ALFRED — Alfred State is remembering the life of longtime supporter and friend of the college, Jon Shay, a well-known area humanitarian and businessman who passed away Monday at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
PORTVILLE — The village of Portville has been busy welcoming a number of new businesses this past year, with empty buildings finding re-use and giving the village the look of growth.
ALBANY — Assemblyman Joseph Giglio wasn’t ready to get two proposed budgets from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday as the governor unveiled a $103.4 billion spending plan for 2021-22.
WELLSVILLE — Community Bank is closing four branch locations in April, including a Wellsville branch at 4196 Bolivar Road.
ALBANY (TNS) — Starting this week, people who work part-time in New York state will be able to claim unemployment benefits based on the number of hours they work instead of the number of days they work each week.
CATTARAUGUS — The Cattaraugus Free Library has been selected as one of 200 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.
ELLICOTTVILLE — Ellicottville Brewing Company and Sprague’s Maple Farms release their Blueberry Maple Pancake beer for a third year.
ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello expressed his support upon hearing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has committed another $25 million to sustain the Nourish NY Initiative.
Two hospitals, merged into one entity in 2018, face the unenviable task of providing health care to a region in the midst of a dwindling population, inadequate reimbursements, aging infrastructure, rising costs, physician recruitment and the overall state of rural health care.
OLEAN — The Eaton Corp. announces the retirement of Paul Snyder, of the shipping and receiving department, after 26 years.
OLEAN — Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center announce the appointment of Dr. Dadrie Baptiste, a general and colorectal surgeon, to their medical staff and the Foothills Medical Group.
WELLSVILLE — Donna Bliven, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services, planned to retire when she reached her 44th anniversary at Jones Memorial Hospital last summer.
Western New York farm country and the New York City borough of Queens are hundred of miles — and in some ways worlds — apart.
After remaining at just under $2.36 per gallon since Labor Day, Olean’s most common gasoline price for regular increased this week to just under $2.40/g.
ANDOVER — Community Bank’s Andover and Canisteo branches are temporarily operating on alternating days.
Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are seeking to overturn a ban on gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River basin, filing a federal lawsuit against the regulatory agency that oversees drinking water quality for more than 13 million people.
ALBANY — A restaurant recovery fund of over $3 million meant to help eateries during the COVID-19 pandemic has been set up.
OLEAN — Bill Miller, wood shop operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service with Cutco on Friday.
OLEAN — Ed Negron, administrative services manager for Vector Marketing Corporation, a subsidiary of Cutco Corporation, celebrated 30 years of service with Vector on Jan. 2.
OLEAN — Dave Tyger, an engraver for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, will retire effective Feb. 1 after 35 years.
SALAMANCA — A new business has sprung up on Broad Street bringing health and wellness to the Salamanca area as Back to Our Roots offers people a way to heal their bodies naturally.
SCIO — Music led a Wellsville boy to a lifetime of service in the emergency medical field, which is slowing down this month with the sale of Medical Transport Service, Inc.
We don’t believe we know anyone who didn’t get a gift card or two this past holiday season.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency agreed to provide sales tax breaks to help a clothing business move into a closed Ellicottville restaurant.
ALBANY (TNS) — A poll by the Siena College Research Institute found that despite the worsening of the coronavirus pandemic, consumer sentiment in the state is largely unchanged since the late summer when it was “hovering” between optimism and pessimism.
Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer online training to learn about problem weeds, diseases and insects found in field crops in the Southwest New York region and throughout the state.
SALAMANCA — After more than three decades working in the city, Ruthe Riehle has retired as executive director of the Salamanca Industrial Development Agency.
OLEAN — When Chris Scott of Siemens Energy in Olean wanted a small 3D-printed model of a huge gas turbine created by the company, he knew that the local Dream It Do It organization had a student intern ready for the task.
SMETHPORT, Pa. — A Smethport-area company will play a key role in eradicating an invasive insect — hemlock woolly adelgid — at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset.
ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello called a panel’s decision to delay making it easier for farmworkers to get overtime pay until next year “sound and thoughtful judgement.”
ELLICOTTVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency granted tax breaks to 19 projects worth more than $120 million this past year.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — The federal government recently weighed in on an issue that will confront millions of workers and employers in the coming months: Can workers be forced to get vaccinated as a condition of their jobs?
OLEAN — Two nonprofits got the go-ahead from the city planning board for new projects.
Area unemployment rates dropped to pre-COVID-19 numbers in November, according to the state Department of Labor. However, rates remain high across the state and country.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The coronavirus pandemic halted most U.S.-Canada border traffic in March, much to the dismay of Ellicottville businesses that count on Canadians for a significant part of the village’s tourism economy.
Perhaps when we all need a bit more light than in many years, the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of both the home and business editions of its Holiday Lighting Contest.
ALLEGANY — Absolut Care of Allegany announces the appointment of James E. Sinner as administrator, replacing Diane Jastrazab, who retired.
OLEAN — City officials hope ground rules to govern Airbnb and other short-term rentals can nip potential problems in the bud.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America.
OLEAN — A specialist in restoring old malls to economic vibrancy has purchased the Olean Center Mall.
OLEAN — A 55-year-old business will get a facelift thanks to the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
ALLEGANY — A spokesman with Dimes Energy reported Thursday that employees with the company are back to work developing oil and gas wells and operating a recently completed gas pipeline in the Four Mile and West Branch Road areas
WELLSVILLE — The village, town and Allegany County received a big, early Christmas present Friday when it was announced that the Wellsville Business Park has taken over the former Dresser-Rand facility.
While most counties and cities in the region saw lower sales tax receipts in November, most came in ahead of statewide losses.
CATTARAUGUS — Patrick J. Cullen, the founding collector at the American Museum of Cutlery on Main Street in Cattaraugus, has written a brief history of cutlery manufacturing in Cattaraugus County.
JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College’s workforce readiness department has been approved as a training consultant for Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board’s Manufacturers Productivity Improvement Program, a reimbursement-based funding source to address training needs.
The Grinch repents of his mean, anti-Christmas ways in Dr. Seuss’s beloved tale, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” as he wins the hearts of Whoville.
Almond native John Mauro, professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State University, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
OLEAN — Jack Aderman, CNC profile grinding operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, will retire Feb. 1 after 24 years.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed and New York's two U.S. senators are lauding news this week that the federal trade representative will formally challenge Canada over dairy tariffs.