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Ready To Retire: Paper Factory Owners Note Memories, Gratitude

FREDONIA — After 29 years, Bruce and Ann Mulkin are closing the doors on The Paper Factory at the end of the year. While a number of businesses have closed in the last couple years due to the pandemic, the Mulkins are doing so for a different reason. “We’ve been here 29 years, seven ...

No New County Mask Mandates Expected — For Now

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel continues to be concerned about rising COVID numbers, however he isn’t ready yet to make any new mandates regarding mask wearing. “I don’t see us doing that (requiring masks), but that’s not to say we’re not considering it,” he said Tuesday ...

Talkin’ Turkeys: Bush Elementary Students Celebrate Thanksgiving With Feast

“Do you want to know what they had the first Thanksgiving in 1621?” Sydney Deppas asked her class at Bush Elementary School in Jamestown. “Fish!” Deppas’ class focused this week on learning about the first Thanksgiving held by the pilgrims in the 1600s. Students were able to ...

$4B Compensation Fund Proposed For Nursing Home Victims

Legislator Ron Kim, a noted critic of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 nursing home policies, is proposing a $4 billion compensation fund for civil claims arising from personal injuries or the death of nursing home residents in New York due to COVID-19. Kim, D-Flushing, recently ...

Probe Finds Overwhelming Evidence Of Misconduct By Cuomo

ALBANY — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed women and that he ordered state workers to help produce his book on pandemic leadership during work hours. The report also found that Cuomo’s staff ...

Goodell, Borrello Respond To Release Of Cuomo Report

The results of a long-awaited release of a state legislative investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t much surprise Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown. The findings were authored by lawyers from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP on behalf of the state Assembly Judiciary ...