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September 25, 2021

The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced 28 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, bringing the total of cases since March 2020 to 6,861. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 715 cases, 244 more than the 471 combined total of the June, July and August ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced 51 additional cases of COVID-19 among county residents, bringing the total of cases since March 2020 to 6,833.  Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 687 cases, 216 more than the 471 combined total of the June, July and August ...

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New Yorkers can win tickets to Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and New York Jets games and other prizes as part of a new state program that provides incentives for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. "As we heard from the players themselves, the best defense is a good offense,” Gov. Kathy ...

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OLEAN, NY — Student safety and freedom of speech dominated the conversation at the Olean City School District Board of Education meeting Tuesday.  Board members sat in front of a crowd of about 100 in the auditorium of Olean High School to discuss upcoming school events, financial plans and ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello on Wednesday announced plans to seek a third term. “It has been my honor to serve our great city for the past eight years,” Aiello said in a press relaae. “Olean has seen great progress during my tenure, and I hope to continue on as mayor for the next four ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce honored the late Eric Garvin with its Volunteer of the Year Award during the Chamber Week Volunteer Reception at Tony's Napoli Monday.  Garvin, vice president of Community Bank, died at age 51 on Aug. 1. “There wasn’t a financial ...

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On Wednesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported that two women residents died from complications of COVID-19.  Their deaths brought the death toll from the death in the county to 118. The woman counted as the 117th death was 56 years old, and the woman counted as the 118th death ...

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ALBANY, NY — State Sen. George Borrello has been named to City & State New York's Agriculture Power 50 List for his collaborative efforts to make the Nourish New York farm-to-food bank program a permanent institution. Borrello, who represents the 57th district which includes the Greater ...

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CUBA, NY — A mural at the intersection of Main and South streets reads, "Cuba... a great place to call home." On Saturday and Sunday, Cuba was home for large crowds of people from various places who attended the annual Cuba Garlic Festival.  The two-day event at Empire City Farm featured more ...

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The Cattaraugus Country Board of Elections will host early voting for county residents from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. All registered voters have the option to vote early and can go to one of two sites: the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections, 207 Rock City St., Little Valley, and Jamestown Community ...

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mark Kolozsvary, a catcher from Eustis, Florida, has become the first former Olean Oiler player to earn a spot on a Major League Baseball roster. Kolozsvary, who played for the Oilers’ 2016 New York Collegiate Baseball League champion team, was added to the Cincinnati Reds ...

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On Monday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 44 new cases of COVID-19. The health department did not issue a COVID-19 report on Sunday. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 589 cases, more than the combined totals of June, July and August. Since March 2020, ...

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ALBANY, NY — Nine petitioners, including Sen. George Borrello, filed a lawsuit Friday, challenging New York State’s mask mandate for schools. “The expansive emergency powers granted to our former governor for a year and a half established a troubling precedent of government overreach that is ...

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LITTLE VALLEY, NY — Nature enthusiast Tim Baird will guide a Pfeiffer Nature Center-sponsored group tour through the conglomerate rock features of Little Rock City on Thursday. Participants should bring their lunches, wear durable shoes and meet at a designated location at 9 a.m., then drive ...

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CUBA, NY — Cuba-Rushford Middle-High School teacher Carly Santangelo has been named 2022 New York State Teacher of the Year by state Board of Regents and New York State United Teachers. She had been nominated by Olivia Barnes, a former student, who praised her teaching style, writing: “I am ...

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Two draft maps released Wednesday by the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission show new configurations of the congressional district that includes the Greater Olean area. The region is part of the 23rd Congressional District, which stretches from the western border of the state ...

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On Wednesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 48 new cases of COVID-19. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 469 cases, more than the entire month of August when 401 cases were reported. The July case count was 46, and the June case count was 24. Since ...

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OLEAN, NY — Eleven Olean General Hospital employees have resigned because of a mandate from New York State requiring hospital and nursing home employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face immediate termination of employment. Dennis McCarthy, a spokesperson for the hospital, confirmed the ...

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On Tuesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 19 new cases of COVID-19. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 421 cases, more than the entire month of August when 401 cases were reported. The July case count was 46, and the June case count was 24. Since March ...

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PORTVILLE, NY — All are invited to participate in a Colt 45 fundraiser taking shape for Saturday, noon to 3 p.m., next to Wilson's Farm Stand, 55 S. Main St. The recipient of the monies raised will be Colt Matz, a 10-year-old undergoing treatment in for leukemia John R. Oishei Children's ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library will reopen its Teen Room Monday. Afterschool hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Masks will be required. The library has extended its Tuesday and Thursday hours to 9 p.m. and resumed Saturday hours for the school year. Hours are as ...

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Less than two months ahead of St. Bonaventure University's season-opening double-header of the women's and men's basketball teams, the Reilly Center continues to undergo construction to its sound system, its lights, its roof and its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Hired by ...

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OLEAN, NY — A Bolivar woman suspected of having large quantities of heroin was arrested Thursday. According to an Olean Police Department Facebook post, Katelyn Barnes, 28, had 470 bags of heroin, cash and scales. Police said the drugs had a street value of $6,600. The items were discovered ...

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ALLEGANY — Sen. George Borrello presented Canticle Farm President Sister Melissa Scholl with a Senate Proclamation recognizing the 20th anniversary of the community-sponsored vegetable farm in Allegany. “As ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I have visited farms and ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — With all of its starters from the 2020-21 Atlantic-10 Conference Championship team returning, the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball team is garnering plenty of national praise heading into the fall. As a result, the team's Atlantic-10 conference schedule features ...

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OLEAN, NY — Employees of Olean General Hospital and Bradford Regional Medical Center partnered to donate 450 backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary school students in the Olean, Friendship, Hinsdale, Salamanca and Yorkshire-Pioneer Central school districts as well as in the ...

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The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition Program has an immediate need for volunteers to make Meals on Wheels ​​deliveries, especially in the Olean, Salamanca and Cattaraugus-Little Valley areas.  Drivers deliver the meals before noon Mondays through ...

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CUBA, NY — “The Suffragist Journey — Voices of the Movement” scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Palmer Opera House, 12 W. Main St., has been canceled by the Olean Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the League of Women Voters of Cattaraugus and Allegany ...

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Picture yourself relaxing after a crazy week with a good book and a glass of great wine? The Friends of the Library can help make that vision a reality when they bring back "Read Between the Wines," an evening of wine tasting and more, after a year off, on Sept. 10, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the ...

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OLEAN, NY— Devin Singletary likened his first visit to Olean to being in a movie. “I love it out here,” the Buffalo Bills third-year running back said. And defensive tackle Harrison Phillips said he enjoys visiting Western New York places outside of Buffalo. “I like to do as many things ...

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