Government

December 10, 2018

OLEAN, NY -- Keurig Dr Pepper and the national non-profit KaBOOM! have awarded the City of Olean a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant to renovate and upgrade King Street Park. Mayor William J. Aiello said the grant will provide new playground equipment for the park, which is located ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Common Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday to provide the public with information on a plan for the redevelopment of a property located at 107 N. Union St. The session will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Olean Municipal Building.  According to a ...

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New York officials from both sides of the aisle praised the late President George H. W. Bush this weekend for his service to the nation in the White House and in the military, as well as for his ability to place country ahead of politics. Bush died Friday at the age of 94. Gov. Andrew M.

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ALLEGANY, NY -- The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined that Allegany Town Court Justice David F. Porter should be admonished for failing to disqualify himself from three criminal cases arising from a boundary dispute involving his neighbor’s daughter -- after having ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Department of Public Works will perform road work on Buffalo Street near the city line most of Thursday. No roads will be closed, but motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving through the area. Properties west of Lundy’s Lane will have an interruption in water ...

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A total of $16.8 million in New York state funds have been awarded to support 54 agricultural water quality conservation projects across the across the state, including two Cattaraugus County projects, which together total of $1,352,104. The grants include $572,204 for the Cattaraugus County ...

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OLEAN, NY -- A public discussion of the city's Walkable Olean – Phase II Project will take place Dec. 5 at the John J. Ash Community Center, 112 N. Barry St., at 6 p.m. The road construction project is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2019 and includes resurfacing the street as well as ...

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OLEAN, NY – Fourteen municipal water infrastructure projects in Western New York, including one in Olean, will receive $23.3 million in state grants. The Olean project, Stardust Pump Station Replacement, will cost $689,290; the grant will cover $413,574 of the total expenses. This funding ...

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ALBANY, NY - Cattaraugus County will receive $674,160 in state grant funding for emergency communications to enhance public safety operations. The grant is part of $45 million in funding that has been awarded to 57 counties and New York  City. This funding enables local governments to expand ...

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ALBANY, NY - Cattaraugus Community Action Inc. will receive $120,000 in federal funding to hire attorneys who will assist crime victims with civil legal matters, such as divorce, custody, immigration and financial issues. The funding is part of $16 million in federal funds awarded to 61 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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OLEAN, NY – Repairs to a water main at the intersection of South Union and York streets will cause traffic delays Tuesday. According to a news release from the Olean Department of Public Works, traffic will be reduced to one lane on York Street between East Riverside Drive and South Union ...

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Rep. Tom Reed highlighted his efforts in the fight against opioid use and distribution in his Tuesday media call. “To put it in perspective, this issue knows no economic boundaries. Knows no geographic limitations,” Reed said. “… We have seen firsthand numerous resource centers, provider area ...

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OLEAN, NY – Traffic on the East State Street and the Main Street bridges will be reduced to one lane Wednesday while a contractor for Cattaraugus County cleans the structures. According to a news release from the Olean Department of Public Works, drivers should consider alternate routes since ...

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OLEAN, NY – Rep. Tom Reed visited the Olean Food Pantry Monday to listen and learn about ways to further improve food donation and welfare programs. “We care about ensuring people in need have fair access to local food banks and welfare programs to put food on the dinner table,” said Reed, who ...

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New York lawmakers from both political parties praised the late Sen. John McCain as a hero and a patriot after the Arizona Republican died Saturday. “We have lost a national hero, a fierce patriot, and an immense statesman,” said Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city has been awarded a $38,000 grant for the Trailhead Parklet Project, which would transform underutilized city-owned property along Whitney Avenue into a public playground.  “This grant will allow us to transform a piece of property that has been vacant since the 1950s into a ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The city is changing the direction of traffic flow on a segment of North 2nd Street. After the Department of Public Works completes work on the roadway Tuesday, traffic on the 100 block of the street will flow northbound from West State Street. Traffic now flows one way ...

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OLEAN, NY – East-bound traffic on the 2600 block of West State Street will be limited to single lane Thursday while the city works on the roadway. According to a news release from the City Water Office, the work will begin at 7 a.m. and is not expected to interrupt water service. Individuals ...

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OLEAN, NY—The Common Council will meet Tuesday to consider a proposal to apply for an $15,000 grant for the King Street Park Project. According to a resolution on the council's meeting agenda, grant monies are available from the Kaboom for the Play Everywhere Challenge. The grants are supported ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city will begin two weeks of street work on Davis Street and Gilmore, Edgewood and East and West Highland avenues Monday. This work will involve recycling the existing pavement surface, according to the Olean Department of Public Works. During the construction, on-street ...

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OLEAN, NY – Gov. Andrew M Cuomo’s Western New York Regional Economic Development Council will hold its annual meeting in Olean Monday. The session, which is open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m. in at the Old Library Events Center, 116 S. Union St. “I am pleased that the Western New York ...

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OLEAN, NY— The Olean Common Council's Strategic Planning Committee will meet Tuesday to consider the Forest Hills subdivision, a project that would provide 52 rental units and three single family homes on a plot of land located on Inwood Drive. The committee also discuss the city Master ...

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