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  • New Apts Progressing

    New Apts Progressing Town Planning Board Reviews Greystone Apartments Story by John Thomas Staff Writer At January’s meeting of

  • Happy Half Marathon

    Happy Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5k on May 13, After Party at Holiday Valley    At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley

  • Education Funding Cuts

    Education Funding Cuts Federal and State Cuts to Public Education By Sharon Turano    Potential federal funding cuts to

  • Annual Regatta, May 6

    Annual Regatta, May 6 Great Valley Fireman’s Regatta: SOLD OUT This year’s 2017 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be

  • Town Board Meeting

    Town Board Meeting State Looking to Create Wildlife Management Area Story by John Thomas Staff Writer   Wildlife Management

    Inside Business Track

    • Custom Carpet Centers

      Inside Business Track: Custom Carpet Centers By Chad Neal There is a lot of construction that goes on in Ellicottville. Whether it is a new house or refurbishing a house or building, there are contractors out there every day in the warm months, making livable and luxurious homes for the folks who want to be […]

    • Dekdebrun Retiring

      Dekdebrun Retiring Greg Dekdebrun to Take on Advisor Roll in the Interim Story and Photo By John Thomas Staff Writer      “I want to set the record straight; the store is not closing.” That was the first thing Greg Dekdebrun said when we talked on Tuesday. But, he did admit the large signs festooning […]

    • XPhobia

      Inside Business Track: XPhobia Escape Room Entertainment in Olean By Chad Neal      Do you have what it takes to solve a murder, diffuse a bomb, rob a bank, break out of jail, or escape from a serial killer in 60 minutes or less?     Entertainment has come a long way since the first Cro-Magnon man […]

    • Finnerty’s Tap Room

      Inside Business Track: Finnerty’s Tap Room Newest Eatery Aims to Feel Like Home Story and Photo by John Thomas Staff Writer   “I want people to feel like this is their second home.” That’s Bill Finnerty talking about the kind of hospitality he plans to extend to customers in his new restaurant Finnerty’s Tap Room. […]

    • Madigan’s Turns 35

      Inside Business Track: Madigan’s Turns 35 From Mullligan’s Brick Bar in Allentown to the Green Bar in E’Ville By Chad Neal Last week marked the 35th Anniversary of the legendary establishment in Ellicottville, Madigan’s. Every year the Kells, owners of the bar and restaurant celebrate their successful business by inviting friends and family to enjoy […]

    Up Close & Personal

    • New Apts Progressing

      New Apts Progressing Town Planning Board Reviews Greystone Apartments Story by John Thomas Staff Writer At January’s meeting of the Town Planning Board, a pre-application conference was held concerning developer Phil Vogt’s planned apartment complex on Rt. 242 by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The plans were so new at the time; they did not have […]

    • Happy Half Marathon

      Happy Half Marathon Half Marathon & 5k on May 13, After Party at Holiday Valley    At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley Saturday, May 13 from 10am-5pm, you can put the FUN into running. Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the […]

    • Education Funding Cuts

      Education Funding Cuts Federal and State Cuts to Public Education By Sharon Turano    Potential federal funding cuts to education may be the biggest threat to public education, according to Ellicottville Central School Superintendent Mark Ward.      Ward discussed federal and state issues during a recent Ellicottville Central School Board of Education meeting. He said […]

    • Annual Regatta, May 6

      Annual Regatta, May 6 Great Valley Fireman’s Regatta: SOLD OUT This year’s 2017 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 6, 2017 from 8am-6pm. Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants. Prizes for best costume, group and fire department. Dinner, […]

    • Walk To The Village!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Walk To The Village! 6456 NYS Route 242 E.           MLS#B1021046          $299,000    An easy walk to your favorite village haunts, don’t let the classic farmhouse exterior fool you. This home has been transformed from right down to the studs into a unique & high style living space perfect for entertaining friends […]

    Architectural Spotlight

    • Walk To The Village!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Walk To The Village! 6456 NYS Route 242 E.           MLS#B1021046          $299,000    An easy walk to your favorite village haunts, don’t let the classic farmhouse exterior fool you. This home has been transformed from right down to the studs into a unique & high style living space perfect for entertaining friends […]

    • 6825 Niles Road

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville 6825 Niles Road MLS#B1030083         6825 Niles Road         $739,000 Fantastic, panoramic views of HoliMont and the Village from both balcony levels of this stunning chalet. New paved driveway and large double garage with acrylic flooring and custom storage. Huge stone fireplace in great room. Master on main level with Jacuzzi tub. Fully […]

    • The Grandeur of Ellicottville!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville The Grandeur of Ellicottville! 25 Adams Street       MLS#B486757         $899,000    Built in 1845 by Theodore Smith, a banker & land agent, this 6200+ sq ft home is the grandest example of Greek Revival architecture in the Village of Ellicottville. Unusual for its brick construction, this home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 full […]

    • HoliMont Slope Views!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville HoliMont Slope Views! 6452 Hencoop Hollow Rd.           MLS#B1033718            $229,900    Enjoy the view of HoliMont’s sunset slope from this roomy 3+ bedroom, 3 bath chalet secluded on 1+ acres. This is a fabulous place to entertain inside and out. There is an open kitchen with a […]

    • Log Home Living on Greer Hill!

      Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville Log Home Living on Greer Hill! 35 Greer Hill Dr.         MLS#B1006259                      $1,485,000      This Maple Island Log Home was designed & handcrafted in Michigan, then disassembled & re-built on one of Ellicottville’s most prestigious streets, Greer Hill, & finished by local artisans. The homes features over 5000 sq ft […]

    Local News

    • Government Shutdown

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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 […]