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Work on EVGV Trail to begin soon

By Deb Everts Construction on the Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail is expected to begin this summer. Mark Alainello, of MDA Engineering, said they now have written land rights on all the properties that they need to work on the trail from the Ellicottville town center over to Tim Hortons on Route 219. So far, the only thing that has been completed ... Read More »

ECS presents $13.1 million school budget with 2 percent tax increase

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter A $13.1 million budget with a 2 percent increase in the tax levy will be presented to Ellicottville Central School District voters when they attend the polls on May 21. The levy, now under the jurisdiction of the statewide 2 percent tax cap, assures Ellicottville residents the second lowest tax rate in Western New York. ... Read More »

M&T Bank of Ellicottville helping sponsor Tuscan Moon 2019

For the fifth year in a row, M&T Bank is sponsoring Tuscan Moon 2019. This fabulous event is held on the last Saturday before Labor Day every year. M&T, as a Silver Sponsor, helps Rotary’s Foundation for Youth and Family Support for Ellicottville carry out their mission in Ellicottville. Whether it is helping those in need or special youth programs, ... Read More »

ECS begins year-end preparations

By Louisa Benatovich Student Reporter The May 7 Board of Education meeting got off to a slow and relaxed start in the Ellicottville High School library. With no special presentations, Superintendent Bob Miller was yielded the floor.  According to his report, testing for the Emergency Capital Project tiling is soon set to proceed. Still transitioning from the flooding that occurred ... Read More »

Ellicottville’s Nannen Arboretum sees cleanup work from CTE class

By Deb Everts Thanks to the Natural Resources class at Ellicottville’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center, the Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville is getting a good clean up and a fresh start for the spring and summer season.  Instructor Dave Swaciak said his students in the junior class went to the arboretum behind Ellicottville’s town center May 8 to work ... Read More »

Ellicottville student receives $3,200 NHS Scholarship

By Tom Dinki An Ellicottville Central School senior has been awarded a prestigious National Honor Society scholarship. Ginna Hensel, a member of the school’s NHS chapter, was announced May 1 as one of 575 NHS Scholarship semifinalists out of more than 11,000 applicants and will receive $3,200 toward her higher education. She was recognized for the honor at last week’s ... Read More »

Ellicottville students among those recognized at Catt. County NHS dinner

By Tom Dinki Last week’s 48th annual Cattaraugus County National Honor Society recognition banquet was attended by some of the area’s brightest and most accomplished students — the kind who likely won’t have much trouble finding fields they excel in.  So they were asked to meet another challenge: find a job they’re both good at and enjoy.  “Find a job ... Read More »

Great Valley Regatta to make a splash this weekend

By Kellen M. Quigley Although with lower participation expected than past years, officials for the Great Valley Regatta said the number of people signed up for the trip down Great Valley Creek is at a good amount for this weekend. Mark Ward, second assistant fire chief at the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, which organizes the event, said several factors ... Read More »

Enjoy the May days at Allegany State Park

By Kellen M. Quigley Although the peak summer days and nights at Allegany State Park aren’t here just yet, the weather is getting warmer and the sun is in the sky just a little longer each day. What better way to enjoy the outdoors this spring than with these great activities coming to New York’s largest state park? I Love ... Read More »

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