BUFFALO — Federal prosecutors reported a 20-year-old Little Valley man has pleaded guilty to cyberstalking a girl on Snapchat.
OAKFIELD (AP) — A Western New York man has been arrested on charges of killing his father inside their shared home, authorities said.
ALBANY (AP) — Eric M. Smith, who was 13 when he killed a 4-year-old boy with a rock in an infamous Steuben County case, has been granted parole.
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.
Members of the Senate Republican Conference called Friday for action to help alleviate staffing issues at healthcare facilities and for home care patients in communities throughout New York.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The Ellicottville Historical Society’s annual Ghost Walks series is underway, keeping alive the history of Ellicottville with a paranormal and spooky twist.
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.
A Jamestown pharmacist is the latest person to throw a hat in the ring for the 23rd Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Tom Reed.
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.
SYRACUSE (TNS) — Gov. Kathy Hochul is leading potential primary challengers for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, according to a new Marist Poll.
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.
New York state’s new catch-and-release trout stream season begins Saturday, expanding fishing opportunities in fall’s cooled waterways that hold trout.
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.
MAYVILLE (TNS) — Authorities have identified one of two sets of human remains found near a public trail in Chautauqua County’s town of Portland in late September.
LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County appears to be moving toward establishing a Family Justice Center to deal with domestic violence involving children and adults.
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.
Michael Weishan of Cattaraugus was among the winners of Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2021 nature photography contest with his stunning “Water Lilies and Reeds.”
GOWANDA — The Historic Hollywood Theater will reach into its past this Saturday, presenting the silent movie “Phantom of the Opera.”
SALAMANCA — The building known as the “purple church” near the intersection of Route 353 and North State Street in the town of Salamanca is about to get a makeover.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren agreed to resign shortly before her term ends as part of a deal to settle charges she violated campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign.
SUNY Jamestown Community College’s Workforce Readiness division has changed its name to Workforce Development.
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.
New York’s Democratic Party chairman on Monday endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul for a full term and asked Democrats to avoid a potentially divisive primary campaign next year.
ROCHESTER (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is scheduled to go on trial this week along with two associates on charges they broke campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign.
NEW YORK — After being vaulted into office two months ago, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is preparing to run for the job in her own right next year.
BUFFALO (AP) — About 2,000 nurses and other employees at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo went on strike Friday after their union and Catholic Health System failed to reach an agreement.
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.
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.
Walk Off Hunger meet-up at 4 Mile on Saturday
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.
Bowhunting seasons for deer and bear in New York’s Southern Zone get underway Thursday, with several changes to big game seasons set this year through regulations.
ALBANY (TNS) — Upstate minimum wage workers will see an income boost starting Jan. 1.
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.
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.
Fire at Susan B. Anthony home, museum
The last day of summer 2021 did not go unnoticed in Allegany State Park earlier this week.
BATH (TNS) — A planned Amazon distribution facility in Bath will take longer than expected to complete.
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.
The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is planning its annual Southern Tier Walk to End Alzheimer’s for Oct. 2 in Fireman’s Park at 188 W. Main St. in Allegany.
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.
Turns out the Allegheny River Valley is not necessarily ground zero for mosquito swarms. It just feels like it is.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has called on the Biden administration to allow vaccinated Canadians to travel to the U.S. for non-essential travel through all ports of entry.
The New York Republican Party unanimously re-elected Nick Langworthy as their chairman at a reorganization meeting on Monday in Colonie.
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.