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2020 School Year Should Reflect Responsibility, Not 'Bottoms Up' Mentality as COVID-19 Cases Spike Among Young Adults

Tracy Schrems, assistant professor of adolescence education at St. Bonaventure University, made a great point. 

“If the pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that people don’t like to follow the rules,” she told TAPinto Greater Olean in an email. 

She’s right. As colleges and universities prepare to resume in-person instruction this fall, that thought ...

A Difficult End to Senior Year Does Not Compare to the Memories Made

When the unexpected happens, we sometimes do not know how to react. We immediately think of the effect the present will have on the future. 

When news on the coronavirus started to get serious back in March, I found myself thinking this way as I knew a lot of uncertainty lay ahead. 
Your senior year of college is a special time, one where you are supposed to be soaking in ...

Coronavirus and Life Without Sports: How It Boosts Fandom

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought almost all sports to a halt. This was certainly the right decision because the health of our citizens should be put first. This unusual time has left me and many other sports fans with a feeling of emptiness, trying to take in everything that is going on.

Multiple professional athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. More than a dozen NBA players, ...

Three Ellicottville Graduates Receive CRCF Scholarship Awards

August 6, 2020

Three Ellicottville Central School graduates recently received scholarship awards from funds managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Allison Calarco and Megan Hartsell received the Kristen Hintz Memorial Scholarship, for $1,000 each.

This scholarship, which came under Foundation management in 2017, is named in memory of Kristen Nicole Hintz, who was a senior at Ellicottville ...

Four Area Students Receive McGee, Smythe Nursing-focused Scholarships

Four area graduates and current college students recently received scholarships managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to support them in their pursuit of a nursing education.

Tayne Swanick of Ten Broeck Academy/Franklinville Central School, Leah Simon, a 2019 Andover Central School graduate currently attending Nazareth College, and Kaitlyn Ensell of Olean High ...

What Taxpayers Should Do If They Get a Letter or Notice from the IRS

Every year the IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for many different reasons.

Here are some do’s and don’ts for taxpayers who receive one:

Don’t ignore it. Most IRS letters and notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice deals with a specific issue and includes specific instructions on what to do.
Don’t panic. The IRS and its ...