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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 — Kathy Bello, administrative services representative for Vector Marketing Corporation, a subsidiary of Cutco Corporation, will retire Nov. 1.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.