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NY Senate Approves Bill to Rename Route 417 in Allegany

May 19, 2022

ALLEGANY, NY — Legislation renaming Route 417 in the Town of Allegany the “Staff Sergeant Shawn M. Clemens Memorial Highway” has passed the state Senate.

“Staff Sgt. Clemens served his country with honor and distinction. Now Route 417 in his hometown will stand as a testament to his commitment and selflessness to our great nation,” Sen. George Borrello, who ...

Cattaraugus County Reports 52 COVID-19 Cases May 19

On Thursday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 52 new COVID-19 cases. Among those testing positive, 15 had been vaccinated; 37 had not.   

The county's case count for the first 19 days of May is 1,010. The case count for the full month of April was 805. The March count was 411, and the February count was 1,161. The ...

NY Army National Guard Promotes Olean Man

LATHAM, NY — A member of the New York Army National Guard, who is from the Greater Olean area, has received a promotion in recognition of his capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership.

Michael Materna of Olean, assigned to the 152nd Engineer Company, received a promotion to sergeant on April 1.

The promotion was announced by Adjutant General for the ...

Cattaraugus County Reports 77 COVID-19 Cases May 18

On Wednesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 77 new COVID-19 cases. Among the 77 people testing positive Wednesday, 53 had been vaccinated; 24 had not.  

The county's case count for the first 18 days of May is 958. The case count for the full month of April was 805. The March count was 411, and the February count was ...

Greater Olean Area Voters Approve School District Budgets

Greater Olean area voters approved the Allegany-Limestone, Olean and Portville school district budgets Tuesday.

The vote was 129-14 in favor of the Allegany-Limestone budget, 582-298 for Olean’s budget and 214-54 for Portville’s. Results for the Cuba-Rushford and Hinsdale school districts had not been posted Tuesday evening.

Voters also chose school board ...

Hydrant Work Will Cause Water Outage in Parts of Olean

OLEAN, NY — Water service be unavailable in parts of Olean on Wednesday and Thursday while the city repairs a water hydrant valve.

According to a press release from the Olean Water Department, the outage will affect residences and businesses on North Union Street near North First and Coleman streets. Work will begin at 8 a.m. on both days. Each outage is expected to last three to ...

City Reroutes Olean Area Transit System Loop Through Friday

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Area Transit System city loop will be rerouted through Friday while North Union Street is closed for milling and paving.

According to a press release from the city:

"The West Oak Street stop will be serviced by using Coleman Street, North Fourth Street and West Forest Avenue to go back on route to Wayne Street. North Union Street will not ...

Cattaraugus County Reports 80 COVID-19 Cases Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 80 new COVID-19 cases. Among the 80 people testing positive Tuesday, 47 had been vaccinated; 33 had not. 

The county's case count for the first 17 days of May is 881. The case count for the full month of April was 805. The March count was 411, and the February count was 1,161. The January count of ...

Cattauragus County Records 123 COVID Cases May 14-16

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported a total of 123 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

In separate news releases posted Monday, the county announced 20 cases on Saturday, 34 on Sunday and 69 on Monday. Among the 123 people testing positive during those three days, 87 had been vaccinated; 36 had not.

The county's case count ...

Greater Olean Area School Districts Have Elections May 17

Voters will go the polls Tuesday to elect Board of Education members and vote on proposed school district budgets.

Voting times and locations in the Greater Olean area are:

Allegany-Limestone, noon to 8 p.m., middle-high school gym, 3131 Five Mile Road, Allegany
Cuba-Rushford, noon to 8 p.m., elementary school, 15 Elm St., and Rushford Town Hall, 8999 Main
Hinsdale, noon to ...


Upcoming Events

Mon, May 23, 12:00 PM

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Where I Stand as a Journalist

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Journalism empowers investigation. 

As my senior year approaches, my mind reflects on everything I’ve absorbed in the field of journalism and as a student at the Jandoli School of Communication so far. 

Many of my professors challenged my fellow classmates and me to be concise with our words on and off the paper. I failed at this many times and ...

After a Tumultuous Season, Bonnies Head to D.C. for A-10s

WASHINGTON — St. Bonaventure University Bonnies' head coach Mark Schmidt tried to warn us.

After the Bonnies were honored as the Atlantic-10 Conference’s preseason top team, selected as the No. 23 ranked team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll and received a slew of individual preseason awards, Schmidt attempted to warn fans, media and his players alike that the ...

National Nurses’ Week and Month Are Rooted in Strength

May 7, 2022

Each May is National Nurses’ Month, a month-long celebration and commemoration of the work our nurses do to keep us healthy. National Nurses’ Week began on Friday and ends on Thursday, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is said to be the mother of modern nursing; her work during the Crimean War led to significant innovations in hygiene and other ...

Milliman Grant Provides CT Simulator at Radiation Center

May 11, 2022

OLEAN, NY — For many, a cancer diagnosis is not only the beginning of a long, difficult treatment plan, but also the beginning of a long travel schedule to seek that treatment.

The purchase of a new Computed Tomography (CT) Simulator at the Mildred Milliman Radiation Medicine Center, supported by a grant from the Mildred Milliman Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, is ...

Olean Area Farmers Market Opens for 2022 Season May 7

The Olean Area Farmers Market will be open for the 2022 season on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Pavilion, along South Street. The park is located at East State Street, between South Union and South Barry streets.

The market will be full of returning vendors, beginning with 11 vendors on opening day and increasing to more than 20 at the season’s ...

JCC Participates in Women’s Empowerment Draft in March

During March, SUNY Jamestown Community College is participating in the Women’s Empowerment Draft, hosted by Art Force 5. The program uses a pro-sports theme to build enthusiasm for historic female icons.

JCC is among 21 SUNY colleges, two CUNY colleges, and three private colleges partnering with 31 primary and secondary schools throughout New York State to create a mosaic that ...