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Springville Village Board holds quick, quiet regular meeting

By Kellen M. Quigley The latest regular meeting of the Village of Springville Board of Trustees was a quick and quiet one with little businesses on the agenda. Under the report from Village Administrator Liz Melock, who was absent, was a resolution to appoint three new fire police candidates to the village volunteer fire department. They were Jay Kupka, Michael ... Read More »

Springville skate park committee meets on Veterans Day

By Alex Simmons This past Monday, Nov. 11, members of the public were invited to the Concord Town Hall to discuss plans for the new skate park at Heritage Park in Springville. “An informal group of volunteers has been working to partner with the Tony Hawk Foundation, the village of Springville and town of Concord to create a permanent, concrete ... Read More »

Springville Village Board holds quiet Monday meeting

By Kellen M. Quigley The village of Springville Board of Trustees held their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 4 with a relatively quiet agenda. Village Administrator Liz Melock reported that the village’s unpaid taxes to Erie County is $79,404.39 and does not include any penalties from the village, but penalties will be applied by the county. Those who owe village taxes ... Read More »

Mills holds onto 11th District seat in County Legislature

By Kellen M. Quigley Erie County Legislator John J. Mills will continue to serve the 11th District for another term after a sound victory on Tuesday. Mills, the incumbent Republican candidate, defeated Democratic challenger Kathryn R. Eskew 15,788 to 7,343, according to unofficial results from the Erie County Board of Elections. The 11th District represents Orchard Park, Evans, Eden, Boston, ... Read More »

Deputies recognized for valor during Springville standoff

Deputy John Dunn

  Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard recently announced Deputies John Dunn and Shane Miller have been awarded the Governor’s Certificate of Exceptional Valor for their actions during an Aug. 5, 2018, incident in Springville, where a subject entered a store with a gun. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) selection committee meets each year to ... Read More »

Springville board approves CDBG project submissions for 2020

By Kellen M. Quigley The chosen projects to be submitted by the village of Springville for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for 2020 have been approved by the village Board of Trustees. During its regular meeting Monday, the village board authorized Mayor Bill Krebs to sign, submit and execute a contract with Erie County for the CDBG projects ... Read More »

Early voting begins Saturday in NYS


By Alex Simmons For the first time in New York state history, registered voters have the choice to vote early. Early voting begins Oct. 26 and runs until Nov. 3.  Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Voters do not have to have a reason or excuse to vote early. Poll site locations will “not necessarily be your usual poll site.” ... Read More »

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

Photo by Kellen M. Quigley
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 »

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