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Holiday Amid Pandemic: Americans Divided On How To Respond

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday at the start of the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 ...

For Trade Students, Online Classes Can’t Replicate Hands-On

PHOENIX (AP) — Like students across the U.S., Christa Schall was working toward graduation when the coronavirus closed her school. But unlike many, she can’t finish her classes online — her cosmetology program, like the coursework at many technical and trade schools, requires hands-on ...

Warren County Fair Canceled For 2020

WARREN, Pa. -- The tidal wave of cancellations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another iconic community event – the Warren County Fair. “The Warren County Fair Board of Directors, after much consideration – and with heavy hearts, have made the decision to cancel the ...

AP Count: Over 4,300 Virus Patients Sent To NY Nursing Homes

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients were sent to New York's already vulnerable nursing homes under a controversial state directive that was ultimately scrapped amid criticisms it was accelerating the nation's deadliest outbreaks, according to a count by The ...

County Jobs Decrease 13.5% Over Last Year

Chautauqua County has lost 6,900 jobs over the past year as the effect of COVID-19 on the state and county labor force becomes even more pronounced. Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties have been less hard-hit than New York state as a whole, however. Chautauqua County has seen 13.5% of its ...

Decision On JPS Graduation Likely In Early June

A decision on how commencement ceremonies for Jamestown High School seniors will look this year is expected to be announced in early June. Dr. Bret Apthorpe, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent, said Friday during his weekly Facebook Live session with students and parents that graduation ...

When Should New York City Reopen? Governor: It’s My Call

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor unveiled a new set of data thresholds Friday to help determine when to loosen restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, but his frequent political sparring partner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, later said it will be up to the state — not the city — ...

No Injuries Reported In Truck Rollover

SINCLAIRVILLE -- No one was reportedly injured after a large truck overturned Friday afternoon. Firefighters were called around 2:45 p.m. to Route 60 in Sinclairville. The driver was not injured after a steering tire reportedly blew out, causing the truck to overturn, the New York State ...

10 New Cases Of Virus Reported; 70 Now In Total

Chautauqua County officials announced on Friday a one-day record high of 10 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases of the virus is 70 in the county, which is an increase of 20 new cases since last Saturday, County Executive PJ Wendel said during his weekly press briefing. There are ...

City Man Jailed After Narcotics, Cash Found

A large quantity of methamphetamine, fentanyl and cash were seized Friday, the Jamestown Police Department said. Walter S. Duprey, 36, of Jamestown, was reportedly observed around 11:39 a.m. driving a Honda Civic down West Cowden Street being chased by a citizen yelling for him to stop. The ...

Warren County Fourth Of July Parade, Fireworks Canceled

The chairman of the Warren County Fourth of July Organization announced Friday that this year's festivities have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Even though Gov. Wolf moved Warren County to the 'Green Phase' (on May 29), there is still restrictions. … Festivals, concerts and ...

Nearly 39M Have Sought US Jobless Aid Since Virus Hit

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession. Roughly 38.6 million people have now ...

Flyover Involving Vintage Planes Planned For Jamestown Area

A flyover involving World War II-era planes meant to recognize first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic will again include Chautauqua County. The Geneseo-based National Wartime Museum announced on its website that "Operation Thanks From Above" will return Saturday, ...

Petri Baking Reopening In Silver Creek, IDA Announces

SILVER CREEK - Petri Baking Products, Inc. has announced its intention to return and re-open the soft cookie baking operation there. Petri Baking Products, Inc. (Petri) has reincorporated with the intention of recreating their success as the top private label soft cookie manufacturer in the ...

Cuomo: Summer School In New York State Will Be Online

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer school in New York will be conducted remotely, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, citing the risks of returning children to the classroom. The governor said it's too early to make a decision about the fall semester. School buildings in New York have been closed since ...

3 New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported; 60 In Total

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday, bringing the total to 60 in Chautauqua County. The county Department of Health said the new cases involve two pediatric cases and a female in her 30s. In addition there remains 19 actives cases (none hospitalized), 37 recoveries, four ...

Jamestown School Board Approves $88M Budget

The Jamestown Public Schools Board approved its 2020-21 budget during a special meeting Tuesday. The $88,313,671 budget includes seven layoffs, a focus on distance learning training and modernizing curriculum. The spending plan will now go to district residents in the June 9 vote via ...

Sherman Man Charged In Sex Abuse Investigation

A Sherman man is facing sex abuse charges following an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Trever J. Kneer, 20, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after members of the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division were made aware of a "suspicious situation" that ...

JPS Budget Includes Layoffs, Elimination Of Success Academy, Field Trips

The Jamestown Public Schools District could look significantly different next year, whether students return in the fall or not, due to COVID-19. Included in the $88,313,671 2020-21 budget passed by the school board Tuesday — and which now goes to district residents for a vote by absentee ...