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S-GI approves veterans exemption

SPRINGVILLE— Qualifying veterans within the district boundaries of Springville-Griffith Institute will have the opportunity to apply for a tax exemption,... more

Collins board hears dog kennel noise complaints

COLLINS— The Collins Town Board held a special public hearing regarding the renewal of dog kennel permits for 2015, during their Dec. 15 regular board... more

Boston residents upset with town decision to cancel county contract

BOSTON– Two weeks after a severe snowstorm hit the town of Boston, the board of trustees met for the first time since early November. The storm that forced... more

Ashford board approves water district for West Valley

ASHFORD— The Ashford board of trustees approved the formation of a municipal water district in West Valley at their regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 10.... more

WVCS board votes to send athletes to other district

WEST VALLEY— The West Valley Central School board of education held its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 8 in which an update on sending athletics to other... more

Boston veterinary clinic to reopen

BOSTON— For 44 years, the Boston Veterinary Clinic was a fixture in the heart of Boston. Dr. Edward Nowak opened the practice in 1968 and continued operating... more

Main Street farm OK’d by outside law firm

SPRINGVILLE— A proposal to transform the property at 34 Barnstead Drive from commercial industrial to residental multi-family, was sent to the village... more

West Valley Water District Committee hopeful for ‘yes’

WEST VALLEY— Pending approval from the town of Ashford board of trustees, the hamlet of West Valley will be able to take the next steps forward in forming... more

Tolerating noise in the town of Collins

COLLINS— The town of Collins board of trustees fielded a complaint about a noisy rock band at their Dec. 1 meeting. According to the resident, the band... more

S-GI gets funding for student resource officer

SPRINGVILLE— Springville-Griffith Institute will be one of 10 school districts in Western New York receiving money to fund a student resource officer.... more

Road repair money a ‘drop in the bucket’

ERIE COUNTY— On Nov. 12, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a new county policy regarding the repair and maintenance of “low volume” county... more

Kostowniak and Weiss join ranks of Springville officials

SPRINGVILLE— The Village of Springville welcomed two new employees to their staff during the month of November, in the positions of Public Works Supervisor... more

Paramedic training bridges distance with technology

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY— The only paramedic training program in Western New York to use distance-learning technology is about to graduate its first class of... more

New hours for pistol permit office

ERIE COUNTY— With the goal of reducing the time it takes to get a pistol permit in Erie County, County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that beginning Dec.... more

Erie County DPW ready for winter

ERIE COUNTY—The Erie County Department of Public Works’ Highways Division reports readiness to handle Mother Nature’s wintriest offerings this season with... more

Two Springville properties could benefit from BENLIC

SPRINGVILLE—The Springville board of trustees met on Monday, Nov. 17 to discuss their regular business. Board member Terry Skelton updated the board on... more

Residents concerned with KB Moto noise poloution

CONCORD—The town of Concord held their regular board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6. The meeting featured a larger-than-normal crowd, mostly of Kissing Bridge... more

Collins board looks to fine tune

COLLINS—The Collins board of trustees met Nov. 17 to discuss the possibility of a more efficient communication system. The board spent some time on the... more

Cattaraugus County issues travel advisory

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY— Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services and Office of the Sheriff has issued a travel advisory for the northern part of the... more

Weather service issues lake effect warning

SPRINGVILLE—A lake effect snow warning, lake effect snow watch and a hazardous weather outlook have all been issued to the Springville area, by the National... more

Decision to cut snow plowing met with support in Boston

BOSTON— Boston town supervisor Martin Ballowe informed the board of trustees that the town had canceled the contract with Erie County for snow plowing... more

West Valley demo project to begin moving HLW casks

WEST VALLEY— The Ashford town board heard an update on the status of the West Valley Demonstration Project at their Nov. 12 meeting. West Valley site management... more

Weiss named Springville attorney

SPRINGVILLE— The Springville village board of trustees unanimously approved Paul D. Weiss as the village attorney, at their Nov. 3 meeting. Weiss, who... more

Status of sports share main topic for WVCS board

WEST VALLEY— ­An update on the status of a sports share with surrounding districts was the main topic discussed during the West Valley Central School board... more

S-GI talks budgets, cuts and tax exemptions

SPRINGVILLE— The threat of a $1.6 million deficit in the Springville-Griffith Institute budget has the district discussing cutting field trips and some... more

Loan programs get redesign to better benefit new farmers

ERIE COUNTY— The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced proposed changes to several of the Farm Service Agency loan programs. According... more

Collins board passes 2015 preliminary budget

COLLINS— The town of Collins held a public hearing regarding the new budget for the coming year, where Collins Town Superintendent David Tessmer went over... more

Four look for justice seats in Colden, Collins and Sardinia

ERIE COUNTY—The towns of Collins, Concord and Sardinia each have one, four-year term seat for the town justice in the upcoming election. Both Colden and... more

Veterans Clinic relocates to Commerce Drive

SPRINGVILLE—Two southtown veteran clinics will soon be moving to new locations. The Veteran Affairs Lackawanna Community Based Outpatient Clinic will... more

Increases not expected for 2015 budget

CONCORD—At the regular board meeting on Oct. 9, the Concord town board approved the town’s tentative 2015 budget. Due to the different special use districts... more