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Cattaraugus County Reports 16 New COVID-19 Cases and 1 Death

May 12, 2021

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported the death of a 50-year-old man from COVID-19-related complications on Wednesday. His death is the 102nd recorded since Cattaraugus County began tracking the pandemic in March 2020.

In a separate news release, the health department also reported 16 new positive COVID-19 cases.

With these 16 new cases, Cattaraugus County has reached a total of ...

Olean Water Dept. Schedules Water Main Work Thursday 9 a.m.

OLEAN, NY — The City of Olean will conduct water main work on Thursday, starting at 9 a.m.

Residents and businesses on North 13th Street between West State Street to West Sullivan streets will be without water for about two to three hours while the work takes place.

Individuals with questions should contact the City of Olean Water Department at 716-376-5657.

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Rep. Reed Will Defer to 'Collective Wisdom' of GOP Colleagues

Following Republicans’ decision to remove Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her leadership position as House Republican Conference Chair, Rep. Tom Reed said he will defer to the “collective wisdom” of his fellow GOP members.

“While I will always be a proud Republican, I also see the reality of the challenges that face our nation and the world,” Reed, a Republican ...

12 New COVID-19 Cases Bring Cattaraugus County Total to 5,543

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 12 additional cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the county’s total number of cases since March 2020 to 5,543.

The county has 156 active cases, 15 residents hospitalized with the illness, 5,283 residents who have recovered from the illness, and 101 deaths, according to a health department news release. 

The county ...

Water Main Work Will Cause Outage in Parts of Olean

OLEAN, NY — The City of Olean will conduct water main work on Tuesday, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Residents and businesses on North 14th Street between West State Street to West Sullivan streets will be without water for about four to six hours while the work takes place.

Individuals with questions should contact the City of Olean Water Department at 716-376-5657.

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Cattaraugus County and School Districts Partner for Vaccines

Several school districts, including Allegany-Limestone Central School District and Portville Central School District, are partnering with the Cattaraugus County Health Department to offer vaccination clinics open to persons 16 or older. 

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered at the school district clinics, so second doses are required 21 days ...

Cattaraugus County Reports 12 New COVID-19 Cases

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 12 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday.With the new cases, the county has reached a total of 5,507 COVID-19 cases since March.

The active caseload in the county is 152; 20 county residents are hospitalized with the virus. A total of 101 COVID-19-related deaths have occurred in the county, and 5,253 residents have recovered from the ...

Cattaraugus County Health Dept. Reports 18 New COVID-19 Cases

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 18 additional cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing the county’s total number of cases since March 2020 to 5,531.

Among those 5,531 cases, the county has 166 active cases; 5,264 recovered residents and 101 deaths, according to a health department news release. 

The county reported a seven-day average positivity rate of 3.1% ...

Cattaraugus County Confirms Six New COVID-19 Cases

Cattaraugus County reported six new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing to 5,513 the total number of county residents who have tested positive since March 2020.

A total of 158 cases are active; 21 residents are hospitalized; 101 residents have died, and 5,253 have recovered. The county’s seven-day positivity rate is 3.2%.

Four of the new cases are female, and two are male. In total, ...

World’s First Electric Fire Truck Visits New York

NEW YORK — A new type of fire truck may soon be traversing New York State's streets and roads, and it made its New York debut Wednesday in Queens.

The world’s very first electric-powered, emission-free fire truck has already been purchased by the city of Los Angeles, becoming the first North American city to deploy it.Officials from the manufacturer, Rosenbauer America, ...

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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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Upcoming Events

Wed, May 19, 8:30 AM

Olean Municipal Building, Room 119, Olean

Olean Urban Renewal Agency Meeting

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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 offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

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

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 ...

Here’s why some people got more than one notice about their Economic Impact Payments

After each of the three Economic Impact Payments is issued, the IRS is required to mail a notice to each recipient's last known address. The notice provides information about the amount of the payment, how it was made and how to report any payment that wasn't received. Some people may receive multiple notices about each payment. Most people will simply file the notice with their tax ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 13, 3:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

After-School Beach Blanket Story

Arts & Entertainment Education

Thu, May 13, 3:30 PM

Olean Public Library, Olean

Reading Can Be Ruff

Education

Sat, May 15, 8:00 AM

Lincoln Square in Lincoln Park, Olean

REAP Farmers Market

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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 ...

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 ...