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Honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day

By Kellen M. Quigley Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer, many times involving family picnics, great shopping deals and a day off. Before you pull out those white pants and head to the mall, take a few moments to reflect on the true reason for this holiday: remembrance. This weekend, make sure your American flag is ... Read More »

Holiday Valley pool opens Saturday! Sky High Adventure Park, Mountain Coaster now open weekends

By Kellen M. Quigley Get the sunscreen out and shake out those beach towels! The pools at Holiday Valley will be open weekends starting this Saturday, May 25, and then daily for the summer beginning June 15. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to kick it off than making a splash in a ... Read More »

Next week is Locals Week for Ellicottville Summer Music Festival

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce recently announced that next week from May 27-31 will be Locals Week for the Ellicottville Summer Music Festival. Residents and employees working or living in the 14731 zip code may purchase up to four tickets for each concert for $20 each at the Chamber office only from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, Don ... Read More »

Fund to bring skate park to Ellicottville established, meetings in the works

Chris Perks grew up skateboarding in a town that did not have a dedicated skate park. “We were always looking for places to skate,” Perks recalled. “We usually ended up skating in parking lots or in the street. Of course, that created some friction between us and the local businesses and law enforcement. As often as we could, we would ... Read More »

North Collins breaks late tie to top Ellicottville, 4-3

Michael Warsaw had two hits as North Collins broke a 3-3 tie with a run in its final at-bats Monday to defeat the Ellicottville baseball team, 4-3, at North Collins. Tyler Mathis and Christian Loretto combined to strike out nine while surrendering five hits for the Eagles in the CCAA East II game. Lucas Marsh, who had an RBI single, ... Read More »

F/E’s Fredrickson 3rd in CCAA pentathlon; Steinbroner wins Super 8 sprints

Franklinville/Ellicottville’s Logan Fredrickson took third in the girls pentathlon to lead Big 30 athletes at the CCAA Pentathlon and Steeplechase meet in Randolph. Fredrickson scored 2,262 points, while Orchard Park’s Genevieve Arnold won with 2,413. Fredrickson totaled 650 points in the 800 run (2:33.50), 454 points in the 100 hurdles (:18.10), 449 points in high jump (1.34 meters), 379 points ... Read More »

Ellicottville voters pass budget, Wicklin and Chudy elected to school board

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter The May 21 Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting yielded the results of the district-wide budget vote that had taken place earlier that day. Voters approved a $13.1 million spending plan for the Ellicottville Central School District by a 157-17 tally.  Additionally, voters also approved the district’s plan to lease three buses and to ... Read More »

WVDP safely relocates high integrity containers

EM and its cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) recently completed the relocation of two 69,000-pound High-Integrity Containers (HIC) from their location inside the Fuel Receiving and Storage (FRS) facility at the West Valley Demonstration Project.  Each HIC, which includes a 14-inch thick inner concrete shield and a two-inch thick exterior carbon steel shield, was relocated from ... Read More »

Town of Great Valley to address Bonn Val water issue

By Kellen M. Quigley For several years, the residents of Bonn Val — those who live on Bonnie Way East and Bonnie Ridge in the town of Great Valley — have been dealing with complications in the water system, but things have taken a turn in recent months. From low water pressure to discoloration, residents of the housing development approached ... Read More »

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