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A Look Back: The Grand Army of the Republic


Looking back to the year 1881, that was when the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Crary Post #87 — named for Captain Charles Crary — was organized as a Fraternal Organization for the Veterans of the Civil War. Officers included H.P. Spaulding, Commander; John P. Myers, Senior Vice Commander; James Oswald, Junior Vice Commander; E.L. Hoopes, Quartermaster; George Barker, ... Read More »

Springville board approves four properties for BENLIC acquisition

By Kellen M. Quigley Four properties of concern within the village of Springville are expected to see improvements in 2019 after action to address the growing problem of distressed, vacant, abandoned or tax-delinquent properties through a regional program. At Monday’s regular Village board meeting, the board approved a resolution officially requesting the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC) acquire ... Read More »

Celebrating a ‘Country Christmas’ in Concord


Photos by Alex Simmons The Concord Historical Society celebrated its annual Concord Country Christmas on Dec. 1 at the Concord Mercantile on Franklin Street. Fun was had by all with the cookie exchange, bake sale and other treats while holiday tunes filled the air with music provided by the Mercantile Musicians and Bob Muhlbauer. Santa himself made an appearance along ... Read More »

Holiday cheer for all to hear at Christmas concerts

By Kellen M. Quigley As with the lights and decorations, plenty of snow and jolly men in red suits, December brings with it a specific genre of music often only heard during this month. Regardless of your taste in music, whether it be traditional, jazzy, country or rock, there’s a holiday concert playing some of the most popular and beloved ... Read More »

SGI tops Alden 52-26 for first win of season

IROQUOIS — The Springville-Griffith Institute boys basketball team earned its first win of the season in the Iroquois Tournament consolation game Saturday, defeating Alden 52-26. Mason Goodridge paced the Griffins (1-1) with 21 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and two blocks. Austin Boies added 19 points and seven boards. SGI held Alden without a double-digit scorer, led by Maxwell Gilbert’s ... Read More »

SGI boys swimmers start the year 2-0

  DEPEW — On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Springville-Griffith Institute varsity boys swimming and diving team traveled to Depew looking to build its record to 2-0. After winning 11 of the 12 events, it was a certain victory for the Griffins who took the final score of 118-54. Winning two individuals for the Griffins were Austin Yetter and Zach Hughey. ... Read More »

Ellicottville officials: Shooting an ‘isolated’ incident

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By Tom Dinki Ellicottville officials believe Saturday night’s shooting was an isolated incident that won’t deter the roughly 1.5 million visitors who come through the village each year. One man reportedly shot another man once with a legally possessed Glock handgun near Washington and Monroe streets, the main intersection of the downtown’s popular restaurant and shopping area, after the two ... Read More »

SGI Middle School to present ‘Rock of Ages’ this weekend


By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter Since late September, a cast and crew of about 40 students at Springville-Griffith Middle School have been working consistently with their music teacher, Katherine Cummings, in preparation for their upcoming production of “Rock of Ages.” “‘Rock of Ages’ is an exciting, high energy, ‘80s rock musical,” Cummings noted. The show will be presented at Springville ... Read More »

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