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Roaring ‘20s coming to Hollywood Theater By Rich Place

Managing Editor

GOWANDA — It’s as if the Christmas season simply won’t end for the Historic Hollywood Theater because the gifts just keep coming. After receiving a $498,750 grant from New York State Historic Preservation right before Christmas, the theater was notified in mid-January it received two more grants — one for $324,000 from Restore New York and another for $150,000 in the form of a Community Block Development Grant. And while theater officials are thrilled about the incoming grant funding to continue preservation and restoration work at the historic landmark, it means the organization needs to work harder than ever in the next couple years to obtain matching funds for those grants. See Theater, Page 11

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Red’s Dogs and Cones, located on East Main Street in Gowanda next door to the municipal building, will reopen March 4.

Red’s Dogs and Cones to reopen March 4 By Rich Place

Managing Editor

GOWANDA — Red’s Dogs and Cones, a well known Gowanda landmark located in the heart of the village, will open for business next month. New owner Mel Shaw, who has

his own history in the food service business himself, has announced the vintage-style restaurant will open Saturday, March 4. The opening will come more than a year after the restaurant closed, he said. “It’s definitely unique,” said Shaw about the restaurant. With a classic checkerboard tile floor and several

historic photos of Gowanda lining the walls, Red’s celebrates the small town feel of Gowanda and tips its hat to the past. “It really fits the old style,” he added. “People come here and you wouldn’t believe the pictures people See Reds, Page 20



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Gowanda Ambulance sets up GoFundMe account By Rich Place

Managing Editor

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Ambulance Service has a site on Aldrich Street confirmed for its new location It has a blue rint of what the new buildin will look like and officials with the organization are eager to get started on construction But what it needs now is donations to make the ro ect a reality The Gowanda Ambulance Service has set up a GoFundMe account on the o ular fundraisin website as a way for area residents to donate online to the fund, which has a oal of , set for the buildin ’s construction he overall fundin needed for the buildin is more than , , accordin to the web a e “ he sooner we can et the funds to et oin , the better,” said atricia olk, resident of the owanda Ambulance Service oard of irectors “I was ho in we could et a buildin started sometime this year ” hose lans are tentative, thou h, as olk admitted the fundraisin cam ai n has been oin slower than e ected ith the creation of an online way for donors to give money toward the camai n, however, it’s ho eful more will ive to the cam ai n Volk encouraged area residents to

give to the campaign because a service like Gowanda Ambulance is something that benefits the entire community “Since ri County os ital is one, their ne t means of ettin medical hel quickly is the Ambulance Service ,” she said “ e have aramedics on and they are qualified to do lifesavin techniques It’s somethin that serves everyone in the community — not just a few and when they need it they are ha y it’s here ” owanda Ambulance officials celebrated the future location of their new buildin last Se tember, when land for the buildin s ecifically a acre plot — was donated by the late Dennis ills, his wife, at, and ill u ino The move will eventually give Gowanda Ambulance a more up-todate location after bein located in the heart of the villa e since its ince tion in “It doesn’t meet the standards of today’s times,” said olk about the or ani ation’s current location “It’s crowded quarters and we have four vehicles now instead of two, so we’ve out rown the ara e, so to s eak, where we kee thin s ” o achieve the , fundraisin oal, owanda Ambulance officials are workin to obtain rants, olk said, and are also workin on fundraisers or e am le, in early ay the rou will

It’s time to apply for Taste of Buffalo scholarship A he aste of uffalo presented by Tops Markets is accepting a lications for its annual scholarshi program to support Western New York high school seniors pursuing higher education in the food service and hos itality industries he ro ram awards u to five scholarshi winners with , each to be applied toward their college education o be eli ible for a scholarshi , students must be residents of rie, ia ara, rleans, yomin , enesee, Chautauqua, Cattarau us or Alle any counties hey must also be enrolled,

or intend to enroll in a food service or hospitality curriculum at an accredited two or four year school for the fall semester Scholarshi winners are selected on the basis of academic achievement, e erience, recommendations, community involvement, oal ob ectives, and overall interest in the industry or additional information and to download an a lication, visit tasteofbuffalo com he com leted a lication, a current transcri t and re ort card, and two letters of recommendation must be received by uesday, A ril

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The Gowanda Ambulance Service has a blueprint and design proposed for its new building on Aldrich Street and has set up an online fundraising account on to accept donations.

hold its annual un raffle And although donations have been slower than anticipated — less than , has been raised thus far, olk said — it has encouraged the group to work even harder to obtain the fundin “I think it’s made it more ur ent for us to et oin ,” said olk “If anythin

it has s urred us even more ” or those who donate or more to the or ani ation, their name will be ut on a laque in the entryway of the new buildin , said olk o donate to owanda Ambulance, visit ofundme com ambulance buildin fund



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Cooperative Persia leaders seeking high-speed Extension solutions to internet accessibility growing after split By Phil Palen Press Reporter

By Rick Miller County Reporter

ELLICOTTVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County has come a long way in just over a year since it split from a joint operation with Allegany County. Executive Director Suzann Cushman thanked Cattaraugus County lawmakers last week for increasing support for Cooperative Extension in to , , u from , last year. Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County has six employees and dozens of volunteers for programs like 4-H Club, Master Gardeners and the group’s board of directors. The employees run the office, help low-income residents to run their households — including preparing nutritious meals, run 4-H animal and non-animal programs, and support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by helping enroll residents eligible for food stamps. During a Cornell Vegetable Program meeting Feb. 9 at the Cooperative Extension offices in Ellicottville, Cushman said she and the local Cooperative Extension’s board of directors would like the group’s next hire to be a person with a background in agricultural business. Cushman said she has sought to provide information available through Cornell Cooperative Extension to area agricultural producers. Last week’s vegetable meeting is an See Extension, a e

GOWANDA — Is free wireless internet service coming to Persia anytime soon? That was the hope that Councilman John Walgus expressed at the Persia Town Board meeting Feb. 9. A grant through the Appalachian Regional Commission would enable DFT Communications of Fredonia to set up wireless access points on the Persia side of the village of Gowanda to serve Gowanda Central School, the Gowanda Free Library and Persia Town Hall, Walgus said. It is part of a children’s literacy program in which school students use Google Chromebook laptop computers. Wireless internet service is a key part of the program, Walgus said. A fiber o tic cable comin into the village along Route 39 from Fredonia on NYSEG and Verizon poles would provide the service. Walgus did not know how far the wireless signal would emanate from the wireless hot spots but said the service for now would only be available on the Persia side of the village, with possible expansion townwide later. The Collins side of the village is not included in the Appalachian grant. Walgus said he received a letter from statin that the fiber o tic cable, hardware and wireless equipment have been ordered, and workers have begun engineering on the placement of wireless access points. Construction can begin as soon as the equipment arrives. The letter also said that local businesses, groups and associations can purchase advertising space, and the revenue generated can cover the ongoing bandwidth and maintenance costs of the system. A DFT official said they ho e to com lete the project by the end of April. IN OTHER BUSINESS, code enforcement officer Mel Shaw announced new energy guidelines for new construction only, effective Jan. 1.

All new homes and additions are subject to an energy audit involving a pressure test to determine ener y efficiency and degree of heat loss. This does not apply to existing structures, Shaw emphasized. A point system is applied to each home, and points are earned by having energy-saving features such as a highefficiency furnace, insulation, thermal windows and tight-sealing doors. All new homes must attain the minimum number of points. Independent contractors can be hired to conduct the audit, Shaw said. They perform a door pressure test to monitor air movement throughout the house. Shaw also noted that as of Jan. 1 a new state law affects so-called “zombie homes,” those in default on their mortgages. Until now, banks holding liens on these properties could delay costly foreclosure proceedings by paying property taxes to preclude the county from auctioning them off for back taxes due. As a result, owners simply walk away, leaving vacant houses that no one maintained. The new law gives municipalities the right to request a list of every zombie home in their jurisdiction. The list will show who is responsible for upkeep on that property. The law makes the bank responsible by virtue of holding the mortgage on a vacant home even if it has not yet acquired the title. Banks usually use a third-party monitoring system, Shaw said. “They have to mow it; they have to maintain it. If it needs a roof, they have to do it. They have to abide by the codes,” he said. ALSO FEB. 9, the board passed a resolution requesting the Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency to reconsider its decision and support

the Western New York Rail Corridor Project by contributing to the proposed study of the market potential, costs and ublic benefits Walgus spoke about improvements along the Buffalo-to-Jamestown rail corridor and noted the Cattaraugus County agency refused to contribute $5,000 for the proposed study. Municipalities along the rail line have pledged $40,000 of the $60,000 budgeted for the study. Walgus and Councilman Robert Dingman addressed the Buffalo Common Council on Jan. 19 in support of the rail corridor initiative and met with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and other state officials hey also attended a meetin of rie County town officials an and met with Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi to discuss the project.

IN OTHER NEWS: Councilwoman Gloria Tomaszewski attended the latest Gowanda Ambulance board meeting and reported that William Gugino has been chosen as contractor for the new ambulance building on Aldrich Street. The board received a donation of $1,000 by John Walgus and Tom Povhe from the estate of Julius and Anne Szymanski toward the ambulance building fund. ■ The board scheduled a comprehensive plan meeting for 6:30 p.m. onday, eb , at the town board room. ■ Dingman reported that nominations for the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce annual Spirit of owanda awards are due by eb ■

The next regular Persia Town Board meetin is set for m hursday, March 9. It will be preceded by a work session at m at own all, Main St., Gowanda.

