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Steamburg man charged in death on Old Route 17

SALAMANCA — A Steamburg man sought in the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old Salamanca man early Sunday was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-degree assault, a class B felony, and second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony.
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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Bill Engvall, Chicago among acts announced at casino
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 6:00 pm

SALAMANCA — Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino has added three more acts to its summer lineup and continues to bring more shows outside.

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Authorities probing death of pedestrian
Posted: May 24, 2016 - 6:00 am

RED HOUSE — A 23-year-old Salamanca man Sunday died in Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo after he was struck by a car along Old Route 17.

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Monday 05/16/2016
Seneca-Iroquois National Museum to host Heritage Day June 4
Posted: May 16, 2016 - 12:00 pm

SALAMANCA — The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum will host its inaugural Heritage Day, a free educational event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The event is open to the public.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Seneca Arts & Learning Center opens at former Seneca Elementary
Updated: May 19, 2016 - 8:33 am

SALAMANCA — After several months of construction and renovations, the Seneca Nation of Indians has opened the doors to its new Seneca Arts & Learning Center at the former Seneca Elementary School on Center Street in the city’s west end.

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Local opiate addiction subject of recent town hall meeting
Updated: May 13, 2016 - 8:14 am

SALAMANCA — One thing everyone seems to agree on: there’s a problem and it needs to be fixed.

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Friday 05/06/2016
Senecas, officials negotiate contract end
Posted: May 06, 2016 - 12:00 pm

LITTLE VALLEY — Officials representing Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians are negotiating the closing of the contract the county’s sheriff’s office had for law enforcement services at Seneca Allegany Casino.

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
Senecas end 12-year casino contract with sheriff’s office
Posted: May 03, 2016 - 6:00 am

LITTLE VALLEY — The 12-year contract between the Seneca Nation of Indians and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services at the Seneca Allegany Casino was not renewed when it expired last month.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
More than 100 participate in child abuse awareness walk in city
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 10:32 am

SALAMANCA — Marking the one-year since the death of a 1-year-old Salamanca girl April 26, over a hundred people gathered Wednesday to spread child abuse awareness in the city.

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Salamanca man found to be victim of alleged homicide
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm

ONONDAGA — A Salamanca man has been identified as the victim of an alleged homicide on the Onondaga Indian Nation in central New York.

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Monday 04/11/2016
Salamanca gets help seeking funds to revitalize Main Street
Posted: April 11, 2016 - 12:26 pm

SALAMANCA — Two blocks of the city’s Main Street may be in for a makeover.

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Friday 04/01/2016
Caliendo won’t be himself at casino show Saturday
Updated: April 04, 2016 - 11:25 am

Frank Caliendo always wanted to be a sports anchor on ESPN — after all, he had grown up in the world of sports and loved talking about it.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
Most Hillview Manor fire damage contained to single apartment
Updated: March 30, 2016 - 1:53 pm

SALAMANCA — Damage from a fire Monday evening at Hillview Manor on Chestnut Street was mostly contained to a single apartment, and Salamanca Housing Authority Director Rich Zurat said he is “very surprised” other apartments weren’t impacted even by smoke damage.

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Tuesday 03/29/2016
Monday evening fire forces evacuation of Hillview Manor
Updated: March 29, 2016 - 9:12 am

SALAMANCA — Improperly discarded smoking material is to blame for a fire Monday night that caused an estimated $20,000 to $25,000 worth of damage at Hillview Manor, according to Salamanca Fire Department officials.

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Thursday 03/24/2016
Ron White to visit Seneca Allegany Events Center in June
Posted: March 24, 2016 - 12:00 pm

SALAMANCA — Comedy legend Ron White will perform at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m., casino officials recently announced.

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Cattaraugus County legislators urge New York to OK Route 219 funds
Posted: March 24, 2016 - 9:00 am

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers added their voices to Route 219 supporters who want the state to focus on building Section 12 east of Salamanca as the first two-mile link to be constructed north through the county.

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Tuesday 03/08/2016
Salamanca Police Dept. initiates addiction recovery program
Updated: March 08, 2016 - 3:39 pm

SALAMANCA — Salamanca Police Chief Troy Westfall announced last week the city Police Department is working with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to further its addiction outreach and recovery program, Community Connections.

