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Village Noise Complaints on the Rise Plans for 1887 Building and Historic District

By Jann Wiswall Village of Ellicottville Mayor Charlie Coolidge said that numerous complaints about loud music in violation of the village noise ordinance have prompted him to send a letter to all bar and nightclub owners. The letter explains established rules and states that police will only ask once that music be turned down. If the volume goes up again ... Read More »

Planning Board Approves Dina’s Expansion New Real Estate Office Coming to Ellicottville Square

By Jann Wiswall Dina’s restaurant is expanding into the space soon to be vacated by the Holiday Shoppe, and the architectural plans for the expansion were approved as submitted by the Ellicottville Village Planning Board on Tuesday, June 10. The application for a special use permit for a new real estate office for Kenneth Bailey and Thomas Fenner in the ... Read More »

CCIDA Extends Sales Tax Exemption – Village Centre Warns U.S. Companies of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

By Jann Wiswall The owners of the Village Centre retail development at the corner of Washington and Mill streets have been approved for a one-year extension of their sales tax exemption by the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency. The original exemption was issued in August 2012. 4646 Genesee, LLC, as the company is known, has leased four of its six ... Read More »

Area Cancer Survivors, Families, Volunteers Need Your Support

Relay for Life is June 7 By Jann Wiswall Some of the most important advice imparted by the American Cancer Society is to know your risk for cancer and to know your body. If there’s cancer in your genetic history, there’s an increased chance that you will be diagnosed with cancer. If you practice regular self-exams and have routine checkups, ... Read More »

Wiley Receives NYSSBA’s Dyer Distinguished Service Award

School Gets Green Light for Capital Project Construction By Jann Wiswall James Wiley, who has served on the Ellicottville Central Schools’ board of education for a remarkable 29 years, was recognized for his service with the New York State School Boards Association’s Everett R. Dyer Distinguished School Board Service Award (DSA) at the Tuesday, June 3, meeting of the school ... Read More »

Dig In! It’s Planting Season How Does Your Garden Grow?

By Jann Wiswall Gardening is the talk of the town these days as just about everyone with a lot or a little land, a patio with a flowerpot, or a porch with a hanging basket has greeted the growing season with long-awaited joy. Getting those garden plots and pots off to a good start is the key to enjoying the ... Read More »

State to Rebate ECS School Tax Increase Checks Expected This Fall

By Jann Wiswall Residents of the Ellicottville Central School (ECS) District voted on May 20 to approve a 1.3 percent increase to the 2014-15 school year budget. While we won’t know until July what the actual dollar increase to school tax bills will be (the county does the calculations after all assessment data are in), we do know that any ... Read More »

Town Board Approves East Tank Bond Resolution – Hears Highway Department Complaints

By Jann Wiswall The Town of Ellicottville’s board approved a resolution to issue $1.4 million in bonds to cover the cost of the East Tank water district improvements after holding a public hearing on the topic. No members of the public attended the Wednesday, May 21, meeting to comment. Town Engineer Mark Alianello said that bids for the project are ... Read More »

Voters Approve $11 Million Budget Klein, Cortez Elected to Board Seats

By Jann Wiswall Residents of the Ellicottville Central School District voted to approve the proposed school budget of $11,070,000 for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, May 20. The vote tally was 185 Yes to 59 No, or 76 percent in favor. In addition, voters approved the district’s lease of a new school bus (180 for and 60 against) and ... Read More »

Mansfield/County Bridge Dispute Continues – Town Roads Suffer Winter Damage

By Jann Wiswall As a follow up to last month’s meeting, Mansfield Supervisor Bob Keis updated the board on the status of Mansfield Bridge No. 32 on Kent Road at its meeting on Monday, May 19. As previously reported, the town and Cattaraugus County are in dispute over who owns the bridge and who is responsible for repairs or replacement. ... Read More »

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