DEC Plan Gets Support

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DEC Plan Gets Support Citizens Turn Out to Support Wildlife Habitat Story by John Thomas Staff Writer Wildlife Habitat A number of citizens attended the Town Board meeting last week regarding the DEC plan to establish a Wildlife Management Area on Poverty Hill Road. Each person there expressed support for the proposal. The plan is […]

Voters Approve Budget

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Voters Approve Budget Incumbent Len Zlockie Wins Reelection Story by John Thomas Staff Writer    At the ECS Board meeting on Tuesday night, the results of the school district election were announced. First, the voters approved the $12,319,921 budget for the 2017-18 school year. The majority of voters approved the budget containing a tax levy […]

School Board Vote & Vogt Reconsiders Plans

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School Board Vote New Superintendent Announced, Budget Reviewed, Board Election Story by John Thomas Staff Writer    It was a busy ECS Board meeting Tuesday night. High School Principal Bob Miller was announced as the new ECS District Superintendent. In making the disclosure Board Chair, Carl Calarco added the board was “looking forward to working […]

Sherman Wilkens Honored

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Sherman Wilkens Honored Board Considers New Liability Insurance Carrier Story and Photo by John Thomas Staff Writer   Good News While the work on the HVAC system at Town and Village Hall continues, Monday’s Village Trustee’s meeting was moved to Town Center.   The Board took time out from its meeting to honor long-time Trustee Sherman […]

Government Shutdown

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Government Shutdown Southern Tier West Looking to Apply for Funding Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Executive Director’s Report    At last week’s meeting of the Southern Tier West organization, Executive Director Richard Zink discussed the possible shutdown of the government this Friday. Congress will have to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the […]

BOCES Budget Approved & WNY Maple Festival

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BOCES Budget Approved ECS Pays Share of Multi-County Admin Budget Story by John Thomas Staff Writer     At a regular meeting of the Ellicottville Central School Board of Education, the board approved its share of the Administrative Budget for BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services). There are four counties that pay a portion of the […]

An Arbor Day Celebration & Taste of the Southtowns

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An Arbor Day Celebration April 28 at Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville, NY The Nannen Arboretum is hosting an Arbor Day Celebration at the Town Center Auditorium. Speakers Dave Paradowski and Wayne Kurlish will discuss invasive species and climate change. And they will present the Volunteer of the Year Award. Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP […]

Letter to the Planning Board

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Letter to the Planning Board Examining Proposed Plans for 23 Washington to Current Village Policy Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Planning Board: I am writing to provide my perspective on the subject project for consideration by the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board in support of your review. Based on my understanding, the project includes […]

ECS Board Adopts Budget

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ECS Board Adopts Budget Wrestles w/ Low State Funds but keeps Taxes Low Story by John Thomas Staff Writer      School Superintendent Mark Ward addressed the school board about budget matters at their meeting Tuesday night. He said he had sent a letter to State Assemblyman Joseph Giglio and State Senator Cathy Young informing […]