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City to Close Portion of North Union Street for Chamber Clambake

June 12, 2018

OLEAN, NY – A portion of North Union Street will be closed Wednesday while the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its 50th Annual Clambake.

The street will be closed to southbound traffic from the Olean Center Mall roundabout to Laurens Street and to northbound traffic from Hamilton Street to the mall roundabout. The closures will be in affect from 1 to 9 p.m.  The ...

Reed Praises North Korea Agreement and Issues Warning to Kim

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed praised the agreement reached Tuesday by President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but issued a stern warning to Kim.

“If Kim Jong Un throws away this opportunity, it will mean the military destruction of his country and his death," Reed said in a statement.

Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, said Trump offered ...

State Awards $330,000 to Olean for Pedestrian Safety

ALBANY, NY – Olean will receive $330,000 in state funds from the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, a multi-agency initiative to utilize engineering, education and enforcement campaigns to enhance pedestrian safety.

The funds are part of a $62 million that the state is investing in pedestrian safety projects.

"Pedestrian safety impacts residents of all ages and in all communities, ...

Fire Hydrant Replacement to Cause Temporary Disruption of Water Service

OLEAN, NY -- Residents of Hamilton Avenue will be without water service for four-to-five hours Tuesday while the city replaces a fire hydrant.

The work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.  

Individuals with questions should contact the Olean Water Office at 716-376-5657.

Olean Council to Tackle Variety of Issues Tuesday

OLEAN, NY --The Common Council will consider a variety of proposals when it meets Tuesday.

The council’s agenda includes resolutions that would:

Transfer $24,936.12 from a Community Development account to the Capital Fund for the Olean Creek Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossing Project;
Approve an Olean Homeownership Assistance Program application;
Install a yield sign on East Ohio ...

Olean to Begin Work on Madison Avenue Next Week

OLEAN, NY – The city will begin work on a portion of Madison Avenue next week.

The Department of Public Works will grind, pave and mill the roadway between Main Street and Highland Terrace. The work is scheduled to begin Monday and will be complete in three or four days, weather permitting.

According to a news release from the city, when equipment proceeds up the street, there will be ...

Four Olean Council Committees to Meet Tuesday

OLEAN, NY – Four Common Council committees will meet Tuesday.

The Strategic Planning Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., followed by City Operations at 5:35, Finance at 5:40 and Public Safety at 5:45.

All committees will meet in the Police Training Room in the Olean Municipal Building, 101 E. State St.

Committee agendas are available at ...

Road Repairs to Cause Delays on Constitution Avenue

OLEAN, NY – Significant delays are expected on Constitution Avenue next week due to road repairs, according to the Olean Department of Public Works.

The repairs are scheduled to begin Monday and are anticipated to be complete within a few days, weather permitting.

While Constitution Avenue will remain open to one lane of traffic, significant delays are anticipated and motorists are ...

Senate Approves Young's Bills to Lower Property Taxes

ALBANY, NY --The state Senate on Monday passed two bills that would reduce local property taxes and unfunded mandates by requiring the state to assume the local share of Medicaid payments.

Sen. Catharine Young, who represents the Greater Olean area, sponsored the measures, which would require counties to use the savings to enact dollar-for-dollar reductions in property taxes.

“New ...

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Rep. Reed and Diabetes Caucus Co-Chair Celebrate Change in Medicare Coverage

June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) on Wednesday celebrated a policy change that the caucus had long advocated to modernize Medicare coverage: The federal government will now permit coverage of costs for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) by patients who track their data using smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic ...