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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ RANDOLPH — Elena Ramirez, 47, of Van Wert, Ohio, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Ramirez was stopped Friday for a traffic violation on Main Street in Randolph. Ramirez was taken into custody after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests and later ...

McConnell Vows Quick Vote On Next Justice; Biden Says Wait

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump ...

Mourning Ginsburg: A ‘Giant’ Loss

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National and state leaders are mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsberg died on Friday night and since then, tributes have come from many state officials. State Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued this statement: "New York's heart breaks with the passing of Justice Ruth ...

County Announces Three New COVID-19 Cases

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Chautauqua County on Saturday announced three new cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of cases to 605. In addition, four new cases were announced at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Currently, the university notes, there are 14 active cases and 82 students have recovered.

Reed Introduces Bill On Essential Air Service

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, has introduced the bipartisan “Restoring Essential Service to Small Airports Act” to help smaller but economically essential airports across the country, like the Jamestown Regional Airport, rejoin the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. ...

Plastic Bag Ban Begins Oct. 19 In State, DEC Says

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that DEC will begin enforcement of the state’s ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between ...

Falconer Region Receives Funding From Community Foundation

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The Falconer Region Community Fund and Donald R. Swanson Memorial Fund recently awarded grants to five organizations in the Falconer and Kennedy communities. Grants were awarded to the Kennedy Free Library for reopening supplies, Kennedy United Methodist Church for technology upgrades, Our ...

Lakewood Library To Extend Evening Hours

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LAKEWOOD — Lakewood Library’s new literacy partners program is working to help families who are struggling with the challenges of remote learning. Beginning Oct. 1, the library is extending its evening hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Previously, it was only open ...

DAR Chapter Meets

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The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at Ottaway Park in Westfield on Sept. 3. There were 19 members present. The opening ritual was led by Regent Brenda Johnson. Johnson introduced three new members ...

County Reports 8 New COVID-19 Cases

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The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Friday reported eight new cases of COVID-19, of which one resides in Brocton, two in Fredonia, two in Stockton, two in Dunkirk and one in Cassadaga. There remains 56 active cases for those who continue to recover under orders from local health ...

City Attorney Named Rising Star

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Jamestown attorney John I. LaMancuso, a partner in the law firm of Lewis & Lewis P.C., has been named a Rising Star by lawyer rating service Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state are designated Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more ...

SBDC Hires Wedzik, Crawford To Counsel Small Businesses

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The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College has hired John Crawford and Jennifer Wedzik as business advisors. The SBDC now has seven advisors to help small businesses in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties succeed by providing free and confidential ...

Incubator Presents Tax, Accounting Workshop For Entrepreneurs

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The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a virtual workshop designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups with taxes and accounting. Small business owner, CPA and Fredonia lecturer Mark Nickerson will conduct the workshop. “The ...

MUCH TO APPRECIATE IN WESTERN NEW YORK LIVING

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As we watch with anxiety and grave concern while large portions of the Western United States burn in wildfires, hurricanes batter our southern and eastern coastlines, and the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly infect and take the lives of Americans in a number of communities across this ...

Bridge Work On Schedule In Poland

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A bridge rehabilitation project along Route 394 is well underway in the town of Poland. According to Susan S. Surdej of the New York State Department of Transportation, abutment and pier work have been completed on the bridge that spans the Western NY & PA Railroad and Lake Erie Railroad ...

Back At Home

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Priscilla Swanson has long been described by those who know her best as a “people person.” So when the 103-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 and required a two-week stay in the intensive care unit at UPMC Chautauqua, her family worried she would miss being around familiar people and ...

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PTO To Hold Meeting Oct. 6 WESTFIELD — With newly elected leadership and a new name, the Westfield Academy and Central School Parent Teacher Organization, formerly Parent Connection, will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Oct. 6. The PTO’s mission is to enhance and support the educational ...

County Confirms 2 Dunkirk Students Test For Virus

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The Chautauqua County Department of Health said two students within the Dunkirk School District have tested positive for COVID-19. Christine Schuyler, county public health director, confirmed the two positive cases. The students have been attending school through distance learning only and ...