OLEAN — Community Care of Western New York welcomes Liz Urbanski-Farrell as its new chief executive officer as well as president and CEO of Total Senior Care.

With a decision on whether to lower the overtime threshold for farm workers due to be revisited in late fall, state Sen. George Borrello and fellow Republicans have called on state leaders to reject any further reductions in the 60-hour threshold for overtime.

SUNY Jamestown Community College’s Workforce Readiness division has set dates for two 10-week training programs made possible through community partnerships across Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties.

SYRACUSE (TNS) — A high-powered lobbying and business consulting company with deep political roots in New York state is starting up a division to focus on legal marijuana and other issues related to cannabis.

NEW YORK (TNS) — The city’s largest landlord organization asked a federal court Thursday to strike down Gov. Kathy Hochul’s statewide moratorium on evictions, potentially putting tens of thousands of New Yorkers at risk of homelessness as they struggle to pay rent because of the pandemic.

OLEAN — Jackie Pickett, distribution center operator for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service on Thursday.


FRANKLINVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors will meet Sept. 15 to vote on an environmental resolution and a benefits package for a proposed Great Lakes Cheese Co. plant near Franklinville.

BUFFALO (AP) — Workers at three Starbucks coffee shops in the Buffalo area filed petitions Monday with the National Labor Relations Board asking for a vote on union representation, the latest development in a nationwide, pandemic-era reckoning on wages and working conditions.


ALBANY (TNS) — Key players in New York’s push to establish its marijuana market are encouraged that Gov. Kathy Hochul, who took office on Aug. 24, has said her nomination of cannabis regulators is a “priority.”

OLEAN — Brian Bradt, auto CNC/DD operator/auto machine grinder for Cutco Cutlery Corporation, celebrated 25 years of service on Aug. 19.

DUNKIRK — There are just a few months left for local government leaders to make decisions on whether to allow the sale of marijuana in their communities, but there are many unanswered questions due to the state’s delays in appointing regulators, says state Sen. George Borrello.

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Cattaraugus County Economic Development Team will host a job fair 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Ellicottville Town Center, 28 Parkside Drive.

Local government sales tax collections in July increased by 21.2% over the same month in 2020, marking the fourth consecutive month that collections exceeded 2020 results, the state reported.

VAN ETTEN — The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on how to produce the highest-quality syrup, develop new maple products and improve existing ones — all at commercial scales.

MALTA (TNS) — Intel, the world’s largest computer chipmaker, has launched a nationwide search to build a new $100 billion chip manufacturing campus somewhere in the United States — a site envisioned as a small “city” that would include six to eight factories employing 10,000 workers.


OLEAN — The Spot 2 Be Restaurant, which recently moved from South Union Street to 1695 Olean-Portville Road, opened its doors at their new location Monday.


OLEAN — In his 18 years working in wealth management, Dana Cornell says he has always put what’s best for his clients and partners first in planning financial strategies. That ethic, he believes, also helps uplift the overall community he lives and works in.


LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For people who would rather drive to a nearby airport to catch a flight to destinations beyond, the new connecting flight between Bradford Regional Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport may be the answer.


OLEAN — The owner of the city’s largest events center hopes to reopen for business this fall, but said he is still considering selling the site.