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Non-natives face eviction from Seneca Housing By Rick Miller Press Reporter

SALAMANCA — Ten non-Native American residents of the Seneca Nation Housing Authority’s Elderly Complex at 44 Seneca St. have been given until the end of May to vacate their apartments. The decision that non-native residents could not continue to live in the elderly Seneca housing complex came after an audit last year by the Chica o office of the U.S. Department of Housing and rban evelo ment office “ officials informed the ation that having non-native tenants in our Seneca Housing Authority apartments was noncompliant with HUD regulations, and could result in a fine and loss of HUD funding if not addressed,” Phil Pantano, a Seneca Nation spokesman, said Tuesday. Pantano, who spoke with Seneca Nation Housing Authority Chairman Adrian Stevens, said, “After lengthy discussions between the Housing Authority Board and the Nation Council, the Nation decided to give the residents until May 31, 2017, to move, knowing that a loss of important funding was possible.” Stevens met with residents to explain the situation, Pantano said. “The Seneca Nation will be actively working with the city of Salamanca, other housing agencies, and local, state and federal officials to find alternate housin for the approximately 10 residents who will be affected by this mandatory action,” Pantano said. Sources told The Press on Monday the residents were put on notice after Thanksgiving but have not complained publicly for fear of retaliation. Those who have received the notices that their leases will not be renewed range from a woman in her early 90s, who has lived there for nearly 30 years, to a resident in her 70s who has lived there for four years, according to several sources. Mayor Michael Smith said Tuesday he and other city officials are workin very closely with Seneca Nation on the eviction issue. “The city and the Seneca Nation

are on the same side, working against HUD,” he explained. Mayor Smith said the Senecas were facin a ossible fine u to $500,000 because non-Natives were in what HUD considered to be Native American housing. Mayor Smith, who is of Seneca descent, said, “It looks awful for the Nation to throw out the non-Natives.” e said the ative American office in Chica o “is des erately tryin to find alternate housing” for the people being evicted. “It’s almost criminal,” he added. “The best we can hope for is to grandfather these people in.” A relative of one of the non-Native American residents who spoke to The Press said residents had been called down to the office to si n a ers statin that they had been informed their leases Photo by Kellen M. Quigley would not be renewed and that they must Non-natives are facing eviction from Seneca Nation Housing Authority Elderly Housing Complex vacate their apartment by May. on Seneca Street off Wildwood Avenue. “The leases will not be extended at this point,” said the woman, who asked not to be identified “It’s so unfair” they are being asked to leave because they are not Native American, she said. The woman said the Seneca Nation Housing Authority was working to help the residents find other housin ost of the available housing on the list was outside of Salamanca and Cattaraugus County, she said. Cattaraugus County Legislator David Koch of Salamanca has been looking into the matter since his mother-in-law, who has lived at the Seneca Housing Authority Elderly Complex for four years, received the notice in late November. Twelve residents originally received the notices, Koch said, but two of those people no longer live there. Koch said the elderly housing facility has been rented to Senecas and non-Native Americans since it opened in 1981. A Jan. 7, 1981, story on the groundbreaking in the Salamanca RepublicanPress quoted then Seneca Housing Authority Director Lucille White as saying both Indians and non-Indians were See Eviction, Page 21




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Presidents’ Day is indeed a time to remember. Until 1971, both Feb. 12 and Feb. 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, respectively. In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, Presidents’ Day, to be observed on the third Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America. The U.S. presidency is one of the most prominent threads which run through the tapestry of the government. The powers of the role of the president are set forth in the Constitution of the United States. Historically, it seems that the presidency seems to set a tone for the other branches of government. In reality, the president is head of America’s executive branch. The Congress heads America’s legislative branch and the Supreme Court heads the judiciary. As we know, the United States President is not the government of the U.S. — the government “is of the people, by the people and for the people.” The presidential role includes that of head of state, chief executive, commander-in-chief, chief law and budget planner and chief diplomat. The powers of the presidency are extraordinary and necessarily great, and great presidents treat them sparingly. A sensibility of this, and not the degree of this power, is the source of presidential dignity. It depends entirely upon character, self-discipline and an understanding of the fundamental principles that underlie not only the republic, but life itself. residents’ ay was first established as a day to reco ni e and honor the birthday of Washington and Lincoln. It was See Presidents, Page 20

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Perrysburg board talks construction energy rules By Phil Palen Press Reporter

PERRYSBURG — New laws concernin ener y efficiency requirements for new construction and “ ombie homes” in default on mort a e loans were outlined by el Shaw, errysbur code enforcement officer, at the eb town board meetin Shaw said he has a co y of model onin codes for solar ower installations and that the town currently has a si month moratorium on commercial solar ower construction while the town board develo s new onin rules Additional information on the new laws can be found on a e , as Shaw also serves as code enforcement officer for the town of ersia and e lained the im act on town residents at ersia’s town board meetin Councilwoman ennifer abolt said the town’s onin and lannin board has requested three ublic question and answer sessions for this year, to take lace on the third onday in ebruary, une and Se tember at m in the town board room he town board voted unanimously to hold these ublic meetin s i hway Su erintendent aniel Stan said the sewer de artment s ent most of a day chan in a lift um on the oute sewer line he um a arently became ammed with dis osable wi es that came from a state rou home hey assed throu h a rinder but collected a ain at the um Stan said a re ort is bein re ared

CAMP lauds memorial decision By Rick Miller County Reporter

I A It’s been a little over two years since the rou Citi ens Advocatin emorial reservation offered to hel save the Civil ar emorial and istoric uildin he buildin located at the corner of Court and Seventh streets, across from the Cattarau us County Center has been condemned by ew ork state


for the state a ency involved to review Clerk amara tley collected , in fees in anuary he town’s share was She collected , , in ro erty ta es in anuary he town clerk’s office will be closed onday, eb for residents’ ay own ustice ori ankert closed vehicle and traffic cases, enal law cases and one animal control case in anuary A total of , in court fines and surchar es was collected, distributed as follows town, , state, and county, minus Animal Control fficer athleen a ner icked u si stray do s in anuary hree were claimed by their owners, two were taken to the S CA and one remains in a ner’s kennel A resident re orted that two stray do s killed several of his chickens he do s’ owner then ut u an invisible fence to kee the do s in his yard ater, it was learned that a resident of rchard ark, who had been kee in chickens in violation of that villa e’s onin codes, heard about the de redations committed in errysbur and donated four chickens and a rooster to the a rieved arty IN OTHER BUSINESS, the board heard a reminder from Assessor onnie ae Strickland that e em tion renewal a lications for the nhanced S A ro ram are due by arch he ne t re ular errysbur own oard meetin is onday, arch , at m at own all, eck ill oad, oute

aint and laster have o ed off the walls and onto the tiled floor here is asbestos in some of the buildin materials et C A sees only the memorial that was dedicated in Se tember to the soldiers who fou ht and died in the Civil ar, many of whom were members of the e iment, the “ ardtack e iment,” made u of mostly volunteers from Cattarau us County See Memorial, a e


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CATTARAUGUS — Marie Ashley, 95, of Cattaraugus, entered into rest Wednesday (Feb. 8, 2017). She was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Dayton, a daughter of the late Emil and Mary Winner Erhart. Marie was a member of the Cattaraugus United Methodist Church and women’s rou Cattarau us fireman’s woman’s unit; and 4-H Club, where she was a leader. She will be remembered for her baking, sewing, crocheting, painting and especially her cream puffs and lemon meringue pie. She was the cherished mother to Catherine (Kenneth) Feldman; grandmother to Sally (David) Pellnat, Cindy Edwards, Barbara Feldman, Donald Clark and Charles Feldman; greatgrandmother to Josh, Laura, Hatsuki,

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Avalyn and Alexis; and sister to Emil Jr. (Joe) Erhart and Edna Booth. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the loving wife to the late Eugene. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Clark Eckert; a brother, Robert Erhart; and two sisters, Ruth Erhart and Margaret Cooper. Relatives and friends visited Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel, 55 S. Main St., Cattaraugus. A funeral service followed. Spring burial will be in Liberty Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cattaraugus Ambulance or Cattaraugus Library. Online condolences may be made at

Presentation on Civil War stories coming to Lucy Bensley Center

SPRINGVILLE — The Western New York Civil War Society, in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center, will host a presentation later this month on interesting anecdotes and facts of the Civil War. The Echoes Through Time Learning Center will give the presentation, which will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. It’s part of a monthly series hosted by The Western New York Civil War Society, with presentations held the last Wednesday of each month. The Lucy Bensley Center is located at 23 N. Buffalo St. “We invite the public to come down and learn some interesting facts and trivia — some serious and some fun — tied in with personal anecdotes from the ones who lived it,” said Tom

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Place, curator at Echoes Through Time. “Stop down and learn something you didn’t pick up in your high school history book.” Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Place at 957-2740.

St. Joseph’s to hold pancake breakfast GOWANDA — The 2017 confirmation class and the Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 in the St. Joseph's Church hall. The hall is located at 26 Erie Ave.

William A. Westerbeck

CATTARAUGUS — William A. Westerbeck, 87, of Cattaraugus, passed peacefully in his sleep Friday (Feb. 10, 2017). He was born Sept. 10, 1929 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Mr. Westerbeck was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Japan and Guam. He retired as international purchasing manager at Northrup-Grumman of Indianapolis. He was co-founder of

the Cumberland Woodturners and was a skilled woodworker. He is survived by his loving wife, acqueline Swanson esterbeck five children; nine grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. Memorials may be made to Wags and Whiskers of Crossville, Tenn. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., in Little Valley.

Sen. Young announces Earth Day poster contest

to learn more about the world and our ALBANY — State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, has announced the kick- natural environment,” she said. “The ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ slogan off of the 2017 New York State Senate shouldn’t be for one day, Earth Day Poster Contest. but a lifestyle we all strive Students in grades kinderto fulfill every day ” garten through sixth can celThe winning poster is ebrate and honor Earth Day, displayed on Young’s webwhich occurs on Saturday, site and in the Well of the April 22, by creating posters e islative ffice uildin that encourage awareness of in Albany. All participants environmental issues. This receive a certificate of year’s theme is “Reduce, appreciation. Submissions Reuse, Recycle.” must be uploaded through “Earth Day is an the link on Young’s webimportant reminder that site,, we all must do our part to by March 24. preserve our state’s natural The Senate’s contest wonders. Our lakes, rivers, Sen. Catharine Young aims to educate students forests and state parks are about the importance of recycling, and how treasures, and our community is blessed to use creative solutions to address ecologiwith beautiful vistas that cannot be preserved for the future without a collective cal problems that may arise in the future. Projects should be creative and convey the effort. I always say we live in the most student’s commitment to improving the beautiful part of New York state, and environment and the planet. Earth Day is a wonderful way for us to he first arth ay was celebrated in give back,” Young said. 1970, and since that time over 20 million “Each year the students who particiAmericans have participated, improving pate demonstrate tremendous creativity, the quality of air and water. In addition, as well as a keen understanding of the landmark legislation has been enacted important environmental impact we all in support of this mission, including the have on the globe. I look forward to Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and seeing this year’s submissions, and I encourage all our local students take part the Endangered Species Act.

