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COVID-19 Coverage

Encouraging Words

Laurie and Douglas Bedient took it upon themselves to place an encouraging sign and American flag across from their home at the Army Reserve Training Center on Gerry-Levant Road. “My job is easy, to stay here at home, but other people have a bigger weight,” Laurie Bedient said. “The ...

‘Keeping America Moving’

BEMUS POINT — Among the millions of indispensable workers dedicating their efforts to keep America up and running during the coronavirus outbreak are the employees of the U.S. Postal Service. All across the country, postal workers are implementing public health solutions while staying ...

Westfield Distillery Begins Producing Sanitizer For Nonprofits

WESTFIELD — As posted on the new website for Mazza Five & 20 Spirits, “Alcohol is more important than ever — but not in the way you might think! Some of the same processes and ingredients that we employ in the production of our spirits can be utilized to produce hand ...

2nd County Resident Recovers, No New Cases

MAYVILLE — A second county resident who previously tested positive for the coronavirus has fully recovered, and no new cases were announced Wednesday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services. In all, 10 county residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the ...

Board Of Elections Adapting To Changes

There has been several changes to this year’s election calendar because of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. Some of the changes include the indefinite suspension of non-major party candidate petitions being submitted to the Chautauqua Board of Elections and the suspension of two ...

CARTS Ridership Down By About 50% Amid Outbreak

There has been a decrease both in the number of riders and drivers for the Chautauqua Area Rural Transit System. Brad Bentley, county public facilities director, said it has been a difficult situation since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. “Ridership is ...

Warren Woman Wins $20K On Tops’ ‘Rip It And Win It’

WARREN, Pa. — Sometimes all you need is a little bit of luck. Leilani Baxter of Warren, Pa., was the second $20,000 winner in the Tops Friendly Markets’ Monopoly “Rip It And Win It” game. Amid concerns in the world right now about the COVID-19, Tops is still making sure people’s ...

Numbers In State Budget Are Currently Serving As Placeholders

New York’s budget bills total hundreds of pages of text — and basically don’t mean a heck of a lot. All of the numbers in the budget are basically placeholder numbers. School districts, municipalities and other agencies that provide state services with state funding will be waiting ...

Local Providers Offer Telemedicine Services

MAYVILLE — Providers throughout Chautauqua County are taking steps to ensure services will remain in place for those seeking mental health and chemical dependency treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The offices and clinics will continue to offer services for those in the community who ...

Goodell Comments On State Capital Spending Budget Bill

Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, was among the state Assembly members wondering why the state plans to spend $144 million to support ski resorts during a time of fiscal austerity? Goodell, in his comments on the state capital spending budget bill, echoed comments from other ...

Stocks Skid As Physical And Economic Toll Of Virus Worsens

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts — and as experts say they still can’t predict when it will end. The S&P 500 lost 4.4% after the White House said anywhere from ...

Many Struggle To Pay In Virus Outbreak

It’s the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent’s due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down. Many of those renters are without jobs - nearly 3.3 million people in ...

Trump Resists National Shutdown; Left To States

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are ...

Infection Thins Staff At Pa. Nursing Home

A Pennsylvania nursing home where two dementia patients died over the weekend after contracting COVID-19 has struggled to contain the spread, with staff thinned by suspected infection and fears for their own safety. Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver released a statement ...

Healthy People Can Spread Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. A study by researchers in ...

Rescuing Economy By Spending $2T

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall. But that means putting his fate in the hands of banks, profit-minded businesses and government bureaucrats he has frequently derided, along with ...

Avoid Being Healthcare Fraud Victim During The Pandemic

Avoid being a victim of health care fraud during the COVID-19 crisis. “Check the Monthly Health Statement you receive from your health insurer for unexplained or unauthorized charges,” said Dr. Richard Vienne, Univera Healthcare vice president and chief medical officer. Ignore any ...

City To Receive Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Funding

Jamestown will receive $705,206 in Community Development Block Grant funding as part of the federal coronavirus stimulus package. The funding will be allocated by the Office of Community Planning and Development, which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The total ...

Manufacturing Contracts Last Month In US, World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, reported Wednesday that its U.S. manufacturing index ...

Healthy Environment

Efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus have reached park playgrounds throughout the city of Jamestown. Parks and recreation staff on Tuesday placed yellow caution tape around playground equipment and on basketball courts at all city parks. The move, announced by Mayor Eddie ...