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4-H Meat Sale To Go Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

OGH/BRMC Expand Antibody Testing To General Public

OLEAN — Olean General Hospital and the Bradford Regional Medical Center, member hospitals of Upper Allegheny Health System, are offering expanded COVID-19 testing and antibody tests for anyone in the community. Antibody testing is being offered at Olean General Hospital, Bradford Regional ...

Heritage Ministries To Reopen Skilled Nursing Admissions

Jeremy Rutter, Heritage Chief Clinical Officer, announced Tuesday that Heritage skilled nursing and rehabilitation communities in Chautauqua County will begin to admit residents today. Previously, Heritage had temporarily ceased all admissions effective May 19 in response to the New York ...

JPS Budget Book Available, Hearing To Be Held

The 2020-21 Proposed Budget is accessible to the public at jpsny.org/budgetinfo under “Budget Book.” Those who do not have access to the Internet and would like to see the Budget Book are asked to contact JPS District Clerk, Jaunita Walter, at 483-4420 to set up an appointment to view in ...

P-EBT Receives OK

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has approved New York state’s request to operate the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program authorized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. New York state had submitted its plan for P-EBT-which provides nutritional ...

G.A. Family Services Assists During Pandemic

G.A. Family Services accountability and responsibility program is one of the many local community service providers that have had to get creative and come up with some effective problem solving ideas in order to adjust the program and able to meet the needs of the youth and families they serve ...

James Gives COVID-19 Eviction Update

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James has provided direction to law enforcement departments throughout New York state so they have clear guidance on how to protect the public from unlawful evictions both during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis and into ...

Kennedy Holiday Parade

Residents of Kennedy were cheered as members of the Kennedy Fire Department proceeded along the usual parade route from the Town Hall to Riverside Cemetery on Memorial Day. Both Falconer and Randolph fire departments sent equipment and personnel to join in honoring those who have sacrificed ...

Efforts Underway To Get Food From US Farms To The Needy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are providing more money to help ...

3rd Person Dies In Cattaraugus County From COVID-19

A 91-year-old woman is the third person in Cattaraugus County to die from COVID-19-related causes. The Cattaraugus County Health Department said in a news release on its website that the woman was a 91-year-old woman who developed sudden respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her ...

Solemn notes of ‘Taps’ spark Memorial Day memories

By RAY LENARCIC I fell in love with the trumpet the first time I heard “Taps” played. I was 7 or 8, standing in Western Park, Little Falls, attending the annual Memorial Day festivities. More on “Taps” later. Bowing to the “everyone had to take an instrument” pressure of the ...

Rotary Club Hears Guest Speakers

Michael Calimeri, president and owner of Artone Manufacturing, and Antonietta Donisi, Artone hospitality sales assistant, were welcomed recently as the speakers of the Rotary Club of Jamestown at a recent club meeting. Calimeri oversees all aspects of the company and is directly involved ...

BPU Residential Dual Water Meters Available

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities announced that residential dual water meters are available during the COVID-19 period. Customers who want to rent a meter for the summer should call the BPU Customer Service Office at 661-1660 or 661-1666 weekdays to make an appointment to pick up a ...