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Sen. Young honored by youth bureaus ALBANY — The Association of New York State Youth Bureaus, representing more than 200 bureaus and youth boards and 1.5 million children, resented its first eadership in Public Policy award to State Sen. Catharine Young, recognizing her support for youth bureaus and young people. During the association’s annual Albany advocacy day on Thursday, the group paused in its training to honor Young’s “commitment to furthering youth development and fostering good public policy that allows young people to reach their full potential.” The award was presented by Dr. Anthony Evans of Portville, state board president and executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, and the association’s executive director, Jackie Negri. “As our senator and longtime friend, Cathy Young is one who

truly cares about the children and youth not only of her district but of our state,” Evans says. “She is one who honestly believes that our youth bureau system is indeed the cornerstone of youth development and delinquency prevention in New York state, and for that and her representation we are grateful.” Young, R-Olean, says youth bureaus across the state “empower young people to succeed by providing comprehensive programming that instills valuable leadership skills.” She adds, “The best way to foster lifelong success is through education and enrichment that begins at an early age and continues through adolescence. The end product is strong, civic-minded young people who are prepared to overcome any obstacles ahead of them.” The Cattaraugus County Youth

Bureau works with the county and state ffice of Children and Family Services to help organize an array of Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention Programs, from Special Olympics to the Cattaraugus County Mental Health Association’s Camp New Horizons, BOCES’ Government for Youth Program, St. Bonaventure’s Social Action Program, Olean Youth Leaders In Action, Salamanca Youth to Youth, Olean YMCA Teen & Tutoring Center, Parents As Teachers and Youth Court. The bureau also sponsors and facilitates the weekly Youth Citizenship Award, in which outstanding high school seniors are noted for their leadership and community service as well as academic and extracurricular achievements. Each week, a student selected for the award is featured in The Salamanca Press.

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Jackie Negri (left), executive director of the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus, and the association’s board president, Dr. Anthony Evans (right), executive director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, presented state Sen. Catharine Young with the organization’s inaugural Leadership in Public Policy award this week.



POLICE REPORTS ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ■ NORTH COLLINS — Deputies responded Feb. 1 to the report of a two-car crash at Langford and New Oregon Road. One of the drivers was transported to Lake Shore Hospital with chest pains. The driver of the second vehicle was cited for failure to yield the right of way. No further information was provided. ■ COLLINS — Joseph Blair, 23, of Fredonia, was charged Feb. 1 with thirddegree aggravated unlicensed operation and an equipment violation after being stopped by deputies on Route 62 for an equipment violation. A DMV check showed Blair had a suspended driver’s license. He was released to appear in court at a later date. ■ BRANT — Mahogany Lemon, 21, of Buffalo was charged Feb. 4 with driving while intoxicated, failure to keep ri ht, failure to maintain a lane of traffic, unlicensed operation and no proof of insurance after being stopped by deputies on Southwestern Boulevard for lane violations. A DMV check showed Lemon to have an expired license. Lemon exhibited si ns of into ication, failed field sobriety tests and consented to a breath test, which resulted in a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent. Lemon was released to a sober third party to appear in court at a later date. ■ BRANT — Deputies responded Feb. 4 to the report of a single-car crash on Erie Road involving a car going into a ditch. The three occupants of the vehicle were transported to Lake Shore Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No further information was provided. ■ GOWANDA — Jason Ovitt, 31, of Springville, was arrested Feb. 6 on Park Street on an outstanding warrant from the Gowanda Police Department. Ovitt was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending his appearance in court. ■ I I oshua hilli s, , of Irving, was arrested Feb. 7 at an Erie Road address on an outstanding burglary and petit larceny warrant

from the West Seneca Police Department. Phillips was turned over to West Seneca officers. ■ NORTH COLLINS — Jamie Jensen, 21, of North Collins, was charged with petit larceny Feb. 6 after deputies received a report of a larceny complaint from the business owner of Piz-A-Italia. The owner reported an employee was the suspect in the theft. Jensen was transported to Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $250 bail or pending Jensen’s next court appearance in North Collins Town Court. ■ IRVING — Keith Redeye, 32, of Perrysburg, was charged Feb. 9 with aggravated unlicensed operation after being sto ed on oute for an uns ecified traffic offense A check showed Redeye was driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was released to appear in court at a later date. ■ IRVING — Geraldine Snow, 22, of Brant, was arrested Feb. 10 on Milestrip Road on an outstanding warrant. Snow was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending her next court appearance. ■ BRANT — Jody Gulczynski, 41, of Angola, was charged Feb. 11 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, no proof of insurance and an equipment violation for obstructed view after being stopped on Route 5. A DMV check showed Gulczynski had a suspended driver’s license. Gulczynski was released to appear in court at a later date; the vehicle Gulczynski was driving was towed. ■ EVANS — Courtney Nash, 30, of Orchard Park, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath test and failure to maintain a lane of traffic Feb. 12 after being stopped by deputies on Herr Road. Nash exhibited signs of intoxication, failed road side tests and refused to take a breathalyzer. Nash was transported to Erie County Holding Center pending an appearance in Evans Town Court.

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Gallivan touts Senate bill for STAR delay compensation

State Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R, Elma, joined his Senate colleagues Monday in approving legislation to compensate property taxpayers who are owed money by the state after last year’s changes to the School Tax Relief — or STAR — program. The bill, co-sponsored by Gallivan, enables taxpayers who have applied for STAR but who do not receive accurate reimbursement payments from the state in a timely fashion to be paid interest for each day their check is late. “Delays in issuing checks through the STAR program are unacceptable and have left far too many homeowners frustrated,” Gallivan said. “The state and the Department of Taxation and Finance must work to correct these delays as soon as possible and ensure that hardworking taxpayers receive the rebate they are due.” Since its enactment, the original STAR program has provided almost $60 billion in property tax relief to eligible homeowners, according to Gallivan. This year alone, total STAR benefits to eli ible reci ients are estimated to be almost $3.4 billion. Last year’s budget changed the current STAR program by phasing out direct payments to school districts on behalf of eligible homeowners and converting STAR exemptions into a refundable property tax credit for new homeowners. The conversion applied to people who purchased their primary residence after the 2015 STAR application deadline

or did not apply for the exemption by the 2015 STAR application deadline. The credit was paid in the form of checks that were supposed to have arrived in the mail by Sept. 30. However, multiple reports and many constituent complaints indicate that numerous checks arrived late or with the wrong amount of money. The Senate estimates the avera e basic S A benefit is er eligible homeowner and the average senior S A benefit is , , and many property owners need that money to pay their taxes on time, Gallivan said. This legislation would require STAR checks to be postmarked by Sept. 15 to allow taxpayers adequate time to pay their school tax bills and require added interest for any late payment penalty imposed by a school district plus interest of 3 percent annually for checks postmarked after Sept. 15. The bill has been sent to the Assembly.

Seuss celebration set

CATTARAUGUS — The Cattaraugus Free Library will host its annual Dr. Seuss birthday party at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at 21 Main St. The public is invited to attend the free event, which will feature cupcakes, games, reading and prizes. For more information, call the library at 257-9500.


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Theater from Page 1 through a completed lobby, which is like walking into a palace.” During the fundraiser, dinner patrons “In a very short amount of time, you will also experience authentic 1920s get really excited and then the realmusic in the theater, which itself was ity hits you because, yes, this is ‘free’ constructed in the mid-1920s. Music money but there are matching funds,” will be provided by the Jazzbugs, a jazz said Deb Harris, Hollywood Theater band rich in tradition of the ‘20s and grant and project administrator. “We have to bump up our game and do more ‘30s Buffalo songwriters such as Jack Yellen and Harold Arlen. fundraisers.” Dr. Jazz, also known as Brian Bauer, The theater announced it will host has led retro bands for many years — a Roaring ‘20s fundraiser from 7 to 9 from the le endary Skiffle and m Saturday, arch as the first to the Ukulele Ladies to the current fundraiser since the grant funding was Jazzbugs lineup — and has played with announced. The event will be catered Leon Redbone, Bonnie Raitt, John by The Mustardseed Restaurant and Hammond Jr. and several others. An there will be a cash bar courtesy of the interesting side note is that Dr. Jazz has South Dayton Hotel. a direct Hollywood Theater connection “Everybody enjoys getting dressed up and having a good dinner and seeing through Harris, who spent several years where are at at the theater,” said Harris. playing with Dr. Jazz as a ukelele lady. “ his is the first time they are seein a HARRIS EXPLAINED the $498,750 completed lobby. Last year, the ceiling grant the theater received before Christand the dome had been done and everymas will help fund a $665,000 project body was really excited and impressed that involves electrical work, upgrades by that. to the theater’s curtains, some of the “This year, they’ll be able to come

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seating and other upgrades. The $324,000 grant, which was announced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul during her stop at the theater in midJanuary, will go toward a $360,000 project that includes exterior brick and paint work and also overlaps some work in the aforementioned project. he final rant, which was also an nounced the same day, is $150,000 and will go toward a $160,000 project to improve the theater’s marquee. “It’s like the trifecta of grants — who would have guessed?” said Harris. “You get three of them (to apply for), you work on them for months, you get them out of here and hope maybe, just maybe, you get one of them. We received all three.” Fundraisers like the Roaring ‘20s

event raises money, obviously, but also allows guests to see the inside of the theater while in attendance. The theater also benefits from the ollywood a pening in early June. “The board has been working to make a capital campaign,” said Harris. “We are making that in the course of the next year and will be releasing that to the public.” The Roaring ‘20s fundraiser also has prizes available to those couples who choose to dress in 1920s garb. Tickets are $35 or $65 per couple and are presale only. Tickets can be purchased at McCormack’s Hardware, Brenda at Community ank, utfitters and theater board members.

