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Concord Town Board approves $4.4 million budget with 4 percent tax increase


By Kellen M. Quigley The Concord Town Board last week approved a $4,399,767.31 budget for the 2019 fiscal year that includes a 4 percent tax levy, which exceeded the state tax cap. Before passing the budget, the board approved Local Law 2 for 2018 to OK going over the town’s tax cap by roughly 2 percent. The amount to be ... Read More »

Veterans Day celebrated in Springville despite snowy weather


By Kellen M. Quigley Amidst the snow flurries in the air and freezing temperatures, community members in the Springville area gathered Nov. 11 in Shuttleworth Park for annual Veterans Day ceremonies. American Legion Commander Tom Place welcomed all to the ceremony, saying the veterans and local officials were honored the community came out despite the weather, showing their dedication. In ... Read More »

Gobble for Groceries back for 8th year


By Kellen M. Quigley While Thanksgiving may include a dinner of carved turkey and all the fixings, not everyone is able to enjoy such a meal for many days during the year. More important than the food, Thanksgiving is about being thankful and giving back, which is exactly what the Trading Post has done the past seven years with the ... Read More »

A Look Back: Mail Order Homes from Sears


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to when all of our wishes and whims could be found within the pages of a Sears and Roebuck catalog. Everything from a new camera, to a grand piano, to medical supplies, to hammerless revolvers, to traveling bags to a six-hole steel range stove, to monuments for your loved ones in the graveyard — you ... Read More »

Holiday Valley gearing up for 2018–19 ski season

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By Deb Everts Holiday Valley has been making plans for an exceptional 2018–19 winter season. This is mostly due to the $3.4 million the resort has invested in upgrades, including improvements to their automated snowmaking system, a conveyor lift on the beginner’s slope and several “tree trails” for kids, as well as a new groomer and shuttle van. Jane Eshbaugh, ... Read More »

PROS and CCARET to host General Level radio license class


The Pioneer, Radio, Operators, Society and Cattaraugus County amateur Radio Exam Team will be starting a “General” Level amateur radio licensing class on Nov. 18. The class will be held at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 E. Main St., Springville, beginning at 9 a.m. and runs for about eight weeks. There is no class fee, but a study guide is needed, ... Read More »

Three dozen SGI inducted into National Junior Honor Society


By Elyana Schosek The evening of Nov. 7 was filled with joy and a little bit of anxiety for 36 of Springville-Griffith Institute’s eighth graders who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The ceremony began at 6 p.m. with students and their parents entering early. All were welcomed with a smile from the greeter, Madame Landers, though ... Read More »

Twelve inducted into French NHS reflect on 6 years in program


By Elyana Schosek Twelve Springville-Griffith Institute students were inducted into the National French Honor Society, or the SGI Société Nationale de Français, on Wednesday, Nov. 7. This opportunity comes to students who have taken French class for five years and are in French 5. These students were: Makayla Case-Machelski, Jenasis Fisher, Al Francisco, Samantha Gorski, Allie Lavanture, Anna Lawton, Rebecca ... Read More »

Springville board reverses West Main demolition decision


By Kellen M. Quigley Proposed plans to demolish three properties on West Main Street in Springville for a construction project were put on hold Monday after action by the Board of Trustees. Following a nearly two-hour public hearing Nov. 5, the village board reversed a decision made by the Historic Preservation Commission to allow a certificate of appropriateness for demolition ... Read More »

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