Revitalization is Key During Olean Mayoral Debate

October 19, 2017

OLEAN, NY -- Downtown revitalization dominated the civil conversation Wednesday between two mayoral candidates debating at Olean High School.

Challenger Linda Witte and incumbent William Aiello spoke on the importance of economic development within Olean.

“You have to jump on those opportunities,” Witte, who served as mayor from 2010 through 2013, said.

She noted that her ...

Oct. 13 Is Last Day to Register to Vote

Friday is the last day for New Yorkers to register to be eligible to vote in next month's general election.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 13 and received by the New York State Board of Elections no later than Oct. 18.

New Yorkers can apply to register to vote, or change their enrollment information, by using the state's online voter registration application ...

Cattaraugus County Board of Elections Extends Office Hours Oct. 23-Nov. 4

LITTLE VALLEY, NY - The Cattaraugus County Board of Elections office will be open for extended hours during the two weeks prior to Election Day on Nov. 7, allowing voters more time to apply for absentee ballots.

The central office, located in the former Little Valley Elementary School at 207 Rock City St. Suite 100, will be open  on the following days and ...

Governor Signs Sen. Young's Bill Allowing Split Shifts for Election Inspectors

ALBANY, NY -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill sponsored by Sen. Catharine Young that will allow election inspectors to work split shifts Election Day. 

"Securing the necessary number of inspectors has become increasingly challenging due, in part, to the exceptionally strenuous time frame associated with the job,” said Young, who represents the Greater Olean ...

Contest for Olean's Democrat Mayoral Nomination Highlights Tuesday's Primary

In the Greater Olean area, the focus in Tuesday’s primary election will be on the contest between Edward W. Jennings and Linda L. Witte for the Democratic line for mayor of Olean.

Jennings, a city fire captain and head of the Code Enforcement Office, is seeking his first elected position.

Witte, a former Olean mayor and the current Ward 1 Alderman, is looking for the Democratic ...

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