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Mansfield Board Overrides Tax Cap, Proposing 7.8 Percent Increase

By Jann Wiswall The Mansfield board passed a resolution to override the NY State tax levy limit, which gives the town the ability, if it chooses, to propose a 2017 budget that exceeds the state’s recommended 2 percent tax cap. While this has been referred to as a 2 percent cap, after adjusting for the Consumer Price Index, it is ... Read More »

Village Board Passes Alarm Law, Interviews Underway for DPW Vacancies

By Jann Wiswall The Village of Ellicottville’s board passed Local Law No. 1 of 2016, which amends its previous Alarm Law, following a public hearing during its Sept. 12 monthly meeting. The law was amended to be consistent with the town of Ellicottville’s Alarm Law, so the fire and police departments follow the same rules and procedures when it comes ... Read More »

Slow Local Primary Day Yields Few Surprises

By Jann Wiswall Four registered Reform Party voters turned out to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to cast their votes for Senator Catharine Young. Young, who is running unopposed for another term as District 57’s NY State Senator, also is the endorsed candidate for the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties. Please note that all results are unofficial pending certification ... Read More »

REMINDER Primary Elections Sept. 13, Polls Open 12-9 p.m.

By Jann Wiswall Depending on your party affiliation, you may have the opportunity to vote in primary elections on September 13. Please note that ONLY voters registered in the parties holding primaries are eligible to vote. If you are a registered Conservative Party member anywhere in Cattaraugus County, you are encouraged to vote to place William J. Gabler, Moses Mark ... Read More »

Rock n’ Roll Weekend Sept. 16-18

By Jann Wiswall Are you ready to rock and roll? Don’t miss the first festival of the fall in Ellicottville — Rock N’ Roll Weekend — where classic cars meet classic tunes at all the hot-spots on this full weekend of non-stop entertainment. The event, presented by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored this year by Northtown Auto, starts ... Read More »

Tuscan Moon Exceeds Rotary Expectations

By Jann Wiswall More than 170 people attended last Saturday’s Tuscan Moon fundraising dinner and auction to benefit the charitable programs of the Ellicottville Rotary. Local residents and visitors alike reveled in an evening of delicious food prepared by Ellicottville’s best restaurants, excellent live music from Michael Nugent who owns the microphone, and the comedy of Ellicottville’s own Brian Dunkleman ... Read More »

EVL Fire Dept. Vandalism Suspect Due in Town Court Sept. 19

EVL Fire Dept. Vandalism Suspect Due in Town Court Sept. 19 By Jann Wiswall Morgan Manfreda-Morton is due in Town of Ellicottville court on Monday, Sept. 19 to face vandalism charges. New York State Police officers from the Machias station arrested Manfreda-Morton, 28, on burglary Third degree and criminal mischief Second degree charges on Friday, Aug. 26. The arrest was ... Read More »

Mansfield to Seek Tax Levy Override

By Jann Wiswall Like a lot of communities in the region this year, Mansfield is facing the prospect of being forced to override the NYS tax cap in order to continue to provide essential services for its residents. The tax cap is often referred to as a 2 percent tax cap, but in reality it will dip to 0.68 percent ... Read More »

Town Board Responds to Residents’ Issues

By Jann Wiswall The Town of Ellicottville board held a public hearing on Wednesday, August 17 to hear public comment on a law giving property tax exemptions to senior citizens in two additional income brackets. This county law must be passed be each municipality. There were no comments from the public and the board passed the law. Privilege of the ... Read More »

Village Board Rethinking Hughey Alley One-Way Designation

Appoints Moriarty as Village Attorney By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville business owner John Rounds asked the Village Board at its Monday, Aug. 8 meeting to consider making Hughey Alley a two-way street again. Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell explained that changing the direction of the alley would require repealing the 2014 law that made it one way. Board members who ... Read More »

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