One of the things we can all agree on — even Republicans and Democrats in Albany — is the importance of shopping local for the holiday season.
OLEAN — Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its next Lunch and Learn for noon Dec. 7 with Fox Financial/H&R Block.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers unanimously approved a record $262.6 million budget in which both the tax levy and the average tax rate went down.
Area unemployment rates remained low in October, the state Department of Labor reported, either staying flat or dropping further.
JAMESTOWN — Kelly Patrone of Olean is the 2021 Realtor of the Year, as named by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors during its annual banquet on Nov. 18.
Legislation sponsored by Sen. George Borrello to make the Nourish New York farm-to-foodbank program permanent was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Kathy Hochul during a ceremony at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.
CELORON — An Olean resident and business owner was honored by the SUNY Jamestown Community College Alumni Association during the JCC Foundation’s annual awards gala Nov. 2 at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel.
NEW YORK (TNS) — Big changes are in store for CVS stores.
WELLSVILLE — Several dozen residents of the village and town attended a meeting Wednesday night in which application criteria for the state’s multi-million-dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative were outlined.
FRIENDSHIP — More than 200 workers returned to work at Friendship Dairy after 10 days on strike, said Teamsters Local 264 officials on Tuesday.
Rep. Tom Reed was on hand Monday at the White House as President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that would not have passed without the votes of a handful of House Republicans.
OLEAN — More than 200 hungry participants made their way around the greater Olean area Saturday to find out which eatery had the best chicken wings around.
ALFRED — Erin Martinovich has been appointed Alfred University’s vice president for university advancement, effective Jan. 1.
PORTVILLE — Four generations of a Portville family have kept the fruits and vegetables available to local residents for about 80 years, and the tradition continues to grow.
ILION (TNS) — News that the historic Remington firearms company is moving its headquarters to Georgia has reignited debate over whether New York’s tough gun laws are pushing out such companies.
Mascho marks 25 years at Cutco
SALAMANCA — The Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca was recently presented with 12 “Best of Slots” awards from Strictly Slots magazine, some of the nearly 30 awards given to Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties.
OLEAN — Local radio station The Mountain 106.3 WXMT-FM is now under the ownership of Olean natives and brothers Ashley “Jon B” Midder and Robert Midder.
ALLEGANY — Ben Weitsman of Allegany announced plans for a $1 million investment in the company’s scrap yard at 34 W. Union St.
NEW YORK (TNS) — Some workers in New York’s tourism and hospitality industries will get over $2,700 in payments under a new program announced Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
ATLANTA — Gun maker Remington Firearms will move its headquarters from Ilion, N.Y., to Georgia, with plans to open a factory and research operation there.
ALBANY (AP) — A new law will prohibit used car dealers in New York from selling vehicles that don’t have working airbags.
OLEAN — This year’s top volunteer at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce so embodied service that the award is now named in his memory.
FRIENDSHIP — More than 250 workers have walked out at the Saputo dairy facility on County Road 20.
ROCHESTER — American Girl Dolls and the strategy board game Risk were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday in recognition of their influence on the toy industry. Sand, which the group called perhaps the most universal and oldest toy in the world, was also inducted.
ITHACA — A partnership between industry, government and academia is bringing a state-of-the-art lab upgrade to Cornell University’s Department of Animal Science.
OLEAN — The city’s newest high-end smoke and tobacco shop held its grand opening Monday after a few months of quiet business, but that could be changing soon.
Sales tax collections in the Western New York region were down between 2.1% and 21.1% in September, but all counties and cities still reported double-digit gains over 2019, according to data from the Office of the State Comptroller.
OLEAN — The United Way of Cattaraugus County will hold a special membership meeting Thursday via Zoom to discuss the sale of the United Way’s office building at 807 W. State St.
JAMESTOWN — The next generation of manufacturers in the Southern Tier shared their experiences Friday during the Student Voices in Building Our Manufacturing Workforce panel discussion held via Zoom.
BRADFORD, Pa. — A bitcoin crypto mining operation has been established in Bradford, using local natural gas to generate the electrical power needed for up to 1,000 computers churning in the digital mining process.
More local workers were on the job and fewer were collecting unemployment in September than at any point since before the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Labor reported.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers approved a resolution Wednesday supporting Steelworkers Local 4601 of Olean and urging Siemens Energy to sell the former Dresser-Rand plant to a company that will put the 500 workers being laid off back to work.
NEW YORK — The National Labor Relations Board said there was enough interest to form a union at an Amazon distribution center in New York, after union organizers on Monday delivered hundreds of signatures to the agency — a key step in authorizing a vote that could establish the first union a…
OLEAN — Stephen Arnold, group leader for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, will retire Nov. 1 after more than 36 years with the company.
OLEAN — Kathy Bello, administrative services representative for Vector Marketing Corporation, a subsidiary of Cutco Corporation, will retire Nov. 1.
ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University is offering a $6,000 Courageous Leadership Scholarship for students planning to begin its online Master of Arts in Leadership program in January.
ALBANY (AP) — Workers facing layoffs in New York state now have a right to ask their employers instead to trim all workers’ hours and have unemployment insurance help offset the losses for everyone, under a law that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Saturday.
An obstacle to large-scale bitcoin mining is finding enough cheap energy to run the huge, power-gobbling computer arrays that create and transact cryptocurrency. One mining operation in central New York came up with a novel solution that has alarmed environmentalists. It uses its own power plant.
FRANKLINVILLE — It has been just a month since the Great Lakes Cheese Co. announced it would build a $500 million state-of-the-art cheese plant on Route 98 just north of Franklinville.
FILLMORE — Community Bank N.A. announces the promotion of Julie Hall to senior district manager.
Members of the Senate Republican Conference called Friday for action to help alleviate staffing issues at healthcare facilities and for home care patients in communities throughout New York.
OLEAN — Faith Taylor, cleaning line operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service this week.
OLEAN — Tom Worth, shear drill operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service this week.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency appears ready to aid developers of the former Kmart site in Allegany.
BRADFORD, Pa. — Aspiring entrepreneurs will learn how to make their ideas a reality during an intensive weekend for students of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and contestants in the Harvey L. Golubock Business Competition.
A Wellsville manufacturer will make the steel components for a major wind power development off Long Island, creating 100 new jobs.
OLEAN — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Olean Monday in support of Steelworkers Local 4601, calling on Siemens Energy to sell the former Dresser-Rand plant to a company that pledges to hire the 530 steelworkers and more than 300 others working at the site.
PORTVILLE — Those looking to pick up some of the region’s most popular doughnuts and apple cider this autumn must wait yet another year.
ALBANY (TNS) — The newest addition to New York’s COVID-era rental assistance funds, which began accepting applications Thursday, includes landlords whose non-paying tenants have already moved on.