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COVID-19 Coverage

County Reports 8 New COVID-19 Cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Friday reported eight new cases of COVID-19, of which one resides in Brocton, two in Fredonia, two in Stockton, two in Dunkirk and one in Cassadaga. There remains 56 active cases for those who continue to recover under orders from local health ...

County Announces Three New COVID-19 Cases

Chautauqua County on Saturday announced three new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of cases to 605. In addition, four new cases were announced at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Currently, the university notes, there are 14 active cases and 82 students have recovered.

Back At Home

Priscilla Swanson has long been described by those who know her best as a “people person.” So when the 103-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 and required a two-week stay in the intensive care unit at UPMC Chautauqua, her family worried she would miss being around familiar people and ...

JCC Sees Decrease In Enrollment Amid Virus

The president of Jamestown Community College said Thursday that the institution he leads has seen the same trend as other institutions in the State University of New York system — a decrease in enrollment. Daniel DeMarte, the college’s president since July 2018, said a recent head count ...

Push Underway To Test COVID-19 Vaccines In Diverse Groups

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the "promotoras" stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Aided by Spanish-speaking "health promoters" and Black pastors, a stepped-up effort is ...

Time For Cuomo To Approve A Plan To Reopen Theaters

Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to make a decision soon on how to reopen movie theaters. Last week, the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts hosted a walk-through of the facility with Mayor Eddie Sundquist, County Executive PJ Wendel, and state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, to show measures the ...

Game On

Coaches, parents and athletes can rest easy, high school fall sports are officially back in Section VI. The section’s Athletic Council on Wednesday accepted the results of a formal post-card ballot that went out to its membership, and will move forward with fall sports. “It was ...

First COVID Cases Reported By Schools

The first positive cases of COVID-19 involving local school districts have been reported. The cases, two in Jamestown, come as schools recently welcomed back students — either in person, through distance learning or a combination of both. The Jamestown Public Schools District, in a ...

Whitaker Talks Virus Report Cards; JHS Upperclassmen

Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Whitaker is still hopeful more Jamestown High School students return to in-person instruction at the East Second Street school building sooner rather than later. Currently, as part of the district’s reopening effort, most students in 10th ...

Student Enrolled At Sinclairville School Tests Positive For COVID-19

A student enrolled at Sinclairville Elementary School, but who has not been in the building, has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. In a message posted Thursday evening, Cassadaga Valley Superintendent Chuck Leichner said he was notified of the positive case by the county Department of ...

Increasing Potential

UPMC scientists have isolated the smallest biological molecule to date that completely and specifically neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the cause of COVID-19. On Tuesday, UPMC officials announced their findings during a virtual news conference with Dr. Steven Shapiro, M.D., UPMC ...

Cuomo Says He Won’t Be Banning Halloween

Come Oct. 31, children across New York state may have the chance to satisfy their sweet tooths after all, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo — even in a world where masks are no longer just a costume item. In an interview with a Long Island television news station on Tuesday, Cuomo said that ...

Chautauqua Lake School Has Successful Opening Week

MAYVILLE — The head of one of the only schools in Chautauqua County to be going full time in person five days a week is reporting a strong opening week. Chautauqua Lake Central School Superintendent Josh Liddell said the first week of school has gone smoother than expected. “Throughout ...

SUNY President Meets With Leaders In Region

Stephen H. Kolison Jr., Ph.D., newly appointed president at the State University of New York at Fredonia, welcomed local elected officials to campus this week to introduce himself and look for opportunities for the campus to collaborate with the community. Kolison hosted Fredonia Mayor ...

JPS Board Discusses ‘Good News’ From State Ed. Head

A member of the Jamestown Public Schools board of education who is active at the state level told her colleagues that a recent meeting with the interim state education commissioner yielded some “very good news” for the school district during the body’s meeting on Tuesday night. ...

JPS Reports Two Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

The Jamestown Public Schools District, in a statement Wednesday, said it was notified by the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, that two members of the Jamestown community tested positive for the coronavirus. The cases reportedly involve siblings who attend school ...

Brooks-TLC Performing Preparedness Drill Through Thursday

From Tuesday to Thursday, as part of its COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Plan, Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc., will temporarily utilize a section of the visitor lot at Central Avenue to perform a drill in preparation for any potential surge in patients due to COVID-19. An area in the ...

Red Lobster Landlord Sues For Unpaid Rent

LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood restaurant is being sued by its landlord for months of unpaid rent. Widewaters Lakewood Village Center Company LLC filed the lawsuit last week in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County against Red Lobster Hospitality LLC. The Syracuse-based Widewaters said the ...

Capital Projects Could Be Delayed Due To COVID

SHERMAN — Despite preparation by the village of Sherman, work on sewer, water and storm water projects will be significantly postponed due to the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on government agencies, trustees learned at their recent meeting. Sherman Mayor Colleen Meeder gave ...

County Reports 55 Active Cases Of COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Department of Health said there are 55 active cases of COVID-19. In its update Monday, county officials reported 28 new cases — which includes information received Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Specifically, of those who tested positive for the coronavirus, six reside ...