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Greater Olean Top Stories

August 25, 2021

OLEAN, NY — Remote Area Medical—RAM®, a nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals will be in Olean on Sept. 11 and 12. “Remote Area Medical is glad to be able to help bring free services to those in need in the ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported on Wednesday that an 86-year-old woman became the 112th county resident to die of complications related to COVID-19.  In a separate update issued Wednesday, the health department listed an additional 22 cases, bringing the case count since March ...

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DUNKIRK, NY — Sen. George Borrello hosted a roundtable discussion Wednesday on a new New York State law legalizing recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. Elected officials and leaders from the business and nonprofit sectors took part in the session at the Fredonia Technology ...

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OLEAN, NY — Coyote Moon, a folk/rock duo featuring George Stephen and Denise Drummond, will be featured in the city's summer concert series in Lincoln Park Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The final Thursday concert will be on Sept. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and feature Trigger Happy, a ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported on Tuesday that an 88-year-old man became the 111th county resident to die of complications related to COVID-19.  In a separate update issued Tuesday, the health department listed an additional eight cases, bringing the case count since March ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce deemed the 13th annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball to be a great success with 195 teams and 780 registered players participating. Friday night, the Paul Brown Chevy Macker Funfest began with player registration and its annual Corporate ...

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Meghan Brink of Allegany and Meghan Hall, a St. Bonaventure University senior, are among four Western New York communications students named as awards winners by the Greater Buffalo Society of Professional Journalists College Scholarship Fund for the 2021-22 academic year. Brink, a 2019 graduate ...

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The 40 cases of COVID-19 recorded over the three-day period of Saturday, Sunday and Monday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department bring the count for persons testing positive since March 2020 to 6,002. In an update issued Monday, the health department listed 120 active cases; ...

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OLEAN, NY — The City of Olean is accepting proposals from Olean artists to create murals on a number of city properties including the west-facing wall of Bradner Stadium, the Bradner Stadium tunnel, the War Veterans Park basketball area and the Franchot Park basketball/tennis wall. Applicants ...

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Sixteen cases were reported Friday in a COVID-19 update issued by the Cattaraugus County Health Department. Those 16 new cases bring the count for persons testing positive for COVID-19 in the county since March 2020 to 5,962. In the Friday report, the county listed 95 active cases; ...

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ALBANY, NY – Della Moore, the founder and director of the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean, has been selected as the 57th Senate District’s 2021 “Woman of Distinction.” Sen. George Borrello said that he selected Moore in recognition of her efforts to preserve the history ...

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OLEAN, NY — Brackets, basketballs, backboards and bragging rights are all part of the three-day Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which starts Friday on Delaware Avenue and North Barry streets. Tournament registration will be at the Covered Wagon Tours office, 528 N. Barry St., Friday ...

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Sen. George Borrello hosted fraud prevention workshops in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties this week to help senior citizens protect themselves from scams and identity theft. Borrello, whose district includes the Greater Olean area, teamed up with the Center for Elder Law and Justice, the New ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Dr. Megan Walsh, a professor of English at St. Bonaventure, has been named acting dean of the School of Arts & Sciences. “I am beyond honored to serve our students and faculty as the acting dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. A&S includes a range of distinctive ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department issued two updates for COVID-19 cases in the county Thursday — the first for 12 and the second for 16. Those 28 new cases bring the count for persons testing positive for COVID-19 in the county since March 2020 to 5,946. In the second Thursday report, the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Joe Manhertz, associate director of athletics at Duke University, has been appointed the director of athletics at St. Bonaventure University. Manhertz will take over the leadership of St. Bonaventure’s 19 Division I athletics programs and will oversee the University’s ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Tri-County Arts Council will host a reception and talk on Friday with the artists featured in its current shows: “Same Inside,” paintings by Karle Norman, and “Ruminations Rising,” paintings by Michelle Capizzi. Both shows opened Aug. 6. Friday’s opening reception, which is free ...

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OLEAN, NY — “Kaleidoscope Art” by Sam Aldrich of Randolph is the August exhibit in the Art Gallery of the Olean Public Library. Aldrich, a self-taught artist whose early creations were pen and marker drawings, eventually moved onto acrylic paintings on canvas. This exhibit is her second in the ...

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Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center will host memorial services on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in both cities for persons who died of COVID-19 at either hospital or elsewhere. The Olean service will be at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, 119 W. Henley St., and the ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in an update issued Tuesday. The case count for persons testing positive for COVID-19 in the county since March 2020 has reached 5,918. Tuesday, the county listed 83 active cases; seven hospitalizations; 345 quarantined ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department noted in a COVID-19 update issued early Monday evening that the case count for persons testing positive for COVID-19 in the county since March 2020 has reached 5,907. The health department listed 24 new cases on the Monday update; earlier on Monday, the ...

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The nation’s immediate priority in Afghanistan should be saving lives, Rep. Tom Reed said today. “We all must stop worrying about the spin or how to politically capitalize on this situation,” he said. “The number one priority is to save lives.” Reed, whose district includes the Greater Olean ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — Mike Ermer will lead Thursday's "Introduction to Tree and Shrub Identification Walk," which will begin at the Pavilion of the Pfeiffer Nature Center's Lillibridge property, 1974 Lillibridge Road, at 6:30 p.m. Ermer will discuss the differences between deciduous and evergreen ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department posted Friday's COVID-19 update on Monday, noting that six residents tested positive and that the total count for cases in the county since March 2020 had reached 5,882. The release listed 69 active cases; four hospitalizations; 353 people as quarantined ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St., will conclude its summer reading program Thursday at 2 p.m. with an honor book party and puppet show headlined by ventriloquist Mike Randall and Friends. Randall is the senior meteorologist at WKBW-TV in Buffalo and performs magic and ...

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ALBANY, NY — In her first public appearance since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced his decision to resign, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out a very clear message to her constituents. When she takes office, a new chapter will begin for the people of New York. "The governor and I have not been close, ...

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OLEAN, NY — A fire caused by improperly discarded smoking materials left a home at 346 Highland Ave. uninhabitable Wednesday. According to a press release from the Olean Fire Department, the city’s Code Enforcement Department deemed the interior of the structure unfit after the fire was brought ...

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OLEAN, NY — Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying the driver of a white box truck that struck the fire hydrant in front of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on the corner of South Eighth and West State streets on Tuesday. According to an Olean Police Department Facebook ...

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In the wake of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to resign, government and political leaders expressed confidence in Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s ability to run the state. “As lieutenant governor, she has consistently demonstrated her belief in and commitment to local government,” Olean Mayor William ...

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NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, while denying the allegations against him by 11 women for sexual harassment as revealed last week by State Attorney General Letitia James’s report, today announced that he will resign in 14 days. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will become New York’s 57th governor, the first ...

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