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Holiday Helping Hands 2016 a team effort

Donation goes swimmingly

GOWANDA — Gifts were provided for 331 children in Gowanda’s school district, and Christmas dinner was provided to 121 families, as part of the 2016 Holiday Helping Hands program. Two major contributors, the employees of the Gowanda Corrections Facility and of the Gowanda Central School District, donated many ifts and si nificant financial support, according to the Gowanda Lions Club, which put on the fundraiser alongside the Gowanda Police Department. Additional financial su ort was provided by numerous other clubs and companies. There were also many donations from individuals. Gowanda Ford conducted a successful “Fill the Pickup” drive

Gowanda grapplers to host breakfast

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The Gowanda United Torch Fund recently made a $500 donation to the Gowanda Learn-to-Swim program. Accepting the donation were Stephanena Kysor (from left), director of the program, and lifeguard Abbey Wittenbrook. Presenting the donation was Peter Palmer, president of Gowanda United Torch Fund.

Area historical society appeals for volunteers

COLLINS — The Collins Regional Historical Society is appealing to local businesses and citizens to donate or volunteer for one of its 2017 fundraisers.

This year’s events include the Mother’s Day Craft Fair, May 6; Car show and picnic, July 22; Trash & Treasure, date to be set later; Halloween party, Oct. 29; and Thanksgiving

dessert sale, Nov. 21. All funds raised stay in the community. The group can be found on Facebook at Collins Regional Historical Society or at

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that provided many toys and food donations. Additionally, Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gowanda Harley-Davidson, Community Bank, Shop N Save, Gowanda Moose and Gowanda Library collected toy donations at their locations. St, Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church once again allowed the use of its former school building, and the town of Collins provided use of the Painter Center to house the programs safely. Dan Stroud volunteered to pick up the food for the dinner boxes and helped to unload and organize the boxes. Many other volunteers manned the toy distribution location and helped to load and deliver dinner boxes.

GOWANDA — The varsity and junior varsity wrestling teams will hold a pancake breakfast and Chinese auction from 8:30 to 11 a.m. March 5 at the Gowanda Central School cafeteria. The cost of a breakfast is $5, proceeds from which will support the wrestlers’ goal of attending a summer camp. Presale tickets can be purchased from any wrestler.

There will also be youth wrestling NYWAY tourney going on during the the breakfast. Members of the Gowanda Panthers wrestling team are looking to attend a training camp this summer at Edinboro (Pa.) College. The camp will be held from June 25 to 29. This camp is designed for serious wrestling teams looking to broaden their wrestling skills.


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Collins Center Seniors News COLLINS CENTER — The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Feb. 27 at the Gowanda American Legion, with a potluck lunch at noon to be followed by a short meeting and election of officers Kathy Young was nominated for president and Rusty Pound was nominated for treasurer at the January meeting. Seats are available for a Feb. 28 trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino. The motorcoach will depart at 8 a.m. from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda. Payment is due. On March 21 the group will return to the casino for a Customer Appreciation Day. Payment is due by Feb. 27. Seats are available March 31 for coffee and donuts at Kleinhans Music Hall, followed by a performance of “Midtown Men.” Lunch will follow at 716 Restaurant, and the group will stop at Parkside Candies before heading home. A deposit is required to hold a seat, and final payment is due. Then it’s back to the casino April 18 for The Crystals. Participants can enjoy hits such as “Then He Kissed Me,” “Uptown” and “He’s a Rebel,” along with other hits from the 1960s. The package includes the show, slot dollars and lunch. Seats are available April 30 for a trip to Shea’s Performing Arts Center for an afternoon

rendition of “Cabaret.” Prior to the show the group will enjoy a sit-down lunch at the Pan American Grill and Brewery at the Hotel Lafayette. A deposit is required to hold a seat, and final ayment is due Seats are available for a trip May 5 to 12 to Savannah, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C. The group will stay at top-quality hotels within walking distances of activities in each of the cities. Payment is due by March 15. On June 6, the group will attend “America’s Sweethearts,” a USO show and buffet luncheon at the National Warplane useum in eneseo he first stop of the day will be Patriots and Heroes Park. “America’s Sweethearts” will be a presentation of the music of the 1930s and 1940s. On June 21, the group will be off to the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., for a “Golden Girls”-style comedy called “Sex Please We’re Sixty” and a family-style lunch. On the way home the group will stop for a sweet treat at Connie’s Ice Cream and Southshore Winery. For additional information visit collinscenter or contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Checks can be made payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.


New children’s book penned by local author Heichberger Local award-winning author Dr. Robert Heichberger has tried to capture the warmth of children and the charm of animals in a new children’s book, “We Will Be Friends Forever.” The story takes place in a somewhat rural area nearing the twilight hour. It was inspired by the author’s two granddaughters and is based upon a true, recent event. This story depicts the bond of friendship that can be developed between a pony and the young girls and their

entire family. The story shows how friendships can develop in all forms and at any age between people and their fondness for nature’s animals, the author says. The new book, published by Authorhouse, will reportedly hit the shelves “very soon.” It will be available in most book stores and on Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Gowanda 4th-grade honor rolls announced

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Elementary School has announced its fourth-grade honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year. Students named to the honor and merit rolls are: High Honor Roll ■ Jillian Gernatt, Lauren Kelly, Tessa Kohn.

Honor Roll ■ Waylon Bifaro, Gracie Breedlove, Chase Dakin, Caitlyn Gangi, Alyssa Golden, Sarah Kielar,

Danielle Krajewski, Robert Mingle, Wintersky Rivera, Brayden Smith, Demetra Spire, Ezra Wheeler, Bruce Williams, Conner Wilson.

Merit Roll ■ Chase Bolen, Holland Browning, Owen arner, ose h orenflo, lake erman, oney Huff, Madden Lay, Kaitlyn Magee, Seamus Matwijow, Connor Ribblett, Logan Ruff, Alyssa Ruzycki, Keaton Seneca, Sydney Smith, Ha’tsihgahdo:d Stevens, William Szalay, Natalee Vecchio, Dominick Whalen.



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Gowanda’s Poff headed to Albany SALAMANCA — Gowanda senior David Poff is going to Albany. Poff, a No. 2 seed in the Section iv wrestlin state qualifier, went 3-0 Saturday including a 5-3 decision against No. 1 seed Zach Braddell of Tonawanda in the 120-pound division. Poff (44-3) also earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler award at the Section 6 Class D tournament a week earlier in Cattaraugus. Champions in the tournament at the Seneca Nation’s Allegany Community Center automatically qualify for the NYSPHSAA championships Feb. 24-25 in Albany. Senior 220-pounder Charlie Valone placed second for the Panthers, falling to No. 1 seed Jordan McLaughlin by pin in 5:33. A third seed, Valone earned the spot in the finals by innin e ew’s att Eldridge, the second seed, in the semifinals Eighth grader David Ball placed fifth at ounds, innin e pew’s Michael Alberti in 4:44. Championship Finals 126: Nick Kozlowski (Portville) 11-6 Johnny Putney (East Aurora) 132: Hector Colom (Fredonia) 2:35 Zach Brown (Newfane) 138: Billy Seiders (Dunkirk) 3-2 Phil Calandra (Depew) 145: Dylan Ingrao (Falconer) 10-2 major Katrell Jackson (Cheektowaga) 152: Dan Torres (Falconer) 13-3 Giuseppe Hoose (Southwestern) 160: Cameron Page (Falconer) 6-0 Sawyer Overhoff (Eden) 170: Trevor Micek (Maple Grove) 5-4 Eric Bartnik (Cheektowaga) 182: Zak Trim (Maple Grove) 2-1 Corey Keefe (Falconer)

195: Tyler Smith (Pioneer) 5-3 Mike Rigerman (Pioneer) 220: Jordan McLaughlin (Olean) 5:33 Charlie Valone (Gowanda) 285: Laith Alsous (Lew-Port) 4:09 Nick Jones (Dunkirk) 99: Mike Evans (Springville) 4-1 Carson Alberti (Depew) 106: Doug Ciszak (Pioneer) 8-5 Ryan Nugent (Newfane) 113: Dalton Gardner (Fredonia) 1-0 Shane Hetrick (Maple Grove) 120: David Poff (Gowanda) 5-3 Zach Braddell (Tonawanda) Third-Place Finals 99: Andrew Lucinski (Newfane) 3-2 Zachary Russell (Pioneer) 106: Nick Bierfeldt (Olean) :37 Brendon Rowe (Chautauqua Lake) 113: Colby Petrie (Medina) 8-1 Tyler Le (Cheektowaga 120: Jimmy Kramer (Falconer) 6-1 A.J. Putt (Maple Grove) 126: Giovani Russo (Fredonia) 2-1 Brent Bachman (Roy-Hart) 132: Preston Flugel (Albion) 4-3 Nick Saeger (Falconer) 138: Caleb Riordan (Pioneer) 1:34 Alex Handley (Alden) 145: Johnathan Fiebelkorn (Akron) 3-1 Bryce Rowe (Chautauqua Lake) 152: Icar Simon (Olean) injury default Blake Aina (Albion) 160: Cody Fouts (Lew-Port) 9-0 major Matthew Roblee (Pioneer) 170: Jacob Sarow (Akron) 11-7 Robbie Penhollow (Falconer) 182: Ian Baker (Springville) 2:01 Matt Waugh (Portville) 195: Marshall Johnson (Randolph) 5:37 Nick Costanzo (Maryvale) 220: Matt Eldridge (Depew) 7-0 Chris Carter (Pioneer) 285: Kiar Parker (Cheektowaga) 8-5 Nick Becker (Randolph)

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Gowanda’s David Poff works against Maple Grove’s A.J. Putt in a 120-pound semifinal in Salamanca on Feb. 11.

