COLDSPRING — Residents of the town of Coldspring are observing their town’s 200th birthday this year with a bicentennial celebration planned for June 24 at the Coldspring Firemen’s Grounds.

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vermont — The immigration deal announced Friday by U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau aims to shut down a process that has enabled tens of thousands of immigrants from across the world to move between the two countries along a back road between…


With the expected parole release Wednesday of Edward Kindt, convicted killer of Salamanca nurse Penny Brown in 1999, state lawmakers voiced their opposition to the New York State Parole Board decision, calling for members to reconsider and pushing for reform.

OLEAN — CORE The Learning Center — Literacy West helps area residents obtain their GED which enables those to gain a competitive edge, increase potential salary earnings and receive a personal achievement.

ALBANY — Parents cannot be required to pull their children from private schools in New York that fail to meet state-designated standards, a judge decided, striking down a key provision of rules recently passed to strengthen oversight of such schools, including those specializing in religious…


OLEAN — Four donor-designated funds at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation have together supported $274,753 in grants to organizations designated by their donors so far this year.

OLEAN — The proposed Olean City School District budget for the 2023-24 school year totaled nearly $52 million when presented at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, but that number could slightly decrease before approval.

OLEAN — Immanuel Christian Child Care is planning a Circus Gala for May 13 at the Enchanted Valley Inn at the Farm, 947 Sheahan Road, complete with entertainment, and is looking for help from the community to sponsor the event.


ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul pointed to new stats showing an overall uptick in crime in New York last year as she makes the case for tightening the state’s pre-detention bail laws.

NEW YORK — The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump over hush money payments met on other matters Thursday, further delaying a vote on whether or not to indict the former president, according to a person familiar with the matter.


ALBANY (TNS) — A bill that would authorize “overdose prevention centers” was passed by the state Assembly’s health committee earlier this week, giving supporters of the legislation hope that the measure may gain more momentum with lawmakers than in prior years.

ALBANY — New York authorities would be given expanded power to shut down illegal pot shops and levy fines of up to $200,000 under legislation proposed Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, who’s seeking to protect the state’s fledgling legal market for recreational marijuana.

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers agreed to donate $10,000 to Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (C.A.M.P.) to help the group get the building on the National Register of Historic Places.


WELLSVILLE — Earlier this month the village board received notification that it once again, for the 31st time, has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for “its commitment to effective urban forest management.”

SMETHPORT, Pa. — The Smethport Senior Center is happy to announce that on this Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m., Dr. Heller and Emily Lynch from Palliative Care will be presenting an educational talk regarding palliative care.

OLEAN — The Tri-County Arts Council has updated their Artist Market and will be open Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at 110 W. State St. in Olean.

SALAMANCA — Voters gave the Salamanca City Central School District the OK to make its fourth round of property acquisitions in as many years near the Iroquois Drive campus.

NEW YORK — Manhattan prosecutors postponed without any explanation a scheduled grand jury session Wednesday in the investigation into Donald Trump over hush money payments during his 2016 presidential campaign, at least temporarily slowing a decision on whether to charge the ex-president.

SALAMANCA — The proposed Salamanca City Central School District budget for the 2023-24 school year totaled $51,527,020 when presented at the recent Board of Education meeting, but that number is expected to slightly decrease before approval.


BRADFORD, Pa. — The next step in the process of establishing a low-fly training zone over the Pennsylvania Wilds and parts of the Southern Tier of New York is underway.

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