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'Introduction to Autosomal DNA' Webinar

Sat, March 13, 10:00 AM

Olean Public Library, Olean

'Introduction to Autosomal DNA' Webinar


Add to My Calendar 03/13/2021 10:00am 03/13/2021 12:00pm America/New_York 'Introduction to Autosomal DNA' Webinar

Presenter Andrew Kolstee from the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will explain how DNA testing can help researchers confirm their ancestry and find lost family members. He also will describe various testing options, including MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTree DNA and AncestryDNA.

The webinar is open to anyone interested in researching their family histories; beginners are welcome. ...

Zoom Olean, NY 14760
'Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes'

Mon, March 15, 7:00 PM


'Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Prejudice, Bias ...


Add to My Calendar 03/15/2021 7:00pm 03/15/2021 8:30pm America/New_York 'Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes'

Race Unity Circle program features presenter Emily Chiariello, who will teach participants basic strategies for responding to racist remarks in their everyday lives, exploring the critical dynamics and considerations involved in doing so effectively.

Persons wishing to attend should email OUTREACH@OLEANLIBRARY.ORG and expect the Zoom link a day the event.

Olean, NY 14760

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Mother Teresa, SBU and Cake: TAP Alum Recalls Tommy Lasorda

If the phrase “legends never die” held any truth, Tommy Lasorda would have been well past immortal.

Reality is, though, that legends do die, and the world of baseball lost Lasorda, the longtime Dodgers manager and all-around Los Angeles icon, at the age of 93 on Thursday.

Tommy was a legend in every sense of the word. He racked up a record of 1,599-1,439 as a manager, won World ...

Even in a Pandemic, Investigative Journalism Continues

It would have been difficult enough to do the project in the field.

Investigative journalism, as it turns out, is even harder to do while staring through a computer screen. Being surrounded by talented journalists in the Arizona desert, however, lightened that burden.

When I applied for the Carnegie-Knight News21 fellowship program in November of 2019, I knew the challenge that presented ...

That Itch You Can’t Scratch

You know how when somebody tells you not to touch your face while you are going outside with your face mask? That is when you suddenly become conscious of an itch. Don’t you just hate that? With the coronavirus still raging on and giving us a reason to wear a face mask and keep six feet apart from strangers, it is starting to become annoying.

Therefore, it is a really scary time. If ...

Do’s and don’ts for taxpayers who get a letter or notice from the IRS

April 19, 2021

The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons including if:

They have a balance due.
They are due a larger or smaller refund.
The agency has a question about their tax return.
They need to verify identity.
The agency needs additional information.
The agency changed their tax return.

Here are some do's and don'ts for taxpayers who receive ...

IRS Free File can help people who have no filing requirement find overlooked tax credits and get a refund

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service urges low- and moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File  to prepare their own federal tax return, e-file it and get a refund – all for free.

This year’s federal tax ...

Those experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits; permanent address not required

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits.

While Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS ...