Seneca Gaming Corporation has named Craig Clark, an executive with nearly 30 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, as the company’s chief operating officer.

OLEAN — The Veterans Administration in Western New York is planning a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Dec. 11 at St. Bonaventure University’s School of Health Professions.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former chair of the Erie County Democratic Committee pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he sexually assaulted a child who was younger than 11.G. Steven Pigeon, 61, was ordered held without bail after his arraignment on five felony charges including rape and predato…

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and two other Northeast senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to initiate federal milk marketing order hearings within six months, allowing producers and industry to consider and review proposal…

SUNY Jamestown Community College, in accordance with a mandate from the State University of New York, will continue to require incoming and returning students taking on-campus classes to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


GOWANDA — A large part of the Gowanda community got something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving when the iconic Hollywood Theater marquee returned Wednesday after a prolonged absence.

BUFFALO — In 2021, people in Western New York and across the country faced great emergency needs as the ongoing pandemic exacerbated the challenges related to severe disasters, blood shortages and global conflict.

Twin Tiers residents planning to make a Black Friday run to shopping areas in Erie County should be aware that the county has returned to a mask mandate because of a rise in COVID-19 cases.


Legislation sponsored by Sen. George Borrello to make the Nourish New York farm-to-foodbank program permanent was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Kathy Hochul during a ceremony at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

JAMESTOWN — Santru Mohan watched with glee as the leaves changed colors and fell from their branches in recent weeks. He smiles when talking about the cooling temperatures that have arrived on campus.


ALLEGANY — Two years to the day after the explosion of a West Branch Road home, the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a report Thursday that suggests nearby oil drilling “most likely” led to combustible methane migrating into the home’s basement, leading to the blast.


Earlier this month, Rep. Tom Reed was subjected to partisan anger and even threats after he joined a handful of House Republicans to vote for the Democrats’ $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

ALBANY — While state Sen. George Borrello believes a state ethics panel did the right thing earlier this week in voting to rescind approval of the former governor’s $5.1 million book deal, continued scrutiny of the deal is warranted.

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca was recently presented with 12 “Best of Slots” awards from Strictly Slots magazine, some of the nearly 30 awards given to Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties.


U.S. Rep.Tom Reed was getting beat up on Facebook again Tuesday by constituents upset with his vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill the House passed 228-206 late Friday.

Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio called Gov. Kathy Hochul’s plan to close six prison facilities across the state in March 2022 “a disastrous leap forward down the path forged by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.”

BUFFALO — For the first time since March of 2020, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will host their biannual Orchid Show this weekend at the Botanical Gardens.


SALAMANCA — As a direct result of the elevated quarantine and positive COVID-19 cases, the Salamanca City Central School District will pivot to full remote instruction on Monday for three days.

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the adoption of new regulations governing the public use of Wildlife Management Areas.

ROCHESTER — American Girl Dolls and the strategy board game Risk were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday in recognition of their influence on the toy industry. Sand, which the group called perhaps the most universal and oldest toy in the world, was also inducted.

ROCHESTER (AP) — The former Rochester police chief who was fired over his department's handling of last year's suffocation death of Daniel Prude announced Thursday he is running for Congress.La'Ron Singletary, who recently changed his registration from Democrat to Republican, is seeking to u…

ITHACA — A partnership between industry, government and academia is bringing a state-of-the-art lab upgrade to Cornell University’s Department of Animal Science.

ALBANY (TNS) — State voters broadly approved a constitutional amendment guaranteeing New Yorkers the right to "clean air and water and a healthful environment," but appear to have rejected tweaks to the redistricting process and two amendments expanding voter access.