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Allegany and Olean Residents Earn New York Army National Guard Promotions

October 13, 2018

Two residents of the Greater Olean area have earned promotions in the New York Army National Guard.

Brittany Russo of Allegany was promoted to staff sergeant, and Dustin Frederick of Olean was promoted to private. Both are assigned to the Company A, 642nd Support Battalion.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership and development ...

Olean Mayor Recognizes October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OLEAN, NY – Mayor William J. Aiello proclaimed October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the City of Olean on Tuesday during the city's Common Council meeting.

Aiello also commended Olean firefighters for wearing pink in October in recognition of those who have fought the disease.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a campaign to increase awareness of the ...

Olean Mayor Aiello Endorses Rep. Tom Reed

OLEAN, NY – Mayor William Aiello endorsed Rep. Tom Reed during a downtown walkthrough Thursday.

“I think Tom is doing an excellent job for his communities,” Aiello said to three members of the local media and two Reed staff members who accompanied them on the walk. “Not only Olean, but his whole district.”

Aiello said Reed “puts himself out ...

Olean Council May Add More Stop Signs to Intersection

OLEAN, NY – A Common Council committee on Tuesday will consider a proposal to install stop signs on all four corners of the intersection at Spruce and West Elm streets. At present, stop signs only are in place on West Elm Street.

The council’s Public Safety Committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal during a meeting in the Police Training Room of the Olean Municipal ...

Olean Business Owner Pleased About New Law Protecting Barbershops, Beauty Shops and Salons

OLEAN, NY – A small business owner says he feels legitimized because Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a law protecting barbershops, beauty shops and salons from service theft.

“Without amendments like the one that was just passed, our profession is not legitimized,” said Leo Wolters Tejera, who co-owns WT Hair 124 N. Union St. with Elle Tejera. “I think it was ...

Cuomo Signs Bill to Protect Barbershops, Salons and Beauty Shops from Theft of Services

ALBANY, NY -- A bill that will protect barbershop, beauty shop and salon service providers against individuals who steal their services was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

The bill closes a loophole in existing law and makes the failure to pay for services provided by a barbershop, salon or beauty shop a class A misdemeanor.

The measure had strong support in the Greater ...

Cattaraugus County Awarded Counter-terrorism Grant

ALBANY, NY - Cattaraugus County will receive $159,954 in federal funds to support counter-terrorism and emergency preparedness efforts.

The grant is part of nearly $224 million in funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency through its Homeland Security Grant Program. 

"This federal funding will ensure communities are prepared and have the resources they ...

Cuba Taking Part in Clean Energy Community Program

CUBA, NY – More than 450 communities across the state, including Cuba, are participating in the state's Clean Energy Communities initiative and have completed at least one high-impact action. 

"New York is a national leader in combating climate change, and this significant milestone demonstrates that communities in every corner of this great state are committed to our ...

State Funds to Aid Farms in Cattaraugus County

ALBANY, NY – Cattaraugus County will receive $770,000 in state funds for water protection projects that protect farms.

The funds were part of $14.7 million awarded to implement water quality protection projects on 43 farms across the state.

"Agriculture and water infrastructure are key to New York's current and future economic prosperity and this program will help livestock ...

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