In 2015, McKelton Post No. 350 of the American Legion surpassed its $8,000 goal ringing the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle bell by a few hundred dollars. In 2016, however, the veterans blew through last year’s numbers and collected $11,357.
Last year, Campground Owners of New York raised $91,000 for Camp Good Days and Special times, a nonprofit based in Branchport, and Beaver Meadow Campground in Java played a part in that donation.
New volunteer leaders are at the helm of the Genesee Community College Foundation.
State Sen. Senator Patrick M. Gallivan is introducing legislation that would allow licensed breweries, cider producers and distilleries to provide tastings without having to pay sales tax, even if they charge for the tasting. The bill would provide the same sales tax exemption currently granted to wineries in New York State.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched the Municipal Restructuring Fund, a new $25 million program to assist local government and school officials with developing transformative projects that will lead to property tax reductions for New Yorkers.
Jobs, post-traumatic stress, suicide prevention and other veterans’ issues were on the minds of nearly 1,200 American Legion members as they gathered for the Department of New York’s 97th Annual Mid-Winter Conference from Jan. 22 to 24 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. Another 700 members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion also addressed veteran and family issues as they held meetings at nearby hotels.
Fifth grade students from Mary Sue Asquith’s class and Michelle Kline’s class at the Pioneer Middle School recently took part in a space adventure without even leaving Mother Earth.
JAVA — A Holland man was seriously injured in a Tuesday, June 23 motorcycle accident on Michigan Road in the town.
In February, men from the nation's First Special Service Force (FSSF) were honored in Washington DC with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. On Monday, June 8, Stanley Kociecki, 94, received his medal at a personal tribute attended by family, friends, and fellow veterans at The Pines Machias Campus where he resides.
In an article published in the Olean Times Herald last week, it was announced that Dr. Sharon Huff, currently the superintendent for the Pioneer Central School District (PCSD) was unanimously named the Cattaraugus –Little Valley School District’s new superintendent by their board.
Michael E. Moran of Delevan has been selected to the 2016 Chairshooter (competitors with permanent conditions that require them to shoot in a seated position) All-American trapshooting team, according to the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA), which determines the teams. More than 100 years old, trapshooting is a competitive sport of shooting at clay targets with a shotgun.