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Podcast: Congress to Campus

April 20, 2018

Dan Miller (R-Fla.) and Sam Coppersmith (D-Ariz.), former members of the U.S. House of Representatives, take part in a discussion with TAPinto Greater Olean reporters M.K. Killen and Kelly Haberstroh. The two former lawmakers visited St. Bonaventure University as part of the Congress to Campus program. PLAY

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Cattaraugus Community Action Receives State Grant to Fund Case Workers

SALAMANCA, NY­ --  The state will provide 86 victim assistance programs, including Cattaraugus Community Action Inc., with funds to hire case managers who will streamline and improve services for crime victims and their families.

Cattaraugus Community Action will receive $749,601 to hire or contract with five case managers in Salamanca. The agency, located at 25 ...

Olean Council Committees to Meet Tuesday

OLEAN, NY— Three committees of the Olean Common Council will meet Tuesday to discuss various proposals. 

The Strategic Planning Committee will consider a Rotary Club presentation on the Lincoln Park Projects, a presentation for the New NY Broadband Program, and a Play Everywhere Challenge Grant.

The City Operations Committee will consider an authorization for trees planted ...

Olean Schedules Spring Hydrant and Water Main Flushing for April and May

OLEAN, NY — The spring flushing of hydrants and water mains in the City of Olean and in the Town of Olean will be done in late April and early May, according to a notice released by the city’s Department of Public Works.

Olean Water Superintendent Mark Whiteman explained why hydrants and water mains are flushed every spring and fall:  “It helps us clean out our ...

Olean Council to Consider Fund Authorization for Wastewater Treatment Plant

OLEAN, NY -- The Common Council will meet Tuesday to onsider a proposal to allocate $225,000 for additional work for the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Project,

According to a resolution on the council's agenda, the monies  are needed for piping replacements, concrete work and other projects and will not require additional funding from the City is ...

April Brings Snow and Wind to Greater Olean Area

Temperatures will remain below average, and scattered lake effect snow showers will continue through Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County, according to the county Office of Emergency Services.

Less than one inch of snow is expected in the Olean area, but additional snow on Thursday night and Friday morning could add another one to three inches, causing slick road conditions.

Strong, ...

Wage Theft Monies Returned to WNY Workers

ALBANY, NY -- More than $35 million will be returned to 36,446 victims of wage theft in 2017, including $2.9 million for 2,727 Western New York workers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday.

"We have zero tolerance for those who seek to rob employees out of an honest day's pay for an honest day's work," Cuomo said. "These workers are commonly among the ...

Reed: Tax Reform Will Benefit Women and Families, Not Just Corporate America

Noting that March is Women’s History Month, Rep. Tom Reed on Monday said the recently enacted tax reform legislation will benefit not only corporate America, but also women and families.

“With women making up 47 percent of the workforce, women are able to keep more of their hard-earned dollars in their pocket,” Reed said during a conference call with reporters.

“This ...

Olean Council to Hold Hearing on Proposed Sewer and Water Rate Increases

OLEAN, NY— Citizens can voice their opinions on proposed water and sewer rate increases on Tuesday at an Olean Common Council public hearing, 

The proposal would increase water rates by 5 percent and sewer rates by 3.5 percent.

Fourth Ward Alderman Kevin Dougherty said that the increases are necessary to address water and sewer issues in the city.

“There is a few ...

Regional Rep Outlines Governor’s Policy Plans During Forum at St. Bonaventure

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- Regional Representative for Western New York Lori Cornell spoke of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s policy plans for the 2018-19 fiscal year during a recent Thursday Forum.

The Jamestown resident addressed the current successes of the Cuomo administration before moving on to long-term future goals.

She began her presentation, “Excelsior: Ever Upward,” with ...

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Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day Announced for 2018

April 16, 2018

ALLEGANY, NY – A free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day is scheduled for June 9 at the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works Allegany Highway Facility.

Participants must register by June 1 for the service. After registration, a time will be assigned for drop off. Materials should be in original, labeled containers. 

For a list of common hazardous wastes that can be ...