West Valley completes demolition of former security guardhouse

The Department of Energy’s West Valley Demonstration Project safely demolished a former security guardhouse built in 1965, one of the first facilities constructed at the former commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility. Originally, the facility was only 168 square feet until two additions increased its square footage to 700. A new guardhouse was constructed last year to better serve the continued […]

Policy considerations and guidance from the New York State Education Department

Part 5: Parental Rights in light of State Document

Last year, the New York State Education Department published a 42-page document titled, “Creating a Safe, Supporting, and Affirming School Environment for Transgender and Gender Expansive Students: 2023 Legal Update and Best Practices.” The State Education Department said this document will “assist public schools in cultivating an educational environment for all students that is safe and free from discrimination regardless […]

Delevan Village Board hears updates on DCO, garbage collection problems

The Village Board of Delevan met on Tues. Feb. 6 for a regular meeting. Board members present were: Mayor John Stumpf and Trustees Trista Reisdorf, Brandon Stearns, Darwin Dominessy and Patricia Sherwood. Also present were Town Clerk Gina Maltby, Superintendent of Public Works Daren Smith, Fire Department Chief Jeff Holmes and Code Enforcement Officer Chris Lexer. Jessica Pyc – who […]

Local Congresswoman Claudia Tenney responds to Hur’s Report

Claudia Tenney, Congresswoman serving NY’s 24 Congressional District (which includes Wyoming County), issued a press release on Feb. 8 titled “Merrick Garland (U.S. Attorney General) Must Charge Biden or Invoke the 25th Amendment.” The press release was a response to the Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Hur’s 388-page report on President Biden’s “removal and retention” of classified documents. Hur’s […]

Warsaw Village January meeting recap

The Village of Warsaw held its second January board meeting on Jan. 16, 2024. At the time of the meeting the board discussed approving a bond note of $216,000 for the village’s 2015 Spartan Rescue Pumper, as well as one for the 2023 Ford Police Interceptor Utility AWD in the amount of $36,666. The resolution states that the village seeks […]

Summer recreation discussed among Arcade officials

The Village of Arcade held their first February board meeting on Feb. 6, 2024. During the board meeting, Director of Parks and Streets Jace Drennan presented to the board a check from the Maree Maybee Drennan Unity Field Memorial. The donation allowed Drennan to present a check for $5,095 to the village board to go towards installing a scoreboard at […]

Delevan Volunteer Fire Company remodels classroom and hosts EMT class at the Delevan Volunteer Firefighter’s Memorial Training Center

Over the past couple months, the members of the Delevan Volunteer Fire Company have been working on improving the learning environment at the Firefighter’s Training Center located at 1006 N. Main St in Delevan. On Tuesday Jan. 30, 2024, the first class was held in the newly renovated classroom, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class. The first few nights of […]

Policy considerations and guidance from the New York State Education Department

Part 4: Joint Guidance on the Expected Implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies

The New York State Office of Attorney General (OAG), Board of Regents and State Education Department did not hold back in joint guidance released on Aug. 9, 2023. The message in the document was clear: Albany shall be heeded, even if community members object. This article will explore the Aug. 9, 2023 guidance. The joint guidance communicates to public school […]

Perry Village approves budget for water treatment plant project

The Village of Perry approved the creation of the capital project and water treatment plant project budget during their Jan. 2, 2024 board meeting. According to the minutes, the village was awarded a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Grant in the amount of $3 million. The grant money is to go towards improvements to the water treatment plant facility. The […]

Alle-Catt – Recent state decisions and a Q&A with Invenergy

The lines have fallen in pleasant places recently for Invenergy’s Alle-Catt Wind Project:  1) Alle-Catt’s request for an amended petition was approved by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in Nov. 2023.  2) Alle-Catt’s request to waive the requirements of two local laws was granted by the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and Environment […]

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