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Ellicottville Village Planning Board approves ‘Ratchet Hatchet’ business

By Ginna Hensel At the Ellicottville Village Planning Board last regular scheduled meeting Sept. 10, there were three public hearings held with 12 members of the public in attendance. Among the attendees were two young, booming entrepreneurs there to answer any questions regarding their application for an ax-throwing lounge in Ellicottville on 14 Washington St. The board granted a special ... Read More »

Ellicottville’s 21st ‘Rock ‘n‘ Roll Weekend’ begins Friday

By Deb Everts Feel the rhythm of the beat at Ellicottville’s annual “Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend” event, Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15. Take a step back in time when rock ‘n’ roll was king, the greaser-look was in and their cars were hotrods. Presented by the Northtown Automotive Group, Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekend is one of the area’s ... Read More »

Pumpkinville begins 51st season Saturday

By Rick Miller It’s almost Pumpkinville time!  It’s that time of year when all roads lead to the road that leads to Pumpkinville, nestled at the northern end of Sugartown Road off Route 98, Great Valley. Pumpkinville is New York state’s oldest continually working pumpkin farm — 51 years and counting. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to ... Read More »

Ellicottville Distillery to host Vintage Motorcycle Event on Sunday

Motorcycle enthusiasts will have the opportunity enjoy a vintage motorcycle event at the Ellicottville Distillery from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 on the grounds of the distillery. This will be the Distillery’s second time holding this event, and the organizers are hoping to make it even bigger and better than last year. If you’re a fan of motorcycles ... Read More »

Fall sports season underway at Ellicottville Central School

By Adam Silvernail Student Reporter Although school has only been back in session for about a week, the fall sports season is already well underway. The fall sports season includes soccer, both boys and girls, football, volleyball, swimming and cross-country, which will begin competing in events soon. I recently talked to some members of each active team as well as ... Read More »

Gators hold off Eagles in four sets

 Perhaps it was the little bit of momentum it had garnered toward the end of last year.  In a 6-13 campaign, the Allegany-Limestone volleyball team won its final two regular-season matches before bowing Gowanda, in four sets, in the Section 6 Class C-2 playoffs.  Maybe it was the energy that can accompany a season-opener.  Whatever the driving force might have ... Read More »

ECS receives positive audit for 2018-19 school year

By Kellen M. Quigley The Ellicottville Central School Board of Education received a positive audit of the district’s 2018-19 year finances at its regular Tuesday meeting with a presentation by Keith Carrington and Danna Isaman, auditors from Buffamante, Whipple, Buttafaro, PC. Isaman said ECS was issued an unmodified opinion in the audit, which is the highest level opinion the school ... Read More »

Several public hearings set for October by Great Valley Town Board

By Kellen M. Quigley The October meeting of the Great Valley Town Board could be a busy one after the board set several public hearings for next month during its regular meeting Monday. First, the town set a public hearing for its Oct. 14 meeting at 7 p.m. concerning the town going over the tax cap for its 2020 budget. ... Read More »

Work on Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail now underway

Photos submitted Work on the Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail began earlier this week. When completed, the trail will be approximately 15 miles of multi-use, 10-foot wide paved trails from the Tim Hortons area in Ellicottville to Great Valley. It will connect businesses, resorts, Ellicottville Central School and all other stopping points along the way. Read More »

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