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Honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day


By Kellen M. Quigley Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, many times involving family picnics, great shopping deals and a day off. Before you pull out those white pants and head to the mall, take a few moments to reflect on the true reason for this holiday: remembrance. This weekend, make sure your American flag is ... Read More »

Concord Town Board addresses issues at Trevett, Groth roads

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Trevett Road in the town of Concord has been closed for several months now, and the detour around it from Route 39 to Zoar Valley Road has emergency responders worried that the failure to fix the road may lose someone their life.

By Kellen M. Quigley There was much discussion at the May 9 meeting of the Concord Town Board concerning the closure of Trevett and Groth roads due to undriveable conditions. The board unanimously authorized Town Supervisor Clyde Drake to send a letter to the Erie County DPW Commissioner regarding the recent deterioration of Groth Road, “making travel treacherous for emergency ... Read More »

Griffins baseball (15-1) keeps rolling before playoffs

Holding Holland to just five hits, the Springville-Griffith Institute baseball team won its 11th consecutive game on Monday, edging the Dutchmen 2-1 at home. Senior Collin Rice threw the first 5 ⅔ innings for Springville, scattering four hits for one unearned run while striking out five and walking five. Sean Barry finished the job with the final four outs, allowing ... Read More »

Holland takes on a new path: swimming at RIT

Joined by her parents and high school swim coaches, Springville-Griffith Institute senior Elle Holland signed paperwork to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she plans to swim for the Tigers, on Thursday. Seated (from left): Heather Holland, Elle Holland, Ryan Holland. Back row: Christy Komenda, Karen Reynolds.

By Sam Wilson After one of the most accomplished swim careers in school history, including three straight trips to the state championships, it’s time for Springville senior Elle Holland to move on to another path in the sport. Holland made her post-high school plans official on Thursday, May 16, signing paperwork to attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she ... Read More »

Pageant of the Bands in Springville


Photos by Kellen M. Quigley The 57th annual Pageant of the Bands returned to Springville May 17 and 18 where 18 different bands performed and competed, giving the community a one-of-a-kind musical experience. On Saturday, the pageant parade made its way down East Main Street to crowds of family members, friends and music enthusiasts. Read More »

SGI bus drivers recognized for their role in school district

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The bus drivers of the Springville-Griffith Institute school district were recognized at the May meeting of the Board of Education for all they do each year for the students.

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter For the millions of miles they drive and thousands of students they transport, the Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education recently recognized all the district’s bus drivers as they do each year. At May’s school board meeting, Maureen Lee, School Business Administrator, began with a small speech thanking the bus drivers for all they do. “SGI ... Read More »

SGI teacher travels to China


By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Not everyone will have the opportunity to travel to another country during their lifetime, but Gerry Czemerynski is not just anyone. A physical education teacher at Springville-Griffith High School, and known to his students as Mr. C, Czemerynski recently had the opportunity to travel to China. One of his daughters, Brooke, teaches English to children ... Read More »

WVDP safely relocates high integrity containers

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Using the 100-ton crane inside the Fuel Receiving and Storage Facility, crews lift the HIC and its interior concrete shield from its exterior carbon steel shield and onto a flatbed trailer. The exterior shield was then lifted and placed on the trailer next to the HIC.

EM and its cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) recently completed the relocation of two 69,000-pound High-Integrity Containers (HIC) from their location inside the Fuel Receiving and Storage (FRS) facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project. Each HIC, which includes a 14-inch thick inner concrete shield and a two-inch thick exterior carbon steel shield, was relocated from ... Read More »

Kiwanis’ Maple Madness set for June 1

Maple Madness is branching out into a new and fun event. Springville Kiwanis’ annual fundraiser to raise money for the building of a multipurpose room at the Children’s League will be held at 6 p.m. June 1 at Wendel’s Sugar House. This year, in addition to celebrating springtime sugaring off of maple syrup, ticket holders can partake in playing casino ... Read More »

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