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Reynolds Named To Helping Hands Board

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Megan Reynolds is the newest member of the board of directors at Community Helping Hands. “Serving on the Community Helping Hands board of directors is a perfect opportunity to further allow me to ingrain myself into this community. I’ve seen the great needs in our community and would ...

Charter Is Taking Grant Applications

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Charter Communications is taking applications for the 2020 Spectrum Digital Education Grant program from now until Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m. The window for applications was opened early due to the financial impacts of COVID-19, which include shortfalls in funding for nonprofit ...

Updated Form, Website To Help Streamline Planning Review Process

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WESTFIELD — While unable to be in the office over the past months due to the current circumstances, County Planning staff have been busy working on a number of projects to improve our local communities. One of these projects has been finding ways to improve the municipal referral process, ...

County Says Yard Sales Allowed In Phase 2

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Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel announced today that he recently received clarification from New York state that garage and yard sales are permitted in regions that have entered Phase 2 of Reopening. “As residents complete their spring cleaning, I have received numerous inquiries on ...

Helicopter Called In Tractor Accident

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One person was transported by medical helicopter following a tractor accident Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters from Frewsburg, Kiantone and Randolph were called around 5 p.m. to 2194 Little Bone Run Road outside Frewsburg for a report of a tractor rollover. County dispatch said one person was ...

1 Taken To Hospital After Stabbing

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A man was taken to UPMC Chautauqua following a reported stabbing incident late Tuesday in the city. Members of the Jamestown Police Department were alerted to a stab victim around 9:35 p.m. in the 200 block of East Eighth Street. The victim was transported by Alstar EMS with a wound to his ...

Unlike Any Other

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Though the outbreak of COVID-19 and the closure of schools has prevented Renee Hartling from physically seeing her colleagues at Love Elementary School, the school’s principal has been able to virtually continue at least one well-known education ritual. Staff meetings. In those weekly ...

NY Relaxes Testing Requirement For Nursing Home Staffers

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ALBANY (AP) — New York is now allowing nursing homes in some parts of the state to test staff for COVID-19 only once a week, down from a sweeping twice-a-week mandate that began last month. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said Wednesday that infection rates had fallen to the point ...

1 New COVID Case Reported; 105 Now In Total

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One new case of COVID-19 was reported Wednesday, bringing the total in Chautauqua County to 105. The new case involves a woman in her 20s. According to the county Health Department, there remains 13 active cases in addition to one hospitalization, 86 recoveries, six deaths and 6,516 negative ...

Taco Hut Resumes Takeout Service

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Jamestown residents will have one more reasons to smile today, when Taco Hut resumes take out service after closing its doors for the majority of the COVID-19 shutdown. While many restaurants have remained open to their customers through delivery orders and curbside service, Taco Hut made ...

Snellings To Retire As Police Chief In July

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Harry Snellings, Jamestown’s longtime police chief, announced he plans to retire. City officials were told of the decision Monday night, catching some off guard. However, all said the retirement will leave the Jamestown Police Department — and the city itself — with big shoes to ...

Foster Care Extension Proposed

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Legislation introduced recently in the state Assembly would establish a six-month moratorium on aging out of foster care. Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-Poughkeepsie, introduced A.10510 to add a new paragraph in the state’s Unconsolidated Law to require the state to continue providing the ...

Tanning Salon Owner Frustrated By Reopening Guidelines

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The owner of a Jamestown tanning salon who received a cease and desist letter from the city after twice opening last week is expressing frustration with the state’s NY Forward guidelines she believes are unclear and hurting small businesses. Tina Lindquist was required to close Hot ...

Phase 3 Guidelines Released

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Phase Three guidelines as part of NY Forward have been released. Nonessential businesses that will be allowed to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic include restaurants and personal care services. The guidelines were released Tuesday. Specifically, personal care includes tattoo and ...

Board Of Elections, Schools Working To Prevent Voter Fraud

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One of the largest fears of absentee ballot voting is the potential for voter fraud. The Chautauqua County Board of Elections and school district officials throughout the county are working their best to try and prevent voter fraud from occurring during the school budget vote and board ...

Outdoor Dining Ordinance Changes Eyed

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The Jamestown City Council discussed proposed ordinance changes that could assist downtown restaurants following the COVID-19 pandemic. Elliott Raimondo, city corporation counsel, started the discussion Monday about outdoor dining changes that could be made to allow for mobile food trucks ...

Earthfest Highlights Held Virtually

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Earthfest, Jamestown Community College’s annual celebration of Earth Day, may have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the program’s highlights were conducted in virtual settings. Students in JCC’s Earth Awareness Club have sponsored Earthfest each April since the ...

Top 12 Prevention Works Posters Released

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“Prevention Works” was the theme for this year’s annual Prevention Works Alcohol Awareness Month Poster Contest. Ninety-two students from Chautauqua County submitted posters, with a preliminary judging process narrowing the posters down to the top 12 dividing them into three ...

Southwestern Holds Moving-Up Ceremony

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Clad in “I Survived Fifth-Grade Quarantine” T-shirts and personal protective equipment, staff and administration of Southwestern Central School gathered Tuesday for a drive-through style moving-up ceremony for students heading to middle school. Amid ongoing parking lot improvements, a ...