OLEAN – If you’re looking forward to spring, don’t let the weather early this week fool you – there’s snow in the forecast.
ALFRED — Katherine Frascella, of Franklinville, is one of two Alfred State College students to receive the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE).
OLEAN — Olean General Hospital recently received $10,000 from the Olean Area Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to purchase eight additional Staxi wheelchairs.
BELMONT — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Horticulture Program will host a zoom presentation at 4 p.m. April 23 on shade gardening with master gardener MaryLu Wells.
OLEAN — The Olean City School District announces personal voter registration day will be April 28 in the district clerk’s office, 410 West Sullivan St., from noon to 4 p.m.
RANDOLPH — A theater group founded by students at Randolph Central School back in 1997 is making a comeback to bring accessible arts to youth and their community.
I love fish, but I prefer fresh fish, and it is hard to get in our area. The good news is halibut freezes well so I most often resort to the frozen section in the market.
WESTFIELD — New York’s two U.S. senators are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to direct any surplus funding toward an emergency dredging of Barcelona Harbor.
ELLICOTTVILLE — Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell was recognized for 55 years of service with the Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department with a proclamation from state Sen. George Borrello (R-Chautauqua County).
OLEAN — For the second year, the Olean High School Alumni Association will not have its annual reunion.
ANGELICA — A 2020 confession and a search for the remains of a woman who disappeared in 1985 turned up empty, investigators reported.
It’s still the middle of April, but we’re already looking ahead to one of our special annual projects: the Some Gave All edition in honor of Memorial Day.
OLEAN — A Cattaraugus County husband and wife in their 70s are the latest victims of COVID-19.
Do the state’s employment/unemployment figures paint a true picture of joblessness in Cattaraugus County?
ALLEN — “I’m ready for my closeup,” faded silent film actress Norma Desmond declares in the film noir classic “Sunset Boulevard.”
SALAMANCA — The Salamanca Board of Education meeting and public hearing scheduled for May 4 will now start at 6:30 p.m.
HILTON (AP) — A Rochester-area elementary school principal was charged with sexually abusing nine students during school in a case that prosecutors say goes back at least four years.Kirk Ashton, the longtime principal of Northwood Elementary School in Hilton, was arraigned Wednesday night on…
BELMONT — Harold W. Mitchell of the Town of Amity is running for Allegany County Legislature in District 2, which includes the towns of Amity, Ward, Clarksville, New Hudson, Belmont, Friendship and Cuba.
WELLSVILLE — Amid the gray, wet, ancient headstones, members of the American Legion Riders, friends and volunteers started to clean up Johnson Cemetery in a drizzling rain Thursday.
School districts in the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES region will soon see world-class animations gracing their hallways, school buses, gyms and theaters.
SALAMANCA — The Main Street bridge reconstruction project has progressed another step with New York state, but actual work will likely not begin until 2022.
OLEAN — A well-liked program is returning for 2021 to help homeowners fix up their sidewalks.
OLEAN — Mark Heister, chief financial officer of new business development for Cutco Corporation, will be promoted to chief financial officer, effective July 1.
OLEAN — Kathy Shelander, previously chief financial officer for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, has been promoted to executive Vice President of the company, effective April 1.
OLEAN — The former Cornerstone Medical Loan Closet, which had provided equipment to area residents and agencies for a number of years at little or no cost, continues to search for a new home.
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LITTLE VALLEY — It will be at last six months before the open-air demolition of the main plant process building will begin at the West Valley Demonstration Project.
OLEAN — The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported the death of a 70-year-old woman from COVID-19 on Thursday.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reminds motorcycle owners to renew their registrations before they expire April 30.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — More than a quarter of New York state is in a moderate drought, according to today’s weekly report by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
BELMONT — Allegany County is now more than 11 percentage points behind the rest of the state in terms of getting residents vaccinated against COVID-19.
SALAMANCA — The state Department of Transportation recently announced that bridge painting work is scheduled to begin next week on the Clinton Street bridge.
WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Village Board will formally present a 2021-22 budget to the public during a budget hearing at 6 p.m. Monday in the village hall.
WELLSBORO, Pa. — C&N, an independent community bank, has named Thomas Rudy Jr. to lead its regions that include Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania and Chemung and Steuben counties in New York.
WASHINGTON (TNS) — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik raised $1.2 million for her campaign from January to April, demonstrating her formidable fundraising and handing her a strong base on which to launch a campaign for governor or seek re-election in Congress.
ALBANY (TNS) — A policy brief by the Rockefeller Institute of Government confirmed that “ghost guns” are a public safety issue and continue being recovered by law enforcement with increasing frequency, including in New York.
Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES recently announced its Career and Technical Education high honor and honor rolls for students for the third quarter from the CTE Center in Olean.
Jones Memorial Hospital is celebrating 100 Years of Caring. Looking back through its history, there are a handful of names that stand out as having had a tremendous impact on community health since the hospital opened in 1921.
AT&T has added new cellular sites for first responder wireless communications in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties through an expansion of the FirstNet network.
OLEAN — Whether at the First Presbyterian Church in Portville, the Portville Library or helping out in her community when a need for assistance arises, Barb Fairbanks loves to volunteer.
OLEAN — It has been more than two weeks since a city police officer fired his gun during a high-speed chase that hospitalized two people, but state investigators are still declining to comment on the ongoing investigation.
GOWANDA — A Gowanda man faces several charges following a reported pursuit and alleged vehicle theft, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday.
LITTLE VALLEY — Evidence that summer isn’t far away came Wednesday as Cattaraugus County lawmakers approved the annual contract with communities along the Allegheny River Valley for mosquito spraying.
OLEAN — The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 29 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 5,073.
Olean police caution against parking ticket scam
BELMONT — Allegany County again slipped to last place in the state in terms of residents getting vaccinated for COVID-19, state officials reported Wednesday.
BUFFALO — A Buffalo police officer who was fired for trying to stop another officer from using a chokehold on a handcuffed suspect has won a yearslong legal fight to overturn her dismissal and collect her pension.
WASHINGTON (TNS) — U.S. House Democrats from New York are threatening to oppose future tax legislation unless it includes a repeal of the state and local tax deduction cap, amping up the pressure on congressional leadership to make that change in the package they’re planning to tether to Pre…
ALBANY (TNS) — Bars and restaurants in New York will be allowed to stay open until midnight starting next week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.