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Cyberattack Drives Up Gasoline Prices Across the Nation

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in gasoline prices across the nation. New York gas prices averaged $3 per gallon on Wednesday, according to AAA data.

In Cattaraugus County, the average price at the pump was $2.92 per gallon on Wednesday, according to AAA data. The average per gallon price in ...

Cattaraugus County Residents Report Insurance Fraud

On April 12, Mary Rose Kubal, chairman of the department of political science at St. Bonaventure University, received a piece of mail she normally would have considered throwing away — a letter from Progressive Corporation. Kubal does not keep Progressive automobile insurance, but she decided to open the letter. 

Kubal said the letter inside thanked her for opening a new ...

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IRS: Some people get more time to file without asking; Anyone else can request an automatic extension

April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON − Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year the IRS postponed the usual April 15 deadline for filing individual income tax returns until May 17, 2021. Even so, as is the case every year, many Americans will still need more time to meet ...

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Goodbye to TAPinto Greater Olean .... Stay Tuned for Next Steps

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Sorry, Dr. Denny Wilkins, I will indulge in a cliche here — a necessary one. Time flies when you’re having fun. 

After writing a record-setting amount of stories for TAPinto Greater Olean over the last two years — we’re talking hundreds of stories, hundreds of hours, thousands of words, and the same 100% effort ...

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 ...

IRS, Treasury Announce Families of 88% of Children in the U.S. to Automatically Receive Monthly Payment of Refundable Child Tax Credit

May 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. Roughly 39 million households—covering 88% of children in the United States—are slated to begin receiving monthly payments without any further ...

IRS reminds taxpayers of May 17 deadline for individual income tax returns: extensions, other help available

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the deadline for filing most individual income tax returns this year is May 17. The agency also wants taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns to know that there are a variety of options available to help them.

IRS tax help is available 24 hours a day on IRS.gov. Whether filing a tax return, requesting an extension ...

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Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.

 

Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...