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‘Operation Thanks’ Flyover Planned

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A flyover involving World War II-era planes meant to recognize first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic will again include Chautauqua County. The Geneseo-based National Wartime Museum announced on its website that “Operation Thanks From Above” will return ...

Schuyler: ‘Proud’ Of Staff During Pandemic

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MAYVILLE — Efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have been a 24/7 battle for local health officials. Christine Schuyler, public health director, provided an update on the coronavirus Thursday evening during a meeting of the Chautauqua County Board of Health. “I’m very proud of our ...

Budget Cuts Eyed To Account For Loss Revenues

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County officials are planning Phase One budget reductions to account for the loss of revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chautauqua County Legislature Audit and Control Committee on Thursday discussed a resolution to make cuts to the 2020 budget. The budget cut recommendations were ...

Bedrock Of Iconic Bakery Will Be Missed

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Older generations can attest that there was a time when family-run Swedish bakeries in Jamestown were the rule, not the exception. Over the years those cherished establishments were winnowed away, along with many other corner stores and shops, by corporate chains and supermarkets. In ...

Cuomo: Summer School Will Be Online

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NEW YORK — Summer school in New York will be conducted remotely, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, citing the risks of returning children to the classroom. The governor said it’s too early to make a decision about the fall semester. School buildings in New York have been closed since ...

Prendergast Library Board Discusses Reopening Plan

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James Prendergast Library officials have created a plan to reopen the facility. On Thursday, the library board held an online meeting, discussing the plan to reopen the library, which has been closed since March 15. Annie Greene, library executive director, said next week she is going into ...

Several Area Attorneys Offering Free Representation

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Several area attorneys are offering free legal representation to anyone who faces a criminal charge for attending a Memorial Day observance. Attorneys from both the Jamestown Bar Association and the Northern Chautauqua County Bar Association have offered free legal representation to those ...

Stocks End Lower On Wall Street As US-China Tensions Weigh

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Stocks are ending lower on Wall Street as tensions flared again between the U.S. and China and as more dismal news came out detailing economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 gave up 0.8% Thursday, but it’s still higher for the week. The White House issued a report ...

US Seeking Industry Cooperation On Future Medical Supplies

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. The government began formal discussions Thursday with private industry ...

As Nation Reopens, Historic Referendum On Risk Begins

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WASHINGTON (AP) — We are becoming a nation of amateur actuaries, calculating the risk of restarting our lives. Can we go outside? Can we go back to work? Can we go to a restaurant or bar? Can we go to the beach? Can our children go back to school? Can we visit grandma? The questions have ...

Pandemic Politics: Maskless Trump Tours Michigan Ford Plant

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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump’s trip to Michigan on Thursday as he highlighted lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face ...

Nearly 39 Million Have Lost Jobs In US Since Virus Took Hold

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took hold in the U.S. has swelled to nearly 39 million, the government reported Thursday, even as states from coast to coast gradually reopen their economies and let people go ...

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Water Pump Station Work May Discolor Water Repair work at the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Cassadaga Water Pump Station may cause discolored water on Wednesday in the village of Falconer and on the north side of Jamestown. Water may take 12 to 24 hours to clear. Work will begin at 8 ...

Birthday Greetings From Afar

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Firefighters and other first responders wished area resident Frank Stefanelli a happy 93rd birthday Wednesday. Stefanelli is a former chief of the Jamestown Fire Department, past president of the New York State Fire Chiefs Association and longtime educator in the fire service. Departments ...

Fun In The Sand

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced recently that beaches would be allowed to reopen Friday as part of an initial easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The order states that capacity must be limited to no more than 50% of normal, prohibits group activities and requires picnic areas and playgrounds to ...

Nearly 39M Have Sought US Jobless Aid Since Virus Hit

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession. Roughly 38.6 million people have now ...

Flyover Involving Vintage Planes Planned For Jamestown Area

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A flyover involving World War II-era planes meant to recognize first responders and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic will again include Chautauqua County. The Geneseo-based National Wartime Museum announced on its website that "Operation Thanks From Above" will return Saturday, ...

Petri Baking Reopening In Silver Creek, IDA Announces

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SILVER CREEK - Petri Baking Products, Inc. has announced its intention to return and re-open the soft cookie baking operation there. Petri Baking Products, Inc. (Petri) has reincorporated with the intention of recreating their success as the top private label soft cookie manufacturer in the ...

Cuomo: Summer School In New York State Will Be Online

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NEW YORK (AP) — Summer school in New York will be conducted remotely, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, citing the risks of returning children to the classroom. The governor said it's too early to make a decision about the fall semester. School buildings in New York have been closed since ...