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SCA Students, Volunteers Cap Off Summer With Mural Painting


By Rich Place Students with one of Springville Center for the Arts’ summer classes were joined by a handful of volunteers to create one last display of art for the community as part of the Public Art Corps workshop. Led by Francesca Rosati, SCA’s visual arts resident and intern for the summer, a group spent several hours last Friday and ... Read More »

Friendly Neighbor Leads Effort to Donate New Roof at East Concord Church


By Rich Place In the true spirit of the East Concord Community Church and the close-knit hamlet where its located, when the more than 170-year-old church needed help a friendly neighbor came to the rescue. The church, located on Route 240 near Genesee Road, was built in 1854 and continues to meet twice a month. But an aging roof installed ... Read More »

Village Board Sets Hearing on Food Truck Permits

By Rich Place The Springville Village Board on Monday approved a handful of resolutions during its only board meeting of the month and also set a public hearing that will make changes to village code for food truck vendors. The board received proposed changes from the village planning board to the licenses and permits section of village code that will ... Read More »

Concord Town Board Sets Next Comprehensive Plan Hearing for Sept. 13

By Rich Place The Concord Town Board at its regular meeting last week scheduled another public hearing on its comprehensive plan as part of the next step toward its expected eventual adoption. The board approved a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 on the final draft of the comprehensive plan. The hearing is necessary for the town to ... Read More »

Deputies Shoot Armed Man at Gas Station

By Rich Place An armed suspect was shot by two Erie County Sheriff’s Office deputies during a confrontation Sunday evening at Country Fair at the corner of South Cascade Drive and Route 39, the sheriff’s office reported. Nicholas Krencik, 34, with addresses in Ashford and Collins, was identified as the suspect during a press conference held by the sheriff’s office ... Read More »

After Year of Growing, Farm in Peace to Educate Public on Hemp

Christopher and Paula Jeanniton stand with their children, Charlie (front) and Joey, amongst their crop of hemp on their farm, Farm in Peace on Route 39 in Collins. The couple are offering educational tours of the farm beginning on Saturday. Photo by Rich Place.

By Rich Place Christopher and Paula Jeanniton, the owners of Farm in Peace along Route 39 in Collins Center, have learned a lot about hemp farming in their first year of growing the crop. And as they continue to learn about it, the husband-and-wife team are hoping to educate the public about the plant during a series of tours on ... Read More »

Zoar Valley Road Honorarily Renamed American Legion Drive

(From left) Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, County DPW Commissioner William Geary, Legion Auxiliary President Anne Baglio and Hank Fuller, a member of Concord American Legion Post 431, pull a sheet off the new sign at the corner of South Cascade Drive and Zoar Valley Road, designating the latter road as Honorary American Legion Drive on Friday, Aug. 3. Looking on at right is Tom Place, Legion commander, with a handful of local veterans and Legion members in the background. Photo by Rich Place.

By Rich Place Local government officials joined members of Concord American Legion Post 431 last week to honorarily designate a section of Zoar Valley Road as American Legion Drive in a potential first step in permanently renaming the road. The honorary renaming is for the section of Zoar Valley Road that begins at the intersection with South Cascade Drive. The ... Read More »

Springville Resident Retraces Great-Grandfather’s Historic Journey


By Rich Place For Springville resident Jeff Mahl, a 17-day road trip from eastern New York to San Francisco was about more than just seeing the country. It was about more than taking his 1929 Model A Roadster Pickup for a joy ride and there was definitely reasoning behind enduring 100-plus degree heat in Death Valley without air conditioning. His ... Read More »

American Legion to Honorarily Rename Zoar Valley Road


The Concord American Legion Post 431 will begin the celebration of its 100th anniversary on Friday with the honorary renaming of Zoar Valley Road, where the legion is currently located, to Legion Drive. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at the corner of South Cascade Drive and Zoar Valley Road. Several local officials are expected to be ... Read More »

Maple Avenue Sidewalk, Culvert Work Delayed to Next Year


By Rich Place Construction on a project originally scheduled for this summer that sought to improve several sidewalk and bicycle routes throughout the village is now expected to begin next spring. The $434,000 Springville Bike-Walk Enhancement Project, most notably concentrated to Maple Avenue, was delayed following significant public input about the construction of new sidewalks on the north side of ... Read More »

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