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#FREDstrong

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FREDONIA — State University of New York at Fredonia students headed home during the past few weeks and will finish out the semester online. “Congratulations, Big Blue Family! We did it! You remained #FREDstrong, took care of each other, and kept your focus on your academic success this ...

Area Police Reports

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ PORTLAND — Karri L. Treacle, 38, of Ripley, was taken into custody at 9:15 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for driving while intoxicated and DWI per se. Treacle was taken to Chautauqua County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court at a later ...

Address To The World

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Julia Craighill did not know her maternal grandfather, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. He passed away three years before she was born. But through her parents, she learned of the indelible mark the Spring Creek, Pa., native and Jamestown resident left on the legal ...

Recognized

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SHERMAN — District 18 Legislator Bill Ward recently presented Pine Junction’s COVID Safety Certificate of Recognition to owner Lonnie Pound and General Manager Michelle Lloyd during a short ceremony at the restaurant. Also on hand was manager Kim Orton, who accepted the award on behalf ...

Area Volunteer Crews Are Kept Busy With Morning Fires

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Local volunteer firefighters were kept busy Friday morning after three separate fires broke out within a couple of hours. In Cattaraugus County, a fire was reported before 1 a.m. on a property along Route 62 in the town of Conewango. Crews from several volunteer departments — both in ...

Variance For Women And Children’s Shelter Denied

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A proposal that would have set the groundwork to turn the former Dibert Home in West Ellicott into a women and children’s rescue shelter has been nixed due to the town’s zoning law. Representatives from the UCAN City Mission and the current owner of the property at 484 Fairmount Ave. went ...

New Directions Honors Workers

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New Directions Youth and Family Services, with offices in Jamestown, Olean and Randolph, recently honored recipients of the agency’s Milestone Years of Service awards, which recognize individuals who dedicate their careers to helping Western New York children and families receiving New ...

Chadakoin Club — Organized Rowing On Chautauqua Lake

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Did you know that the sport of rowing on Chautauqua Lake dates back to the 1880s with the formation of the Chadakoin Club in Greenhurst. Chief amongst the club’s activities were competitive races against the Chautauqua Sports Club based at Chautauqua Institution. Over the years, sailing ...

County COVID Positivity Rate Remains Low

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As the state’s Erie County yellow zone microcluster border creeps further south, Chautauqua County continues to report the lowest seven-day COVID-19 test positivity rate in Western New York. According to results reported to the state Health Department through Wednesday, the latest day ...

Teacher Saluted By Lawmakers

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MAYVILLE — A Fredonia middle school teacher has been honored by county officials. During the Chautauqua County Legislature meeting this week, county lawmakers issued a commendation to Amanda Pacanowski. Legislator Christine Starks, D-Fredonia noted Pacanowski received the Outstanding ...

Falconer To Alter Annual Santa Parade

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FALCONER — The Falconer Rotary and the village of Falconer have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s traditional Santa Claus parade. Instead, Santa Claus will be escorted by the Falconer Fire Department around the village on Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 10 a.m. To view the ...

Ripley Eyes Project Cost Reduction

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RIPLEY — At a time of rising costs and fiscal uncertainty, the town of Ripley is reviewing an opportunity to reduce the cost of its Sewer District 2 project by $150,000, council members learned at their recent meeting. Ripley supervisor Doug Bowen said, “we are working with JD Northrup ...

Criminal Justice Reformers Cheer Multiple Election Victories

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NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several ...

Drugs, Pills Lead To Charges For Fredonia Man

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A Fredonia man whose vehicle contained Ecstasy pills and marijuana, is facing charges after being stopped on Thursday. State Police in Jamestown charged Philip Whitfield, 27, with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and ...

COVID Rapid Testing Clinic Is Tuesday In Mayville

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MAYVILLE -- The Chautauqua County Health Department has announced a COVID-19 rapid testing clinic will be held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, 2 Academy St. COVID-19 testing is available to anyone who wants to be tested and is free. ...

Panama Woman Smashes Phone, Faces Charges

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PANAMA -- A domestic dispute on Thursday has led to the arrest of a town woman. State Police in Jamestown charged Kendra Raynor, 31, with fourth-degree criminal mischief after they responded to a residence in Panama for a report of a domestic dispute. An investigation revealed that during an ...

Retailers Brace As Virus Bears Down On Consumers And Economy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — LaTonya Story is every retailer’s worst fear. With the viral pandemic re-surging through the country and the economy under threat, Story has decided to slash her holiday shopping budget. She’ll spend less than $2,000 this season, down from several thousand dollars in ...

26 New Cases Announced; County Efforts Earn Praise

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Twenty-six new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County were reported Saturday by the Health Department. Over the last week, there have been 157 cases -- an average of more than 22 cases per day. On Friday, The Chautauqua County Health Department received reports from the New York state ...

One Death, 102 COVID Cases In 3 Days In Cattaraugus County

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Over three days, Cattaraugus County has logged 102 COVID-19 cases and one death. That's the word from the county's Health Department, which on Saturday noted 34 new infections. In addition, a 24th death due to COVID-19 related complications was announced late Friday. "She was a 93 year old ...

Blue Star Mothers Accepting Christmas Donations

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The Blue Star Mothers NY Chapter 4 is currently accepting donations for the 2020 Military Christmas Care Package Drive. Both monetary and material donations are being collected, including hand-signed cards and letters. Items especially sought are beef jerkys, protein bars, peanut butter, ...