SALAMANCA — The sound of outlaw country is coming back to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino when Travis Tritt performs May 20 on the Seneca Allegany Event Center stage.

ALBANY (TNS) — Low-income people and children who go through family court are being harmed by the lack of quality legal representation because of stagnating pay rates for their court-appointed attorneys, a state lawyer's association contended in a lawsuit filed earlier this week against the …

NEW YORK — Bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin were tossed out Monday by a federal judge, leaving Benjamin to face only records falsification charges and prompting his lawyers to say it was tragic that the case was ever brought.Judge J. Paul Oetken in a …

OLEAN — The second annual Laine Business Accelerator concludes tonight with the nine participants presenting in the event’s community showcase at 7 p.m. at the Cutco Theatre at the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College.

OLEAN — Santa and Mrs. Claus are back in town, and there’s more chances to see them — and share in the joy of the season — across the region this week.

From saying goodbye to a titan of Olean to staying alive in the snow, from planning for redevelopment to making your Christmas shopping lists, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago in this edition of Turning Back the Clock.

SCIO — In the spirit of Christmases past, Scio students are once again stepping up to take care of their Tiger cubs by raising funds and collecting toys for their fellow students.


RED HOUSE — The Allegany State Park Nordic Ski Patrol, the band of hardy volunteers who monitor the cross country ski trails at the Art Roscoe Ski Area keeping skiers safe and rescuing them in times of need, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month.


SALAMANCA — Officials at both the Seneca Nation and Salamanca school district are willing to discuss the future of the Warriors logo and name following the New York State Education Department directive to stop using Native American iconography in public schools.

ALBANY (TNS) — New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett will leave her post after serving one year as the state’s top health official, her office announced Friday.

WASHINGTON — Victims of Upstate New York’s severe winter storm beginning Nov. 18 now have until March 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.


SALAMANCA — National collection week for Operation Christmas Child concluded Nov. 21 at the House of Prayer drop-off location on Highland Avenue with 1,194 shoeboxes collected, surpassing the weekly Shoebox Ministry goal of 800.

SALAMANCA — A tie-breaking decision by Mayor Sandra Magiera kept the Common Council from denying the Board of Public Utilities members from receiving compensation for attending board meetings retroactive to this June.

The Rotary Club of Olean, in combination with local Rotary District 7090, which includes more than 70 Rotary Clubs in Southern Ontario and Western New York, announced that a $25,000 grant to aid the citizens of Ukraine has achieved maximum success.

ALLEGANY — The public is invited to join Marcia Wymer and Friends for an afternoon of musical entertainment, which is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Saint Elizabeth Motherhouse, 115 East Main St.


Wind power developers are eyeing thousands of acres of ridgeline across the southern parts of the towns of Allegany and Olean to possibly lease for two commercial wind farms.

ELLICOTTVILLE — Seventeen Cattaraugus County women met in Ellicottville Wednesday to form a new chapter affiliate of the New York State Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.

ALBANY — Black and Hispanic people incarcerated in New York state prisons are more likely than white people to face further punishment once they wind up behind bars, according to a state inspector general report released Thursday.

There’s nothing quite like a road trip movie. Two characters driving or hitching from one place to the next, no real plot or narrative beyond what the heroes see, who they interact with and how they grow or change as people from those experiences.


ANDOVER — Newly elected as Allegany County sheriff, Scott Cicirello selected retired New York State Police Trooper Walter Mackney to serve as the Allegany County undersheriff when the new sheriff’s term begins in January.

Local & Social