Gowanda sports report By Mark Benton

Sports Correspondent

The Gowanda High School varsity boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker at Randolph on Feb. 6 by the score of 53-50. The setback prevented the Panthers from having any chance of defending their conference championship from a year ago. However, Gowanda did bounce back three nights later with a thrilling 52-51 overtime win at home against Salamanca (see story, page 17). ■ Rachel Rebmann from Collins is a basketball cheerleader for the men’s and women’s teams at St. Bonaventure University. She has cheered all four years while attending St. Bona’s. Rachel has also been the team captain for the past three seasons. She is the

daughter of John and Debi Rebmann. ■ ormer Collins resident and Gowanda Central School graduate Tim Geiger has just completed his 40th consecutive year of competitive long distance running. Geiger, who now lives in Fredonia, has won many medals and ribbons in his age group while participating throughout Western New York. Miraculously, Geiger has done all of this while under oin five se arate ace maker operations. ■ Now that the Gowanda High School wrestling season is coming to a close, a story of one of the all-time greatest wrestlers in school history emerges. As students were walking to the gym for basketball tryouts in See Report, a e


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Gowanda boys beat Salamanca in overtime thriller GOWANDA — For once, an overtime didn’t go the way of the Salamanca boys basketball team. Gowanda erased a 14-point Salamanca lead Thursday night, Feb. 9, holding the Warriors to three fourth-quarter points to force overtime at 47-47. Both teams missed the front end of one-andone free throws at the end of regulation. Gowanda’s Jarmani Benton tipped in the winning basket with See video of the game’s four seconds final seconds online, left in OT for a 52-51 Panthers win. enton finished with oints and ate Brawdy scored 13 for the Panthers (10, who aven ed a loss at Salamanca last month. Salamanca’s Zeus Enriquez (11 points, 13 rebounds) and Hercules Rasha (19 points, 12 rebounds) each posted a double-double and Mike Collins added

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11 points and six assists. Coach Adam Bennett’s Warriors (14-5) had won their first four overtime ames of the season including three in CCAA East I play. “They’re a good team,” Bennett said. “We played tough defense, but when you play against a 2-3 zone you’ve got to be able to shoot from the outside. We just didn’t execute when we had to. It’s a good game to learn from.” Portville 63, Gowanda 55 I ortville trailed after the first quarter, but rallied to tie it by halftime and take the win in the second half on Monday, Feb. 13. Jaeden Harris led the way with 20 points, followed closely by Colin Kloc’s oints, five rebounds and three assists. Ronnie Lott chipped in seven points and nine rebounds, and Donovan Gayton posted a team-high seven assists. Matt Kruszka had a game-high 25 oints for owanda , AT GOWANDA Salamanca (51) Sherlock 2 3-3 7, Collins 4 2-2 11, DeKay 1 1-1 3, McClure 0 0-2 0, Rasha 8 3-5 19, Enriquez 5 0-0 11. Totals: 20 9-13 51. Gowanda (52) Rosier 1 0-0 3, Kruszka 1 0-0 2, Brawdy 6 0-3 13, Benton 12 1-2 26, Dodolek 2 0-1 4, Lindgren 1 0-0 3, R. John 0 1-2 1. Totals: 23 2-8 52. Salamanca 16 31 44 47 51 Gowanda 15 22 30 47 52 Three-point goals: Salamanca 2 (Collins, Enriquez); Gowanda 4 (Rosier, Brawdy, Benton, Lindgren). Total fouls: Salamanca 15, Gowanda 15. Fouled out: Kruszka (G). AT PORTVILLE Gowanda (55) Kruszka 9 4-6 25, Macleod 1 0-0 2, Brawdy 4 2-2 12, Jensen 2 0-0 4, Lindgren 3 1-5 7, Rosier 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 7-15 55. Portville (63) C. Kloc 6 5-9 17, Tobola 0 2-2 2, Gayton 2 1-2 5, Harris 8 2-2 20, Stein 2 2-2 7, Lott 3 1-3 7, Watson 2 0-0 5. Totals: 23 13-20 63. Gowanda 12 28 40 55 Portville 06 28 50 63 Three-point goals: Gowanda 6 (Kruszka 3, Brawdy 2, Jensen); Portville 4 (Harris 2, Stein, Watson). Total fouls: Gowanda 18, Portville 16. Fouled out: Brawdy (G) JV: Portville, 63-44.

Press photos by Jason Riley

(Above) Gowanda’s Nate Brawdy, who scored 13 points for the Panthers, moves around a Salamanca defender in Gowanda’s 52-51 overtime win on Feb. 9. (Right) Gowanda’s Jarmani Benton shoots during the Panthers’ game against Salamanca. Benton tipped in the winning basket with four seconds left in overtime in the win. For video of the winning shot, visit



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Gowanda girls beat Salamanca, lose to Portville SALAMANCA — Salamanca’s girls basketball team had its best offensive game in nearly two months (since scoring 56 points against North Collins) by hitting eight 3-pointers, but the Warriors couldn’t keep up with Gowanda Friday night. Gowanda took control in a 20-8 second quarter and rolled to a 65-43 CCAA East I win on Feb. 10. Paige Gable scored 23 points and Alexis Hawkins had 21, to lead the Panthers (4-15, 3-6). Salamanca (2-16, 0-9) was led by Dessa Dowdy’s 13 points, and Caryn Miller’s 10. Amber McGonigle grabbed 10 rebounds for Salamanca, which made eight 3-pointers. Portville 70, Gowanda 41 PORTVILLE — Karly Welty recorded oints, five assists and seven rebounds to lead Portville (14-5) to its fourthstraight win on Monday, Feb. 13. Sydney Colligan and Morgan Schoonover added 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Panthers, who swept the season series with Gowanda. Bryn

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Milne chipped in 11 rebounds and Kelsey hom son five assists For Gowanda (4-16), Alexis Hawkins (6 rebounds) had 14 points and Miya Scanlan 13 points. AT SALAMANCA Gowanda (65) Zimmerman 2 0-0 4, Hawkins 9 3-6 21, Stang 1 2-3 4, Scanlan 4 3-5 11, Kota 1 0-0 2, Gable 10 3-4 23. Totals: 27 11-18 65. Salamanca (43) Sherwood 1 1-2 4, Miller 4 2-2 10, Martin 1 0-0 2, McGonigle 0 1-2 1, Gross 2 1-2 7, Brown 2 0-0 6, Dowdy 5 0-2 13. Totals: 15 5-10 43. Gowanda 11 31 48 65 Salamanca 13 21 38 43 Three-point goals: Gowanda 0; Salamanca 8 (Sherwood, Gross 2, Brown 2, Dowdy 3). Total fouls: Gowanda 9, Salamanca 15. Fouled out: Miller (S). JV: Salamanca won. AT PORTVILLE Gowanda (41) Zimmerman 1 0-0 2, Alexis Hawkins 4 6-7 14, Stang 3 0-0 6, Miya Scanlan 4 4-7 13, Kota 1 0-0 2, Gable 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15 10-14 41. Portville (70) Domster 2 0-0 4, Milne 3 0-0 6, Aloi 2 0-0 5, Howard 0 0-2 0, Welty 2 5-5 13, Schoonover 4 0-0 10, Thompson 4 0-0 8, Nuffer 1 0-0 2, Munson 1 0-0 2, Colligan 5 0-0 12, Dunn 4 0-1 8. Totals: 31 2-5 70. Gowanda 12 20 35 41 Portville 15 39 58 70 Three-point goals: Gowanda 1 (Scanlan); Portville 6 (Alio, Welty, Schoonover 2, Colligan 2). Totals fouls: Gowanda 12, Portville 17. Fouled out: None. JV: Portville won.

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Gowanda’s Alexis Hawkins (15) leaps to defend against Salamanca’s Zoe Gross (14).

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Salamanca’s Amber McGonigle (12) and Gowanda’s Megan Stang (25) leap for a rebound in a girls basketball game Friday in Salamanca.

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The history of Gowanda basketball By Mark Benton

Sports Correspondent

The Gowanda High School varsity boys’ basketball team was coming off their first winning season in 12 years when the players reported for tryouts in November of 1983. And with three starters Tim Boswell, Doug Schindler and Shawn Van Slyke — plus top reserve Seth Halftown Jr. — all returning from the 13-7 team, the Panthers were ready to make a run at their first league championship since the late 1940s. To round out the roster, Mike Miller came up from the junior varsity team and would be the fifth starter. Gowanda also had two other very good guards, Mark McHale and Jim Hassett Jr., that would be counted on to come off the bench and play an important role. On the front line, Greg Parkin, Curtis Archer and Doug Lay would spell the other big men especially when they accumulated too many fouls. Gowanda began the season will four lopsided wins in non-league play. However, they were defeated by a topranked Bishop Walsh squad from Olean in the first round of the Cattaraugus County Basketball Officials Tournament at St. Bonaventure University. Report from Page 16 the late 1950s, Gowanda head wrestling Coach Ernie Bareham called out to a scrawny freshman by the name of Lyle “Sarge” Boss. Bareham, who had developed a Section VI powerhouse in the sport at GCS over the past four years, needed a few wrestlers to compete in the lower weight classes and made a last ditch effort to recruit Boss. As an underweight and undersize freshman, Boss quickly realized that he would most likely not make the basketball team and took Bareham up on his offer. After going through a learning experience in his first year, oss became a

The Blue and White bounced back in the consolation game and defeated Pioneer for third place. Pioneer was a very good team but later lost to Dunkirk in the Class B, Section VI championship game played at Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium. Long-time rival Fredonia invaded Gowanda to open league play during the first week in January and left disappointed with a loss. Gowanda then defeated Southwestern but lost at Olean by one point. The fourth game of league play brought Dunkirk, the No. 1 ranked small school into Gowanda. And if the Panthers were to make a run at the league title, this was a must win. However, the Marauders showed their superiority and were leading by eight points with 2:38 to play. The home team then changed to a halfcourt trap defense and outscored Dunkirk 13-2 over the final few minutes to pull out the victory. The Panthers then lost at Salamanca in a slowdown game and finished the first half of their league schedule with a record of 3-2. What happened next became school history. Gowanda, the smallest school in regards to enrollment, reeled off five straight victories and won the CCIAC repeat Section VI wrestling champion. Bareham later stated that Boss was one of the best wrestlers that he had ever coached. In fact, the coach surmised that if New York State had a championshi meet the first ew ork State meet took place the year after Boss graduated) that the “Sarge” would have been owanda’s first ever state champion. ■ Gowanda Recreation will not be holding their co-ed basketball or roller skating programs during the week of Feb. 20 through Feb. 25 due to the mid-winter recess at Gowanda Central School. The last co-ed roller skating activity will take place on Monday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Academy

Division I title outright. Included in that improbable run was their first ever win at Fredonia since their new high school opened in 1967. The Blue and White also defeated No. 1 ranked Dunkirk once again but this time on the Marauders home court. In their final game at home, Gowanda pulled away from Salamanca in the fourth quarter for a 16-point win. With the title secured, the nets were cut down following the game. In the playoffs, Gowanda drew Traditional High School, one of the top teams from the city of Buffalo. The game was a track meet and the Panthers could not keep pace with the visitors up tempo style of play. When the final horn sounded, Gowanda had lost by the score of 87-75. Although the last game was a disappointment, the Panthers finished the season with an overall record of 15-4. They were also ranked seventh in the final WNY small school poll. Shawn Van Slyke and Tim Boswell were voted co-MVP of the league. Doug Schindler was a second team all-star. Mike Miller and Seth Halftown Jr. received Honorable Mention. The Gowanda coach was named Coach of The Year and the Panthers had won their first league title in almost 40 years. Place. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to attend the program. The cost is $2 per student. ■ he final owanda ecreation Learn to Ski program at Holiday Valley will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26. The bus departs from the front circle of the high school at 1:15 p.m. There is a bonus day in March but students must provide their own transportation. ■ A special thanks to the United Torch Fund of Gowanda, Inc. for its generous donation to the Gowanda Recreation program. The funds will be used to offset the costs of the winter youth programs.


