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Chamber To Honor Individuals And Businesses In Virtual Awards Event

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will bestow its Economic Development Award on The Chautauqua Center, and the Person(s) of the Year Award will go to the Small Business Revolution Committee in Fredonia and the businesses selected for Season 5. The Economic Development Award is ...

Parking Day ‘Reclaims’ Downtown Outdoor Spaces

If you’ve ever wanted to play Yahtzee on the street or sit on a couch while traffic passes by, downtown Jamestown was where you wanted to be Friday. The city of Jamestown for the first time participated in Parking Day, which is an annual event that encourages landscape architects, ...

Dems Wants State To Provide $600 Jobless Benefit

A Bronx Democrat wants New York state to institute its own $600 a week unemployment benefit for the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Jamaal Bailey, D-Bronx, has introduced S.8972 to respond to ongoing gridlock in Washington, D.C., on the next round of federal COVID-19 stimulus legislation. ...

Forestville, Pine Valley Are Eliminating School Resource Officers

Pine Valley and Forestville are the latest schools that are cutting school resource officers. During the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday, legislators approved contracts for three school resource officers — two for BOCES and one for Silver Creek ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE As fall begins here in Western New York, water temperatures drop. For bass anglers this means bass can be found off shallow rocky points, docks and other shoreline structure. Warner and Lakewood Bar are great places to begin the search for monster smallies. With baitfish ...

Westfield Hospital Foundation Adds New Board Member

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomed Christine G. Adams to its board of directors recently. A cum laude graduate of Gannon University, Adams earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree, majoring in accounting with a minor in finance. Adams, who lives in Portland, ...

Casinos Cancel Events

All entertainment shows have been canceled at the Seneca Resorts & Casinos through January. This includes shows scheduled at the Seneca Niagara Event Center, Seneca Niagara Bear’s Den Showroom, and Seneca Allegany Event Center. Original tickets for rescheduled shows will still be ...

DiNapoli: Sales Tax Collections Are Down

Sales tax collections in Chautauqua County decreased 10.2% in August 2020 compared to last year, worsening a trend of decreasing sales tax revenues due to COVID-19. Sales tax revenues in Chautauqua County were 4.3% less from January through August 2020 compared to the same period last year, ...

Fall String Festival Slated For Sept 26, 27

FREDONIA — The State University at Fredonia School of Music will host a virtual edition of its annual string festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, with Project: Music Heals Us (PMHU) Artists as special guests. The event is sponsored by the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the ...

Reed Celebrates Signing Of Great American Outdoors Act

Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, joined President Donald Trump, David Bernhardt, interior secretary, and lawmakers from the Senate and House for the signing of the “Great American Outdoors Act.” Reed co-sponsored the legislation, and the Problem Solvers Caucus, which Reed co-chairs, endorsed the ...

Everydays True Value Hardware Donates To JHS

Everydays True Value Hardware on Foote Avenue recently donated health and safety supplies to Jamestown High School through The True Value Foundation’s Educational Heroes Safety Campaign. The donation included hand sanitizer, NN-95 masks, hand soap and cleaners. “We are very thankful ...

Volunteers Sought For Coaching Program

The Coalition of Chautauqua County Women and Girls is seeking volunteers for the Women2Women (W2W) coaching program. The W2W adult mentoring program was sparked in 2013 by a status report titled “Women and Girls in Chautauqua County.” Since then, the Coalition of Chautauqua County Women ...

University Receives Funding To Improve Recycling, Waste Reduction

The State University of New York at Buffalo has received state funding to focus on strategies to improve recycling and waste reduction. Recycling markets are currently experiencing unprecedented volatility due in part to tightening import restrictions in Asia. As a result, some U.S. recycling ...

Abrams-Hill To Run For Seneca Nation Treasurer

SENECA NATION ALLEGANY TERRITORY — Sandra Abrams-Hill of the Wolf Clan has announced her candidacy for Seneca Nation treasurer. A resident of the Allegany Territory, Abrams-Hill will be running at the Seneca Party Caucus and seeks to then advance to the nation’s general election in ...

Bridge Work On Schedule In Poland

A bridge rehabilitation project along Route 394 is well underway in the town of Poland. According to Susan S. Surdej of the New York State Department of Transportation, abutment and pier work have been completed on the bridge that spans the Western NY & PA Railroad and Lake Erie Railroad ...

County Confirms 2 Dunkirk Students Test For Virus

The Chautauqua County Department of Health said two students within the Dunkirk School District have tested positive for COVID-19. Christine Schuyler, county public health director, confirmed the two positive cases. The students have been attending school through distance learning only and ...

Fredonia Is Still On Boil Water Order

Members of the Chautauqua County Department of Health made an inspection of Fredonia’s Water Treatment Plant Thursday morning to assess progress on the filtration change. “The Health Department was pleased with our progress with the work that was being completed to resolve turbidity ...

Man Accused Of Growing Marijuana

A Portland man is facing charges he illegally grew marijuana inside his residence, a mobile home that was destroyed by fire earlier this week. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced charges against 28-year-old Caleb F. Daniels. An investigation by the Southern Tier ...

Pandemic Complicates Campaign For Challengers

Incumbents, even those with interim in their title, maintain a tremendous amount of control regarding the narrative of the campaign season. Holding office gives those who serve us plenty of clout and connections to their constituents whether it be through the media or major events. For the ...

JLDC Eyes Retooling Loan Programs

Micro, working capital, COVID-19 response and remote workers might be new categories of loans the Jamestown Local Development Corp. (JLDC) could be offering to encourage private sector investment. On Wednesday, the JLDC board met with one of its discussions on loans offered by the ...