Education

September 24, 2018

OLEAN, NY – Like a book that’s been banned? Then think about reading a passage from that book out loud in the Olean Public Library Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The library, located at 134 N. Second St., will be hosting a Banned Books ReadOUT with the intention of bringing “attention to the fact that ...

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ALBANY, NY - Nearly $6 million in low-cost, tax-exempt bonds, including $5.3 million for the Portville Central School District. has been issued through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. "New York is committed to providing students of all ages with an education that will help them ...

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CUBA, NY -- The annual Friends of the Cuba Library Inc. book sale will begin Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Cuba Circulating Library and run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.through Thursday, Oct. 4. The sale will be closed on Friday, but will be open on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an all-day ...

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CUBA, NY -- Cuba-Rushford Middle High School was evacuated Tuesday after a staff member received a phone call on an official school phone line that there was an explosive device in the building, but law enforcement authorities determined the threat was not credible. “Cuba police officers and New ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Olean Public Library has used grant funds to digitize the earliest newspapers contained in its microfilm collection and make them freely accessible via the New York State Historic Newspaper Site. The grant was provided by the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary ...

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OLEAN, NY — A crowd of more than 100 gathered in the Olean Public Library Friday for “Our Library Can Read Between the Wines,” the first wine-tasting event hosted by Friends of the Olean Library.  The evening featured food, basket raffles and talks on wine by Pedro-Abad Lopez, who has studied ...

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OLEAN, NY- With school back in session, Mayor William J. Aiello and Police Chief Jeff Rowley are advising motorists to remain cautious when driving near any of the eight schools located in the city. “Motorists should be alert and reduce speed when necessary,” Rowley said. “They should also be ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Aug. 16, 2018, marks the 100th birthday of the late Dr. Russell J. Jandoli, who founded the journalism program at St. Bonaventure University. As a professor and a mentor, Jandoli impacted the professional and personal lives of countless St. Bonaventure students. The ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Olean City School District will hold a public hearing on its proposed Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Investment Plan Tuesday. The session is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the Olean High School Board Room, 410 W. Sullivan St. Community members may also submit comments on ...

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ALBANY, NY – Libraries in Cuba and Portville have been awarded state funds for construction projects. The Cuba Circulating Library will receive $11,250 to replace its boilers with an energy-efficient heating system, and the Portville Free Library will receive $102,973 for major exterior ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A transformer fuse was damaged during Monday night's storm, causing a partial power outage on campus.    The outage affected Francis Hall, the Friary and the Phase 3 townhouses behind Francis and along the road leading to Doyle Hall.    Power was turned off ...

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MACHIAS, NY — Della Moore will give a talk about the African American Center for Cultural Development Thursday at 7 p.m. as part of Cattaraugus County Museum's "Summer at the Stone House" event series. Moore, the African American Center's director, agreed to switch dates with musician Dave Ruch, ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Lucas Chapman and Zack Linderman have been awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship.  “Congratulations to both Lucas and Zach; they are both fine young men and are assets to our community,” said Mayor William Aiello, who announced the scholarships at the June 12 Olean Common Council meeting.

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ELMIRA, NY - William Gardner of Olean was among those recognized for successes both on the field and in the classroom at the 2017-18 Elmira College Department of Athletics Awards Reception on May 21. Gardner received Lowman Award, which is presented to an upper-class student, in good academic ...

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LAS CRUCES, NM -- A graduate of Olean High School will play a key role in the Princeton Rocketry Club’s attempt to launch the first student-built rocket to outer space Memorial Day weekend. Saad Mirza is project manager for the Princeton University club’s SpaceShot project team, which is in New ...

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Two residents of the Greater Olean area have been initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Brian Kely of Allegany and Katie Lengvarsky of Portville were initiated at Alfred State ...

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OLEAN, NY – Southern Tier Catholic School and Archbishop Walsh Academy will host an open house and cultural fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 18. The event takes place at Archbishop Walsh Academy, 208 N. 24th St., Olean and will include: Information and tours of the Southern Tier ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – If the next generation of voters has its way, the nation may choose its next president from the world of entertainment. In an informal survey conducted inside a mock classroom during Friday's "Spring Into Bonas" admissions event, 11 prospective students were asked to name a ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Two teams from Allegany-Limestone Central School won the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition Saturday and will attend the state tournament in Binghamton on Saturday. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program for students from kindergarten through college.

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OLEAN, NY – Local elementary school students created their own unique designs inspired by the theme “read to discover” for the annual bookmark contest sponsored by the Friends of the Olean Library Inc. Approximately 1,300 students in grades 1 to 5 at six schools – Olean’s Eastview Elementary, ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Who’s going to the be the first human on Mars? NASA Payload Specialist James Pawelczyk believes it’s going to be a woman. “You are the future; it’s students like you who are our class of Martian astronauts,” Pawelczyk told students of the university and of area schools ...

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PORTVILLE, NY – Christopher Albrecht, New York State’s 48th Teacher of the Year, came home Thursday and helped students gain “the one thing that can never be taken away -- knowledge.” Albrecht, a 1993 St. Bonaventure University graduate who teaches fourth-grade teacher at Fred W. Hill School in ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Richard Reisner had a good-humored comment when Fingers Speak, the university's American Sign Language Club, hosted its second annual Deaf/Hearing Social Thursday. “You may be good at writing, but you’re not so good at sign language,” Reisner, a member of the Deaf ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Does caffeine have an effect on plant growth? Does the temperature of water effect blood pressure? What are Tide Pods doing to people’s organs? High school students participating in the fourth annual Twin Tiers Regional Science Fair on March 22 posed these ...

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ALLEGANY, NY -- Sofia Moore of Allegany has been honored as an Elmira College Class of 2020 Prize Winner from the Pi of New York Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Beta Kappa is dedicated to fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Only 280 colleges and universities ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, Olean High School students were called from their second-period classes to participate in the day’s Walk out for Awareness event. Dozens filed through the halls toward the gymnasium, chatting loudly along the way. Organized by OHS junior Jack Perry in ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Attending his January Meet the Author event and book signing at Olean Public Library felt like a homecoming for author Christopher Eddy. Though he had been worried about low turnout due to 3 feet of snow and below-zero temperatures, he was flooded with support from local family ...

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In our Feb. 23 podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Michael Nelson speaks with Dr. Phillip Payne, St. Bonaventure University history department chair, about presidential legacy and the story of Warren G. Harding. Payne is author of "Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding's Scandalous ...

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HINSDALE, NY — Watching his dad  fix a porch gave eighth-grader Isaac Howell inspiration for his entry in the recent annual science fair at Hinsdale Central School. For his “Tough as Nails” project, Isaac, who finished third in the middle-school category, experimented to find out what type of ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- A group of St. Bonaventure University students have decided that the time has come to combat prejudice, acts of discrimination and racism. The group has scheduled an informational meeting for 12:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss ways to confront discrimination against students ...

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