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Presidents from Page 6 of theirs tell us something about the person and their statesmanship: ■ Herbert Hoover: “Peace is not Washington who said, “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.” own reputation; for it is better to be ■ Franklin D. Roosevelt: “There is alone than in bad company.” And we nothing to fear but fear itself.” remember Lincoln for much includ■ Harry S. Truman: “A pessimist is ing these words, “America will never one who makes difficulties of his o be destroyed from the outside. If we portunities and an optimist is one who falter and lose our freedoms, it will be makes o ortunities of his difficulties ” because we destroyed ourselves.” ■ Dwight D. Eisenhower: “A people So far, 15 of the 44 U.S. Presidents that values its privileges above its prinspan my life time; 14 of which I have ciples soon loses both.” recollections of their service he first ■ John F. Kennedy: “And so, my was Herbert Hoover, who served during fellow Americans, ask not what your my early infancy. I have no personal memories of his tenure in office, but he country can do for you; ask what you is one with whom I have corresponded. can do for your country.” ■ Lyndon B. Johnson: “We must Our presidents have left an enduring throw open the doors of opportunity. legacy of service. Part of their legacy But we also must equip our people to is found in their spoken and written walk through these doors.” statements. Of those who served in the ■ Richard M. Nixon: “Only if you White House for whom I have some have been in the deepest valley, can remembrance, the following statements Reds from Page 1 admitted, ointin to the shine the floor seemed to keep from when it was last opened. “All I did was mop it. It was look at. They know people in them, like clean and new. I don’t think I’ve ever their grandpa or their aunts and uncles.” walked into a restaurant that was closed Shaw, who has lived in the area since for 18 months and have it be this clean.” he moved here in 1983, once operated Shaw said he’ll keep the Red’s name Mel’s Diner outside of Elmira. When the opportunity came to open the vacant res- because it’s so well known — “besides, Red was an awfully nice man,” he said taurant at a prime location, he followed — and the photos on the wall will conthrough. tinue to hang. But Shaw also has some “I love to cook and it’s the people (I en oy seein ,” said Shaw “I started fli - improvements for his new business. “We are adding a couple sandwiches ping burgers when I was 11; my grandand we changed the size of the burgers,” parents had a restaurant.” he said. The nostalgic feel at Red’s will conThe restaurant will now offer a tinue at the restaurant, which didn’t need a lot of major work inside in anticipation reuben, a patty melt, a hoagie and soup. Burgers will go from 1/6-pound to of its opening, Shaw said. 1/4-pound burgers, Shaw said, and the “I didn’t wa of these floors,” he

you ever know how ma nificent it is to be on the highest mountain.” ■ Gerald R. Ford: “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” ■ Jimmy Carter: “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.” ■ Ronald Reagan: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ■ George H. W. Bush: “We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.” ■ William Jefferson Clinton: “In the new economy, information, education and motivation are everything.” ■ George W. Bush: “I have a differ-

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ent vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.” ■ Barack Obama: “And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.” ■ Donald Trump: “I will try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present.” The American Presidency is a part of our shared national heritage. Many great presidents and generations of people have come and gone; but, the vibrancy of their character and the legacy of their leadership lives on. They serve as a beacon of hope for each of us as we constructively strive to meet the challenges of our time. And we will not forget.

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A photo shows when the location currently occupied by Red’s Dogs and Cones operated as a service station under the ownership of Walter Ley. The building was destroyed in a natural gas explosion and fire in December 1960 and rebuilt.

Big Red will go to a 1/3-pound burger. Red’s will also continue to carry Hershey’s Ice Cream as it did before it closed, including ice cream cakes. Plus, there will be free public WiFi. Red’s recently accepted job applications and about a dozen part-time employees are expected to be hired, Shaw said. When the weather turns more accommodating, Red’s will bring back outdoor seating with tables and umbrellas. It’s also antici ated an official rand o enin will be held once the weather improves. The restaurant was once a gas station and was operated by a man named Walter Ley as early as the 1930s, according to Phil Palen, village historian.

“Later it became Cheplo Olds-Cadillac — forerunner of Sisti-Steve BaldoTowne Automotive — and an ESSO (Standard Oil) station,” said Palen. “It was destroyed in a natural gas explosion and fire in ecember and rebuilt ” Palen also said a number of names that might ring a bell with longtime residents, including Joe Vogtli Sr., who ran an Atlantic station there in the 1960s; Joe Tomaszewski, Mark Blazak and Mattco (Matthias Arbeiter), who had the last garage there until Tim Noecker and Bill Gugino remodeled it into a restaurant. Red’s Dogs and Cones will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Saturday, March 4.

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Memorial from Page 7 The Cattaraugus County Legislature backed away from a proposal to demolish the memorial in December 2015 to work together with C.A.M.P. to come up with a way to preserve it. The problem was a deed restriction whereby the property would revert to the Chamberlain family that deeded the property to the county in 1866. It called for its use as a county courthouse and jail. At the request of Cattaraugus County, State Supreme Court Justice Jeremiah J. Moriarty III ruled Jan. 10 that since the county center and jail are located on part of the parcel deeded by Benjamin and Betty Chamberlain, the condition has been met and “is hereby discharged and deemed unenforceable now and forever.” This clears the way for the county to sell the memorial rather than demolish it as initially proposed, said Legislature Strategic Planning Committee Chairman Richard Helmich Jr., R-Delevan. Helmich told the The Press he hopes to present a preliminary plot plan from the Cattaraugus County Public Works Department and information from the county attorney at Wednesday’s Public Works meeting. “We’re only looking to sell the building and a portion of the land,” Helmich said. “It looks like we’d have to go to public auction.” If sold, there presumably would be conditions on its use. “I hope C.A.M.P. can keep it as a memorial building for sure,” Helmich said. If the Public Works Committee agrees, Helmich said, he’d take the plan to sell the building to the Strategic Planning Committee. “ e’re definitely movin forward,” he said. ‘We know we can sell it, and we’re getting a plan together.” C.A.M.P. Chairman Tom Stetz of Allegany said late last week it was good news that the county has received court authorization to sell the property. “I’d like to see us work together,” he said. “We’ve been trying to set up a meeting with Strategic Planning, but I think they want to work out some details before meeting with us. We’re anxious to sit down and come up with some options.” In the meantime, Stetz has been in touch with the county’s Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism with regard to the county’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Plan. “ his seems to fit e actly with what C.A.M.P. has been trying to do with the


example, she said. The county’s 4-H program has grown to more than 600 youths who exhibited 400 animals at the Cattaraugus County Fair last year and had another non-animal exhibits. On March 2, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County will present an agricultural planning and directional meeting, Cushman said. The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension

Offices, 28 Parkside Drive. The question being asked is: “What direction would you like us to go?” Cushman said. Cooperative Extension is also promoting other agricultural groups’ information sessions, such as the New York State Berry Growers Association Winter Regional Workshop on Feb. 28 in Portland, Chautauqua County. For more information, contact Kate Robinson at Eviction from Page 5

indicating it would be an acceptable eligible for residency there. The housing resolution of the audit findin that non complex was dedicated in November Native Americans should not be living 1981. in housing built for Native Americans. “There are people who have been “I was hoping the Senecas would Press file photo living there for 30 years,” Koch said. “It Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation of- would be nice if these residents could be allow them to get Section 8 and stay in ficials recently received good news on the fate grandfathered in here.” those units so the tenants would not be of the Civil War Memorial and Historic Building displaced,” she said. Koch said he has talked to U.S. Rep. in Little Valley. Riehle is also trying to obtain the om eed’s office about the issue documents on the first hase of the In the Salamanca ousin ffice, Ruthe Riehle has found what she thinks Seneca elderly housing complex from memorial building,” Stetz said. 1981. is a solution to the eviction of the While the Civil War Memorial and She hopes that will settle once and for elderly non-Native residents from the Historic Building aren’t mentioned in the Seneca housing complex: the loss of the all that the Seneca Housing Authority text of the Cultural and Heritage Plan’s subsidies from the non-Native residents elderly housing was for non-natives and draft report, it is listed in the cultural could be made up by qualifying the resi- well as Native American residents. heritage assets section. “They need more than a newspaper dents for Section 8 housing subsidies, “We want to make sure people are article,” Riehle said, referring to the she said. aware that it is there,” Stetz said. newspaper clipping Koch found from he Chica o office told iehle The group would like to begin seeking 1981. to work with the Senecas on that issue, grants and other fundraising activities as soon as possible, according to Stetz. Still, C.A.M.P. needs something in writing and the county’s blessing — as well as Like The Gowanda Press on Facebook a winning bid — to continue its quest to restore the memorial. The Landmark Society of Western New York has assisted C.A.M.P. with a $2,500 matching grant to look at the feasibility of saving the war memorial. Last year the Landmark Society placed the Little Valley memorial on its list of “Five to Revive.” “We’ll have to comply with local building codes,” Stetz said. “We want to clarify the New York state inspection (condemnation) report too.” The building was most recently used as the Cattaraugus County Museum more than 12 years ago. It is also connected to the former Cattaraugus County Board of Elections building. “It’s always been C.A.M.P.’s hope to help preserve the memorial,” Stetz said. “We’re still here and waiting.”



