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EPA awards grant money to former Emkay Dairy Processing facility property in Arcade

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is awarding $254.5 million in Brownfields Grants to 265 communities, including 12 grants totaling $10.5 million across New York State. These grants include a Brownfield Cleanup grant of $500,000 awarded to WCBC North, LLC managed by the Wyoming County Business Center, for the site of the former Emkay Dairy Processing plant […]

Walking With Heroes at Yorkshire Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend

Local veterans from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam are buried in Yorkshire Cemetery. On Sunday, May 29, 2022 any time between 2 and 3:30 p.m., the public can go on a self-guided walking tour of the cemetery to hear some of these veterans’ stories.  There is a Colonel who went on to become a rocket engineer at NASA, a WWII […]

Holland Tulip Festival returns this May after a 2-year hiatus 


Though the Holland Tulip Festival this year may look a little different than in years past, the Holland Kiwanis Club has worked diligently to make it just as fun and exciting as it has been in the past. Many of the events and activities locals have grown to love during the festival will return, while some will not.  Hammerels, the […]

Delevan couple makes Easter special with annual Easter egg hunt


About 18 years ago, the Village of Delevan advertised for someone to take over the neighborhood Easter egg hunt that took place at the park, as the couple who had done it for years had moved. Jerry and Joyce Koch offered to take over, not knowing how long their duties would last. Now, they can say that aside from the […]

-Update- Progress being made on Main Street Sidewalk Replacement Project


Progress is being made on the Main Street Replacement Project in the Village of Arcade, which began on April 4, and the sidewalk on the northside of the street is now open for pedestrians. Larry Kilburn, Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of Arcade, said the area from Sanford Avenue to Church Street is open now in an email.  […]

Freedom farm owners seek grant funding for rehab of worker housing


FREEDOM, N.Y. – Clayton Wood of Schwab Dairy addressed the Freedom Town Board during its April meeting regarding the Farmworker Safety Housing Grant Program, an initiative through which farms can apply for money, through local municipalities, to rehabilitate housing for farm workers.  New York State’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, available through the CARES Act, will be made available […]

The Federated Holland Garden Club celebrates return of annual flower show


The Federated Holland Garden Club has been active in Holland for 70 years, and has an extensive resume for a group that is only 29 members strong. The Club typically meets on the third Wednesday of the month with field trips and various other activities sprinkled in throughout the summer.  Christine Wheaton, club chairperson, mentioned that the Garden Club is […]

Area fire companies host Open Houses during 2022 Recruit NY


The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York has been urging New York fire companies to host open houses the last full week of April for Recruit NY. The Recruit NY program gives companies a chance to open their doors and invite potential recruits in. FASNY estimates that about 25,000 recruits have been added through this program since its […]

Holland Fire Department completes renovations on Museum


The Holland Fire Department has been diligently plugging away at their labor of love for the past two years and finally have an amazing facility that is sure to thrill the hearts and minds of firefighters, kids, and adults alike who love all things fire department related. With two historical engines, a memorial collage for fallen firefighter Gregory Williams, other […]

Schiener reflects on first year as Mayor of Arcade: Looking ahead to growth 


The Village of Arcade created a historic moment a year ago, when residents elected the first female Mayor since the creation of the Village: Donna Schiener.  As an Arcadian since 1984, Schiener has always had a vision for better community, and has held several seats on different community organization committees, like Winterfest, Arcade’s Fabulous 50’s Festival, and the Youth Basketball […]


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