Nine months after she stepped into the job of New York governor as a relative unknown, Democrat Kathy Hochul easily locked up her party’s nomination Tuesday, setting her on an expected path to win the office in November.

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Republican Lee Zeldin mirrored their statewide primary wins Tuesday with wins in Cattaraugus County.

BOLIVAR — Bolivar-Richburg Central School celebrated its 26th commencement ceremony on Sunday, with 51 students receiving their diplomas during the ceremony in the auditorium at the Jr./Sr. High School.

OLEAN — Cattaraugus County staff with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Aging wore purple and gathered in front of the Olean County Building earlier this month to bring attention to Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

RANDOLPH — Randolph Academy celebrated its 11 graduating seniors June 23 as dozens of teachers, staff, administrators, board members, family members and classmates cheered them on.

BRADFORD, Pa. — The owner of the Appalachian Koi & Goldfish Farm has been working since last year to build a multi-pond farm on Commerce Drive, as well as remodel the former Lloyd Smith Building at 18 South Kendall Ave. to become a storefront from which koi and goldfish will be sold.

SALAMANCA — The Salamanca Board of Education recognized a recent Odyssey of the Mind success, heard proposed changes for the Code of Conduct and was given an end-of-year summary on the Indian Policy and Procedure at the final board meeting of the school year.

CUBA — Cuba-Rushford Junior-Senior High School has named its honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 school year.


Recent Alfred State College autobody repair graduate Abigail Clark has a special bond with her grandfather, a bond that revolves around a 1940 Ford Coupe and their shared love of classic cars.

The Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau announces this week’s featured Youth Citizenship Award recipient is Everett Swenson. Everett is the son of Erin and Matthew Swenson and graduated from Archbishop Walsh Academy.

Registered Democrats and Republicans have one last chance today to choose their party’s nominees for governor and lieutenant governor for the November election.


LITTLE VALLEY — The 123rd annual Little Valley Alumni Association dinner/meeting was held Saturday at the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds with 188 members and guests in attendance.


OLEAN — Two grants totaling $20,000 from the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation bring the Heart of Olean Mural project closer to reaching its goal of $200,000.

NEW YORK — A judge on Monday blocked New York City from letting noncitizens vote for mayor and other municipal offices, a measure that Republicans had challenged as unconstitutional.

From railroad strikes to saving Olean from the next flood, from cleaning up after Agnes to a bite out of boxing, here’s a look back on the week that was 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago in this edition of Turning Back the Clock.

FRIENDSHIP — Twenty one members of the Class of 2022 of Friendship Central School received their diplomas during the commencement exercise on Saturday.

ELLICOTTVILLE — Thirty-seven members of the Class of 2022 of Ellicottville Central School received their diplomas during commencement exercises Friday.


ALLEGANY — An even 100 seniors received their diplomas from Allegany-Limestone High School Saturday afternoon in the combined district’s 27th commencement ceremony.


PORTVILLE — As they have for the last two years, the senior class at Portville Central School graduated under the stars Friday night — with fireworks to close out the outdoor ceremony.

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