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Hochul Pledges Help, But Isn’t Budging On Vaccine Mandate

Health care facilities created plans last year to handle capacity issues. Gov. Kathy Hochul suggests those plans be dusted off as staffing shortages loom in health care facilities statewide. Hochul made her remarks in response to reporters’ questions during a news conference Wednesday in ...

County Vaccination Rates Lag Statewide Averages

Chautauqua County continues to lag in COVID-19 vaccination rates compared to statewide figures. That comes as the health department on Wednesday announced 115 new cases of the virus, along with two new virus-related deaths, a bump in active cases and several new hospitalizations. According to ...

Harris, Yellen Make A Personal Case For Fixing Child Care

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a report Wednesday that detailed the high price and low wages for child care, a problem that makes it harder for parents to work and one that the Biden administration aims to fix with its budget proposal. Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary ...

Dewittville Solar Project Moving Forward, Despite Concerns

A proposed solar project in Dewittville is moving ahead, although town officials are expressing their disappointment with the company. The Chautauqua Town Board on Monday continued its public hearing on a proposed 5-megawatt solar array on Hartfield-Stockton Road. The developer is Omni ...

Striking A Chord: Locals Look To Raise Money For Beloved Music Teacher

Roy Ayers once said, “The true beauty of music is that it connects people.” Musicians and community members from across the area, and even across the country, have come together to show just that. Friends of Bill Knight, a beloved and talented local music teacher, have come together to ...

State Sen. Borrello Calls For Testing Option For Health Care Workers

State Sen. George Borrello has called on Gov. Kathy Hochul and Dr. Howard Zucker, New York’s Department of Health commissioner, asking them to allow unvaccinated health care workers the option to submit to regular testing in lieu of having to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Borrello, ...