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Yorkshire Fire Department receives donation from local business


For the last couple of years, the 7-Eleven in Yorkshire has placed a container on the counter to help the Yorkshire Fire Department. Along the way, the money is counted and given to the fire company for expenses.  Recently, a department representative accepted one of those donations. On July 11, or 7-Eleven Day, Fire Department Treasurer Pam Crawford accepted a […]

Arcade Historical Society to present the history of Attica Correctional Facility

The Arcade Historical Society’s lecture series, “History Speaks – Local Legends and Lore,” will host their last program Tuesday evening, Aug. 16, and features nearby Attica Correctional Facility – the building, its history and the inmates riot of Sept. 1971.  Patrick Galloway, a guide at the Attica Prison Museum, will be presenting the program and answering questions afterward. His lecture […]

Free family programs in August at the Delevan Public Library 

Come make a splash at the library and paint your t-shirt with sea creatures on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own shirt (it doesn’t need to be new) and the library will supply the sponges and paint. Please call to sign-up as supplies may be limited. Need a good summer read at a minute’s notice? Come and learn how to borrow […]

Freedom board tables PILOT resolution, postpones approval of employee handbook for further review


FREEDOM, N.Y. – Among the items scheduled for discussion during Freedom’s July 18 board meeting was Resolution No. 12, a “resolution requesting the Cattaraugus County Legislature and the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to support a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) for the Alle-Catt Wind Energy Project to ensure adequate financial compensation for the host communities.” Freedom Supervisor […]

Ship’s anchor joins display at Arcade Vets Club

Patriotism shines at the Arcade Vets Club.  There’s no mistaking when you approach the facility that members of all branches of the military service are welcome there. A WWII army tank and a Vietnam Era helicopter have sat on the lawn for years, and Saturday, July 30, 2022, a 4,500-pound ship’s anchor joined the display. Navy veterans from VFW Post […]

Community Calendar – Aug. 5, 2022

Wednesday, August 3 HAUNTING EVENT To be hosted by the Ischua Valley Historical Society for those interested in ghostly legends and lore of Cattaraugus County. Local author and paranormal researcher Amanda R. Woomer will introduce attendees to haunted stories that are scattered throughout the region, getting a close look at the history of five haunted locations in the county. The […]

Community Calendar – July 28, 2022

Wednesday, July 27 DELEVAN MUSIC IN THE PARK  Concerts will be at the Delevan Village Park, behind the fire hall, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair. Bathroom available inside the fire hall. This fundraiser benefits BSA Troop 627, who will be selling refreshments. Concerts are as follows: July 27 – Ron Matthews; Aug. 3 – Homemade […]

Community Calendar – July 21, 2022

Thursday, July 21 HOLLAND MUSIC IN THE PARK Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Holland Community Center. Legin members will be selling hot dogs, chips and beverages. Bring your own lawn chair and a cooler with refreshments of your choice. Rain or shine. Schedule is as follows: July 21 – Pure Country; July 28 – Nip ‘N […]

Proposed changes to zoning law approved


YORKSHIRE, N.Y. – The Yorkshire Town Board met on July 18, 2022, at 7 p.m., at the Yorkshire Town Hall.  Present for the meeting:  Supervisor Marcia Lexer, Council Members Ken Fisher, Chris Edmunds, Brad Regan, Teresa Hewitt, Highway Superintendent and Code Enforcement Officer Chris Lexer, Water District Commissioner Larry Groves, and Town Attorney Peter Sorgi.  In addition, approximately 10 members […]

Police summoned to Freedom town board meeting

Resident refuses to leave after breaking rule of conduct

Freedom Town Supervisor Dustin Bliss called NYS Troopers to remove a woman from the meeting room during the July 18 meeting of Freedom’s town board.  Troopers arrived and asked Stephanie Milks if she wouldn’t mind stepping outside to speak to them, to which she stated, “I do mind stepping outside.” At the beginning of the meeting, Supervisor Dustin Bliss announced […]


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