U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has called on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to evaluate the workability of the federal milk pricing system, which she says leaves many of New York’s small and mid-sized dairy farmers at risk of inadequate pay.


WHITE PLAINS (TNS) — New York’s push for an emissions-free transportation system took a step forward Thursday when Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state Department of Environmental Conservation would expedite regulations behind a mandate, signed by the governor last year, that all new cars sold s…

ITHACA — Michigan apples might cost New York state schools a little less than New York apples, but once you account for the environmental impact of shipping apples 800 miles, the nutrient loss after months of storage and the reduced farm industry income, those New York apples look much more …

SYRACUSE (TNS) — Some 900 entrepreneurs in New York are now waiting with a mixture of apprehension and confidence the day after the application period for the state’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary licenses closed on Monday.

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OLEAN — “It’s the biggest brownfield cleanup in the city of Olean,” Mike John Sr., owner of MJ Painting, said of the site at 350 Franklin St., with its nearly 2-acre excavation that is 14 feet deep in places.


WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called “revenge politics,’’ as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.


OLEAN — The “interim” has been removed from Dr. Jill Owens’ title as president of the health system that operates Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center.

GENESEE, Pa. — First Citizens Community Bank announced that Alaina Knisley, manager of its Genesee office, will also oversee the Ulysses office and staff in Potter County.

GOWANDA — Native Wholesale Supply Company, Inc. responded to Monday’s announcement from New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office naming it as one of two companies agreeing to a $50 million settlement after allegedly selling cigarettes without paying the required state excise taxes.


OLEAN — It was Nov. 22, 1922, when Samuel Ostrander filed the certificate of incorporation for the Southern Tier Realty Co. Now, the company marks its 100th anniversary.

OLEAN — Mark Belli, maintenance laborer for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, will celebrate 35 years of service with the company on Sept. 10.

OLEAN — Gary Blackmon, group leader in Cutco Cutlery Corporation’s Dept. 59, has retired after 23 years of service. However, he will continue to work in the part-time work program.

OLEAN — Gary Blackmon, group leader for Cutco Cutlery Corp., is retiring after 23 years with the company. However, he will continue to work in the company’s part-time work program.

SYRACUSE (TNS) — President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of Americans could still come with a cost for borrowers in a dozen states, but New York won’t be one of them.

NEW YORK (TNS) — Gov. Kathy Hochul is wary of a recently passed bill that would temporarily halt new large-scale cryptocurrency mining operations in the Empire State.


ALLEGANY — A Maine-based sporting goods chain that once had more than 200 stores on the East Coast is shuttering its remaining 35 stores — including one in the town of Allegany.


BRADFORD, Pa. — The Bradford refinery, established more than 140 years ago in 1881, marks a quarter-century under American Refining Group Inc. ownership this year.


OTTO — The B Farm of Merrimack Valley Apiaries might be one of Cattaraugus County’s best kept secrets. Its bees have been pollinating the local area and making honey since 1984, but the company has been in business for over 60 years.


COLONIE (TNS) — New York businesses are still digging out from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, with ongoing supply chain snags, higher costs and difficulty finding employees.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Northwest Bancshares Inc. and Northwest Bank announced that Louis J. Torchio has been appointed president and chief executive officer of both companies.

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