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County Jobs Decrease 13.5% Over Last Year

Chautauqua County has lost 6,900 jobs over the past year as the effect of COVID-19 on the state and county labor force becomes even more pronounced. Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties have been less hard-hit than New York state as a whole, however. Chautauqua County has seen 13.5% of its ...

Seneca Games Names Interim President, CEO

Seneca Gaming Corporation announced this week the appointment of David Sheridan, currently the chief financial officer, as interim president and chief executive officer. The contract to CEO Holly Gagnon expires May 31. There are no other anticipated leadership changes at this time, Seneca ...

Rutter Named Chief Clinical Officer

Lisa Haglund, President and CEO of Heritage Ministries, announced that Jeremy Rutter, Heritage vice president of skilled nursing operations and executive director of Hearthstone Communities, a Heritage senior living community in Woodstock, Ill., has been named chief clinical officer of the ...

US Retail Sales Plunged A Record 16% In April As Virus Hit

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened the viability of stores across the country and further weighed down a sinking economy. The Commerce Department’s report Friday on ...

Making A Comeback

DETROIT (AP) — Defying a wave of layoffs that has sent the U.S. job market into its worst catastrophe on record, at least one major industry is making a comeback: Tens of thousands of auto workers are returning to factories that have been shuttered since mid-March due to fears of spreading ...

Stocks Manage Modest Gains, Still End Lower For The Week

Stocks capped another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street with modest gains Friday, though the S&P 500 still ended with its biggest weekly loss in nearly two months. The benchmark index rose 0.4% after falling 1.3% earlier in the day as investors weighed more grim data showing how ...

U.S. Layoffs Surged To Record High Of 11.4 Million During March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. layoffs soared in March to a record 11.4 million after state and local governments closed restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other nonessential businesses in response to the intensifying viral outbreak. The Labor Department also said Friday that job openings ...

Staying CHQ Strong

The Leadership Team at Wegmans, 945 Fairmount Ave., West Ellicott, is thanking the local community for “helping make a difference together. As we continue to weather this storm, remember we are CHQ strong.” The team noted the following accomplishments: ¯ Wegmans just wrapped up its ...

Front-Line Work During Pandemic Falls On Women, Minorities

NEW YORK — As America tentatively emerges from weeks of lockdowns, the pandemic has taken its toll on workers who have been on the front lines all along. They have been packing and delivering supplies, caring for the sick and elderly, and keeping streets and buildings clean. They have ...

Century 21 Hires Two New Sale Associates

Century 21 Turner Brokers has announced the hiring of two sale associates. Kelsey Strom will specialize in residential property sales in the Chautauqua County and the surrounding areas. A local resident for her whole life, Strom graduated from Jamestown High School and continued her ...

Matching Grants Available For Businesses

In response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mandate that all essential businesses must provide for the health and safety of their employees during the COVID-19 crisis, Chautauqua County, the county Industrial Development Agency, the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation, Jamestown ...

Occupational, Physical Therapy Deemed Essential

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Homeland Security deemed physical and occupational therapy an “essential” service during this COVID-19 outbreak. Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy is open in Jamestown and Mayville to treat patients experiencing acute ...

‘Able To Help’

Just outside of Jamestown, Trinity Biotech produces plastic media transport tubes, which is a container used to store infectious disease test swabs for processing. “We have seen a huge increase in demand to help support the COVID-19 testing,” said Dennis Lefler, operations manager for the ...

Pair Receive Employee Honors At TRC

Jennifer Herron and Robin Kestler received The Resource Center’s top employee honors for 2019. The awards were presented during TRC’s annual Employee Service Recognition Luncheon, held recently at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron. Herron, a life coach for people with ...

Planning Commission Approves New Credit Union Site Plan

The site plan for a new branch office of the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union has been approved. On Tuesday, the city Planning Commission approved the site plan for the new branch that will be constructed on the corner of West Fifth and Clinton streets. The plan for the new building ...

Area Native Named Executive Director Of Buffalo Audubon Society

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Audubon Society has named Ed Sirianno executive director of the 100+ year-old organization. “The Buffalo Audubon Board of Directors has unanimously selected Mr. Sirianno to be our new Executive Director,” said Jeff Beich, Buffalo Audubon board president. “He has ...

‘Answered The Call’

Two local manufacturers with many years of industrial sewing experience are producing reusable personal protective equipment to meet the needs of businesses and private citizens during the COVID-19 crisis. The Resource Center and Support Enterprises Inc., have begun sewing gowns and cloth ...

California Company Eyes Hangar For Aircraft Assembly

Airplanes may one day be built at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. The Chautauqua County Legislature Audit and Control Committee on Thursday discussed the potential leasing of Hangar A at the airport to be used to build airplanes. Ron Almeter, Chautauqua County airports and parks ...

Cummins To Manufacture Filters For Respirators

Cummins has reached an agreement with 3M to manufacture high efficiency particulate filters for use in 3M’s Powered Air Purifying Respirators, or PAPRs. Powered air purifying respirators are a piece of equipment for front-line healthcare workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. PAPRs ...

Relief Checks Are Lifeline For Some, Cushion For Others

Millions of Americans received government relief checks this week, and more are on the way. For some, the payment gets them to a more comfortable place financially; for others, the money just gets them to next month. Bridget Hughes, a mother of three, received a $2,200 stimulus check this ...