Delevan Elementary PTA President Heather Petri spoke at the Pioneer Central School Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, October 7 in regard to the school having been named a 2014-2016 School of Excellence. Delevan is one of 170 schools nationwide, one of only 10 in NYS, and the only school in the Southwestern region of New York that can boast this title.
Loretta Slocum shows mom Ashley that she was Student of the Week Thursday night at Open House.
The Arts Council for Wyoming County Fall Concerts sponsored by M&T Bank, kicks off 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 with the Bob Sowyrda Jazz Quartet. The quartet has been playing together for nearly 20 years with Sowyrda playing piano, guitar, oboe and other instruments, as well as composing much of the band's music. Keith Woodin will be featured on violin, mandolin, guitar and vocals, Kevin O'Brien will play bass, and William Cooper will be the percussionist and play baritone.
Perry Garden Club Members were able to find out what their homes' garden soil was like at the club's Oct. 14 meeting at Perry Masonic Temple. Dan Gariewiez from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, assisted by Master Gardener Pat Edwards, presented a program on garden soil and testing samples.
Mark your calendars for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at the Perry High School to see the Perry Rotary Show, the theme of which is Celebrating Perry's 200th Birthday! Proceeds from show are used for numerous community enhancements, which include everything from park projects like the Splash Park to enhancing literacy, to buying medical equipment and dictionaries for the annual Third Grade Dictionary Project at local schools.
The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold the annual NRCS Local Work Group meeting for Erie and Wyoming counties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Warsaw USDA Service Center, 31 Duncan St., Warsaw. The meeting is open to the public.
The Town of Eagle is telling its residents, “We need you!” Over the past few months, board members have been discussing putting together a five-year plan for town improvements. They would like to know what the residents would like to see in their town. One of the things they would like to see on the five-year plan, is the purchase of a new generator for the town buildings.
National Fuel Gas (NFG) has started the federal review process to construct a 24-inch diameter underground pipeline from Clermont, Pennsylvania to Elma. The proposed route will run through the Towns of Machias, Yorkshire, Delevan, Sardinia and Holland in our readership area. The pipeline will transport Marcellus Shale gas from Pennsylvania to the Porterville Compressor Station for shipment to high-value markets.
The transition from the 2014 budget to the 2015 budget was relatively seamless for the Town of Eagle. The Town will receive over $1 million in income during the next year, the majority of which will be from Noble Energy, as payment in lieu of taxes for its wind farm. There will be no need to levy any town taxes, because the income from Noble is more than sufficient for the yearly bills.
The regular season is over on the volleyball court and the Warsaw Tigers have prepared for the Class DDD playoffs. With wins over Avon and Letchworth in the final week, Warsaw earned a home game in the opening round of sectionals.