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Troopers make felony arrests in Bolivar

Almost a drought

RAM Needs Volunteers for Genesee Valley Central School Free Healthcare Clinic

Call for volunteers for 2-day pop-up clinic in Belmont, N.Y.

Remote Area Medical – RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need – is seeking volunteer medical, dental and vision professionals and general support staff for its Sept. 24-25 clinic. The two-day clinic is to be held at Genesee Valley Central School, located at 1 Jaguar Dr., Belmont, NY 14813.

RAM is also in need of general support volunteers to help set-up and take-down, as well as overnight parking staff to greet patients. Interpreters can also volunteer to aid patients through the process, either in the parking lot or during clinic operations. If you or your organization would like to volunteer your time to help provide free healthcare services to the Belmont, N.Y. community, please visit our website at or call us at 865-579-1530.

Grand Larceny in Bolivar

Two Allegany County residents are facing felony charges stemming from an incident reported July 4, 2022 in the Town of Bolivar. The suspects were taken into custody Wednesday and identified as Robert D. Sherwood, 23, of Wellsville and Kevin W. Knowlton, 38, of Bolivar. Troopers tell us each was charged with felony grand larceny involving property valued at more than $1,000, felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass and third-degree auto stripping. According to the blotter, the incident was labeled as a ‘larceny from a vehicle.’ The men were released on appearance tickets for court.


Drought creeping in

Allegany and Steuben counties continue to be listed as “abnormally dry.” However, according to Thursday’s updated Drought Monitor, there are portions of Western New York that have been elevated to D1 or Moderate Drought conditions. It includes portions of Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

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