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Community Calendar … Dec. 1, 2022

Thursday, Dec. 1 FELT BELL ORNAMENT WORKSHOP with Barb Knight at the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 CHRISTMAS VARIETY PROGRAM  Hosted by the First Christian Church of Machias, Route 16, at 7 p.m. The program features Christmas songs, skits, and readings. This event is free. There will be a soup and casserole dinner with desserts following the […]

Ribbon-cutting held at Strike … at the Arcade Lanes

Members of the Arcade Area and Wyoming County Chambers of Commerce held a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony at Strike … at the Arcade Lanes on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The ribbon-cutting celebrates the official opening and new renovations of the restaurant at the bowling alley owned and operated by Chuck Horning.  Since late 2016/early 2017, Horning has owned the Arcade Hotel […]

Residents, attorney have tense talks during monthly meeting

Special meeting for Machias Town Board scheduled for Dec 5, at 6 p.m. 

MACHIAS, N.Y. – On Nov. 21, the Machias Town Board held its annual budget meeting and regular meeting.  The budget discussion took a back seat to a tense dialogue between residents and attorney Peter Sorgi.  Sorgi, an attorney with Hopkins, Sorgi, and McCarthy in East Aurora, represents Green Street Power Partners (GSPP) Felton Hill Road East and Felton Hill Road […]

Thanksgiving Dinner in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Free Methodist Church sponsored its annual dinner on Thanksgiving. 

3rd Annual Arcade Christmas Tractor Parade

For the third consecutive year, Arcade will be treated to a Christmas Tractor Parade. This year’s parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Getting underway at 6 p.m., the police-escorted tractor parade will travel through downtown Arcade starting at Hope Lutheran Church on E. Main Street and ending at Pioneer High School on Countyline Road in Yorkshire. It is […]

Freedom board formally opposes new cemetery regulations; agrees to advertise for councilmember to fill vacancy

FREEDOM, N.Y. – Following a brief public hearing during the Freedom Town Board’s Nov. 21, 2022 meeting, board members approved a new law, Local Law No. 2 of 2022, regarding the “administration and enforcement of New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.” Said Supervisor Dustin Bliss, “This is merely a new round of building codes from New York […]

AES representative updates Eagle Town Board

EAGLE, N.Y. – AES Project Manager Emily Taylor attended the Eagle Town Board meeting in November to give updates on the repowering project in Bliss. She is also the project manager for the same project in the Town of Wethersfield.  Coming to the board, Taylor stated that AES is planning on replacing the blades on the wind turbines. “When all […]

Decommissioning plan discussed in Machias

MACHIAS, N.Y. – During the Nov. 21, 2022 meeting of the Machias Town Board, community members were given the opportunity to review the decommissioning plan for the Felton Hill Solar Projects proposed by Green Street Power Partners (GSPP). A “decommissioning plan” is a document developed by a renewable energy corporation to communicate steps that will be taken to restore the […]

Community Calendar … Nov. 24, 2022

Saturday, Nov. 26 FREE SPAGHETTI DINNER From 4 – 6 p.m. at UCC Arcade, located at the corner of Main and Church streets. Eat-in or take-out is available. All are welcome – the building is handicap accessible.  Monday, Nov. 28 PIONEER SENIOR CITIZENS will hold a meeting at the Well of Yorkshire Free Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. Please bring […]

EMT discussions continue 

ARCADE, N.Y. – Over the past several months, members of the Arcade Fire Department have held discussions with the Village of Arcade Board about hiring a full-time EMT in hopes to lower the drop-call rates during the day time.  Believing that it was a good idea, all three municipalities involved in the Arcade Fire Department’s Fire Contract – Village of […]

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