Government

October 13, 2019

LATHAM, NY – Two residents of the Greater Olean area have received promotions in the New York Army National Guard. Dustin Frederick of Olean has been promoted to the rank of private first class, and Anthony Wolf has been promoted to the rank of sergeant first class.  Frederick is assigned to ...

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A $395,000 grant will help provide the Greater Olean area with increased access to broadband internet, Rep. Tom Reed announced Tuesday. The funds delivered with this grant will purchase and install fixed wireless broadband equipment and backhaul fiber at eight cell towers in Chautauqua, ...

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WASHINGTON — In the wake of Rep. Chris Collins’ resignation, Rep. Tom Reed told reporters Tuesday that Americans must remember the value of democracy. Collins, who represented New York's 27th congressional district, sent a resignation letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday, a day before ...

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Rep. Tom Reed told reporters Thursday that he does not see evidence to “warrant the extreme measure” of impeachment. “It’s a connect-the-dots type of assumption that the Democratic party has chosen to pursue to lead their impeachment efforts,” Reed said in his weekly media conference call.

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OLEAN, NY – The city is in the process of replacing many streetlight bulbs with LED lights. The program has been authorized by the Olean Common Council and is being advanced by the mayor’s office. “It will be LED lighting instead of mercury-vapor that was out there before,” Olean Mayor William ...

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OLEAN, NY – Starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, the city will begin work on a water main repair on Prospect Avenue. According to a press release the city issued shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, the repairs are expected to last four to five hours and could cause a disruption in water service. If water ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Common Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal to ease property taxes for seniors who have annual incomes below $26,000. The proposal would allow eligible seniors to deduct unreimbursed medical expenses from their incomes and receive partial property tax ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city will hold its first cleanup event on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. Titled “All Aboard for Olean,” the event is being held in conjunction with National and Global Cleanup Day.  “This allows us to take some ownership and pride in our community, and I hope it sets a precedent ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Planning Board will discuss a proposal to improve traffic flow at the roundabout near Jamestown Community College's Cattaraugus County campus on Monday. Keri Kerper-Stephen, Olean Community Development program coordinator, said that college would like the roundabout near North ...

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Reed, who fell in the Cannon Rotunda Thursday afternoon, has been been diagnosed with pneumonia. "After my evaluation by the doctors at George Washington University Hospital, it turns out I had a previously undiagnosed case of pneumonia," Reed said in a statement released ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city has turned off water on a portion of South 19th Street due to a water main break. According to a press release the city issued shortly before 4 p.m. the outage and repair are expected to last six hours. The shutdown in service affects South 19th Street between West State ...

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SALAMANCA, NY – The city will receive $4.7 million from New York State to strengthen public safety, Rep. Tom Reed said Thursday, The monies come from revenue generated by the Seneca Allegany Casino. “This will mean quicker and safer responses to emergencies for our citizens,” Salamanca Fire ...

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OLEAN, NY – The City of Olean Department of Public Works will begin road work on West State Street at the intersection of Independence Avenue Tuesday. The work will involve re-striping the road and overhead sign installation, according to a press release from the department. The westbound curb ...

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Allegany and Cattaraugus counties will receive $130,863 and $188,546 respectively in New York State grants  to strengthen local emergency response operations across the state through improvements to 911 response and emergency service dispatch operations. The funding, announced Friday by Gov.

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OLEAN, NY ― The Olean Common Council's Committee of the Whole and Regular Council will consider three resolutions Tuesday. The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the full council at 6:35 p,m, Bthe sessions will take place Council Chambers of the Olean Municipal Building.  Among the ...

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SALAMANCA, NY – Rep. Tom Reed challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to break his promises to the City of Salamanca. The congressman issued the challenge during his weekly media call Wednesday; Salamanca Fire Chief Nicholas Borcharski and Salamanca Mayor Michael Smith participated in the call. The ...

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The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about scam artists who are making phone calls claiming they are from Olean General Hospital. According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, the individuals making the calls claim they are updating hospital records and ask for ...

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OLEAN, NY – The Olean Common Council's City Operations Committee will consider five new referrals during Tuesday's 5:30 p.m. meeting in the Police Training Room of the Olean Municipal Building.  The referrals include a presentation and discussion by the Cattaraugus County Catnippers, which will ...

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The three day Labor Day weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer as most teachers and students head back to school on the days following the federal holiday. Labor Day dates all the way back to the late 1800s. The concept to recognize the contribution of America's workers was born from ...

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OLEAN, NY – Rep. Tom Reed visited Olean Tuesday morning to see firsthand the city’s newest energy projects.  The Homeridae Project, a solar electric system built on a former brownfield just off Interstate 86 on Homer Street, is the result of a partnership between BQ Energy, New York State and ...

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OLEAN, NY – Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for Lincoln Square are scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. in Lincoln Park.  “We are very pleased to have the construction of our new Walkable Olean attraction completed and ready for business,” Mayor William J. Aiello said. “It seemed ...

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Rep. Tom Reed said Wednesday during his weekly conference call with reporters that he was appalled by the recent videos of people dumping water on on-duty police officers in New York City.  The social media trend shows individuals throwing buckets of water on New York City Police Department ...

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OLEAN, NY – Because last week’s untreated sewage discharge into the Allegheny River has caused high Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacterial counts in the river, so people should avoid recreational use of the river downstream from Olean’s South Fourth Street pump station to South First Street in the ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city will begin milling portions of three streets Wednesday. The milling, which will involve grinding down the streets and creating rough road conditions,   will take place on Adams Street from Fulton Street to East Green Street; on York Street from South Union Street to East ...

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WASHINGTON – The FCC has authorized nearly $16.2 million in federal funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 8,088 unserved rural New York homes and businesses, most of them located in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. Of the 8,088 homes and business, 3,005 are located in Allegany ...

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Rep. Tom Reed on Tuesday began his weekly conference call with reporters by commemorating the memory of 23rd Congressional District resident Trevor Irby, who was killed by a gunman Sunday during the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California. Irby, 25, was a native of Romulus, New York, and a Keuka ...

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Rep. Tom Reed told reporters during his weekly conference call that the Problem Solvers Caucus July 19 trip to the United States Southern border increased his intent on toning down partisan rhetoric. The congressman, who represents the Greater Olean area, reiterated that he believes a crisis ...

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OLEAN, NY – City pools will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday to help Olean residents stay cool during the weekend. In addition the John J. Ash Community Center will be available if residents need a facility with air conditioning. “The weather forecast has the heat index ...

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OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello will cut the ribbon and open Olean’s first urban parklet on Friday at 1 p.m. at Trailhead Parklet on Whitney Avenue.  Last year the city received a grant from KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to play and the Built to Play Initiative supported by the ...

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Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, will visit the southern border of the United States in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday. Reed is one of several members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus who are making the trip. Reed, a Republican, co-chairs the caucus with ...

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