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‘Keep It At Bay’

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Additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified among staff and residents at Heritage Green, though most are not showing symptoms of the virus. Lisa Haglund, Heritage president and CEO, confirmed Tuesday that 26 staff and 43 residents at the Route 430 nursing facility in Greenhurst have ...

Comedy Center To No Longer Be A Polling Site

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Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Comedy Center will no longer be a polling site during elections. National Comedy Center officials sent a correspondence to the Chautauqua County Election Commissioners Brian Abram and Norman Green in August detailing how the Jamestown Gateway Train ...

COVID-Related Deaths Reach 50 In Chautauqua County

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Hundreds of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were identified Tuesday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. The numbers represent data collected from Friday through Monday. In addition, three new COVID-19-related deaths were recorded, marking 50 to date. The new deaths, according to ...

Online Shopping Growth, COVID Sparks Jump In Store Returns

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ALBANY — The time-honored post-Christmas rush of gift returns is growing larger, but you might not know it by visiting your favorite mall or department store. You would see it, though, if you stopped by Corner Gateway, a family-run printing/shipping business in Slingerlands. “Our whole ...

Reed To Attend Inauguration, Not Worried About Security

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Despite the possibility of more protests taking place in Washington, D.C. during the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden today, Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, will be attending the ceremony. On Tuesday, Reed discussed the inauguration during a conference call with regional media. He said ...

Death Of Warren Native Ruled Homicide

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The cause of death of the Youngsville High School graduate and social media influencer who was found dead outside of Houston in November has been released. Alexis Robinault Sharkey was strangled, according to the Harris County (Texas) Institute of Forensic Sciences. “The Harris County ...

Gov. Cuomo Threatens Tax Hikes Without Federal Aid

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing two state budgets — one which uses $6 billion in aid from the federal government and one with $15 billion aid from the federal government. Cuomo said the budget with the larger aid will help avoid further spending cuts and tax hikes, which he says will make ...

Facing Crush Of Crises, Biden Will Take Helm As President

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. The very ceremony in which ...

Biden Becomes 46th President Of United States

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, swearing the oath of office just before noon to take the helm of a deeply divided nation while inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden's inauguration ...

Buffalo Man Jailed On Attempted Robbery Charge

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A Buffalo man was jailed Wednesday morning on an attempted robbery charge after police were called to Dollar General around 9:15 a.m. Officers had received a report of an armed robbery in progress at the 226 Winsor St. store. Patrols were advised that the suspect — later identified as ...

84 New COVID Cases, 51st Death Reported In County

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Eighty-four new cases and another COVID-related death were reported Wednesday by the Chautauqua County Department of Health. To date, 51 people have died due to complications associated with the virus. The newest death appears to be a person between the ages of 70 and 79, according to the ...

Here’s Hope: City Police Department Welcomes Comfort Dog

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The latest member of the Jamestown Police Department didn't have to pass a civil service exam to join the force. On Wednesday, city officials announced that the department has added its first domestic violence comfort dog named Hope, an 8-week-old yellow Labrador. City officials were ...

States Report Vaccine Shortages And Cancel Appointments

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NEW YORK (AP) — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are seeing them canceled. Karen Stachowiak, a ...

Little Free Library Established In Panama

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PANAMA — Panama residents, lifelong friends and avid readers, Julie Nagel and Dawn Sard, have fond memories of the local Bookmobile, a bus filled with books that brought “a magical doorway to a world of adventure and possibility,” to their small community. It is out of this love for ...

County 4-H Celebrates Youth Achievement

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program celebrated a unique 4-H year at its annual Awards Night held recently at the Falcon’s Nest in Falconer. Despite the challenges 4-H youth and volunteers faced by the coronavirus pandemic, Chautauqua County ...

Sign Of Success

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The impact of Buffalo Bills beating the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday night has been felt all throughout Western New York, including Fredonia. Johnson Street in Fredonia, which is right off Berry Road, has undergone an unofficial name change because ...

Area Police Reports

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LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ LAKEWOOD — A Jamestown man observed doing “donuts” in the parking lot of an East Fairmount Avenue business in Lakewood is facing drunken driving charges. Officers with the Lakewood-Busti Police Department observed the vehicle violation around 9:45 ...

Making The Most

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A blanket of snow covered much of Chautauqua County on Monday, making travel difficult for some though providing a natural playground for children off from school. Most of the region — including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and southern Erie counties — was under a lake effect snow ...

Absentee Ballot Tracking Passed By Senate

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After three years in legislative limbo, Democrats in the state Senate have passed a bill giving state residents a way to track their absentee ballots. S.1028, sponsored by Sen. Leroy Comrie, D-Queens, was approved in a 43-20 party-line vote. The legislation amends the state Election Law to ...

Nursing Home COVID Deaths Climb

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More COVID-19-related deaths have been reported at nursing homes in Chautauqua County. According to data compiled by the New York State Department of Health, 18 residents have died due to complications associated with the coronavirus inside local nursing facilities. Of those, 14 were ...