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COVID-19 Coverage

JCC Planning For Future With Tuition Stay

Jamestown Community College President Dr. Daniel DeMarte and his staff are looking forward to regaining their momentum as the world moves slowly closer toward a post COVID-19 future. The college has announced to students that it will not raise tuition for the 2021-22 school year — one key ...

Family Mourns Loss Of Former JCC Student

WARREN, Pa. — COVID-19 doesn’t just prey on the old and those with underlying health conditions. Colten Brown was in the prime of his life. He was a big man with a big personality, a big smile, and a big bear hug. He worked out and had no contributing conditions. He died on Jan. 6, ...

County Adds 122 New Cases Of COVID-19

Active COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County increased to 731 on Friday as the department of health announced 122 new cases. Hospitalizations once again remained at 42 and quarantined contacts decreased to 2,258 from 2,308 the previous day. Jamestown dipped below 200 active cases for the ...

Alarming COVID Spread Takes Toll On Families, Staff

An abrasion on the toe of a resident at Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk seemed harmless enough in early September. But when further medical treatment was delayed, and the ailment became wet gangrene, it led to a fatal outcome. Michele Starwalt-Woods, who told the ...

Most Area Districts Exceed State Grad Rates

Roughly three-quarters of school districts in The Post-Journal’s readership area graduated at least 85% of their students in 2020. The state Education Department has released graduation rates for the 2016 cohort, students who first entered ninth grade in New York’s public schools in 2016. ...

Donahue Updates SWCS Board On Budget

Every time Maureen Donahue looks at a calendar, the time that has passed since March 16 has never failed to amaze her. “We are in January and it started with the shutdown on March 16,” the Southwestern Central School superintendent said during a meeting earlier this week. “I just had ...

12 COVID Deaths Linked To Facility

Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center officials in Dunkirk are confirming the worst. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 at the health-care facility are increasing by the day. Dawn Harsch, director of corporate communications for VestraCare, said 12 patients have died since the ...

County Reports 47th COVID Death; 105 New Cases

Chautauqua County reported its 47th COVID-related death on Thursday along with 105 new cases. According to previously released data, the fatality appears to be an individual in their 60s. Active cases increased in one day from 695 to 721, according to the data. Hospitalizations once again ...

Most Area Districts Exceed State Grad Rates

Roughly three-quarters of school districts in The Post-Journal's readership area graduated at least 85% of their students in 2020. The state Education Department has released graduation rates for the 2016 cohort, students who first entered ninth grade in New York's public schools in 2016. ...

Cuomo Proposing Construction Projects Throughout State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to invest $306 billion worth of projects around New York state, although Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties were not among the places announced for new development. On Thursday, Cuomo gave his fourth State of the State address, which lasted around 30 minutes. ...

County Reports 122 New COVID Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. To date, 5,424 people have been confirmed to have the virus. Of the new cases, 20 involve people living in the Dunkirk zip code, nine in Fredonia, 20 in Jamestown. 14 in Bemus Point, seven in Brocton, ...

Southwestern Willing To Serve As Vaccination Site

The Southwestern Central School Board approved an agreement with Chautauqua County on Tuesday night to serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site if needed. The contingent agreement with the county comes as educators begin to receive the coronavirus vaccination under the state’s 1b population ...

Limited Supplies

Are you a Chautauqua County teacher, police officer or grocery store employee looking to get vaccinated from COVID-19? Although you are eligible, you have to go online then call the state to get an appointment. On the county Health Department’s website it states in big bold red letters ...

5 New COVID Deaths Reported At Local Nursing Homes

The number of COVID-19-related deaths among residents at Chautauqua County nursing homes has increased significantly in the last couple of days. According to information provided by facilities and compiled by the New York State Department of Health, there have been 11 confirmed COVID deaths ...

Cuomo Wants More Renewable Energy To Aid Economy

While Chautauqua County has been “going green” for the last few year with the installation of wind turbines and solar fields, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making a larger push statewide. He also believes this push to “go green” will help pull the economy up while it is struggling with ...

Calls To Reopen Classrooms Grow As Teachers Get Vaccinated

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic. Ohio's governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers at the start of February, provided their ...

County Reports 47th COVID Death, 105 New Cases

Another COVID-related death was reported Thursday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, marking 47 during the pandemic. The county also recorded 105 new cases of the virus, totaling 5,302 to date. The number of active cases, meanwhile, went from 695 to 721, according to information ...

NY Allows Indoor Dining Again In Hot Spots Following Lawsuit

ALBANY (AP) — Restaurants in some COVID-19 hot spots in New York can once again offer limited indoor dining in the wake of the latest lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's virus restrictions. Up to four people per table can now dine indoors in seven so-called "orange zones" located in ...

Biden Unveiling $1.9T Plan To Stem Virus And Steady Economy

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to turn the tide on the pandemic, speeding up the vaccine rollout and providing financial help to individuals, states and local governments and businesses struggling with the prolonged ...

‘Very Effective’

Well over half of the medical staff at UPMC health care facilities throughout Pennsylvania and at its New York and Maryland locations have been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, Tami Minnier, UPMC chief quality officer; Dr. David Nace, UPMC Senior Communities chief medical ...