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September 30, 2022

Rep. Joe Sempolinski has become the lead Republican sponsor of the 21st Century Assistive Technology Act. The bill would help Americans with disabilities by providing them with assistive technology, including walkers and educational supplements. “This is going to empower states to promote the ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Common Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposal that involves demolition of the Bon Ton store building at Olean Center Mall. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers of the Olean Municipal Building.  According to a notice from the ...

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OLEAN, NY — The main phone lines at the Olean Municipal Building will be unavailable for an undetermined amount of time starting at 6 p.m. Monday while the lines are replaced with fiber optics, according to a press release from Chief Ronald J. Richardson of the City of Olean Police ...

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More than two dozen New York State legislators traveled through Western New York this week for the Fourth Annual Legislative Agriculture Tour. The tour, hosted by Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Chris Tague, included stops at Canticle Farms in Allegany, Sprague's Maple Farms in Portville ...

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The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. The advisory will be in effect from 10 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday. According to the advisory, temperatures in the lower to mid-30s will result in frost formation, especially in ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city’s Boost Business Grant Committee has extended the Real Estate Program application due date to Oct. 14. Funds from the program can be used to offset 25% of an entity’s real estate payment in the form of rent, mortgage or land contract.  The city’s Department of Community ...

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Rep. Joe Sempolinski has “grave concerns” about President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. During a media call Wednesday, Sempolinski said he takes issue with the fact that taxpayers who have paid back their student loans or had no loans, will be paying taxes to help pay other ...

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Each year, on Sept. 17, Americans celebrate Constitution Day. On this day, those who feel a connection to the Constitution recognize the unifying and founding document that guarantees their rights.  Elizabeth Tillman, an associate professor of political science at St. Bonaventure University, ...

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Before Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest Monday morning, TAPinto Greater Olean reached out for comments from individuals who have connections with the Greater Olean area and the United Kingdom. “There is definitely a general mood of sadness, but more importantly, an overwhelming sense of ...

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OLEAN, NY — An affordable-housing project that will offer tenants a suite of modern amenities is under construction on East State Street. CDS Monarch Inc., a nonprofit developer, secured $16 million in funding through a combination of state and federal programs to renovate the former Market ...

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Joe Sempolinski has been appointed to the House Education and Labor and Budget committees. Sempolinski said his work on these two committees will benefit the people of the 23rd District, which includes the Greater Olean area. "America's students are in crisis coming out ...

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WASHINGTON – Joe Sempolinski took the oath of office to represent New York State’s 23rd Congressional District, which includes the Greater Olean area, on Tuesday.  Sempolinski, a Republican who defeated Democrat Max Della Pia to serve the remainder of former Rep. Tom Reed’s term, noted, “I have ...

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OLEAN, NY —Passengers riding on the Olean Area Transit System (OATS) buses are no longer required to wear face masks. The OATS statement came in a Friday press release and followed Gov. Kathy Hochul's Wednesday press conference announcement about eliminating the requirement for riders to wear ...

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OLEAN, NY — As the school year begins. Mayor William J. Aiello and Police Chief Ron Richardson have issued a series of safety reminders for local drivers, who will share the roads with more than 2,000 students in the city. “Speed zones encompass the area around all of the schools, and the school ...

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OLEAN, NY – More than two years after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions and local response have been far from constant. In a city in a rural part of a state that implemented some of the strictest pandemic-related regulations in the country, prominent local figures are still ...

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Sen. George Borrello has introduced a bill, S.9541, to increase the amount of clothing and footwear exempt from the 4% New York State sales tax from $110 to $250.  “Let’s face it, $110 doesn’t go far when you are trying to buy new clothes and shoes for your kids,” Borrello, whose district ...

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Prompted by Friday’s violent attack on author Salman Rushdie at Chautauqua Institution, Sen. George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell have asked Gov. Kathy Hochul to convene a special session to pass legislation they are sponsoring that would strengthen security at the facility. The bill ...

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Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport will receive $955,246 in federal funds to rehabilitate the taxiway at the transportation facility. The funding was announced on Aug. 11 by New York’s two U.S. senators.  “Western New York’s airports are critical aspects of the region’s economy,” Sen. Kirsten ...

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OLEAN, NY — Entering the Allegheny River Trail from 12th and 13th streets is expected to become much easier and safer after completion of an asphalt connector project planned by the Olean Urban Renewal Agency. Currently, walkers, runners and bike riders must pass through the Country Fair gas ...

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Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to issue a drought watch for 21 New York counties, including Allegany and Cattaraugus. Hochul issued the order after consulting with the State Drought Management Task Force and federal partner ...

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LATHAM, NY — A member of the New York Army National Guard, who is from the Greater Olean area, has received a promotion in recognition of her capabilities for additional responsibility and leadership. Alyssa Scott of Cuba, who is assigned to the Company A, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, ...

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OLEAN, NY — City residents can dispose of tree limbs and other debris from last weekend's storm on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Front Street City Lot, near the intersection of Seneca Street. Tree trunks and items in plastic bags will not be accepted. Paper bags are ...

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OLEAN, NY — The start of the Allegheny River Valley Trail 12th and 13th Street Trail Connector Project has been pushed back to Aug. 8 because of the city’s construction workload. Construction is expected to be complete on or about Aug. 22. The 400 block of North 13th Street will be used for ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city expects to close sections of North Union Street on Monday and Tuesday while a layer of pavement is placed on the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will take place on North Union from the Main Street roundabout to the end of the roadway. Only local traffic only will be ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Area Transit System City Loop will be rerouted because of road construction on South Second Street from approximately July 11 to 15, according to a press release from the City of Olean Department of Community Development. The Brookside Community stop will not be serviced.

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Area Transit System City Loop will be rerouted because of road construction on West Greene Street from approximately July 5 to 22, according to a press release from the City of Olean Department of Community Development. The Martha Avenue Housing stop will be serviced ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — North First Street will be closed between Main Street and Maple Avenue Wednesday while Department of Public Works employees pave the roadway, according to a Facebook post from the Village of Allegany. Residents will be able to get in and out of their driveways while the work is ...

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Reactions among New York officials to Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding gun rights was predictable. Democrats such as Gov. Kathy Hochul and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand were critical of the ruling and pledged to work for new laws to combat gun violence. Max Della ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city is one 75 communities across New York State that have been awarded funds for projects that promote environmentally friendly modes of travel and make it easier and safer to walk, bike and hike. Olean will receive $1,396,807 to construct a shared use path along Wayne ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city will repair and possibly replace a water main valve on the corner of North 12th and West State streets Wednesday. While work is underway, water service may be unavailable on the 100 block of North 12th Street and on West State Street between 10th and 13th streets. The 100 ...

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