Elections

July 7, 2019

The Cattaraugus County Board of Elections has scheduled two early voting sites for the Nov. 5 General Election. The two sites are: Jamestown Community College Olean Campus, Community Room in the College Center, 260 N. Union St., Olean. Cattaraugus County Board of Elections offices, 207 ...

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Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello easily defeated Chairman of the Allegany County Board of Legislators Curtis Crandall in the Republican primary for New York’s 57th District senate seat. Borrello captured 60 percent of the vote; Crandall finished with 34 percent. The numbers were much ...

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State and local primary elections for Republican candidates will take place Tuesday. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Topping the ballot in the Greater Olean area is the primary for State Senator in the 57th District to fill a one-year vacancy created by the resignation of Catharine ...

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George Borrello admitted the last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind. With Catharine Young’s sudden resignation from the New York State Senate in March, Borrello, who has served as Chautauqua County Executive since 2018, said he had to begin mobilizing as soon as possible in order to fill ...

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Curt Crandall acknowledges that last few months have gone by quickly as he prepares for a June 25 primary for the Republican nomination to fill the vacancy in New York’s 57th Senate District left by former State Sen. Catharine Young when she resigned in March. “The timeframe is short, and it’s ...

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The deadline to register to vote in the June 25 primary election is Friday. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight Friday and received by a board of elections no later than June 5 to be valid for the upcoming primary. New Yorkers who wish to register in-person may do ...

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Cattaraugus County is one four New York State counties that have yet to submit poll site locations for early voting in November to the New York State Board of Elections, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Common Cause of New York. Counties have until May 29 to submit the poll site ...

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Voters in school districts throughout the Greater Olean coverage area will go to the polls Tuesday to choose Board of Education members and cast ballots on school board budgets. In Olean, incumbents Ira Katzenstein and Frank Steffen Jr. are running unopposed for five-year terms. The proposed ...

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Two Republicans and one Democrat have expressed interest in representing the 57th District in the New York State Senate following Catharine Young’s resignation on March 10. The district, which includes all of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties and parts of Livingston remains ...

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Greg Pearl was eleceted mayor of the Village of Allegany Tuesday, and Robert Barton and Dominic Papasergi won seats as village trustees. All three ran unopposed and were on both the Democratioc and Republican lines. According to unoffoicial results from the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections, ...

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PORTVILLE, NY –Tuesday's elections for the mayoral and two trustee positions in the Village of Portville are uncontested. Dr. Tony Evans is running for mayor, while Vincent Pascucci and Francisco Morales are running for trustee. All three positions are four-year terms, and all candidates ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Voters in the Village of Allegany are not likely struggle to fill out their ballots during Tuesday’s election because Mayor Greg Pearl,Trustee Robert Barton and first-time trustee candidate Dominic Papasergi are running uncontested. Pearl, seeking his second term as the village’s ...

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CUBA, NY — The Democrats and Republicans have endorsed all three candidates running for two-year terms in Tuesday's village elections.  Mayor Michelle Miller is a former Cuba-Rushford Elementary School teacher and a former village trustee. Trustee Douglas Rettig Sr. is an incumbent. And ...

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OLEAN, NY – Olean Common Council President John Crawford announced Tuesday that he will run for Cattaraugus County legislator in District 8, which represents the City of Olean. Crawford, 36,  a Democrat, will hit the campaign trail again this summer after winning re-election to the common ...

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BELMONT, NY – Frigid temperatures and wind conditions predicted for Jan. 30 forced the Allegany County Democratic Committee to move its scheduled meeting to Feb. 13. The re-scheduled session is set for 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the American Legion Post 808, 29 Schuyler St., Belmont.  The ...

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Voters in the Greater Olean area may have more time to vote in future primary elections. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced that a proposal to expand voting hours on primary election days in numerous counties, including Cattaraugus and Allegany, will be included in the 2019 executive ...

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With the midterm elections complete, Rep. Tom Reed feels it is time for work to resume and he believes the work must be done with the help of both sides of the political aisle. "There needs to be a bringing together of both sides and really trying to work together now that we have divided ...

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Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul won re-election Tuesday but did not fare well in Cattaraugus County Cuomo received 29.5 percent of the vote in Cattaraugus County with his Republican opponent Marc Molinaro’s receiving 64 percent. Third party candidates accounted for around 6 ...

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Republican Rep. Tom Reed defeated challenger Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano in Tuesday's election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, which includes the Greater Olean area. Reed, who has represented the district since 2010, received 55 percent of the votes in the district, a total ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY - What do a window, a locked door and a fireplace have to do with Tuesday’s gubernatorial election in New York? Pictures of the three items are among the photos that St. Bonaventure University students chose to tell the story of the campaign between Democratic incumbent ...

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OLEAN, NY – Common Council President John Crawford is facing a challenge from Scott Paoletto in Tuesday’s race for Ward 5 alderman. Crawford has the backing of the Democratic, Conservative and Independence parties; Paoletto is running on the Human Party line. Crawford, born and raised in Olean, ...

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OLEAN, NY — Paul Gonzalez is running unopposed in Tuesday’s election for Ward 3 Alderman, but still feels pressure to do the best job for his constituents. “It’s a good feeling to be unopposed,” Gonzalez said. “It’s nice to have that going. But at the same time, I don’t lose sight of the ...

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In New York’s 23rd Congressional District, which includes the Greater Olean area, Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican, is running against Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano. Reed, elected to Congress in 2010, hopes to break the gridlock between Republicans and Democrats in Washington if ...

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OLEAN, NY– Incumbent Linda Witte is facing a challenge from Lawrence “J.R.” Bennion in the race for Ward 1 alderman. Witte is running on the Democratic and Conservative party lines; Bennion is on the Republican and Independence lines.  The two candidates agree that improving the city’s aging ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Democrat Christina M. Golley and Republican Kathleen M. Martin are running for the position of town supervisor. The election for the one-year vacancy, created by the death of Supervisor John Hare, is the only contested town supervisor election in Cattaraugus County. Golley, who ...

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New York voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select a governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller, attorney general and U.S. senator. In the Greater Olean area, seats in the state legislature and county coroner are on the ballot. In the governor’s race, incumbent Democrats Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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PORTVILLE, NY – Republican Thomas Rowe of Portville is running unopposed for re-election to the four-year seat he holds on the Town Council. A TAPinto Greater Olean reporter made multiple phone calls to Portville Town Clerk Lori Weitzel, requesting contact information so he could ...

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OLEAN, NY – Rep. Tom Reed and Dr. Tracy Mitrano debated tax cuts, health care and immigration policy in front of a large, vibrant crowd of mixed supporters at Olean High School Thursday. Reed, a Republican, is seeking reelection for a fifth term in the 23rd congressional district, which includes ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- News coverage of higher education may share a common flaw with political reporting, according to a St. Bonaventure University Jandoli School of Communication faculty member. “Political reporters tend to focus on horse race issues such as polls, fundraising and endorsements ...

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OLEAN, NY – The National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Rep. Tom Reed at Four Mile Brewing Thursday. “It is very important we return pro small business candidates and elected officials to Washington like Congressman Reed,” Greg Biryla, the state director for NFIB, said. “Congressman ...

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