Olean Moving Forward with Plans for Farmers' Market

October 10, 2017

OLEAN, NY – As a part of the revitalization efforts for downtown Olean, the city Common Council has decided to move forward with plans for a public farmers market.

Public farmers markets are not new to the area. In the past, the Greater Olean area has seen markets in War Veterans Park, the Jamestown Community College parking lot and the Tractor Supply Co. on Constitution Ave. Currently, ...

Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging to Offer Medicare Workshops

OLEAN, NY -- To address increased demand for Medicare open enrollment assistance, the Cattaraugus Department of the Aging will offer Medicare workshops to help individuals make informed decisions regarding Medicare supplemental insurance. 

The workshops will cover all the health insurance plans being offered in 2018. Workshop attendees will be taught step-by-step how to look at all ...

Olean Public Safety Committee to Consider Costs of Rental Property Inspection Law

OLEAN, NY — During its meeting Tuesday, members of the Olean Common Council Public Safety Committee will study the financial aspects of  the proposed PL #25-17, which would require that all rental properties in the city be inspected before being occupied by new tenants.

According to the council's agenda, PL #25-17 would "amend and replace the City ...

Reed Stands by Second Amendment in Wake of Las Vegas Shootings

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Rep. Tom Reed on Tuesday reiterated his support of the Second Amendment.

“The Second Amendment is a fundamental right,” Reed said during a conference call with reporters.

During the call, the congressman responded to questions about gun control by stressing there is not yet enough information available about the Las ...

State to Provide Olean with $10 Million for Downtown Revitalization

OLEAN, NY -- The city will receive $10 million in funding as the Western New York winner of the second round of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

"This well-deserved Downtown Revitalization Initiative award, which is one of the largest grants Olean has ever received, will help it build on its role as an economic, educational and recreational hub, accelerating the ...

Cuomo Announces New Actions to Combat Fentanyl Crisis in Western New York

BUFFALO, NY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a series of new actions to combat the fentanyl crisis in communities in Western New York and across New York State.

"Fentanyl is a new front in New York's ongoing fight against opioids, and our laws need to stay one step ahead of dealers who distribute this poison," Cuomo said. "We need to give law ...

Olean DPW Reschedules Prince Street Paving to Sept. 28

OLEAN, NY -- The City of Olean Department of Public Works has rescheduled paving the entire length of Prince Street to Thursday. The original date was Tuesday.

During improvements, the street will remain open to local traffic only. The work should be completed in one day.

Persons who have questions can call the DPW  at 716-376-5650.



Olean to Close a Portion of North 4th Street Friday

OLEAN, NY -- A portion of North 4th Street will be closed for Friday while the city replaces traffic loops at the street's intersection with Werst State Street.

According to a press release from the Olean Department of Public Works, North 4th Street will be closed between West State and Putnam streets from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any questions should be directed ...

Olean to Continue Street Improvements on Wednesday

OLEAN, NY -- The city will conducting street work on three dead end streets and Lundy’s Lane on Wednesday.

The work will involve applying oil and stone to the streets, according to a press release from the Olean Department of Public Works.

The work will take place on South 3rd, South 4th South 5th streets and Lundy’s Lane. The streets will remain open to ...

Water Main Leak Leaves Part of East Riverside Road Without Service

OLEAN, NY – Due to a water main leak, water service is off on the 1800 to 1900 block of East Riverside Drive.

No time frame is available for when water will be restored, according to a news release from the city's Water Department.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Water Office at 716-376-5657.

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NYS Office for the Aging Reminds Older New Yorkers Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 15

October 12, 2017

ALBANY, NY — New York State Office for the Aging acting director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers that the Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare health and prescription drug plans can make changes each year to costs, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. The open enrollment period is when all people ...