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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.