ALBANY (TNS) — On a day Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced more details on plans to vaccinate society’s most vulnerable, he offered a word of caution to everyone else: Don’t expect a coronavirus vaccine anytime soon.
BUFFALO — A Salamanca man faces federal charges after allegedly trying to entice a minor and send obscene material through social media.
BUFFALO — As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations soar across Western New York, ConnectLife is making an urgent plea for blood donations.
ALBANY (TNS) — He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake.
LITTLE VALLEY — Seventeen inmates at the Cattaraugus County Jail tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb said Friday.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County courts have continued to operate during the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the region since March.
LITTLE VALLEY — An under-utilized fiber optic cable installed between 2009 and 2013 across Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties may boost efforts to expand Southern Tier broadband access.
BUFFALO — A Jamestown man pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge in connection to an investigation while he lived in Olean.
ALFRED — The Alfred State Police Academy graduated 13 recruits from the 2020 session — leading to a 100% employment rate for the graduates.
MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Institution and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will jointly present an online program titled “The Tehran Children: Iran’s Unexpected & Suppressed Connection to the Holocaust.”
For the third day in a row, Allegany County officials reported what could be considered a relatively light total of new COVID-19 cases, with 12 on Wednesday.
“It’s time for Congress to do its job” and vote for a bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus bill, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed told reporters Wednesday.
Allegany County, which reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, will offer three more opportunities for free rapid testing in the coming weeks.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus and supporting members of the Senate detailed a bipartisan $908 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday.
As COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths are rising daily in New York, the governor says a federal vaccination plan has “gross omissions” that will impede effectiveness.
Washington, D.C. Auxiliary Bishop Michael William Fisher has been appointed by Pope Francis as the 15th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.
OLEAN — Despite calls Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for hospitals to balance the number of patients across their networks to be ready for another spike in COVID-19, don’t look for Kaleida Health to transfer Buffalo-area patients to Olean General Hospital.
BELMONT — Allegany County health officials on Monday reported seven new deaths due to COVID-19, while the county saw the fewest number of new cases in two weeks, reporting 11 new infections.
BUFFALO — Anyone who has undergone a nasal swab or saliva test for COVID-19 knows that the virus is most easily detected in the nose and mouth.
Cattaraugus County reported 46 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, while Allegany County reported 39 new cases.
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported Sunday the highest statewide infection rate seen since May, at 4.27% of 157,000 tests conducted.
Cattaraugus County reported 21 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while Allegany County reported 18 new cases.
ITHACA — Cornell has developed the first variety of spring malting barley designed to succeed in New York’s wet climate and support the state’s $5 billion craft beer industry.
BELMONT — Allegany County reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday as the governor said Western New York’s overall positivity rate spiked to a seven-day average of 6.28%, outpacing other parts of the state.
A federal court judge in Buffalo issued a preliminary injunction last week against the state’s effort to keep live music venues closed because of coronavirus restrictions.
BUFFALO (AP) — A woman was killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash after a speeding minivan plowed into the McKinley Monument in downtown Buffalo, police said.
A day after health officials in Allegany County warned that services could be overwhelmed by COVID-19, the county reported 10 new deaths caused by the virus and 30 new cases on Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court has barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by COVID-19.
NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that officials are working on a winter plan for the coronavirus that will add metrics for how it designates virus hot zones.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said Wednesday a slimmed down COVID-19 stimulus package can still be passed and signed by President Trump before the end of the year.
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.
BUFFALO — A 19-year-old Little Valley man faces federal charges of production of child pornography and cyberstalking stemming from his allegedly coercing a minor female victim to send him sexually explicit images of herself.
Some parts of New York state are headed for the “red zone” due to rising coronavirus cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Monday.
Allegany County reported Friday five new deaths due to COVID-19, while the county vaulted past 800 total cases of infection with 44 more residents testing positive for the virus.
BUFFALO (TNS) — The CDC is recommending Americans don’t travel for Thanksgiving due to the rise in coronavirus cases, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is limiting private gatherings in New York state to 10 people.
ALBANY (TNS) — The minimum wage is set to rise in all parts of New York state outside of New York City next month.
OLEAN — There were 35 new COVID-19 positive test results for Cattaraugus County residents Thursday — including 14 more St. Bonaventure University students.
Everything points to a good year for New York’s firearms season for deer and bear, which opens Saturday in the Southern Zone.
CATTARAUGUS — Is the Tannery Street bridge in Cattaraugus jinxed?
WARREN, Pa. — As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in Western New York and northwest Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank will restrict access to its branch lobbies beginning Monday.
OLEAN — The number of Cattaraugus County residents with positive COVID-19 test results shot above the 700 mark on Wednesday, driven by 48 new cases among St. Bonaventure University students this week.
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed stepped up his criticism of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent comments on a COVID-19 vaccine, with the congressman saying they represent a risk to the lives of thousands of New Yorkers.
BUFFALO — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he would not be surprised if communities in his county that are currently operating under the state’s “yellow zone” COVID-19 standards were moved into the more restrictive orange or maybe even red zone stages this week.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — Supermarkets are making changes amid the rise in coronavirus cases and increased demand in Upstate New York.
BUFFALO — As the nation experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the Red Cross is becoming increasingly concerned about the nation’s blood supply — including convalescent plasma.
ALBANY — Hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in New York rose Sunday to their highest level since June 10 and have increased more than fourfold since the start of September.
OLEAN — The Cattaraugus County Health Department on Sunday reported one new death of a county resident due to COVID-19, while the county recorded a total of 12 new cases over the weekend.
ALBANY (TNS) — If you’re traveling outside of New York for the holidays, or have friends and family coming here from another state, make sure you know the coronavirus restrictions in place.
PENN YAN — Expressing her belief that the count of absentee ballots in the 23rd Congressional District is moving ahead “methodically and fairly,” Tracy Mitrano called U.S. Rep. Tom Reed Friday afternoon and conceded the race to the incumbent.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Legislature Chairman Howard VanRensselaer is hopeful Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest restrictions involving restaurants, bars and gyms will help reduce the county’s uptick in coronavirus cases.