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Southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph expected this afternoon and early evening have National Grid putting its crews on standby in Upstate New York.

DANSVILLE — State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes hosted a roundtable on small business Wednesday to gather input on the challenges owners face as state and local economies work to recover from the financial hardships of the past two years.

WELLSVILLE — Northern Lights Candles is partnering with ACCORD Corp. to accept donations of non-perishable dessert items to be distributed Dec. 16 during ACCORD’s Christmas Holiday food box distribution to families in need.

BELMONT — ACCORD Corp., like so many organizations, faces dual challenges of high community spread of COVID-19 and the nationwide labor shortage that is especially impacting the availability of teachers.

ALFRED — Students needing professional clothing have a new place to go at Alfred State College. The Career Development Center in partnership with the Kappa Sigma Epsilon fraternity have teamed up to open Professional Pioneers Place.

OLEAN — The Veterans Administration in Western New York is planning a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Dec. 11 at St. Bonaventure University’s School of Health Professions.

CUBA — The Friends of the Cuba Circulating Library will hold a Mix and Match Cookie Sale at the library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and two other Northeast senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to initiate federal milk marketing order hearings within six months, allowing producers and industry to consider and review proposal…

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OLEAN — Marking Small Business Saturday, state Sen. George Borrello crisscrossed the 57th Senate District on Saturday, visiting numerous retail and hospitality businesses to highlight the value and contributions locally owned businesses bring to their communities.

ALBANY — The League of Women Voters of New York State has received an anonymous $1 million donation to, according to the organization, “expand and strengthen its fight to defend democracy and voting rights for all.”

WELLSVILLE — A son, Hunter Allen Dennis, was born Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at Jones Memorial Hospital to Patience Fuller and Michael Dennis of Fillmore.

BUFFALO — In 2021, people in Western New York and across the country faced great emergency needs as the ongoing pandemic exacerbated the challenges related to severe disasters, blood shortages and global conflict.

BELMONT — Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES recently announced its Career and Technical Education high honor and honor rolls for students for the first quarter from the CTE Center in Belmont.

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WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce Hometown Holiday brought not only Santa to town Saturday, but also hundreds to watch the parade, while in Angelica, shoppers were able to visit an extended farmers market.

BELFAST — Belfast Central School has announced its honor rolls for the first-quarter marking period. Students named summa cum laude attained an average of 95% or greater, magna cum laude attained 90% to 94.99% and cum laude attained 85% to 89.99% averages.

ALFRED — The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff and friends of Alfred State College, recently welcomed Ruthanne Ashworth, Ryan Miller, Bradley Smith and Jennie Thwing as new board members.

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The Cuba Veterans Living Memorial provided the perfect backdrop for a meeting earlier this month between Cuba-Rushford second- and third-graders with teacher Janelle Shaffer and retired U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. Arthur G. Austin Jr.

SMETHPORT, Pa. — A Bolivar, N.Y., man is in McKean County Jail for allegedly stealing items from a man’s home after the man was arrested in a drug raid.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s online registration for DEC’s 2022 Summer Camps program will open March 6.