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Committee Cancels June 14 Children’s Day and Memorial Garden Planting in Olean

April 24, 2020

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Area Children’s Memorial Events Committee has canceled the 25th Annual Children’s Day and Memorial Garden Planting in Franchot Park, which was scheduled for June 14.

Coordinators Kathy and Beth Boser said uncertainty about how long coronavirus social distancing restrictions will last in the region has resulted in the cancellation of many ...

On Sunday, Canticle Farm Will Accept Phone Orders for Tuesday Market

ALLEGANY, NY — Canticle Farm Market, 3809 Old State Road, is offering phone service on Sunday for Tuesday market pickup.

The window for ordering on Sunday is between 3 and 7 p.m. only. Customers should call Kim at (707) 287-2855 after preparing a shopping list from the menu provided in the newsletter. Payment in full by using credit/debit cards, Canticle Farm gift ...

Olean Yard Waste Collection Will Resume on April 29

OLEAN, NY – The city will resume curbside pickup of yard waste on April 29, and collections will take place on the last Wednesday of each month through September.

There is no charge for the service. Rules for pickup include:

All yard waste must be in paper lawn bags or containers no larger than 30 gallons with “Yard Waste” clearly marked on them or the lid ...

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A Difficult End to Senior Year Does Not Compare to the Memories Made

When the unexpected happens, we sometimes do not know how to react. We immediately think of the effect the present will have on the future. 

When news on the coronavirus started to get serious back in March, I found myself thinking this way as I knew a lot of uncertainty lay ahead. 
 
Your senior year of college is a special time, one where you are supposed to be soaking in ...

Coronavirus and Life Without Sports: How It Boosts Fandom

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought almost all sports to a halt. This was certainly the right decision because the health of our citizens should be put first. This unusual time has left me and many other sports fans with a feeling of emptiness, trying to take in everything that is going on.

Multiple professional athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. More than a dozen NBA players, ...

For Cashiers, COVID-19 Means a Change in Routine

CUBA, NY – I’ve worked at the Giant Food Mart of Cuba as a cashier for about three years, since my junior year of high school. 

When I reported for work on Friday at 4 p.m., the normal clamor of rustling paper bags, chattering customers and employees and squeaking grocery carts’ wheels greeted me. 

But I would soon face a situation I’d never seen ...

Employers Can Grant Paid Leave for COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

COVID-19 Response Fund Grant Application Process Will Reopen Monday

Grant applications for the second round of funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County will be available beginning Monday.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, Dr. Lyle F. Renodin Foundation and the United Way of Cattaraugus County together worked to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County, which provided $27,000 in its initial round of grants to ...

IRS.gov Helps Taxpayers Get Tax Information They Need; Find Tools for Filing, Paying, Checking Accounts and Answering Questions

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.  

More taxpayers are using IRS.gov than ever before; as of May 8, the agency’s website had been visited a record 1 billion times, up 141% compared to the same time last ...