Government

September 18, 2018

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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ALBANY, NY – Three Western New York agencies will receive state and federal funding to improve and expand services for vulnerable adults at risk of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. The monies will go to the ACCORD Corporation in Allegany County, the Center for Elder Law and Justice: ...

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ISCHUA, NY --  A portion of County Road 19 (also known as Five Mile Road) will be closed for about three weeks, starting Monday, according to the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works. The road will be closed between Sands Hill Road and County Road 74 (Gile Hollow) while the county ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city will begin road and drainage repairs on Rowland Avenue and Hoop Street on Monday. While the work is underway, only local traffic will be allowed on the two streets, and Forness Park traffic will be redirected to Leisure Lane. The construction includes milling, storm sewer ...

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OLEAN, NY -- A $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative awarded to Olean in September will fund 12 projects that highlight historic properties, improve streetscapes and encourage new economic growth. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 12 projects Monday. The largest portion of the ...

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OLEAN, NY  – Two messages were made clear at the NY23 United Democratic Unity Rally on Saturday: the importance of voter turnout and getting U.S. Rep. Tom Reed out of office. More than 100 people from multiple counties, age groups, and ethnicities gathered in Lincoln Park to celebrate the ...

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OLEAN, NY – Roadwork in the Boardmanville and North Olean areas is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, resulting in temporary street blockings and a slowdown of traffic on various streets. The roadwork should be completed within a few days, according to a news release from the City of Olean ...

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OLEAN, NY -- July 1 water and sewer bills mailed to residential and commercial customers did not include the penalty amount if paid after the due date. According to a news release from the city, the omission was inadvertent. The normal 10 percent penalty will be added to bills paid after July ...

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed applauded the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. “President Trump has once again followed through on a campaign promise and appointed a strong conservative judge,” Reed said in a statement. Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area ...

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OLEAN, NY – Traffic on North Union Street Extension will be reduced to one lane this week while the road is milled. The work, which is expected to take two-to-three days, will begin Monday, according to a press release from the city’s Public Works Department. Motorists are encouraged to take ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The city will hold a public hearing Tuesday to obtain comments on its community development needs and discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2018 program year. The hearing will begin at 6:15 p.m. in Council ...

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OLEAN, NY – To help city residents deal with this weekend’s anticipated heatwave, Olean pools will be open for extended hours Saturday and Sunday, and the John J. Ash Community Center will be available if residents need a facility with air conditioning. “The weather forecast has temperatures ...

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ALBANY, NY – Western New York will receive $7 million in state and federal funding for public transportation projects. The monies will support operating assistance, transit capital projects, fleet, facility, and equipment renewal and modernization, and mobility management services in Allegany, ...

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OLEAN, NY – A portion of North Union Street will be closed Wednesday while the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its 50th Annual Clambake. The street will be closed to southbound traffic from the Olean Center Mall roundabout to Laurens Street and to northbound traffic from Hamilton ...

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed praised the agreement reached Tuesday by President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but issued a stern warning to Kim. “If Kim Jong Un throws away this opportunity, it will mean the military destruction of his country and his death," Reed said in a ...

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ALBANY, NY – Olean will receive $330,000 in state funds from the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, a multi-agency initiative to utilize engineering, education and enforcement campaigns to enhance pedestrian safety. The funds are part of a $62 million that the state is investing in pedestrian safety ...

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