ALLEN — “I’m ready for my closeup,” faded silent film actress Norma Desmond declares in the film noir classic “Sunset Boulevard.”


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.

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.

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 Belmont.

BELMONT — Despite one type of vaccine pulled temporarily from distribution in the state, Allegany County health officials reported other vaccine opportunities are continuing.

BELMONT — Genesee Library, Genesee Valley Central School, Cuba Circulating Library and the Wellsville American Legion are receiving grants from the Allegany County Area Foundation.


The February weather in the Seneca County town of Lodi hovered in the low 20s and it snowed, but that didn’t stop chocolatier Claire Benjamin from setting up a table to greet customers outside her store.

WELLSVILLE — As the temperatures warm up and the waters of the Genesee River swell, avid fishermen would normally be looking forward to the annual Greater Wellsville Trout Derby, always scheduled for the end of April.

OLEAN — There were 15 new positive COVID-19 test results reported by the Cattaraugus County Health Department on Friday. Ten were men, while five of the positives were women.


Embattled Republican Reps. Tom Reed and Matt Gaetz of Florida have come under investigation by the House Ethics Committee over separate sexual misconduct scandals, raising the possibility that they could face congressional punishment for their alleged behavior.

ALBANY — Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo extending and modifying several existing COVID-19 mandates this week, Sen. George Borrello wants to see the written notification the governor is legally required to provide five days in advance of such actions.

WELLSVILLE — Each year, Jones Memorial Hospital joins with the Wellsville American Legion Post 702 and Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion and the Legion Riders to transform the front lawn at the hospital into a Field of Flags.

BUFFALO — During National Volunteer Month this April, the American Red Cross is celebrating the blood, platelet and plasma donors who help fulfill its lifesaving mission and urging healthy individuals to join them in giving.


Cattaraugus County political leaders acknowledge Rep. Tom Reed’s loss of clout in the wake of his recent admission of sexual misconduct in 2017 and taking himself out of running for state or federal office in 2022.

CERES — Multiple fire departments responded to what was being described as a large brush fire along Route 417 Thursday evening.

BELMONT — Eight more COVID-19 cases were reported in Allegany County as officials remember the other services offered to bolster public health in the county.