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A Look Back: Our old-school information network


By Jolene Hawkins Some of you may be wondering: where do I get all my information on the stories that I share with you? Well, looking back, some are from people who come in and share their family history with us, bringing in photos and genealogy of their family. Others are taken from the many genealogies of family names that ... Read More »

Springville police to participate in ‘No Empty Chair’ program

The Village of Springville Police Department will be participating in New York state’s “No Empty Chair” Safe Teen Driver enforcement initiative during the week of April 29 through May 3, 2019. Officers assigned to patrol will be focusing on different traffic safety initiatives and target specific infractions each day of the school week. Monday, April 29 — Speeding in School ... Read More »

TACO CAT to host customer appreciation April 25

Taco and burrito shop TACO CAT will be holding a customer appreciation party April 25 at the store, 72 South Cascade Drive, Springville. The party, held from 7 to 9 p.m., will include a musical performance by Monti & Montés, a guitar-oriented duo playing various genres. Marty Monti is a local bassist and guitarist who played with the Ozone Rangers ... Read More »

Green Springville to host 2nd annual Earth Day Celebration

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Green Springville will be hosting its second annual Earth Day Celebration at Heritage Park in Springville on April 27. Family-friendly activities are planned for all ages.

Spring peepers have returned to ponds, wild leeks are sprouting in the woods and daffodils are popping out of garden beds. To welcome back these warmer days, Green Springville is hosting its second annual Earth Day Celebration April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heritage Park in Springville. A variety of family-friendly activities are planned including a planting ... Read More »

Come learn about ‘Legends, Lies, Truths and Myths of the Civil War’

The public is invited to join local researchers for an evening of debunking myths, exposing truths and telling interesting stories about the Civil War. Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time Civil War Learning Center, and Jolene Hawkins, a research assistant at the Lucy Bensley Center, will host “Legends, Lies, Truths and Myths of the Civil War” on Wednesday, April ... Read More »

Rowe twins sign college letters for UB, Fredonia

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Twin sisters Payton and Devyn Rowe made their collegiate plans official on Tuesday, and both will continue their athletic careers in different sports. The twin Springville-Griffith Institute seniors signed letters announcing their plans in the high school library on Tuesday, joined by their parents, Jim and Teresa Rowe, and coaches. Payton Rowe plans to attend the University at Buffalo and ... Read More »

SGI students learn about the world through ELA projects

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Sophomore students in the Honors English class at Springville High School are learning about the world with a research project of their choosing. From board games to culinary creations to writing a children’s book, students are sharing what they learned about the world with their peers.

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter At Springville-Griffith Institute, there are always unique projects going on within the different classes. This is especially true in Diane Waterman’s Honors English 10 class. The group of sophomores has even been on two field trips to see plays. Recently, the class had been given an assignment specifically catered to their interests. It began with ... Read More »

Central Conference concludes Youth Trap League season

The Central Conference of the Southern Tier Scholastic Youth Trap League concluded its season with the conference awards and fun day held at the Franklinville Conservation Club. The results of their season are detailed below along with the April 2 match results. Springville won the Central Conference team title, while Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Courteney Halterman and Randolph’s Hayden Congdon won the ... Read More »

Concord Town Board approves spring cleanup, summer mowing bids

By Alex Simmons At its regular April 11 meeting, the Concord Town Board accepted several reports from town departments for the month of March. The Code enforcement officer said there were nine new building permits for the month of March and several current permits are being polished. The dog Control Officer said there were 15 summons served and two dogs ... Read More »

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