OLEAN — The second annual Laine Business Accelerator concludes tonight with the nine participants presenting in the event’s community showcase at 7 p.m. at the Cutco Theatre at the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College.

SCIO — In the spirit of Christmases past, Scio students are once again stepping up to take care of their Tiger cubs by raising funds and collecting toys for their fellow students.

WASHINGTON — Victims of Upstate New York’s severe winter storm beginning Nov. 18 now have until March 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.


ANDOVER — Newly elected as Allegany County sheriff, Scott Cicirello selected retired New York State Police Trooper Walter Mackney to serve as the Allegany County undersheriff when the new sheriff’s term begins in January.

As the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Alle-Catt Wind Energy are discussing mitigation measures for bald eagles and northern long-eared bats, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reclassified the bats as endangered.

While the primary carrier of Thursday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots is Amazon Prime Video, fans in Western New York will also find the game on Channel 7.

WASHINGTON (TNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to overturn the wire fraud convictions of Alain Kaloyeros and his co-defendants in the Buffalo Billion bid-rigging case that led to the 2016 downfall of the Albany Nanotech founder.


BUFFALO — The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a Buffalo supermarket pleaded guilty Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

There have been some interesting developments in the birding world since my last column, starting with the first-ever New York state record of a limpkin found in Lewiston.


OLEAN — Some were asked about current events such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the issue of feminicide and combating international poaching. Others were asked to pretend they were in 1972 to discuss apartheid in South Africa.

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending federal aid to western New York to help state and local authorities clean up from the massive storm that dumped more than 6 feet of snow in Western and Northern New York and is blamed for three deaths, the White House announced Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York issued its first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses on Monday, taking a monumental step in establishing a legal — and lucrative — marketplace for recreational marijuana.

SWAIN — As the first snows of winter season fall on Western New York, Swain Ski Patrol welcomes its largest class of new safety and first aid volunteers in many years.


ELLICOTTVILLE — With ski season right around the corner, Holiday Valley Resort and HoliMont Ski Area have been gearing up for the 2022-23 winter season with upgrades and improvements.


BUFFALO — A dangerous lake-effect snowstorm paralyzed parts of Western and Northern New York on Friday, with 3 feet of snow already on the ground in some places by early afternoon. The storm was blamed for the deaths of two people stricken while clearing snow.


ALBANY (TNS) — Progressives are intensifying their calls for state Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs to resign as state GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy is expected to step down from his position after his election to Congress.

WELLSVILLE — Rain may have stopped the crowds, but the faithful Wellsville Monarchs planted milkweed seeds at the Fassett Greenspace on Friday.

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