SYRACUSE (TNS) — Recreational marijuana is legal in New York and in the years ahead, the industry is likely to generate millions of dollars.
OLEAN — No new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department.
ALBANY — New York plans to downscale its mass vaccination sites to focus on communities where the fewest percentage of New Yorkers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
BELMONT — The Allegany County Department of Health distributed hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines as the county struggles to match the state average for vaccines.
BUFFALO (TNS) — A Buffalo man was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after federal prosecutors say he escaped from a Florida prison and robbed a Buffalo bank for a second time.
OLEAN — Registered nurse Kristyn Hayman received Olean General Hospital’s May Star Award.
FRANKLINVILLE — McKensie Crooks is the valedictorian of Franklinville Central School for 2021 while Kaylee Brennan is the salutatorian.
BELMONT — The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office was recognized by the Board of Legislators this past week for earning reaccreditation for the County Correctional Facility.
OLEAN — Mayor Bill Aiello announced that Kaura Chahal, a senior at Olean High School, has been awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — Billy Fuccillo, an Upstate New York car dealer best known for touting “HUGE” deals in radio and TV ads, died Thursday at age 65.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is on the brink of success in her yearslong campaign to get sexual assault cases removed from the military chain of command. But getting over the finish line may depend on whether she can overcome wariness about broader changes she's seeking to the milita…
WHITESVILLE — Whitesville Central School’s Board of Education will convene a special meeting at 7 p.m. June 22 at the school.
DUKE CENTER, Pa. — The Otto-Eldred School Board of Directors adopted a final 2021-22 school budget, which includes a 1.5% property tax increase, by a 10-1 vote Tuesday.
SALAMANCA — Crosswalks along the Pennsy Trail have recently been updated thanks to a partnership between the Salamanca Youth Bureau, the Seneca Nation, GObike Buffalo and the Salamanca school district.
OLEAN — Lincoln Square has a new summertime tenant.
CATTARAUGUS — For a taste of the Old West and a family night out, come to the area’s newest rodeo venue, Triple D Rodeo Ranch, where the bulls are tough and the riders are tougher. The excitement begins tonight at 6 p.m.
Olean General Hospital Auxiliary’s Strawberry Festival, canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, came back strong Thursday.
DELEVAN — For the past 25 years, Esther and Nick Burns have opened their home to strangers in need and made them family.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers are developing a plan to use the $14.7 million the county will receive under the American Rescue Plan Act.
ELLICOTTVILLE — Following review of New York State’s recent announcement of easing or removal of many COVID restrictions for businesses and outdoor entertainment venues across the state, the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Board has decided to remove current COVID-19 venue restrictions for…
OLEAN — The Olean community is gearing up to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend and next to recognize June 19 as an important date in Black history — now a national holiday.
BRADFORD, Pa. — Bradford Regional Medical Center is not closed — and it’s not for sale.
WELLSVILLE — This week’s village board meeting was anything but routine when three citizens stepped forward to suggest projects that would improve the village.
NEW YORK — Following unanimous passage in the Legislature, state senators George Borrello and Michelle Hinchey and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz gathered Thursday at a food distribution site in Queens to urge the governor to sign the measure establishing Nourish New York as a permanent program.
OLEAN — Cattaraugus County reported only one new COVID-19 case on Thursday, a man from the southwest part of the county.
OLEAN — Bridget Mangold has been hired as an accounting supervisor for Cutco Corporation.
SALAMANCA — Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties have once again stood out for serving up first-class dining and nightlife options in the gaming industry.
Despite completing their degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 graduates of SUNY Jamestown Community College’s nursing program achieved an 86% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination to become registered nurses — 2% better than the New York state average.
ALFRED — Alfred State recently honored several faculty and staff members for 20 and 10 years of service to the college.
COUDERSPORT, Pa. — The Potter County Artisan Co-op is hosting an arts and crafts sale and open house 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
SALAMANCA — Changes to the Salamanca City Central School District’s code of conduct were presented to the Board of Education Tuesday, but the board says there’s still work to do before it’s approved.
Allegany 60 Plus Club to meet
CANEADEA — This coming weekend the valley around Sugar Mountain and the Allen Lake State Forest will be alive not only with the sound of music but much more as the second Estival Festival takes place.
LITTLE VALLEY — A Cattaraugus County Jail inmate is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the May 2 death of another inmate found unresponsive in his cell.
PORTVILLE — While the group was only founded four years ago, members of the Portville American Legion Post 814 Riders have made their mark in the community — by holding events and giving away the money, just like their Legion family members.
MACHIAS — The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library’s Summer at the Stone House event series continues June 24 with a performance by Buffalo-based musician and educator Dave Ruch.
The American Red Cross in Western New York is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise — and deplete the nation’s blood inventory.
BRADFORD, Pa. — Chris Clifford, who has spent most of his career overseeing auxiliary services at colleges and universities, has been named associate vice president for business affairs and director of auxiliary services at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
A Kane woman charged in the U.S. Capitol riots must appear in person for her arraignment due to her alleged behavior toward the judge hearing her case.
A state Department of Environmental Conservation forester said Wednesday that many forests across the state are being defoliated by invasive gypsy moth caterpillars.
GREAT VALLEY — Commercial solar farms on private property are still not allowed in the town of Great Valley, but a new local law has made solar projects a possibility under one condition.
LITTLE VALLEY — A Buffalo man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to one year in the county jail for drug possession.
OLEAN — There was only one new COVID-19 case reported Wednesday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department, while Allegany County reported two new cases.
OLEAN — No charges will be brought against a city police officer for shooting at a car during a chase on March 28.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive for New York nursing homes to admit Covid-19 patients increased the pandemic death toll among residents, according to a new report in the New York Post.
SALAMANCA — The Salamanca High School graduating class of 2021 will be honored with a parade through the city on Sunday.
While the local fireworks blasting in backyards and fields in the Olean area this spring has been nowhere near what we saw in lockdowned 2020, Olean Police have still been compelled to remind folks that most consumer-level fireworks are illegal in New York.