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Friday 03/04/2016
New Route 219 Committee looks to state budget for news
Posted: March 04, 2016 - 9:00 am

LITTLE VALLEY — The new Cattaraugus County Route 219 Corridor Development Committee met Thursday, thirsty for news of possible funding for environmental studies.

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Thursday 03/03/2016
Gowanda teen: Heroin nearly destroyed her life
Posted: March 03, 2016 - 3:00 pm

OLEAN — “Heroin is very easy and cheap to get,” Megan Irish, a 17-year-old Gowanda student, told members of the Cattaraugus County Board of Health on Wednesday as she described her path into addiction that nearly took her life last year.

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Thursday 02/25/2016
New Route 219 Development Committee to meet
Posted: February 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm

LITTLE VALLEY — A new Route 219 Corridor Development Committee was named Wednesday by Cattaraugus County Legislature Chairwoman Paula Stockman, R-South Dayton.

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Tuesday 02/23/2016
Nominating petitions available for Salamanca school board election
Posted: February 23, 2016 - 9:00 pm

SALAMANCA — In May, eligible district voters will elect one member to the Salamanca City Central School Board of Education. The one candidate receiving the highest number of votes will serve a five-year term, beginning on July 1 and expiring June 30, 2021.

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Monday 02/22/2016
Senecas work to improve walleye fishery
Updated: February 22, 2016 - 10:59 am

SALAMANCA — Amidst a virtual sea of vendors in the sporting industry, officers and conservation managers of the Seneca Nation of Indians Fish and Wildlife Department greeted visitors at the Sportsman’s Show in the Seneca Allegany Events Center.

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Thursday 02/18/2016
Salamanca youth chosen as celebrity child for Buffalo telethon
Updated: February 19, 2016 - 9:22 am

BUFFALO — Salamanca youth Ashton Ross Smith has been asked to represent the 54th Annual Kids Telethon as the Celebrity Child.

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Monday 02/15/2016
More than 16K estimated during two-day snocross event
Posted: February 15, 2016 - 6:00 pm

 SALAMANCA — With another year of snowmobile racing come and gone, the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel’s annual hosting of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series proved to be another successful event.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Reed: State should seek Route 219 upgrade funding
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 6:00 pm

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Monday during a telephone press conference he continues to press the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to seek the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (F.A.S.T.) Act funding to get Route 219 construction started.

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Ringo Starr to perform June 4 in outdoor casino show
Updated: February 12, 2016 - 8:42 am

SALAMANCA — His legend is so big, you only need to hear one name: Ringo.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Father and son acquitted of felony assault
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 9:00 am

LITTLE VALLEY — Salamanca father and son Bradley and Bryce Stahlman were acquitted of felony assault charges Friday in Cattaraugus County Court.

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Thursday 01/21/2016
Young urges DOT commissioner to support Route 219
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 12:00 pm

ALBANY — State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, seized the opportunity in her new role as Senate Finance Committee chairwoman to push Wednesday for progress on completing Route 219.

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Monday 01/04/2016
NY awards firefighter recruitment grants
Posted: January 04, 2016 - 6:00 am

ALBANY — The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) announced last week that 12 organizations will receive funding to enhance volunteer firefighter and emergency services personnel recruitment and retention efforts through the state’s Recruitment and Retention Grant Program.

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Wednesday 12/30/2015
Seneca Allegany Casino unveils new gaming floor design
Updated: January 05, 2016 - 8:56 am

SALAMANCA — Guests visiting Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino are now enjoying a new dimension of comfort not found on any other gaming floor in the country.

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Friday 12/04/2015
LaDuke, a Native American activist, speaks at St. Bonaventure
Posted: December 04, 2015 - 3:58 pm

ST. BONAVENTURE — Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist and author, spoke Thursday at St. Bonaventure University about several women who are leading or participating in various causes across the country.

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Tuesday 11/17/2015
Council rejects mayor on Joint Leasing Commission, Butler fills spot
Posted: November 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm

SALAMANCA — The Salamanca Common Council on Thursday, Nov. 12 approved Salamanca resident Larry Butler to serve on the Joint Leasing Commission (JLC) after a resolution to have the mayor serve in the position was defeated.

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Native American activist Winona LaDuke to speak at St. Bonaventure in December
Posted: November 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm

ST. BONAVENTURE — Native American activist and author Winona LaDuke, who twice served as Ralph Nader’s vice presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket, will speak at St. Bonaventure University next month.

