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Twain left his mark on Fredonia

For a guy who visited Fredonia only six times and wound up hating the place, Mark Twain left his mark. Plenty of family members lived in the village he scornfully referred to as “that stud farm at Dunkirk” in his autobiography. Their stories — and some of the items the legendary ...

Farmers also impacted by egg prices

Over the last few months, the price of eggs has skyrocketed, making it harder for both shoppers and for farmers. Reasons for the price increase include the highly contagious Avian Influenza which has affected many poultry farms in the United States. There are even conspiracy theories that the ...

Fredonia ends personnel job

Fredonia has abolished its personnel specialist position and divided the duties among the village clerk and treasurer. The moves were made with no comment by village officials at a January Board of Trustees meetings. They mark a switch from the 2021 edition of the Board of Trustees, which ...

Empty seat voting returns to Assembly

Empty seat voting is back in the state Assembly. A resolution filed late Friday by Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, D-Buffalo, and not included on the Assembly calendar for Monday’s session available to the public Monday morning was passed by the Assembly on Monday in a party line ...

Silver Creek board criticized for lack of accessibility

SILVER CREEK — At a recent Board of Education meeting, Becky Giannini, a parent of a Silver Creek Elementary School student, raised concerns about the board’s accessibility to the public. Giannini spoke at a previous meeting in December about her opposition to #SameHere programming ...

Fredonia’s programs striking the right chord

The village of Fredonia is famous for its musical education programs, but it’s not just the nationally renowned SUNY Fredonia School of Music that is hitting all the right notes. At a recent Board of Education meeting at the Fredonia Central School District, members of the board and the ...