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Graduation Adaptation

Like their peers all around the country and beyond, Falconer Central School’s 2020 class has already missed out on many of the events and activities that senior students look forward to. Sports seasons, clubs and most other gatherings have been canceled due to COVID-19. In recent weeks, ...

Unemployment Jumps As Next Phase Of Reopening Nears

Chautauqua County’s unemployment rate jumped to 15.5% in April, the latest indicator in how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the county’s workforce. The monthly statistics, released Wednesday by the state Labor Department, come as the Western New York region is poised to enter Phase ...

Hospitalizations May Not Be Caused By COVID-19

People who have tested positive with COVID-19 and are in the hospital may not be hospitalized because of the virus. During the last week, Chautauqua County officials have started to announce the number of people in the hospital who have tested positive with the virus because it’s one of ...

Medical Price-Gouging Prevention Bill Proceeds

Legislation prohibiting price-gouging for medical supplies and services co-sponsored by Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, has passed two committees en route to the state Assembly and Senate floor for a vote. A.10270/S.8189 is part of a slate of bills being discussed now that the state ...

Testing Mandate Draws Ire

Chautauqua County health officials have expressed concern over a state mandate requiring nursing home facilities to test staff twice a week during the coronavirus pandemic. At the heart of the issue is testing capabilities, specifically having enough supplies and resources for the 2,500 ...

Impact A Cause For Concern At Facility

One local nursing facility is nervous about the financial impact of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mandate that employees must be tested twice a week. Lisa Haglund, chief executive officer of Heritage Ministries, told The Post-Journal on Tuesday that while her organization has appreciated the ...

Record Temps Hover Across Region

Record temperatures sent a heatwave throughout Western New York on Tuesday, with temperatures in Jamestown reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, meanwhile, reached 88 degrees by 12:25 p.m., tying the record high for May 26 set in 1944, ...

JRC Creates Funding Programs To Assist Businesses In Reopening

Parklets may soon assist downtown businesses seat more guests. The parklet idea is new to Jamestown, but is widely used in other cities to seat more customers outside, said Kristofor Sellstrom, Jamestown Renaissance Corp. board co-chairman. A parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides ...

‘Ultimate Sacrifice’

CASSADAGA — Members of the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 Honor Guard, using military like precision, visited a dozen cemeteries Monday in recognition of Memorial Day. Sporting blue face masks and standing 6 feet apart, the Honor Guard made sure the coronavirus pandemic would not put ...

Drive-In Service Recognizes Fallen Heroes

LAKEWOOD — The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of many Memorial Day services around the country. That did not stop area residents from recognizing fallen heroes on what turned out to be a beautiful Monday. In Lakewood, a drive-in ceremony was held in the Chautauqua Mall parking ...

Ceremonies Pay Tribute To Those Who Gave Everything

Though an abbreviated ceremony, the Dunkirk Memorial Day service honored the fallen heroes of the United States, New York, Chautauqua County and the city of Dunkirk. “May God bless all our veterans and remember those who have sacrificed for our freedom and this great nation of ours,” said ...

Memorial Day Boat Parade Held In Cassadaga

CASSADAGA - A Memorial Day Boat parade commenced in Cassadaga on Monday, honoring the lost lives of veterans. Many boats were decorated for the occasion, with one boat playing patriotic music.

Sheridan Hosts Memorial Day Service In Honor Of Soldiers

SHERIDAN -- The Sheridan Town Board held a Memorial Day service to honor soldiers who gave their lives in war. The service was abbreviated this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. "This year is the 152 anniversary of Memorial Day," said Walker. "It was on May 5, 1868 that General John ...

The ‘Greatest Generation’

They’re called the “Greatest Generation.” Their stories are those of heroism borne of patriotism. And, to local attorney and Robert H. Jackson Center co-founder Greg Peterson, they must be told and preserved before it’s too late. “Having had conversations with (former ...

VanRensselaer Recognized For Honoring Veteran

Walter L Bunn was a hero but no one knew that. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, earning numerous citations for his bravery. He survived five years in the Army, including the combat years and he returned home to Western New York where he assimilated back into society becoming a private ...

Some Memorial Day Services Go Online

In most places across America, there may not be mass gatherings with hats off or hands saluted this Memorial Day. There also may not be a sea of red, white and blue marking the grave stones that stretch for miles across hillsides. But despite the restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic has ...

A New Normal

WARREN, Pa. — When Allegheny Outfitters re-opened on May 9, owner Piper VanOrd admitted both she and her team had their reservations about how best to proceed. With patrons from approximately 48 states visiting her outdoors store and planning summer excursions through her kayak and canoe ...

‘Public Health Crisis’

The coronavirus is not the only public health crisis local officials are grappling with this year. The one, however, may have a connection to the other. The Chautauqua County Board of Health met this week via Zoom and discussed what has been an uptick in the number of reported drug ...

10 New Cases Of COVID-19 Reported

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 ...

‘Conflicting Interests’

A New York City Democrat is pushing state legislation to protect privacy rights during COVID-19 contact tracing procedures. Assemblyman Ron Kim, D-Flushing, recently introduced A.10462 in the Assembly to establish protocols for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and immunity certification, ...