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Old Times Remembered...

Paving Palmer Street, 1915 owanda’s streets were first aved a little over a century a o a or streets like uffalo, ain, amestown and Chestnut were aved in with bricks made by una alley lock Com any of radford, a eftover bricks were used to construct the ictor C Armes otor Com any, a ord dealer ne t to the brid e on South ater Street, now the China in restaurant, and two residences on ayton oad ust ast the rie ailroad trestle his scene shows workers usin a steam owered cement mi er on u er almer Street in he oench an nin Com any is in the back round almer Street was aved with concrete from the railroad de ot to the tannery his hoto was used in a brochure for a cement com any in ennsylvania

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Gowanda Assembly of God 78 Allen St. | Pastor: David Gabel Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.


Cattaraugus United Methodist 53 Washington St. | 257-3583 or 257-9398 Pastor: Becky Ward Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church Gowanda Free Methodist Church 111 South St. | 257-3326 149 West Main St. | Pastor: Jon Horton Pastor: Rev. Mike Jones Assistant Pastors: Tim McKeever, Chris Landon Worship Times: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 and Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Victory Tabernacle 254 South Main St. | 257-9638 First Presbyterian Church of Gowanda Pastor: Michael Winder 64 E. Main St. | 532-4292 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Donna Lewis Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 36 Washington St. | 257-9351 | Gowanda United Methodist Church Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia 30 North Chapel St. | 532-4092 Sunday Mass: 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Chris Klimecko St. John’s United Church of Christ Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. 26 Ellicott St. | 257-9287 or 257-5315 or 257-3606 Pastor: Rev. Harland J. West Immanuel Lutheran Church Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. 40 South Chapel St. | 532-4342 Pastor: Travis S. Grubbs East Leon Wesleyan Church Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. Corner 42nd Street & Leon/Mosher Hollow 257-9082 or 257-6081 | St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Pastor: Rev. Karen Cleveland 26 Erie St. | 532-5100 | Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia Worship: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 76 Center St. Pastor: The Rev. David Noves Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.


Collins Friends Meeting 2345 Main St. Pastor: Janice Ninan Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday, Sunday School

Trinity United Church of Christ New Hope Baptist Church 30 Erie Ave. | 532-3004 | 13861 Route 62 near Richardson Road Pastor: Rev. Suzanne Hodges Pastors: Jack and Micah Seiler Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Special Notes: Free community meal, second Saturday of Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Wednesdays the month from 4 to 6 p.m., January through November



The Gowanda Press provides church listings to religious establishments in the Gowanda area free of charge. To submit a listing, email or call 241-7267. Please include church name, address, phone number, website, pastor’s name and worship times.


United Methodist Church 7896 East Flats Road | 257-9452 Pastor: Wesley Tessey Sunday Worship: 9:45 a.m. Free Methodist Church East Otto Road at Brooklyn Corners | 257-3253 Pastor: Raymond Start Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.


Pleasant Valley Baptist Church 12557 Route 438 Pastor: Rev. John Proios Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.


Wesleyan Church 704 Erie St. | 938-6190 Pastor: Rev. Buck Hall Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church 301 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Sue Fish Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. United Methodist Church 109 Court St. | 938-6150 Pastor: Nathan Lange Sunday Worship: Traditional, 9 a.m.; Contemporary, 11 a.m. Grace Bible Baptist Church & Grace Christian Academy 201 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Rich Godinez Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Valley View Baptist Church Routes 242 & 353 at the Y Pastor: Rev. Ken Doyle Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.


Solomon’s Porch Ministries 7705 Toad Hollow Road | 257-9138 Pastor: Gail McCory Worship: Saturdays, 7 p.m. & Sundays, 10 a.m.

OTTO Immanuel Lutheran Church 9027 East Otto Road | 688-5194 Pastor: Rev. Howard Warner Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.


United Methodist Church Main Street near Peck Hill Road Pastor: Grace Warren Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

VERSAILLES Versailles United Methodist Church Main Street Pastor: Dave Rood Sunday Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m.


Wesley United Methodist Route 353 near Markham Road | 257-3583 Pastor: Becky Ward Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m.

This page is dedicated to the building of a more spiritual and greater church-going community. Area businesses who desire to see more people attend the church of their choice can show support by sponsoring this page. For additional information, call 945-1644 x. 305.




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HIGH PROFILE DRONES LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/3/17. Cty: Cattaraugus. SSNY desig as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 1011 Buffalo St., Olean, NY 14760. General Purpose.

NOTICE OF FILING NAME OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: DON & CLARICE BEAVER HUNTING PRESERVE LLC Date of Filing of Articles of Organization: 10/06/16 County of Office: Cattaraugus Municipality of Office: Town of Randolph, 234 Washington Street, Randolph, NY 14772 The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: 234 Washington Street, Randolph, NY, 14772 The registered agent of the Company is: NONE The registered agent is to be the agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served. The purpose of the Company is to: Carry on any such business for which a limited liability company may be formed under the laws of the State of New York.

and/or services, for the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, according to specifications, will be received by the undersigned, at the Department of Public Works Facility, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, New York, until Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:45 P.M. after which they will be publicly opened at 2:00 P.M. (at the same location), by the undersigned, under the direction of the Public Works Committee of the Cattaraugus County Legislature. Each bid, at the time it is received, will be stamped showing date and time of receipt. ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED: Any bid not clearly marked will not be considered. DPW BID #28 Galvanized Square Steel Tubing for Sign Posts DPW BID #29 Highway Signs DPW BID #30 Sandblasting Abrasives Bidding sheets and instructions may be obtained online at, or at the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, NY, 14755. Phone Dawn Smith at 938-9121, ext. 2465 All bids must be sent or delivered to Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, NY 14755, Attention: Dawn Smith. All bids must be

accompanied by a NON-COLLUSIVE BIDDING CERTIFICATE. Any bid submitted without such certification will not be accepted. Any bid not meeting ALL specifications will not be considered. All bids received are subject to all federal and state controls concerning any such equipment, materials and/or services. The County Legislature reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities, and to accept the lowest responsible bid. John Searles County Administrator County Center - 303 Court Street Little Valley, New York 14755

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF GARYRAZA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/31/2017. Office location: CATTARAUGUS COUNTY. Principal office of LLC: 112 Main Street, Allegany, NY 14760. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the address of its principle office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF WILLIAMS OUTDOOR LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of NY on 12/01/2016.Office location:Cattaraugus County. United States Corp. Agents designated as agent of LLC upon which processes against it may be served. Mail process to: 7014 13th Ave Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful activity.

CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION Name of Limited Liability Company: Peanut Butter Jelly Toast LLC Date of Filing of the Articles of Organization: January 25, 2017 The County in which the office of the Limited Liability Company is located: Cattaraugus The Street Address of the Principal Business Location: 72 Hillside Drive Limestone, NY 14753 The Secretary of State is designated as agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served. The address within or without the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him or her is: Patrick Michaels 72 Hillside Drive Limestone, NY 14753

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF SALAMANCA NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Mayor and Common Council on February 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the courtroom of the City Municipal Building, 225 Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, NY, on the City of Salamanca Tentative Budget for fiscal year April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018 as adopted by the Common Council on February 8, 2017. April M. Vecchiarella City Clerk Dated: February 10, 2017

NOTICE OF FORMATION of Mossy Rocks, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on1/11/17. Office location: Cattaraugus County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 South Clinton St., Olean, NY 14760. Purpose: Any lawful activity WEST VALLEY INN, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/18/2016. Office loc: Cattaraugus County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Douglas Studd, 9308 NYS Route 240, West Valley, NY 14171. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LOCAL LAW NUMBER 1-2017 COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK Pursuant to Section 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING FEES FOR CATTARAUGUS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES AND REPEALING LOCAL LAW NUMBER 3-2011 (INTRO NUMBER 3-2011), AS AMENDED The County Legislature will meet at the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York on the 22nd day of February, 2017, at 4:01 p.m. for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on Local Law Number 1-2017, entitled “A Local Law Establishing Fees for Cattaraugus County Health Department Services and Repeal-


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ing Local Law Number 302011 (Intro Number 3-2011), as Amended . In order to meet the needs of individuals who require special accommodations, the Legislature, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, and in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided upon request and with 48 hours prior notice, to afford such individuals access and admission to Legislative facilities and activities. A copy of the Local Law is available for review at the Office of the County Administrator, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. John R. Searles, County Administrator 303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York

NOTICE OF UAL. OF BROADWAY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC, with a fictitious name of BCC Alabama, LLC, Auth. filed Sec y of State (SSNY) 1/3/17. Off. loc: Cattaraugus Co. LLC org. in AL 12/16/08. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Brian Palumbo, 481 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760. AL off. addr.: 216 W. Side Sq., Huntsville, AL 35801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSAL, POB 5616, Montgomery, AL 36103. Purp: any lawful activities.

to Brian Palumbo, 481 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760. AL off. addr.: 216 W. Side Sq., Huntsville, AL 35801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSAL, POB 5616, Montgomery, AL 36103. Purp: any lawfu activities.

