Community notebook

Some of area’s festive holiday homes listed

Check out these festive homes decorated for the holidays:


6 Courtney St.

119 S. Margay St.

151 S. Serval St.

40 Sobieski St. (Ken and Dar Szymczak)

825 Washington Ave. (Bill and Wende Adamczak)

736 Park Ave. (Donald Piglowski family)

769 Park Ave.

919 Central Ave. (Francis family)


131 Matteson St. (Mike and Debbie Brooks)

26 Cleveland Ave.

21 Bradish St. (Brett and Jen Christy and family)

88 Prospect, 106 Prospect St.

several on Link Street

16 Cushing St. (Len Truby family)

22 Cushing St. (Ed Koning family)


Round Top Road (Nick and Jen France)

Pomfret clerk closed

The Pomfret Town Clerk’s office will be closed today, Dec. 24.

Ice skating offered at SUNY Fredonia

There will be ice skating at SUNY Fredonia’s Steele Hall on the following dates and times:

¯ Wednesday, Dec. 26: 1:45-2:45 p.m.

¯ Thursday, Dec. 27: 1:45-2:45 p.m.

¯ Friday, Dec. 28: 1:45-2:45 p.m.

¯ Saturday, Dec. 29: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

¯ Sunday, Dec. 30: 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Ice skating times are free to Fredonia and Pomfret residents. There will be a small fee required to rent skates. If you have any questions, please email Recreation Director Tom Battaglia at

Annual Christmas Eve Chautauqua Rails to Trails Event set

One of the many benefits of utilizing the trail system created and maintained by Chautauqua Rails to Trails is an appreciation of our county’s railroad history. A day that lives in infamy is Christmas Eve, 1872, when a Buffalo, Corry and Pittsburgh trail went off the trestle, causing the passenger car to fall 25 feet, crash and burn. Twenty-one lives were lost. Many descendants of the victims keep that dark day in mind even today.

Chautauqua Rails to Trails will again commemorate the tragedy at the site of the accident. Attendees will convene at the Prospect Station trailhead on Christmas Eve at 2:30 p.m. The trailhead is located at the intersection of Prospect Station, Fish and Barnes Roads. The address is 6830 Barnes Road, Westfield. This year is special. Musicians Bill Ward and Mike Bratt will perform their collaborative work, “Christmas Eve at Prospect Station.” Refreshments will be provided. All trail lovers are welcome.