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Town of Concord receives positive audit for 2018 fiscal year

By Kellen M. Quigley The town of Concord received a positive audit for the 2018 fiscal year, which was reviewed at the town board’s regular meeting June 13. Nicole Ryan, a CPA from Freed Maxick, went through the results of the audit, saying there was an unmodified opinion, which is good for the town, and the financial statements present fairly ... Read More »

Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant of Springville opening this summer

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Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant of Springville is opening this summer. The second Steelbound location will be a bit smaller, but it will offer things the Ellicottville location does not, including a Sunday Brunch and deep dish pizza. Shown is the new brewing system at Springville.

By Deb Everts The Steelbound name known so well in Ellicottville will soon be a household word in Springville when Bill Bursee expands his brewery and restaurant business with a second location this summer. Located in the old Robinson Knife Factory that stood on the site at 243 West Main St. about a century ago, Steelbound Brewery & Restaurant of ... Read More »

SGI’s Car Crash Simulation a safety-lesson success

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In full crash-simulation make-up, students at Springville-Griffith Institute High School show the dangers of distracted driving. Pictured (from left): Claire Mariea, Meadow Wittman, Mike Sobota, Mason Goodridge, 
Topher Elkins and Jackson Richert.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Most people are aware of the dangers a person faces when they chose to make poor decisions in regard to driving, such as drinking or texting. At Springville-Griffith Institute High School, six students were selected to participate in a simulation Monday demonstrating how dangerous those poor decisions can be. Claire Mariea called it a ... Read More »

Six SGI spring teams earn NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete status

By Sam Wilson Six different teams from Springville-Griffith Institute High School earned recognition as NYSPHSAA Spring 2019 Scholar-Athlete Teams. SGI’s baseball, boys track and field, girls track and field, boys tennis, girls lacrosse and softball varsity teams all earned scholar-athlete status at the state level. The baseball team had eight individual scholar-athletes, boys track had 21, boys tennis had nine, ... Read More »

SGI Unified Basketball Team recognized at school board meeting

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education met for their monthly meeting last week, which began with numerous parents of children attending St. Francis High School who live in Springville addressing the board in regards to transportation of their children to and from school. They asked the board to reconsider their decision to take away transportation ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

On behalf of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation, we would like to thank the sponsors, attendees and volunteers who made our seventh annual Garden Party on May 30 a resounding success. Peony Sponsor: Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Medical Staff, RP Oak Hill Building Company Inc., Stansberry and Knight; Iris Sponsors: Arcade-Springville Dental Arts, Community Bank N.A., Nils and Erika Gunnersen, Mercy ... Read More »

County health officials remind residents to avoid contact with wild animals this summer

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has received reports throughout the spring of wild mammals that show signs of canine distemper, a disease that can have serious effects for puppies and dogs. Mammals like skunks and raccoons infected with distemper can exhibit some of the same symptoms as rabies: stumbling while walking, wandering aimlessly, showing no fear of humans ... Read More »

Legislator Mills and Legislator Dixon attend North Collins Veterans’ Tribute unveiling

  Last weekend, Erie County Legislators John Mills and Lynne Dixon attended a ceremony unveiling the North Collins Veterans’ Tribute.  The tribute is made up of bricks honoring those who served with a star in the center representing the different branches of the military. The North Collins Veterans’ Tribute Group led the way in raising funds for the project after ... Read More »

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