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Three Sign Permits Approved at Ellicottville Village Board Meeting

By Caitlin Croft The June 2018 meeting of the Ellicottville Village Planning Board opened with an architectural review of 21 Elizabeth St. This is regarding a garage renovation and a second story will be added. This will consist of one bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. Because there is no kitchen and there is access via stairs to the first floor ... Read More »

Village Board Submits Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant Application

By Caitlin Croft The good news that the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant application has been submitted opened the June meeting of the Ellicottville Village Board on Tuesday. The village has been working on the application for some time with the aid of a grant writer, assistant, survey and three public meetings. Those who attended the meetings or provided an email ... Read More »

Catt. Co. Museums to Open Doors Saturday

By Rick Miller Most museums in the county are opening their doors Saturday for Cattaraugus County Museum Day. Fifteen different museum sites have joined in the 2018 Museum Day, part of the New York State Path Through History Weekend. Jacqueline Gardner, a county tourism assistant who helps publicize Museum Day for a variety of county museums, said the goal is ... Read More »

Public Discussion Dominates Second WVCS Budget Presentation

By Rich Place The West Valley School Board of Education hosted another budget hearing Monday night as it prepares to send the same proposed 2018-19 school budget, as well as a bus proposition, to voters who turned down the spending plan in mid-May. The board opted to allow residents to vote June 19, the date mandated by the state for ... Read More »

Salamanca Native to be Awarded Humanitarian Service Medal for Hurricane Response

By Deb Everts New York Army National Guard Specialist Anthony Caputi of Salamanca recently received the Humanitarian Service Award for his service last autumn in the hurricane response in Puerto Rico. Early last month, Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General of New York, announced the recent award recognitions for members of the New York Army National Guard who ... Read More »

50 Outdoor Concerts

By Alicia Dziak Outdoor concert season is here in WNY! Whether you like your music on the country, rock, hip hop or throwback side, there’s something for everyone. Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival is coming to Holiday Valley June 29-July 1. On Friday, June 29, Michael Glabicki, the lead singer of Rusted Root, and his new band, Uprooted, will take to ... Read More »

Catt. Co. Announces Farmers’ Market Coupons Available

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 840 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets valued at $16,800. Each booklet contains five $4 coupons and can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets in the county. To be eligible to receive a booklet of ... Read More »

Barnwood Painting Part of This Weekend’s Relay

By Alicia Dziak On Saturday, June 9, Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, returns to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley. Relay is no longer held in Springville like it once was, Little Valley is now the closest event of its kind. What exactly is the Relay for Life? It’s a team fundraising event ... Read More »

Ready, Set … Mud!

By Alicia Dziak In the mood for some friendly competition? How about a chairlift ride, some snowmakers, a bunch of fun obstacles, lots of laughs, and oh yeah, did we mention MUD? It’s all back and it’s better than ever as the Holiday Valley Mudslide returns on Saturday, June 16. What sets the Mudslide apart from other area obstacle races? ... Read More »

ECS Board Hosts Short Meeting

By Caitlin Croft The brief June 5 meeting of the Ellicottville Central School Board opened with a motion to adopt the agenda with addition; there was a second and ayes carried. • There was a motion to approve the following consent items: the board approved the minutes of the May 29 meeting, acknowledgement of the May 30 Claims Auditor Report ... Read More »

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