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When we think of Thanksgiving Day, scenes of sumptuous feasts spread across laden tables come to mind. There’s lots of delicious dishes with the mainstay of turkey, plenty to drink, pies for dessert, football on TV and socializing in the living room.

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. For many, it may have been vastly different from previous years. Perhaps you were able to Zoom with friends and relatives or maybe you were content with a quiet dinner on your own.

WELLSVILLE — It was 70 years ago, on Nov. 25, 1950, that Ted Galutia and Jean Piper were married in Olean. The evening’s weather included a snow storm and icy roads. But that wasn’t enough to stop the young couple’s plan to get married because Ted had only 10 days leave from the U.S. Navy.

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OLEAN — While Black Friday sales are expected to be different this year due to pandemic guidelines, a few local businesses hope the outcome will be a good one given ongoing sales in recent days.

ALFRED, NY, November 2020 – Brothers in the Lambda Tau Phi and Mu Theta fraternities at Alfred State College recently stepped up to help the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with trail maintenance at Phillips Creek State Forest.

HINSDALE — The Town of Hinsdale public hearing on Dec. 14, as well as future board meetings, will be conducted using Zoom until further notice.

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

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A local accountant/baker is just the latest area resident to bring national acclaim to our region — winning runner-up for the Northeast Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes USA at American Baker’s virtual ceremony last week.

OLEAN — The organizer of a collection for the COVID unit at Olean General Hospital reported the community came through by providing $610 in donations for the facility over the past couple of weeks.

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BELMONT — Allegany County officials hope locals will do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 as cases rose by 19 on Monday.

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb joined fellow sheriffs throughout New York in questioning the constitutionality — and practicality — of enforcing the governor’s executive order limiting in-person gatherings in private homes to 10 people.

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BUFFALO — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual misconduct and misused charitable assets by supporting predatory priests who were allowed to retire or go on leave.

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OLEAN — No visitors are allowed at the emergency departments at Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center, as of Monday afternoon.

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ALFRED — Like many institutions of higher education and small businesses, Alfred University and Ridgecrest Turkey Farm in Brockport have experienced their share of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From charges against top law enforcement to waking up Olean with an explosion, from lighting up Santa Claus Lane to packing the stores for Black Friday, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago on this edition of Turning Back the Clock.

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Editor’s Note: Local professional photographer and eagle authority Dan Jordan shares his photographs of and experiences with bald eagles in Western New York and northwest Pennsylvania, as well as other locations in the U.S.

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PORTVILLE — Solar farm installations were again the topic of conversation in Portville this past week when about 19 landowners with property near one of three proposed solar sites gathered at an invitation-only meeting.

DUKE CENTER, Pa. — Administrators at Otto-Eldred High School have announced honor roll students and high honor roll students for the first marking period.

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OLEAN — For the past 10 years, Della Moore has moved her beloved African American Center for Cultural Development from one facility to another in hopes of finally finding a permanent, sound structure to call home.