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Several Holiday-Themed Events Planned Across County

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is all decked out for the upcoming holidays, and they are ready to share it with the community. In its first Holidays at the Lodge event series, the community will be invited to partake in various holiday-themed activities including a weekly art fair ...

Area Schools Still Facing Staffing Issues

Area school districts are reporting issues with staffing levels, including substitute teacher candidates. In recent weeks, two area school districts have gone remote due to staffing issues, including the Gowanda Central School District and Panama Central School District. Other districts in ...

Some Fees At County Landfill May Increase

Chautauqua County is looking to increase some of its fees for the landfill, while an outgoing county department head believes it’s worth considering eliminating private individuals from hauling their own trash. During a meeting this week of the legislature’s Public Facilities Committee, ...

Goodell: Use SNAP On Healthier Foods

Assemblyman Andrew Goodell wants to see the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program used to purchase healthier foods. Goodell recently introduced A.8469 in the state Assembly to amend the state Social Services Law to implement a healthy food initiative for SNAP users. If approved, the ...

Spending A Week In Sevierville

So many of our favorite unplanned travel experiences and sightings happen along the way. Our recent trip to Tennessee had a lot of “along the way” moments. Our first visit to Dandridge was on a rainy day, so we didn’t stop to see a few of the sights along the way. We returned, because ...

Social Media: A Blessing Or A Curse?

A short while back, the VFTB asked the question, Technology: Friend or Foe? This narrative is spins off that one. Over the past ten plus years, means of communication have hugely changed via mobile devices and the creation of e mail, texting, Facebook, Face Time, Skype, Zoom, Instagram, and ...