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Incumbents lose spots in supervisor races

Supervisors in Allegany and the Town of Olean were defeated in their re-election bids Tuesday.

In Allegany, Supervisor Patrick Eaton only fot 39 percent ofm the vote in his loss to Republican John Hare. Mr. Eaton’s support for the town’s controversial contract agreement with EverPower for a wind turbine farm in the Chipmonk area of the town was largely responsible for his loss.

In Olean, Supervisor Ted Hewitt, a Republican, was defeated in his re-election bid by Democrat Annette M. Parker, who also ran on the Conservative line.

There were town elections in all 32 towns in the county.

In Ellicottville Supervisor John Burrell, a Republican, trounced Grass Root’s Party candidate John Kiouses 259 to 75.

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