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Residents Urge Chautauqua County Officials To Fight For Their Rights

MAYVILLE – Multiple area residents spent time during Wednesday night’s Chautauqua County Legislative meeting voicing their concerns regarding what they say is an infringement on their Constitutional rights by Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration during the pandemic. The residents, specifically, requested that the Legislature consider passing a resolution making...
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Popular Chautauqua County Restaurant Closed Due To Vandalism

BUSTI – After being closed for months due to the pandemic, a popular Chautauqua County restaurant has once again shut their doors, this time for cleanup after vandals broke into the establishment this week. Debra Schuyler, owner of Schuyler’s Country Kitchen, says she was overwhelmed when she walked into her...
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Chautauqua County reports five new cases of COVID-19

The Chautauqua County Health Department reported five new cases of COVID-19 in Chautauqua on Wednesday. The new cases of the virus were reported in the Brocton, Dunkirk, Frewsburg, Lakewood and Ripley Zip code areas. Health officials also say there were no hospitalizations due to COVID. The county's seven-day average positivity rate was at 1.9 percent on Wednesday, lower than the statewide seven-day average of 2.17 percent.
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County accepts $6.2M grant for Jamestown Airport

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County is moving ahead with plans to rehabilitate a runway at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. During this week’s county Legislature meeting, lawmakers unanimously accepted a $6,240,272 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to pay for costs incurred to rehabilitate 5,300 feet of the existing runway, including sub taxiway, including drainage, remarking, and rehabilitating the existing lighting system.

Motion of support fails to pick up supermajority in vote

Chautauqua County legislators did not come up with enough votes to approve a motion urging an independent commission to keep the current 23rd Congressional District boundary lines. Lawmakers took action on the motion during their monthly meeting held Wednesday evening in Mayville, with 11 of the 17 legislators voting for the motion. A 13-vote supermajority was needed. Legislature Chairman Pierre Chagnon was disappointed...
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County Executive Wendel Names James Feldmann as new Executive Assistant

County Executive PJ Wendel has announced the appointment of James Feldmann as his Executive Assistant. Feldmann served as a Field Director for Tom Reed for Congress in 2018, 2019, and 2020, where he managed the campaign offices in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. He also served as a Campaign Assistant for George Borrello for State Senate in 2019. Most recently, he served a Manager at Sunset Bay Beach Club in Irving.
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Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail System Receives Almost $65,000 to Rehabilitate Boulevard Trail

The Boulevard acts as a critical point of access for trail users in Chautauqua County and has been closed for the past two years due to logging. The Park and Trail Partnership Grants program is funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund. The grants support partner group efforts to raise private funds for capital projects, perform maintenance and beautification undertakings, provide educational programming, and promote public use of the parks through hosting of special events.
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Federal Funding Paves The Way For Airport Runway Work

MAYVILLE – New federal funding will soon pave the way for a new runway at the Chautauqua County-Jamestown airport. The Chautauqua County Legislature voted to approve and accept $6.2 million dollars in Federal Aviation Administration funds during their meeting this week. County Legislators held high praise for the approval. and...
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Legislature salutes Odell

The Chautauqua County Legislature gave a commedation Wednesday night to Legislator Mark Odell, R-Brocton. Odell is resigning from his seat in August after accepting a new job in Florida. Odell, left, is pictured with Legislature Chairman Pierre Chagnon, center, and County Executive PJ Wendel.
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Legislature salutes Gotowka

The Chautauqua County Legislature issued a commendation to Dunkirk High School athlete Ashley Gotowka. In the commendation, it was noted that Gotowka pitched a perfect game while a member of the Lady Marauders on May 20 and then threw a no-hitter four days later. Overall in her senior year, she threw five no-hitters and struck out 196 batters in 16 games. Gotowka, center, is flanked by her parents, and is also pictured with Dunkirk County Legislators Kevin Muldowney, far left, and Bob Bankoski, far right.
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IDA OKs One Solar Project Tax Break

More solar projects are coming to Chautauqua County. This week, the county Industrial Development Agency has given its approval for tax breaks for a solar project in the town of Pomfret, while it has started looking into another solar project in the town of Sheridan. POMFRET SOLAR PROJECT. The county...
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Three New COVID-19 Cases in Chautauqua County on Monday

The Chautauqua County Health Department reported three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, which brings the county's total case number to 9,329 since the start of the pandemic. The latest cases include two in the Jamestown area and one in the Dunkirk area. Meanwhile, the CDC's level of community transmission for the county has gone from low to moderate. The county's seven-day average infection rate has increased by four-tenths of a percent to 1.7%, the number of active cases has increased to 13, the number of hospitalizations remains at zero, and the number of people in quarantine went down to 27. Along with the county's 13 active cases, 9,158 have recovered and 158 have died.