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Red House Lake to Reopen for Swimming and Summer Recreation

By Alicia Dziak Good news for those heading to Red House to celebrate the end of the school year. The lake will soon reopen to swimmers, kayakers and everyone looking to spend their summer near the water. According to Allegany State Park park manager Tom Livak, “All critical concrete work on the Red House dam spillway area has been completed ... Read More »

ECS Once Again Ranks High Among WNY Districts

By Mary Heyl The ECS Board of Education President Connie Hellwig called the school board meeting to order Tuesday evening, June 19 at 7 p.m. After making brief changes to the meeting’s agenda, Hellwig opened up the meeting to public comment. Rachel Alexander, parent of an eighth grade student, expressed concern about the implementation of one of the school’s disciplinary ... Read More »

WV Budget Fails Again in Re-Vote

By Rich Place The West Valley School Board of Education was forced to adopt a contingency budget for the 2018-19 school year after district residents on Tuesday again defeated the budget proposition during a re-vote. The failed budget proposition comes at an interesting time for West Valley, as it was in the initial stages of a potentially full annexation study ... Read More »

Happy Mudsliding!

By Alicia Dziak It’s Mudslide Weekend in Ellicottville, and you know what that means…runners, obstacles, plenty of mud and loads of crazy fun! On Saturday, June 16, the annual Mudslide returns to the slopes of Holiday Valley, bringing competitors of all ages and abilities. Heck, you might also see Superman or Big Foot out on the course! Racers get a ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Father’s Day Outings

By Mary Heyl Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to show Dad some love (and a great time!) by sharing a memorable experience together at one of the region’s great outdoor events taking place this weekend. From hiking to biking to hitting the links, there are lots of great ways for families to get away for the day and ... Read More »

The Year at ECS at a Glance

By Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter The 2017-2018 school year is coming to a close and, as usual, it has been an incredibly eventful one! Let’s take a moment to honor all the accomplishments of ECS students this year: The Boys Varsity Soccer Team made semi-finals • The Girls Varsity Soccer Team made the playoffs • The Varsity Football Team ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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