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OLEAN — When Olean High School students return to classes in September, some may notice a couple of small red oak saplings on the front lawn donated by a class that likely attended the school district in penny loafers, madras shirts and chino pants.

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LYNDON — Cattaraugus County Democratic Committee Chairman Frank Puglisi thinks Joe Biden’s choice of California Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate “is a great pick, an historic pick.”

ONEONTA — Audrey Granger of Delevan graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a bachelor’s degree in music industry with a minor in IDS-women and gender studies.

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Tuesday that Mary Kettle, 36, of Olean, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute, and distributing, butyryl fentanyl. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 year…

Due to reporter error, an incorrect cash app was included in Monday’s editions for donations to provide 1,000 pair of new shoes for Olean-area youngsters by Pastor Tyrone Hall of the Church Without Walls. The correct app name is $gettothecross.

OLEAN — Plans for reopening schools and upcoming meetings with parents were discussed by the Olean City School District board of education during Tuesday’s meeting.

FRANKLINVILLE — The Franklinville and Portville central school district superintendents said Tuesday that their districts had indeed submitted reopening plans for the upcoming school year — contrary to reports by the state that the districts were among four local districts that hadn’t done a…

OLEAN — Cattaraugus County received word Tuesday of a positive COVID-19 test of a man from the southeast part of the county — three weeks after the test was administered. It was the 136th positive rest of a county resident.

ALBANY (TNS) — An independent investigation of the state’s nursing home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic is not needed, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, asserting that no one can even agree “who an independent expert is.”

Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, announces this week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient is Sophie Sova. Sophie is the daughter of Joy and Wayne Sova and graduated from Olean Central School.

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville Central School Superintendent David Foster announced Monday that the opening day for students for the 2020-2021 school year will be delayed until Sept. 14. The original first date for students returning was Sept. 8.

Governor Andrew Cuomo today urged New Yorkers statewide to take precautions as a significant portion of the state is expected to experience potentially dangerous heat conditions extending through Wednesday.

ALLEGANY — Residents of the Field of Dreams assisted living and memory care facility enjoyed live music under the pavilion of the new recreation site Monday in celebration of the facility’s one-year anniversary.

From unfounded panic over thin ice to “WAR IN PACIFIC OVER!,” from a roof for those in need to a chance to save the Palace, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock.

Whether your kids are back in the classroom this fall or online learning from home, now is the time to reconnect with your child’s pediatrician to catch up on annual physicals and immunizations you may have postponed because of the COVID-19 lockdown.