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Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Chautauqua County

A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Buffalo for all of Chautauqua County. The advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday. The weather service said 3 to 6 inches of lake effect snow could fall in some areas in addition to wind gusts as high as 40 ...

Schuyler: County Has Submitted COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Chautauqua County health officials have submitted their preliminary plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the New York State Department of Health, public health director Christine Schuyler said during a virtual town hall on Facebook live on Tuesday. "The plan includes information on ...

County Reports 16th COVID-19-Related Death

The Chautauqua County Department of Health announced the 16th death related to COVID-19. "A gentleman in his 90s with multiple comorbidities succumbed to complications of COVID-19," the county said in its update Tuesday. "Our sincere condolences go to his loved ones." In addition, 31 new ...

1,700 Chautauqua County Residents Still Without Power

Roughly 1,740 homes in Chautauqua County still don't have power, according to National Grid's outage map, in the wake of powerful wind storms that tore through the area on Sunday. The biggest outages are 592 homes in Busti and North Harmony in the Longview area, 288 homes outside of Frewsburg ...

22nd Death Tied To COVID Announced In Cattaraugus County

A 22nd death tied to COVID-19 was reported Sunday evening by the Cattaraugus County Health Department Officials reported the woman was 82 years old and developed respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment. "We extend our deepest ...

Highest Wind Gust In Region At 69 MPH, Weather Service Notes

Sunday’s worst winds came Sunday during the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service readings. The highest recorded wind gust was in Fredonia at 69 mph at 8 p.m. That reading was the highest in Western New York with Buffalo reporting the same speed at 8:12 p.m. Dunkirk gusts ...

About 90K Sex Abuse Claims Filed In Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Close to 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization's bankruptcy case. The number far exceeds the initial projections of lawyers across the United States who have been ...

Randolph Woman Sentenced In Theft Of Workers Comp Benefits

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro announced the sentencing of a Randolph woman who reportedly stole $3,065.28 in workers' compensation benefits by forging her late father's name in order to cash the checks. Bonnie S. Slater, 60, of Randolph, was sentenced Monday in ...

Jackson Named Jamestown Police Chief

The current interim chief of the Jamestown Police Department has been tapped to become its next leader. Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist announced Monday afternoon that he has chosen Timothy Jackson to be the next police chief. Jackson's appointment as chief is subject to approval by the ...

Dunkirk Park Takes Beating From Waters, Winds

One of Dunkirk’s gems took a beating on Sunday. Point Gratiot was pounded by high waves and waters from the gusty conditions the area encountered throughout the day and night. Here are some photos, submitted by M.J. Stafford, at the park this morning.

County Clerk Warns Of Scam Involving DMV

Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore is warning the public of a scam involving the Department of Motor Vehicles. In a statement Monday afternoon, Barmore said, "Many people in Chautauqua county are receiving text messages that appear to be from the DMV telling them that they must update ...

24 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

The Chautauqua County Department of Health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Over the weekend, including Monday, 54 new cases were reported, with 16 coming from Jamestown, two in Sherman, six in Fredonia, three in Silver Creek, two in Dewittville, two in Frewsburg, four in Bemus ...

Power Outages Expected As High Winds Arrive

High winds and rain with possible thunderstorms are moving into the region this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, most of the high winds gusts could reach 50 to 65 mph and be confined to northern Chautauqua County. Already this morning, winds of 54 mph were clocked at ...

Powerful Winds Arrive In County

Powerful winds arrived in Chautauqua County shortly before 3:30 p.m., downing trees and limbs and knocking out power to hundreds of customers. At one point, county dispatch reported having more than 30 calls backed up for a variety of downed trees and utility poles. In the city of ...

New County Cases Total 10; 405 In Jamestown Area

Ten cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday by the Chautauqua County Health Department. That brings the total number of infections since March to 1,324 in the county. Full details on the 30 weekend cases will be offered on Monday by the department, a news release said Sunday. Through ...

It’s In Their Blood

FREWSBURG — Saturday's Section VI Class C girls soccer championship game was essentially a coronation for Frewsburg. No. 5 Chautauqua Lake made the second-seeded Bears work to retain their crown. Sisters Alexandra and Ava Hultberg as well as their cousin Ashlyn Samuelson each scored a goal ...

‘Historic Moment’: Thruway Begins Cashless Tolling System

It is official: the New York State Thruway went to a cashless tolling system beginning at 1 a.m. Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll called it a "historic moment for transportation." 'Motorists will now drive under American-made steel gantries with state-of the art sensors and ...

20 New COVID-19 Cases Takes County Over 1,300 Mark

Chautauqua County exceeded 1,300 COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The Health Department announced 20 additional cases, bringing the total to 1,314 since March. Full details regarding the cases will be released on Monday. In addition, there have been 139 cases in the last seven days. Our region's ...

High Wind Warning Issued For County

It could get gusty in Chautauqua County. A high wind warning by the National Weather Service in Buffalo goes into effect at 6 a.m. Sunday morning and lasts through 1 a.m. Monday. The warning is for all of Chautauqua County and for southern Erie County. According to the weather service, ...

Erie County Sheriff Won’t Enforce COVID-19 Limits

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard says his deputies will not be utilized during the Thanksgiving holiday to limit gatherings. In a news release issued today, Howard emphasized "family traditions." “I have no plans to utilize my office’s resources or Deputies to break up the great ...