Government

September 24, 2020

OLEAN, NY — William Aiello, the mayor of the City of Olean, announced appointments Wednesday to the Equity and Inclusion Committee, which had been established by the Olean Common Council on Aug. 11. According to a City of Olean news release, the committee will make recommendations on city ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY —  The four new St. Bonaventure coronavirus cases that were added to the New York Department of Health’s COVID-19 tracker Tuesday did not test positive in Cattaraugus County.  “We probably did not need to report those, but to be completely transparent, we wanted the state to ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The new cases bring the new total positive COVID-19 cases found in Cattaraugus County since late March to 215. Seventy-four of the cases have been reported since Aug. 21. According to a press ...

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Rep. Tom Reed had great respect for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, even though he disagreed with her interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, he told reporters during a media call Wednesday. “Justice Ginsburg’s passing needs to be recognized for her legacy and for what she’s done with ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure has confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing its total since Aug. 1 to seven, Tom Missel, the university’s chief communications officer, told TAPinto Greater Olean via email Wednesday.  According to Missel, all four individuals are currently isolated ...

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OLEAN, NY — Dan McGraw, who has nearly 30 years in law enforcement, is being recognized for his service to the Olean area. McGraw, who assumed a position as the school resource officer inside the Olean City School District five years ago, was named the recipient of the 2020 State of New York ...

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JAMESTOWN, NY — Sen. George Borrello, whose district includes the Greater Olean area, recently presented Jamestown Community College President Daniel DeMarte with a State Senate proclamation congratulating the college on its 70th anniversary. “We’re proud of our legacy — which includes over ...

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Cattaraugus County confirmed its 212th case of COVID-19 Sunday. The latest case is a woman who lives in the southeast corner of the county. She denies any significant travel history but reports being in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 person, according to news release from the county ...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was lauded as a giant in American history, a devoted public servant and a woman who broke barriers after the 87-year-old Supreme Court justice passed away Friday. At St. Bonaventure University, Carole McNall, an attorney who teaches media law, said, "I have long admired ...

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Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed four additional cases of COVID-19 among residents within the county on Friday. The department’s active positive COVID-19 caseload is 14; 192 residents have recovered, and five have died. According to a news release issued by the health department, ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed two additional cases of the coronavirus Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 207, according to a press release issued by the department.  The 206th case is a woman who lives in the southwest quadrant of the county. She came into contact with ...

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A bipartisan effort to break the gridlock on a COVID-19 relief package demonstrates that Congress can find common ground despite partisan disagreements, Rep. Tom Reed said during a media call Thursday. Reed, who represents the 23rd congressional district, which includes the Greater Olean area, ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city of Olean is installing signs indicating that Olean’s parks are tobacco free. “Last year the Common Council passed Resolution #80-19, which banned the use of tobacco, nicotine or vapor devices in city-owned recreational facilities,” Mayor William J. Aiello said.  Reality ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Front Street City Lot, near the intersection of Seneca Street, will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so residents can dispose of, without charge, brush, tree branches and tree limbs from recent wind storms. The lot will be open only for Olean residents, who will be required ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed three more cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. These three new cases bring the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus since late March to 205. Sixty-four of these cases have been reported since Aug. 21. According ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city has partnered with National Grid to convert 1,300 streetlights to LEDs, which will deliver long-term cost and energy savings. The changeover represents the largest such LED streetlight conversion completed by National Grid in Cattaraugus County. Olean’s streetlights were ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. The new case brings the number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus since late March to 202. Sixty-one cases have been reported since Aug 21. According to a press release issued by the ...

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St. Bonaventure University is one of 66 recipients of Workforce Development Initiative grants announced Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy, ...

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New York State’s COVID-19 infection rate was 0.99% on Saturday, the 37th consecutive day the rate has remained below 1%, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday. Saturday’s infection rate in the state’s Western New York region was 2%, the highest rate in the state. The Central New York region also ...

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A fifth Cattaraugus County resident has died from COVID-19 related complications, the county health department announced Sunday. The department also announced that three more residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing to 200 the number of county residents who have tested ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city held a brief ceremony at the municipal building on Friday to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Mayor William J. Aiello, who hosted the event, addressed a crowd of about two dozen people, including local law enforcement and first responders. “If it were a nightmare, ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed its 197th case of the coronavirus Thursday.  According to a press release issued by the department, the latest case is a young female who lives in the southeast quadrant of the county. She is asymptomatic but reports being in direct contact with ...

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Rep. Tom Reed celebrated reaching a milestone Wednesday. “The staff at the office, and myself, have passed an incredible milestone with the opening of our 17,500th case in the office last week,” Reed told reporters during a media call. “These are literally thousands of people and working ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Tuesday, the university added a third case of coronavirus to its case tracker, indicating that two of the cases are active. The tracker provides no details about the person who tested positive.  Also, on Tuesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed a new ...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday voiced strong concerns over coronavirus outbreaks on college campuses. “Colleges are a problem and will continue to be a problem,” he said during a briefing reporters. Cuomo said the outbreaks are a problem throughout the nation, as well as within New York ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed one case of COVID-19 in the county Tuesday. The new case brings the total number of county residents who have tested positive for the virus since late March to 196. Fifty-five of the cases have been reported since Aug 21. According to the ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Front Street City Lot, near the intersection of Seneca Street, will be open Wednesday and Saturday so residents can dispose of, without charge, the brush, tree branches and tree limbs that resulted from Monday’s storm. The lot originally was scheduled to be open only on Tuesday, ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in the county on Monday. The two new cases bring the total number of county residents who have tested for the virus since late March to 195. Fifty-four of the cases have been reported since Aug. 21. According to a ...

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Two additional cases of COVID-19 in Cattaraugus County were confirmed by the health department in a Sunday evening news release. The 192nd confirmed case is a woman living in the northeast quadrant of the county, according to the release. She denies any significant travel history or being in ...

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  The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed four additional cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the county's total to 191 since the end of March. In a news release issued at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, the health department noted the county has 34 active cases and 153 residents who have ...

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