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Stay Home Rules Extended In NY Amid Glimmer Of Hope

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended stay-at-home restrictions through the month and increased fines on violators to up to $1,000, citing fresh evidence Monday that the outbreak-fighting rules could be helping the state avoid a worst-case catastrophe. Here are developments in ...

County Reports Second Virus-Related Death

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A second resident of Chautauqua County has died due to complications with the coronavirus, the county Department of Health and Human Services said Monday. The individual, a male in his 70s, resided in the northern part of the county. The first virus-related death, involving a north county man ...

Falconer To Postpones April Events; Playgrounds Closed

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FALCONER — Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, the village of Falconer has postponed several upcoming events and activities, including the Easter egg hunt, the village-wide clean-up day and all brush collections previously scheduled throughout the month of ...

Accomplishments With Extra Time

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Since so many of us are not following our normal routines, I will let you know some of my plans, which are definitely subject to change, while I get to stay home and work with few distractions. I have been working on a project involving following deeds to a large parcel of land in north ...

Confirmed Cases Of Virus Reach 18 In County

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MAYVILLE — Four new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Chautauqua County. The additional cases include two men, one his 30s and the other in his 70s, and two women in their 50s, and brings the total locally to 18. The bulk of those with the virus — 12 as of Sunday — ...

Bill Would Impose Large Fine For Price Gouging

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Those found to be price gouging on medical supplies during a public health emergency could find themselves on the receiving end of a big fine under legislation proposed in the state Legislature. Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, D-Flushing, proposes in A.10159 to amend the state’s General ...

Liquor Sales Return To Normal After Brief Spike

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Area liquor stores saw a significant increase in sales during the start of the coronavirus outbreak, but the rush has now tapered off. Designated as essential businesses during the shutdown, store owners across the state have been able to keep their staffs on the payroll while many bars ...

State’s Death Count Nears 4,200 But There’s Hope

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NEW YORK — A slight dip in new coronavirus deaths in New York over the last 24 hours may be a glimmer of hope that the spread is slowing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as overall fatalities in the state climbed to nearly 4,200. Cuomo said it was too soon to determine whether the pandemic ...

Internet Providers Ready To Handle Increased Traffic

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With millions of families quarantined inside their homes, telecommunication networks have never been more important for work, study and play. Internet service providers typically build infrastructure that is designed to handle peak periods of unusually high traffic, and the coronavirus ...

Sheltie Returned To Family After Monthlong Journey

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Cody, an adult Sheltie who ran away from his Clymer home and began a monthlong journey across southern Chautauqua County gaining internet fame, was returned to his family Sunday morning. Beth Moss, dog control officer for the town of Busti and village of Lakewood, said Cody was located in a ...

Cummins Announces Pay Cuts, Hours Reductions

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Cummins Inc. is cutting salaries at all levels of the workforce as the company weathers the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the company announced that Tom Linebarger, Cummins Inc. chairman and CEO, is taking a 50% pay cut while directors are taking a 25% pay cut. All other employees are seeing ...

Mexico: More Social Spending, No Business Bailout For Virus

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Sunday there will be no huge economic stimulus program as the country faces the threat of coronavirus-induced crisis almost certainly unlike any it has seen in the past century. Instead, the administration will expand ...

Premier Infuriated By Trump, Says Canada Helped US Amid 9/11

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TORONTO (AP) — The premier of a Canadian province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks questioned the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to Canada. The conservative leader ...

Biden Raises Idea Of Democrats Holding An Online Convention

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the coronavirus, may need to take place online as the pandemic continues to reshape the race for the White House. The party “may have to do a virtual convention,” ...

Does Medicare Cover Me If I Get COVID-19?

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Question: How does Medicare cover me if I get sick from COVID-19? Answer: COVID-19 has changed our daily lives so quickly in so many ways. It is my hope that you are isolating yourself from physical contact with people outside those that you live with. This does not mean being isolated ...

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Humane Society To Host Socially Distanced Event The Chautauqua County Humane Society is inviting the community to join in for their first ever “Easter egg Hunt: Social Distancing Edition.” CCHS director of community Relations Brian Papalia said, “Since traditional Easter egg hunts will ...

Back Home: Internet-Famous Sheltie Returned To Family

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Cody, an adult Sheltie who ran away from his Clymer home and began a month-long journey across southern Chautauqua County gaining internet fame, was returned to his family Sunday morning. Beth Moss, dog control officer for the town of Busti and village of Lakewood, said Cody was located in ...