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JPS To Unveil New Plan

Jamestown Public Schools officials plan to make an announcement on April 21 how the district will deal the likely year-ending closure of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently extended his school closures statewide until April 29. While the governor has been acting ...

Another Recovery Reported; No New Cases

One more person has fully recovered from the coronavirus, and no new cases were reported Tuesday in Chautauqua County. The county Department of Health and Human Services said eight people have now recovered from the COVID-19 virus, up from seven Monday. The total number of cases to date ...

DA: Harassment Of Police During Pandemic Could Lead To Charges

MAYVILLE — Individuals who intentionally spit or cough on members of law enforcement in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak could find themselves facing serious charges. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson on Tuesday said he intends to prosecute those who target police ...

JHS Interim Principal’s Contract Has Been Extended

Dana Williams will remain as Jamestown High School’s principal through the end of the 2020-21 school year. The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the extension of Williams’ memorandum of agreement between the district and the Jamestown Principals’ ...

Staying Busy

The outbreak of the coronavirus has been a source of concern and increased buying at grocery stores and food markets across the country. The impact has been felt by local farmers, who have adapted to the changing marketplace and are continuing to produce safe and healthy products for ...

2nd Life Claimed

A second resident of Chautauqua County has died due to complications with the coronavirus, the county Department of Health and Human Services said Monday. The individual, a male in his 70s, resided in the northern part of the county. The first virus-related death, involving a north county ...

How To Best Engage A Child During Shutdown

How much time should children spend on school work each day while schools are closed due to COVID-19? It’s a question that will be answered in homes throughout the state for the near future. On Monday, the state Education Department canceled Regents examinations this year due to the COVID-19 ...

Pay Cuts Are Announced At Cummins

Cummins Inc. is cutting salaries at all levels of the workforce as the company weathers the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the company announced that Tom Linebarger, Cummins Inc. chairman and CEO, is taking a 50% pay cut while directors are taking a 25% pay cut. All other employees are seeing ...

Lifelong Learning

Learning how to make an erupting volcano, participating in a kettlebell workout and discovering that city sidewalks used to be cleared by horse drawn snowplows are just a few of the interesting videos being posted by local organizations while being closed because of the novel coronavirus, ...

Confirmed Cases Of Virus Reach 18 In County

MAYVILLE — Four new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Chautauqua County. The additional cases include two men, one his 30s and the other in his 70s, and two women in their 50s, and brings the total locally to 18. The bulk of those with the virus — 12 as of Sunday — ...

Liquor Sales Return To Normal After Brief Spike

Area liquor stores saw a significant increase in sales during the start of the coronavirus outbreak, but the rush has now tapered off. Designated as essential businesses during the shutdown, store owners across the state have been able to keep their staffs on the payroll while many bars ...

Internet Providers Ready To Handle Increased Traffic

With millions of families quarantined inside their homes, telecommunication networks have never been more important for work, study and play. Internet service providers typically build infrastructure that is designed to handle peak periods of unusually high traffic, and the coronavirus ...

Back Home: Internet-Famous Sheltie Returned To Family

Cody, an adult Sheltie who ran away from his Clymer home and began a month-long journey across southern Chautauqua County gaining internet fame, was returned to his family Sunday morning. Beth Moss, dog control officer for the town of Busti and village of Lakewood, said Cody was located in ...

Leaving Paradise

Susan Jones and her husband Greg have vacationed in Puerto Vallarta for the last two decades. For the last eight years, the Bemus Point residents have called the resort town on Mexico’s west coast their home during the winter months. And up until 10 days before they were scheduled to ...

5 County Residents Now Fully Recovered From The Coronavirus

MAYVILLE — Five people confirmed to have had the coronavirus have “fully recovered” in Chautauqua County. That was the positive news shared Friday by County Executive PJ Wendel during a press conference in Mayville. “It’s a pretty good statistic to show,” Wendel said of the ...

Schools Adjusting During Closure

Sylvia Root admitted that she’s never seen anything like it before. “I’ve been in education for over 40 years and I’ve never seen this before and I’ve never had to deal with anything like it before,” said Root, the Dunkirk City School District’s interim superintendent, of the ...

‘Changed For Life’

Ronni Thompson first noticed something was amiss in early March when she couldn’t clear her throat. She was painting her living room inside her Dunkirk home, so she figured the dust was causing some irritation. Three days later, her world went hazy. “I was just withering in pain,” ...

‘Like A Band-Aid’

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists are ready to begin a human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine pending Food and Drug Administration approval. A peer-reviewed study of the UPMC scientists’ research has been published in The Lancet’s EBioMedicine, the first peer-reviewed ...

3,000% Change Noted In Unemployment Claims In WNY

Western New York had the second highest number of claims for unemployment last week of the 10 labor regions in the state. The state Labor Department on Thursday released information on the number of unemployment claims since the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak started. Western New ...

Police Are Not Stopping Drivers To Ask If They’re Essential Workers

Rumors of a travel ban in place and that police are stopping non-essential motorists out for a joy ride appear to be just that — rumors. Both Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone and Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings said they have encountered the misinformation on social media ...