State Sen. George Borrello called it “disgraceful” that Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was paid a $3.1 million advance to write his COVID-19 leadership book last year and under his publishing contract will make another $2 million on the memoir over the next two years.

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WELLSVILLE — James Helms, a vice president and chief financial officer of Jones Memorial Hospital, will take over as the hospital’s president and chief executive in July upon the retirement of Eva Benedict.

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ALBANY (TNS) — Though Lyme disease has historically been blamed upon the overabundant white-tailed deer that host so-called deer ticks, a much smaller mammal scampering around your yard plays an outsized role in the spread of Lyme.

BUFFALO — Thunder on the Niagara is shifting venues in 2021. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront air show will take place at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor on June 19 and 20.

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, who is stepping out again in a public role after abruptly announcing in March that he wouldn’t run for reelection due to an episode of sexual harassment, seemed to chide Republicans Wednesday for ousting Rep. Liz Cheney from her House leadership post for her dogged opposi…

With vaccines in wide distribution and COVID-19 infections dropping, the Seneca Nation is donating hand sanitizer to school districts near its Cattaraugus and Allegany territories, recognizing that a continued focus on simple public health protocols is the best defense against future outbreaks.

RANDOLPH — Lori DeCarlo will retire from the Randolph Academy Union Free School District after 36 years, including 15 in the role of superintendent, at the end of this school year.

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OLEAN — The Olean Sports and Social Club and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present the first of several Taco the Town Crawl events.

BUFFALO — An Atlanta man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a romance scheme that defrauded a person from Western New York out of more than $220,000, according to federal prosecutors.

JAMESTOWN — Catharine M. Young, executive director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech and a former New York state senator representing Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, will present the keynote address during SUNY Jamestown Community Co…

ALBANY — Sen. George Borrello and fellow Republicans in the State Senate called on the Legislature and Cuomo administration to “fix multiple issues that continue to plague New York’s broken unemployment system,” as well as enact measures to provide relief to New Yorkers who continue to strug…

BELMONT — With COVID-19 cases increasing in Allegany County the past few days, the Department of Public Health urged residents to remain diligent about wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands and getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

BUFFALO — The local and national blood supply have once again dropped dangerously low, with ConnectLife saying it has declared a blood emergency.

BUFFALO — A 35-year-old Delevan man is charged with distribution and possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney for Western New York reported Tuesday.

ALBANY (TNS) — Less than a month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation mandating $15-a-month broadband service for low and moderate-income New Yorkers, a pair of lawmakers are calling for the state Public Service Commission to have greater oversight over broadband providers.

Those with a taste for music will have many opportunities to learn something new this summer at SUNY Jamestown Community College.

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WEST VALLEY — Members of the West Valley Citizens Task Force reviewed its 1998 final report Wednesday as the U.S. Department of Energy prepares for the open-air demolition of the main plant process building.

ALBANY — There’s no easy path for New York to win a legal fight with the U.S. Census Bureau over its narrow loss of a Congressional seat, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week he’s looking at “legal options” nevertheless.

ALBANY — To protect the ecology of freshwater lakes, clean water supplies and national security, state Sen. George Borrello has introduced legislation to place a moratorium on the building or placing of permanent or semi-permanent wind turbines in bodies of freshwater in New York state.

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JOHNSON CITY (TNS) — New York will adopt the new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on when to wear masks to guard against the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

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Joe Sempolinski, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, is exploring a possible candidacy for Congress despite the upcoming loss of a House seat in New York and expected redistricting.

NEW YORK — New York will lose one seat in Congress as a result of national population shifts, according to census data released Monday — a loss that might have been avoided if just a few dozen more people in the state had been counted.