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 […]

Village Election

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Village Election Three Candidates Vie for Two Positions Story by John Thomas Staff Writer      This election cycle for the Village Board of Trustees is shaping up to be one of the more unusual elections in recent memory. In total, there are three candidates running for two board positions. One is a current incumbent, […]

ECS Approves Girls Golf & Possible Spill Causes Alarm

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ECS Approves Girls Golf Superintendent Warns of Coming Fiscal Restraints Story by John Thomas Staff Writer      At the ECS School Board meeting on Tuesday night, the girls on the golf team made a presentation asking the board to create a girl’s golf team. The five students had created a power point presentation to […]

Phoenix Adaptive Race & Local Ski Outing

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Phoenix Adaptive Race HoliMont Phoenix Adaptive Race; March 4th By Kerra Trivieri      It may be hard to believe, but the end of another winter season is just around the corner. At HoliMont Ski Area, there is no better way to celebrate the last few weeks of snow than to host its annual Phoenix […]

Phone Call Scam Alert

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Phone Call Scam Alert Local Resident Taken for $700 Story by John Thomas Staff Writer      An Ellicottville resident fell prey to a sophisticated internet scam and wound up sending a fair amount of money to some unknown criminal in Mexico. The local gentleman contacted The Villager to warn residents of what was a […]

New Ski Group & ECS Freshman in Pro Bowl

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New Ski Group Intermediate to Advanced Skiers Ski Groups By Victor Rieman    Ski bum, park rat, ripper, shredder…. whatever they call themselves, the mogul thumping, glades navigating, and wall conquering subset of Holiday Valley finally have a program to call home. Local ski guru Mike P. is offering bi-weekly sessions known as “Ski with […]