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An ECS student’s thoughts on an autopsy

By Louisa Benatovich, Student Reporter As I entered the morgue, the smell didn’t bother me…and that kind of bothered me. Here I was, on a sunny Friday afternoon, in the sterile morgue of Olean General Hospital, and I was unaffected, excited even. On the table in front of me, a body lay in anatomical position. It looked so real, unlike ... Read More »

Fredrickson, Shattenberg win GS for Eagles

Ellicottville’s Logan Fredrickson repeated in first place for the second time in as many giant slalom meets for the Eagles’ alpine ski team Wednesday. Logan and her twin sister Hayly Fredrickson took first and second, followed by another pair of ECS sisters, CeCe and Emmylu Carls in third and fourth, all ahead of their Western New York competitors from Gow ... Read More »

RIT selects EVL Engineering for student projects

By Caitlin Croft The January meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board opened with good news. A check was received from New York state for the amount of $28,923.29. The check comprised of payments from the following three funds: Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), PAVE-NY and WIRP.  The board approved the previous meeting minutes with minor revisions including ... Read More »

Rotary Club’s Annual Ski Day is Feb. 15

It’s back! The Rotary Club of Ellicottville is having its Annual Ski Day at HoliMont on Friday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. until sundown. A day of skiing and lunch is $65; lunch only is $20. Trivia game with prizes will take place at lunchtime. There will be a 50/50 drawing. Please R.S.V.P. by Feb. 8. Email johnweismantel@yahoo.com or call ... Read More »

Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay to set off from Ellicottville on Jan. 27

By Kellen M. Quigley The torch relay for the 39th Empire State Winter Games will wind its way through Ellicottville on Sunday, Jan. 27 on its way to Lake Placid for the opening ceremony. Holiday Valley will host a torch relay send-off party from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Training Center.  “If everything works, they’re going to be running ... Read More »

Snowmobilers thankful that snow storm opened trails

By Rick Miller That collective sigh of relief heard across Cattaraugus County over the weekend was from snow-starved, die-hard snowmobilers hitting the trails for the first time this season. The general snowstorm that struck Western New York on Saturday left enough snow in its wake to open hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the county, including Allegany State Park. ... Read More »

WVDP saves $1.8M through sharing equipment

Two Department of Energy Environmental Management (DOE-EM) sites have saved more than $1.8 million by sharing heavy-duty equipment for large demolition activities, and the savings continue to grow. “Working together, these two DOE-EM sites found a way to increase cost-savings. Many times, innovation results just from thinking differently about how we conduct our business, and this is a good example,” ... Read More »

Have a ‘Girls’ Day Out’ next week at Holiday Valley

By Kellen M. Quigley Professional skier Lisa Densmore Ballard will lead a ski clinic exclusively for women beginning next Thursday at Holiday Valley. The Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring its sixth annual “Your Turn” women’s clinic on Jan. 24 and 25. Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer, will be assisted by several of Holiday Valley’s finest ... Read More »

Going Ski Clubbin’: An ECS Tradition

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter Skiing is an Ellicottville institution, plain and simple. It is the fuel on which our town runs. It’s the air we breathe. Many Ellicottville Central School students proclaim that they learned to ski before they could walk. Almost all snow athletes at ECS trace their snow roots back to one event in their scholastic career: ... Read More »

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