While the good news this week is that the Cuomo administration restored the 20% aid cut from school districts for the month of September, the sobering news is that the state could still withhold 20% of overall aid to districts throughout the school year.

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. — The husband of a man arraigned last week on rape allegations was sent to McKean County Jail on sexual assault charges following an arraignment on Thursday.

BRADFORD, Pa. — Thursday’s state Supreme Court ruling granting a three-day extension to the deadline to count mail-in ballots was a victory for Democrats, but state Republican lawmakers had harsh criticism for the decision that they said “tramples the U.S. Constitution.”

ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell are calling on the state to reconsider transferring institutional pharmacy services to an Ohio company at the expense of a New York state-based provider and its subcontracted independent pharmacies.

OLEAN — A drive-in concert that was to feature Christian pop artists Jordan Feliz and JJ Weeks on Oct. 2 at Believers Chapel has been canceled.

OLEAN — The deadline is Sept. 21 for the 10th Annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge. For those registering for the challenge after Sept. 21, the cost will remain $22, but you may not receive a challenge promotional item depending on availability.

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ALBANY (TNS) — The hazy skies overhead this week that were a result of smoke from the West Coast wildfires lowered the amount of solar radiation in New York about 25%, a level that scientists say at least briefly impacted the state’s solar power production.

It’s rare today to see really weird movies that force you to reflect on what you just watched. Most films are a checklist of trends approved by a major studio with the thought that it will make everyone rich. But that has never been the style of Charlie Kaufman.


SALAMANCA — The Salamanca Department of Public Works’ project to tar-and-chip more than 60 city streets was completed in early September after six days, about eight days sooner than expected.


OLEAN — An exhibit titled “Collective Individual: Glass Portraits” by Ryann Cooley, winner of the 2019 Southern Tier Biennial Best of Show, will open with a reception and guided half-hour gallery tours from 2 to 8 pm Sept. 26 in the Tri-County Arts Council gallery.

OLEAN — Parents looking for after-school programs for their children can still rely on the Olean Youth and Recreation program in the North End.


ALBANY (TNS) — New York nursing homes that have gone 14 days without a coronavirus case can reopen for limited visitation, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday.

Rep. Tom Reed joined with his bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus colleagues — 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans — to unveil a $1.5 trillion COVID-19 rescue package to help break the gridlock and encourage negotiators to get back to the table.

LITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, pushing the county’s total to 202 since the pandemic began.

Dr. Anthony Evans, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, announces this week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient is Ty Rosengren.

SALAMANCA — The fact that Salamanca’s City School District completed its third annual summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) Camp amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is a tribute to the value of teacher innovation and community relationships.

CUBA — Join the Cuba Library online Wednesday, as Sheryl Faye presents a reenactment of Susan B Anthony, a women’s rights activist who devoted her life to racial, gender, and educational equality.