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Town of Concord looking at 5.5 tax increase for 2020 budget

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By Kellen M. Quigley Residents of the town of Concord could be looking at a tax increase of about 5.5 percent in 2020 after approval by the town board during its regular October meeting. Before the meeting Oct. 10, the Concord Town Board held a public hearing concerning the preliminary 2020 town budget, which includes going over the state tax ... Read More »

Olean, Pantuso run past SGI in Week 6 football action

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Springville’s Eric Pruitt receives a pass during the Griffins’ 
Pink Out football game against Olean on Friday night.

Nick Pantuso ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries to power Olean (3-3) over Springville on Oct. 11 in high school football action, 34-7, in Springville. Codie Tidd added a pair of touchdowns — one each rushing and receiving — to help the Huskies build a 27-0 halftime lead. Nick Fratercangelo led the OHS defense with nine ... Read More »

Iroquois downs SGI girls soccer, 7-1

Autumn Snyder had SGI’s lone goal in a varsity girls soccer loss on Friday, Oct. 11, as Nyah Solly marked the assist but the Griffins fell to Iroquois 7-1 in Elma. Grace Kulniszewski scored four goals and Vada Kirsch had three for Iroquois. Tahlia Kosek and Sarah Wier combined for four saves. Springville’s Logan Lukert made 15 saves in the ... Read More »

North Collins edges SGI boys soccer, 1-0

Alex Tejiera scored in the 52nd minute to push North Collins ahead of Springville, 1-0, in non-league boys soccer action on Friday night, Oct. 11, at North Collins. Hunter Petit had the assist on the game-winner. The loss dropped Springville to 8-5-2 (5-3-2 in-league) entering its regular season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Ellicottville. Read More »

October events to check out at the Concord Public Library

By Alex Simmons There are many special programs and events scheduled this October at The Concord Public Library. All library programs are free and open to the public. Sign up may be required. Every Tuesday, you can drop by the library for Computer Help from 4-5:30 p.m. You can stop in at any time with questions about email, eBooks, using ... Read More »

Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day?

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Most people first learn of Christopher Columbus in elementary school. I know I was taught the phrase, “In fourteen-hundred-nintety-two, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” along with the names of his ships: the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. According to that, Christopher Columbus was the man who discovered America. After elementary school, however, the information ... Read More »

SGI school board continues discussing Colden Elementary’s future

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Last week on Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education gathered for a regular business meeting. At the past few meetings, the board has had to face the reality of declining enrollment at Colden Elementary School. With the exception of one grade level, the rest have only one class per grade. Superintendent Kimberly ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Days of the Trolley Car

Looking Back in the old local newspapers, I discovered that in the 1900s, trolley cars were found in larger towns and cities. Now in my mind, this was a safe way to travel within the town. Boy, was I wrong! There are reports of wagons and trollies colliding, horses and trollies, people falling off the trolley… wow. We had a ... Read More »

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