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WVDP exceeds cost-savings goal in three months

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A Buffalo Fuel Corporation truck leaves the West Valley Demonstration Project with a shipment of low-level legacy waste. This contract was obtained through the use of SCMC’s eSourcing tool.

The West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) site saved more than $600,000 in the first fiscal quarter of 2019 by utilizing procurement tools provided by the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC). SCMC is a Department of Energy program that helps their Office of Environmental Management contractors find better prices for goods and services and makes the buying process easier, more efficient ... Read More »

JBR welcomes Olsen as new administrator

The Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home (JBR) recently announced Allysa L. Olsen has as its new administrator to manage operations for the 80-bed facility in Springville. Olsen, a South Buffalo native, brings a background in social work and crisis counseling to JBR. She began her new position on March 11. “I’m eager to meet the residents and staff at the ... Read More »

East Aurora Veterans Memorial to feature on American Chopper episode

An episode of “American Chopper” featuring the East Aurora Veterans Memorial Wall aired March 12 on Discovery Channel in an episode titled “Guitar Hero.” New York State Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, who helped organize the memorial wall and the TV show’s involvement in the effort, also appeared on the program. The popular national television show featured two custom bikes ... Read More »

Penny Whiskey to perform March 22 at SCA

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  Local favorite Penny Whiskey will be appearing at Springville Center for the Arts on March 22 at 7:30 p.m. for a special acoustic version of their show. The performance will feature the band’s own compositions, with homegrown bluegrass and folk influences, audience participation, rousing pub songs and tearful ballads. Penny Whiskey includes guitar, banjo, mandolin, bodhran and Springville resident ... Read More »

How Goodridge got to the top of SGI’s all-time scoring list

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Springville senior Mason Goodridge directs his teammates on a play during a high school boys basketball game this season. Goodridge finished the season as Springville’s all-time leading scorer with more than 1,400 points.

By Sam Wilson The season began with a milestone for Mason Goodridge, continued with a bigger one and ended with a noticeable improvement for his team. The Springville-Griffith Institute senior led the Griffins’ varsity boys basketball team this season to a 13-9 record, including a playoff victory to continue an eight-game winning streak in the second half of the season. ... Read More »

SGI students compete in annual Science Olympiad

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The SGI Science Olympiad team is comprised of ninth graders James Snyder and Lieann Kief; eighth graders Jacob Lazarus, Gracie Gilcrist, Ben Einerson, Justin Simmons, Terry Iekle, Sophia Martin, Brennan Maracale and Jackson Crone; seventh graders Amelia Hintz and Nathan Phillips; and sixth grader Riley Gilcrist. The team is coached by Kristin Hughey and Bahadir Baykal.

By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Throughout middle school and into high school, students are presented with many interesting extracurricular activities. One of these is Science Olympiad, one of the largest K-12 STEM organizations in the country. Thirteen Springville-Griffith students traveled to Waterfront School in Buffalo to compete March 2 along with Kristin Hughey, the main advisor of the group for ... Read More »

A Look Back: The dental manufacturing industry in Springville


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to the dreaded pain of having your teeth worked on, and you will find that Springville had a company that was formed by Dr. R.B. Waite. Known as the Anitdolar Manufacturing Company, the company would relieve the pain of teeth extractions and of the drilling of the teeth for filling. Along with the pain-free work, ... Read More »

The legacy of ‘The Legacy’ continues with new ownership

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From left, Ted and Kathy Winkey, former owners of The Legacy restaurant in Springville, recently sold the business to Ashley and Nick Rhinehart, of Cattaraugus, with plans to keep the legacy of The Legacy going strong.

By Kellen M. Quigley A staple in the Springville community for nearly two decades, The Legacy restaurant on the corner of East Main and South Buffalo streets will see its own legacy continue with new management. Nick Rhinehart, of Cattaraugus, officially took over the business last week from longtime owners Ted and Kathy Winkey, of Springville, beginning a new era ... Read More »

Springville Chamber announces Awards Gala winners – Tickets on sale for April 6 event


The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the distinguished winners who will be recognized at the 2019 Awards Gala early next month. The award winners were chosen by the chamber’s Awards Gala Committee following nominations submitted by the general public. The awardees are: Business of the Year: Kistner Concrete; Small Business of the Year: 49 Coffee House ... Read More »

Preparing for annual Maple Weekends as temperatures rise

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By Rick Miller Western New York’s Maple Weekends are still a couple of weeks away, but for Sprague’s Maple Farm in Portville, every weekend in March is a maple weekend. Except for the beginning of March, when it was bitterly cold and very windy, owner Randy Sprague said in an interview last week. March 1–3 is the 2019 maple season’s ... Read More »

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