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Plaintiff designates CATTARAUGUS as the place of trial situs of the real property INDE NO. 84811/2016 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004-OP1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-OP1, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS WOODIN, TIMOTHY WOODIN, and DANIEL WOODIN, AS HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF JOAN M. WOODIN, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TA ATION AND FINANCE, JOHN DOE 1 through JOHN DOE 12, the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defen-

dants. To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of 62,000.00 and interest, recorded on July 30, 2004, at Liber 13614-002, of the Public Records of CATTARAUGUS County, New York, covering premises known as 6619 SIMMONS ROAD ELLICOTTVILLE, NY 14731. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. CATTARAUGUS County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and pro-

tect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: January 24, 2017 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff James P. Murphy, Esq. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675

STREAMLINE CONSTRUCTION OF WNY, LLC d/b/a STREAMLINE CONSTRUCTION Notice of Formation of the above Limited Liability Company ( LLC ). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY ( SSNY ) on 01/31/2017. Office location County of Cattaraugus, SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 14 St. Marys Dirve, Allegany, New York 14706. Purpose: Any lawful act. PAMA PROPERTIES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/3/2017. Office in Cattaraugus Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 403 1/2 Third Ave., Olean, NY 14760, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF UAL. OF BROADWAY MANAGEMENT, LLC, with a fictitious name of BM Alabama, LLC, Auth. filed Sec y of State (SSNY) 1/3/17. Off. loc: Cattaraugus Co. LLC org. in AL 12/1/10. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Brian Palumbo, 481 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760. AL off. addr.: 216 W. Side Sq., Huntsville, AL 35801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSAL, POB 5616, Montgomery, AL 36103. Purp: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF UAL. OF KME DEVELOPMENT, LLC, Auth. filed Sec y of State (SSNY) 1/3/17. Off. loc: Cattaraugus Co. LLC org. in AL 7/26/06. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Brian Palumbo, 481 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760. AL off. addr.: 2430 L&N Dr., Huntsville, AL 35801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSAL, POB 5616, Montgomery, AL 36103. Purp: any lawful activities. NOTICE OF UAL. OF REMLAP PROPERTIES, LLC, Auth. filed Sec y of State (SSNY) 1/25/17. Off. loc: Cattaraugus Co. LLC org. in AL 7/18/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc.

NOTICE OF UAL. OF THE BROADWAY GROUP, LLC, with a fictitious name of TBG Alabama, LLC, Auth. filed Sec y of State (SSNY) 1/3/17. Off. loc: Cattaraugus Co. LLC org. in AL 4/28/06. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Brian Palumbo, 481 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14760. AL off. addr.: 216 W. Side Sq., Huntsville, AL 35801. Cert. of Form. on file: SSAL, POB 5616, Montgomery, AL 36103. Purp: any lawful activities. THE RECLAIMED PAST, LLC Notice of formation of the above Limited Liability Company (LLC) Article of organization filed with Secretary of New York state (SSNY) on 8/16/2016 Office Location: Cattaraugus County Universal Registered Agents, INC has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Mail a copy of any such process served to: 99 Washington Ave. Suite 805A Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: Any lawful act. Owner: Jesse Montgomery TANNENBAUM HOUSE, LLC Notice of Formation of the above Limited Liability Company ( LLC ). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY ( SSNY ) on 01/11/2017. Office location County of Cattaraugus, SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 6779 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, New York 14731. Purpose: Any lawful act.

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OUT & ABOUT ■ Feb. 18 & 19, Sportsman’s Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center. Presented by York-Penn Shows. Hours, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $8. Visit ■ Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon, Pancake Breakfast, St. Joseph’s Church in owanda osted by the confirmation class and the Knights of Columbus. ■ Feb. 19, 2 to 5 p.m., United Heritage Fiddlers meet at North Collins Center Senior. All acoustic instruments are welcome to participate. Weather permitting. Refreshments provided. Open to the public. No charge. ■ Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Civil War stories and anecdotes, Lucy Bensley Center in Springville. Monthly series hosted by The Western New York Civil War Society in conjunction with Echoes Through Time. Call 957-2740. ■ Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Telestock at Holiday Valley. A day of peace, love and telemark skiing. Call 699-2054. ■ Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., End Winter with a BBBang, Bread of Life Outreach, 8745 Supervisor Ave. in Colden. Featuring bangles, books and a bake sale. ■ Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Penguin Paddle at Holiday Valley. Annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley’s Lounsbury Adaptive Program. People slide on bellies “penguin style” on garbage bags to bottom of Yodeler. Visit holidayvalley. com. ■ Feb. 25, 1 to 3 p.m.., Victoria’s Artisan Soap Making, Jesse’s Home and Gifts in Gowanda. Cold process soap

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To submit an event or happening for Out & About, email event details to, send via mail to 49 W. Main St., Gowanda, NY 14041 or call 241-7267. Please be sure to include date and time and any cost associated with the event. Out & About listings are free of charge.

makin demonstration earn benefits of washing with organic essential oils and receive sample soaps. ■ Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Open Mic Night, Gowanda Slovenian Club, 36 Palmer St. in Gowanda. Fun, friends, drinks, food and local live music. ■ Feb. 26, 1:30 p.m., Daytona 500 Pig Roast, Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1382, 201 Aldrich St. in Gowanda. Pig roast ala grizzly; fresh pork on bun, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert. Cost $10. Takeouts available. Call 532-4882. ■ March 4, 7 p.m., Dick Fox’s Golden Boys, Seneca Allegany Events Center. Featuring Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. $35. ■ March 5, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Pancake Breakfast and Chinese auction, Gowanda Central School cafeteria o benefit varsity and JV wrestling teams. Cost $5. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from any wrestler. ■ March 8, 7 p.m., St. Patricks and Easter Decoration Craft Night, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church’s Sunday School building in Gowanda. Materials provided; donations to cover cost gratefully accepted. Reservations needed by March 1. Call or text 491-1189. ■ March 11 & 12, Winter Carnival at Holiday Valley and downtown Ellicottville. Various events including Mardi Gras parade in village, costume parade down Mardi Gras slope, dummy downhill and more. Visit ■ March 11, 10 a.m., Chinese Auction at the Springville Fire Hall, 406 W. Main St., Springville. Hosted by Spring-

ville iremen’s Au iliary to benefit the fire com any oors o en at am drawings start at 11 a.m. Refreshments available. ■ March 11, 4 to 6 p.m., Monthly Free Community Meal, Trinity United Church of Christ. Free will donations appreciated. ■ March 12, 8 to 11 a.m., All-YouCan-Eat Pancake Breakfast, Perrysburg Fire Hall. Presented by Perrysburg Ladies Auxiliary. Cost $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-12. ■ March 5, Attention Snowbirds! Annual reunion dinner for Western New Yorkers who “winter” in Florida, Ruskin Moose Lodge in Ruskin, Fla. For more information, call Sally O’Brien at (615) 849-5291. ■ March 17, time TBA, Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, Collins Fire Company, 2365 Main St., Collins. ■ March 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pond Skimming at Holiday Valley. Skim across an ice water filled ond or ust come and watch. Registration $5 outside Yodeler. Visit ■ March 19, time TBA, Annual Chicken Barbecue, Collins Center Fire Company at 3514 Main St., Collins CEnter. ■ March 19 & 20, time TBA, All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, Gowanda Fire Hall, 230 Aldrich St. Part of the NY Maple Weekend. ■ March 22 & 23, 7 p.m., “Disney’s Mulan Jr.,” Gowanda Central Auditorium. Presented by the Gowanda Middle School. Tickets $5 and available at the door.

■ March 25-26, time TBA, All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, Gowanda Fire Hall, 230 Aldrich St. Part of the NY Maple Weekend. ■ April 7-9, Greater Olean Area Home Show, William O. Smith Recreation Center in Olean. Area’s leading businesses exhibit their wares and services. Hours, Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit ■ April 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daffodil Festival in South Dayton, South Dayton Firemen’s Activity Hall. Call 988-5975. ■ April 8, 7 p.m., Tony Orlando, Seneca Allegany Events Center, $25. ■ April 16, 2 to 5 p.m., United Heritage Fiddlers meet at North Collins Center Senior. All acoustic instruments are welcome to participate. Weather permitting. Refreshments provided. Open to the public. No charge. ■ April 22, 6 p.m., Spirit of Gowanda Awards Gala, Hollywood Theater. ■ April 29, 7 p.m., Steve Winwood, Seneca Allegany Events Center, $55. ■ May 13, HappyHalf Half Marathon and 5k, Holiday Valley. Fun distractions on course; entertainment, food and beer at post race party. Visit holidayvalley. com. ■ May 14, time TBA, Mother’s Day Chicken Barbecue, Collins Fire Hall, 2365 Main. St, Collins. ■ May 18-21, Rediscover Weekend in Gowanda. Carnival, sidewalk sales, New York and Lake Erie Railroad train rides, military-themed movies at the Hollywood Theater and more.


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Collins Public Library

COLLINS — Upcoming events taking place at the Collins Public Library: ■ The library will be closed Feb. 20 for President’s Day. ■ Feb. 27, 11 a.m., Book Club. The group will discuss Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows novel, “Guernsey and Potato Peel Pie Society.” All are welcome. Call the library to sign up. ■ Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., Lego Club. Ages 4-12. Registration appreciated. ■ March 2, 6 p.m., Coloring Night. ■ March 2, 7 p.m., Board meeting. Open to the public. ■ March 3, 1 p.m., Senior Movie. “Dear Eleanor” starring Liana Liberato, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Josh Lucas. ■ Library hours: Monday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Closed Sundays. For more information, call 532-5129.

Weather spotter seminar to be held March 1 SPRINGVILLE — The Pioneer Radio Operators Society (PROS) will host the National Weather Service for a SkyWarn and weather spotter seminar at 7 p.m. March 1 at the cafeteria of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The seminar, which is expected to be two hours in length, is open to the general public. The cafeteria is located in the basement of the hospital. For more information, contact Gary Tillinghast at 592-9554 or KB2YAA@arrl. net.

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Feb. 19 to 25 include: Sunday ■ Pickleball with Lois — 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. (free) Monday Exercises with Pat — 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free) ■

Tuesday Active senior aerobics with Kim — 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (fee for this class) ■ Soup and Sandwich Lunch — noon, Painter Center yellow room. Chicken noodle soup, egg salad sandwich, dessert and drink. Cost $3. ■

Wednesday Exercises with Pat — 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free) ■ Quilting with Florence — 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room. (free) ■ Games and crafts with Pat — 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room. (free) ■ Senior bowling — 1 p.m., K & L Lanes in Gowanda. ■

Thursday Yoga with Suzie, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. ■

Friday Exercises with Pat, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free) ■

■ The Country Flowers craft class with Carolyn will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 at the L.K. Painter Center in Collins. Carolyn will be teaching participants how to make a wallhanging of painting and glue work. All materials are included for $12. ■ The next AARP defensive driving class n Tuesday, March 28 is full. The next driving class is Tuesday, May 16. ■ The center invites potential participants for the Buffalo Historic River Cruise on Tuesday, June 6. Coach bus, guided tour and lunch for $80. ■ For more information on these or any of the group’s senior activities — or to sign up — call 532-2006 ext. 21 and leave a message.




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