Allegany State Park in Cattaraugus County, ...

Initial Community Vision Survey Underway

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CASSADAGA — The village of Cassadaga, through its Planning Board, has started a community input process to assist the village in updating its five to 10-year comprehensive plan. An initial web-based survey was launched on cassadaganewyork.org for residents and non-residents to share their ...

Stocks Close Higher Extending Market Gains

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Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market’s gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic revival as larger swaths of the country relax stay-at-home mandates imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and clear the way for more businesses to reopen. Despite a ...

Pandemic Disrupts Rites Of Passage For Many Devout Families

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NEW YORK (AP) — For many religious families across the United States, the coronavirus has disrupted their most anticipated traditions – the rites of passage that mark their adolescent children’s full entry into their congregations. With most houses of worship halting large in-person ...