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Water Shutoffs In Focus Amid Virus Outbreak

DETROIT (AP) — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But for millions of people across the country, that’s not simple at all: They lack running water in their houses due to service ...

Pennington Is Named New CAER Coordinator

Misty Pennington, mental hygiene program coordinator and interim Dunkirk Behavioral Health Clinic director, is taking on the role of the new coordinator of the Countywide Alliance for Enforcement and Rehabilitation. Pennington has served as a representative of the Chautauqua County ...

City Resident Celebrates 90th Birthday

Virginia Confer, who resides at Orchard Grove in Jamestown is celebrating her 90th birthday on March 14. Originally a long-time resident of Bradford, Pa., life has taken her to Norfolk Va., Central Florida, Warren, Pa., and Gerry. She was employed at her family’s greenhouse business and owned ...

Students Donate To Anew Center

Ring Elementary School first graders recently presented their can good donation to Kristina Near, shelter manager for The Anew Center. Every year, the entire first grade class collects can goods for an organization in honor of the first 100 days of school. This year, they exceeded their 100-can ...

Seneca Nation To Reopen Health Facilities Today

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Nation announced that the Seneca Nation Health System will reopen for patient services today following a temporary closure. After a non-Seneca employee of the Health System tested positive for the COVID-19 virus last week, the Nation closed The Lionel R. John Health ...

State Association Wants $3.1B For Virus Funding

The New York State Association of Counties is calling on the federal government to provide $3.1 billion in emergency supplemental funding for the public health response to the novel coronavirus. Of the $3.1 billion, at least $500 million should be directed to local and state health ...

DECinfo Locator Now Includes Annual Water Withdrawal Reports

The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s DECinfo Locator now includes downloadable annual water withdrawal reports and functionality updates to improve user experience. Launched in July 2019, DECinfo Locator is the first interactive mapping tool to combine DEC’s environmental ...

Humane Society Hosting Special Adoption Event

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is offering special adoption opportunities from 1-7 p.m. Sunday.  Adoptions done by appointment only and curbside service will be offered. Those interested are asked to click here and fill out an application. The humane society will call to set up an ...

Thruway Authority To Implement Emergency Toll Procedures

The Thruway Authority announced that emergency toll procedures will be in place effective Sunday at 8 p.m. at cash toll lanes on the thruway’s ticketed-system. This plan will convert the collection of cash tolls to toll billing by the license plate during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Chambers Receives Development Award

RIPLEY — The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors Inc., recently awarded a 2019 Center for Credentialing and Education professional development award to CodyAnne L. Chambers of Ripley. The scholarship program advances the professional identity and ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Recognizes Employee’s Efforts

Westfield Memorial Hospital recently said a final goodbye to one of its most loved employees. Susie Gambino is leaving her position as Purchasing Clerk at Westfield Memorial Hospital after 46 years. “I have enjoyed working at our community hospital,” Gambino said. “What I will miss the ...

Public Facilities To Open Transfer Stations On Saturdays

FALCONER — The Chautauqua County Public facilities Department will open its transfer stations on Saturdays. County officials said in a news release that the decision to close the transfer stations was expected to be a temporary inconvenience to the public while trying to meet Gov. Andrew ...

Smith Honored At Bishop’s Altar Server Awards Ceremony

Ryder Smith, 12, of Napoli was honored at the 51st annual Bishop’s Altar Server Awards Ceremony recently. Vicar General Rev. Peter J. Karalus presided over the mass for more than 80 area altar servers who were chosen from their parishes. Ryder is the son of Raleigh and Tara Smith of ...

Seneca Nation To Reopen Health Facilities Monday

SALAMANCA -- The Seneca Nation announced that the Seneca Nation Health System will reopen for patient services on Monday following a temporary closure. After a non-Seneca employee of the Health System tested positive for the COVID-19 virus last week, the Nation closed The Lionel R. John ...

Service Changes Announced

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel has announced that Chautauqua County Government has a plan in place to reduce its on-site staff by 50% in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Changes include: COUNTY LEGISLATURE The county Legislature ...

Area Listing Of Events Impacted By COVID-19

The following is a list of events, organizations and business that have announced changes, postponements or cancellations due to concerns over the coronavirus: ¯ The Lakewood Walmart said it is looking to hire temporary workers who may have been impacted by the new coronavirus pandemic. ...

Valentine’s King And Queen Are Crowned

The Chautauqua Adult Day Services Taft and Present centers celebrated Valentine’s Day and crowned a king and queen. Larry Feldt was chosen as king and Ann Nickerson was chosen as queen. Nickerson is 98 years old and Feldt is 71. Felix Ortiz was the disc jockey for the celebration. He ...

Water Plant Operation Training Set

Jamestown Community College plans to conduct drinking water certification training at its Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean and North County Center in Dunkirk later this year. “The Cattaraugus County Department of Health approached JCC recently about conducting wastewater and drinking ...

Wendel Eyes On-Site Staff Cut To Prevent Virus Spread

County Executive PJ Wendel says Chautauqua County officials are working on a plan to reduce on-site staff by 50% in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19). The county’s actions are a result of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 16 Executive Order to local governments ...

Borrello Pushes Hospitality Aid Proposal

ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to pass legislation to assist the hospitality industry and small business owners who have experienced sharp declines in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. “Safeguarding public ...