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FRANKLINVILLE — It has been just a month since the Great Lakes Cheese Co. announced it would build a $500 million state-of-the-art cheese plant on Route 98 just north of Franklinville.

When Joe Sempolinski announced his candidacy for the 23rd Congressional District seat three months ago, he set a goal of raising $100,000 in the first 90 days of the campaign to demonstrate his fundraising ability.

FRANKLINVILLE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has determined the cause of the deaths of a number of trout in Ischua Creek earlier this month as a fungal infection brought on by stress.

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ALBANY (TNS) — Gov. Kathy Hochul will continue to work with her disgraced predecessor’s appointees at the State University of New York Board of Trustees, as well as SUNY Chancellor James Malatras, a longtime confidant of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was installed by the board a year ago.

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RANDOLPH — The courage and sacrifices of a Randolph native who served with distinction in the Vietnam War were posthumously honored Saturday with the dedication of the Sergeant David Lockwood Memorial Bridge.

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OLEAN — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Olean Monday in support of Steelworkers Local 4601, calling on Siemens Energy to sell the former Dresser-Rand plant to a company that pledges to hire the 530 steelworkers and more than 300 others working at the site.

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ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello has introduced legislation requiring developers of industrial solar and wind farms to provide a reclamation bond to ensure the proper removal of wind turbines and solar panels once they have reached the end of their useful life.

CASTILE — The nation’s first nature trail specifically designed to address the sensory needs of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities is open at Letchworth State Park.

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Nation has asked a federal judge to delay enforcement of an arbitration panel’s order to pay New York State $500 million in casino payments being withheld over language in the Seneca’s 2002 Gaming Compact pending a federal review.

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John Rigas, founder of the former cable television giant Adelphia Communications Corp. and former owner of the Buffalo Sabres, who went to prison in a federal fraud case after the collapse of his empire, died Thursday in Coudersport, Pa.

BATH — VA Finger Lakes Healthcare System at Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Ave., has added new days and hours for veterans to get vaccinated.

ROCHESTER — State Sen. George Borrello joined Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt as well as law enforcement leaders and victims’ advocates Wednesday to decry what they called the latest “pro-criminal, anti-victim” legislation to come out of Albany.

ELBA — With farm fields in the background, state Sen. George Borrello stood with fellow legislators, farmers and farmworkers Tuesday to urge state leaders and the New York State Labor Wage Board to reject any changes to the Farm Labor Act’s 60-hour overtime threshold.

MAYVILLE — Authorities in Chautauqua County are working with the FBI and the Mercyhurst University’s applied forensic services department to identify two sets of human remains found near a public trail and to determine how and why they ended up there.

JAMESTOWN — The Board of Trustees at SUNY Jamestown Community College have approved a formal statement prioritizing diversity at the college.

WILLIAMSVILLE — The petals from the flowers disintegrate down the towering wall, flow across the floor, over your feet and body as you become part of the artwork.

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OLEAN — As Della Moore looked upon the faces of the people gathered in her honor, the woman who seems to always know exactly the right thing to say was speechless.

One of several police officers seen on video pinning down Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being detained on a street in upstate New York, could face departmental discipline, the Rochester Police Department said.

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NEW YORK (TNS) — Gov. Kathy Hochul was joined by NFL greats from New York’s three pro football teams on Thursday to urge fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — although they didn’t exactly agree on whom to root for on Sunday.

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers voted Wednesday to add nearly 11,600 acres in eight towns, plus acreage in the cities of Olean and Salamanca, to the land set for aerial spraying of adulticide for mosquitoes that carry Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus.

OLEAN — Community Care of Western New York welcomes Liz Urbanski-Farrell as its new chief executive officer as well as president and CEO of Total Senior Care.