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Podcast: Athletes and Coaches from Greater Olean Area Reflect on Cancellation of Spring Sports

June 2, 2020

TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Connor Griffin speaks with high school athletes and coaches about the cancellation of spring sports. Griffin’s guests include:

Allegany-Limestone boys track coach Mike Wilber;
Cuba-Rushford’s boys tennis coach Jeffery Howe;
Olean High School softball player Elyse Graham;
Olean athletic director and softball coach Steve Anatasia;
Portville ...

Coalition Starts Safe Summer Bike Helmet Program

OLEAN, NY — The Safe Kids Southern Tier New York Coalition is conducting a Safe Summer Bike Helmets program in collaboration with emergency medical services and police departments in Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua counties.

“The coalition is excited to be able to support the program,” Donna Kahm, Southern Tier Health Care System president and CEO, ...

Oilers Owner Brian O'Connell Jr. Discusses Canceled Season

 OLEAN, NY - On East State Street, Bradner Stadium will stand empty this summer. 

On April 27, the Olean Oilers announced the team would not play baseball this summer. On Tuesday at 5 p.m., the New York Collegiate Baseball League made it official and canceled the 2020 season, making gthe announcement on Twitter: 

“As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Olean Chamber Postpones 13th Annual Gus Macker Tournament to 2021

OLEAN, NY — The 13th annual Gus Macker basketball tournament, scheduled for the first weekend of June, has been postponed until June 2021 as a safety precaution for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Olean has been a local host of this nationwide three-on-three basketball tournament for 12 years in a row, and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce officials "is committed to hosting ...

SBU Golf Course Opens With Pandemic Restrictions Tuesday

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The St. Bonaventure Golf Course announced it will allow golf beginning Tuesday, but with restrictions for adherence to safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The New York State Golf Association received clarification last week from Empire State Development that courses could open as long as they abided by stringent guidelines.

A single course staff ...


Annual Elisa’s Run for the Arts Will Be Conducted Virtually

June 3, 2020

The fourth annual Elisa’s Run for the Arts will be held virtually on June 13 at 10 a.m. to benefit the Elisa Hughey Scholarship for the Arts at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.

Elisa’s Run for the Arts was organized in memory of Hughey, a dedicated and talented artist, mother and wife who courageously battled cancer.

The fun run was originally slated to be held ...


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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 ...

159 million Economic Impact Payments Processed; Low-income People and Others Who Aren’t Required to File Tax Returns Can Quickly Register for Payment With IRS Non-Filers Tool

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – With  159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

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