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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 »

Community members demand Erie County fix Zoar Valley, Trevett and Groth roads

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Erie County Legislator John Mills addressed a packed Morton’s Corners Volunteer Fire Company hall as dozens of community members demand the county fix Zoar Valley, Trevett and Grotte roads in the town of Concord

By Kellen M. Quigley Tensions were high in the Morton’s Corners Volunteer Fire Company hall as nearly 100 community members in the audience demanded Erie County fix its roads in the town of Concord. Erie County Legislator John Mills teamed up with Fire Chief Steve Bugary and the fire company to host a community meeting to discuss the poor condition ... Read More »

Emergency sewer project slated for Craneridge by Concord Town Board

By Kellen M. Quigley An emergency sewer project for the sewer district at Craneridge was approved by the Concord Town Board at its latest meeting Sept. 12. After approving an emergency declaration, which allows the work to be done within 30 days, the town board approved the roughly $24,000 project, awarding the work to low bidder Bill Bognar Excavating. Back ... Read More »

Springville to consider projects for CDBG grants

By Kellen M. Quigley The village of Springville is planning to submit up its proposed projects for funding in 2020 through the Community Development Block Grant process. At the Village of Springville Board of Trustees’ latest meeting, Village Administrator Liz Melock explained that the village is allowed to submit three projects for 2020, with one continuing to support Rural Transit ... Read More »

Progress for potential solar farm in Concord continues

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This map from Storke, LLC shows where some sites for a potential solar farm in Erie County could be located in the towns of Concord and Sardinia near and 
around Genesee Road.

By Kellen M. Quigley An update to the potential project to install a solar farm in Erie County with some of it located in the town of Concord was given to the Concord Town Board during its most recent meeting Sept. 12. Ryan Storke, of Storke, LLC, told the board that the 350-megawatt solar project, which has been cleared by ... Read More »

Sheriff deploys new explosives detection K9

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Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the newest K9 team for the Erie County Sheriff’s K9 unit has earned their certification and is now deployed. Deputy Bartholomew and his partner, Danny, recently completed a 10-week long training at a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) facility in Virginia. The 400-hour training course included handler and obedience training, ... Read More »

Mills to join Morton’s Corners VFD public hearing on poor roads

Erie County Legislator John Mills is joining forces with the Morton’s Corners Volunteer Fire Department to discuss options for Trevett, Groth and Zoar Valley Roads in the town of Concord. The meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Morton’s Corners Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. Mills has spoken with residents who are frustrated with the conditions of the ... Read More »

Eskew announces candidacy for District 11 Legislator

Kate Eskew is running for Erie County Legislator in District 11, which covers many of the Southtowns, including Concord and Springville.

By Alex Simmons Kate Eskew, a resident of Western New York for over 30 years, recently announced she is running for Erie County Legislator for District 11. “I am running for Erie County Legislator because it’s time for a new voice in District 11,” she said. District 11 covers many of the Southtowns in Erie County, including the town of ... Read More »

SGI school board hears update on capital project

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The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education had much to discuss at its latest meeting as the new school year approaches, including the status of the ongoing capital project.

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education met Aug. 6 for its second monthly meeting of the summer, and with the start of a new school year approaching, there was much to discuss. Following the opening of the meeting, there was a formal motion to approve Jessica Schuster as the board’s representative to the Erie County ... Read More »

SGI school board hears update on capital project

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The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education had much to discuss at its latest meeting as the new school year approaches, including the status of the ongoing capital project.

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter   The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education met Aug. 6 for its second monthly meeting of the summer, and with the start of a new school year approaching, there was much to discuss. Following the opening of the meeting, there was a formal motion to approve Jessica Schuster as the board’s representative to the Erie ... Read More »

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