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September 18, 2021

The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported on Saturday the death of a 77-year-old woman from respiratory failure caused by COVID-19. She became the 116th county resident to die of complications from the disease. On Saturday, the health department also reported that 18 residents had tested ...

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ALBANY, NY — Nine petitioners, including Sen. George Borrello, filed a lawsuit Friday, challenging New York State’s mask mandate for schools. “The expansive emergency powers granted to our former governor for a year and a half established a troubling precedent of government overreach that is ...

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On Friday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported, for the second day in a row, 29 new cases of COVID-19. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 527 cases, more than the combined totals of June, July and August. Since March 2020, the county's total for cases is ...

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On Thursday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 29 new cases of COVID-19. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 498 cases, more than the combined totals of June, July and August. Since March 2020, the county's total for cases is 6,644, and the total for deaths ...

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Two draft maps released Wednesday by the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission show new configurations of the congressional district that includes the Greater Olean area. The region is part of the 23rd Congressional District, which stretches from the western border of the state ...

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On Wednesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 48 new cases of COVID-19. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 469 cases, more than the entire month of August when 401 cases were reported. The July case count was 46, and the June case count was 24. Since ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Department of Public Works will install a check valve vault on Stardust Lane beginning Thursday.   Stardust Lane will be closed at VanBuren Avenue beginning Monday until the completion of the work on Sept. 22.    Persons with questions can contact the Department of Public ...

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OLEAN, NY — Eleven Olean General Hospital employees have resigned because of a mandate from New York State requiring hospital and nursing home employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face immediate termination of employment. Dennis McCarthy, a spokesperson for the hospital, confirmed the ...

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On Tuesday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 19 new cases of COVID-19. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 421 cases, more than the entire month of August when 401 cases were reported. The July case count was 46, and the June case count was 24. Since March ...

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On Monday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 and the death of a 78-year-old man from complications associated with the virus. The health department did not issue a COVID-19 report on Sunday. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 402 ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 364 cases; the August number was 401, a significant increase from the July rate of 46 and the June rate of 24. Since March 2020, the county's total for ...

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated with Saturday's case count from St. Bonaventure University. Friday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 34 new cases of COVID-19 and the COVID-19- related death of an 84-year-old man. He was the 114th county resident to die from ...

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OLEAN, NY — Saturday at 6 p.m., a 9/11 memorial parade featuring local first responders, fire trucks, police cars and ambulances will begin at the corner of West Sullivan and North First streets and process down North Union Street and across East State Street before finishing at Lincoln ...

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Cattaraugus County continues to experience a climb in COVID-19 rates. Thursday, the county health department reported 46 new cases. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 280 cases; the August number was 401, a significant increase from the July rate of 46 and the June rate of ...

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COVID-19 rates continue to climb in Cattaraugus County. The county health department reported 42 new cases Wednesday. Since the start of September, the county has confirmed 234 cases, more than half the total for the entire month of August when 401 residents tested positive for the virus. The ...

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At 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, the Cattaraugus County Health department reported an additional 35 cases of residents testing positive for COVID-19. That number brought the total for the beginning of September to 192 and the total for cases since March 2020 to 6,336. The county’s seven-day ...

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In the first six days of September, 157 Cattaraugus County residents tested positive for COVID-19; one resident died from complications related to the virus; the county’s seven-day positivity rate rose from 6% to 7.1%, and the case count at St. Bonaventure University increased from six to ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed 24 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, and those numbers bring the count for persons testing positive in the county since March 2020 to 6,310. In Sunday's update, the health department listed 241 active cases; 15 hospitalizations; 697 quarantined ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and those numbers bring the count for persons testing positive in the county since March 2020 to 6,286. Combined with Friday's count of 13, Thursday's count of 34 and Wednesday's count of 29, the total for ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed 36 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, and those numbers bring the count for persons testing positive in the county since March 2020 to 6,273. Combined with Thursday's count of 34 and Wednesday's count of 29, the total for positive cases in the county ...

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The 34 cases of COVID-19 recorded on Thursday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department bring the count for persons testing positive in the county since March 2020 to 6,237. Combined with Wednesday's count of 29, the total for positive cases in the county for the first two days of September is ...

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The 29 cases of COVID-19 recorded on Wednesday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department bring the count for persons testing positive since March 2020 to 6,203. In August, the county had 401 cases; in June, the count was 24, and in July, 46. In Wednesday's update, the health department listed ...

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OLEAN, NY — Small business assistance and COVID-19 vaccination mandates dominated the conversation at Sen. George Borrello’s Tuesday town hall meeting at the John J. Ash Community Center. Borrello, who represents New York's 57th senate district, held the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. with Assemblyman ...

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The 16 cases of COVID-19 recorded on Tuesday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department bring the count for persons testing positive since March 2020 to 6,174. In August, the county had 401 cases; in June, the count was 24, and in July, 46. In Tuesday's update, the health department listed ...

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The 44 cases of COVID-19 recorded on Sunday and Monday by the Cattaraugus County Health Department bring the count for persons testing positive since March 2020 to 6,158. In an update issued Monday, the health department listed 183 active cases; 11 hospitalizations; 621 quarantined contacts; ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The case count since March 2020 has reached 6,114. The county listed 166 active cases; 10 hospitalizations; 529 quarantined contacts, and 5,836 persons as recovered. The county had a seven-day positivity rate ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department has the following COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled: Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Monday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Holiday Valley Yodler, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Tuesday, 2-4:30 p.m., Machias Fire Hall, ...

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William Dearmitt of Olean has received a promotion in the New York Army National Guard. Dearmitt, assigned to the Operations Company, 42nd Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, was promoted to the rank of sergeant major on June 25. The promotion was announced by Adjutant General ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The case count since March 2020 has reached 6,104. The county listed 175 active cases; 10 hospitalizations; 502 quarantined contacts, and 5,817 persons as recovered. The county had a seven-day positivity rate ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Common Council will not meet during the week that begins Aug. 30 and ends Sept. 3. The information was provided in an email from Tiffany Taylor, managerial confidential administrative secretary to the City of Olean Attorney's Office.

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