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Monday 11/09/2015
‘Taking a Stand’ to meet Monday at Junior-Senior High School
Updated: November 10, 2015 - 9:21 am

SALAMANCA — A group of Salamanca residents, including officials from the city and various organizations focused on combating drug abuse, will gather for their second meeting Monday to bring awareness to the growing drug problem in the city.

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Friday 11/06/2015
School district holds first of six community forums on ‘Salamanca 2020’
Updated: November 09, 2015 - 7:56 am

SALAMANCA — Salamanca School Superintendent Robert Breidenstein on Friday hosted the district’s first forum outside the school concerning the “Salamanca 2020” capital project and upcoming referendum.

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Thursday 10/29/2015
Salamanca expressway start gets endorsement
Posted: October 29, 2015 - 3:00 pm

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to ask Gov. Andrew Cuomo to provide state funding for extending the Route 219 Expressway north from Interstate 86, east of Salamanca.

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Wednesday 10/14/2015
Native Outlet customer wins $2,000 gift card in nationwide contest
Posted: October 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

SALAMANCA — Local convenience store Native Outlet on Main Street was recognized as one of the featured nationwide stores to have a customer win a promotional giveaway.

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Friday 10/09/2015
Assembly Task Force holds heroin addiction forum
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 7:57 am

OLEAN — A dozen speakers testified Thursday at the Assembly Minority Task Force on Heroin Addiction and Community Response forum at Jamestown Community College.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
SNI signs child abuse agreement
Updated: October 01, 2015 - 9:20 am

SALAMANCA —The Seneca Nation of Indians and area child advocacy centers have joined together in the fight against child abuse.

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Monday 09/28/2015
SNI, child advocacy centers agreement to be signed Tuesday
Posted: September 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm

OLEAN — A historic agreement between the Seneca Nation of Indians and three Western New York child advocacy centers will be signed at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Room of the Seneca Nation’s Lionel R. John Health Systems Building. 

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Thursday 09/24/2015
Documenting history
Updated: September 28, 2015 - 12:33 pm

SALAMANCA — As members of the Seneca Nation host their annual commemoration vowing to “Remember the Removal,” a group of documentary filmmakers are working to ensure the events that drove the Seneca people from the Kinzua, Pa., area are never forgotten.

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Thursday 09/03/2015
Nation breaks ground on $13 million cultural center
Updated: September 08, 2015 - 5:17 pm

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Nation of Indians hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning at what will become the site of a $13 million cultural center and museum.

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Tuesday 09/01/2015
Nation to break ground Thursday on new cultural center
Posted: September 01, 2015 - 3:23 pm

SALAMANCA — Seneca Nation of Indians officials will break ground Thursday on a new Seneca Nation Cultural Center that will house the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum and the Nation's archives.

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Monday 08/17/2015
SB Grilla's opens in Steamburg
Updated: August 19, 2015 - 12:45 pm

STEAMBURG — There’s a new place to grab a bite to eat in Steamburg, and those responsible claim it’s their mission that customers leave both full and happy.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Seneca Nation sprays for mosquitos
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 3:13 pm

If you thought you saw a low-flying airplane Friday night in the Salamanca area making pass after pass, you are not alone.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
City makes casino payment distribution priority after falling behind
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm

SALAMANCA — The city of Salamanca is now several quarters behind in billing for its share of casino revenue payments — as well as the county and school district shares — and Salamanca school in particular has made its grievances known.

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Friday 07/17/2015
Pow Wow set for this weekend
Updated: September 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

SALAMANCA – One of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture is set for this coming weekend in Salamanca.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Nation yet to approve State Park Avenue project
Posted: June 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

SALAMANCA — So far, the Seneca Nation Tribal Council has not approved the city’s proposed State Park Avenue project.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Community Services head recognized
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

LITTLE VALLEY — Outgoing Community Services Director Dawn Miller Coburn got double congratulations from Cattaraugus County lawmakers this week.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Seneca Nation gets approval for credit union
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Nation has received approval to open New York’s first federally-chartered credit union for Native Americans.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Highbanks Campground reopens in time for Memorial Day
Updated: October 08, 2015 - 7:45 am

STEAMBURG — Highbanks Campground has officially reopened after a long hiatus, but you may not recognize it.

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