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Board accepts resignation of Middle School principal

SILVER CREEK -- The Silver Creek Board of Education on Thursday accepted the resignation of Middle School Principal June Schwab effective June 30.

It was agreed that she could stay on as a consultant for curriculum issues in the Middle School until July 30.

Board members also decided to change the title of head bus driver to transportation supervisor. Kari Turner currently holds the position.

Two employees were reappointed to new titles. Jodie Ward's resignation as a 10-month administrative aide typist was accepted and she was appointed to a probationary 10-month school secretary position. The resignation of Shannon Aures-Karcz as a part-time clerk was accepted and she was appointed to a provisional 10-month school secretary position.

The board continues to search for a replacement for the superintendent.

The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 13 in the superintendent's office.



Hog-Shed Studio celebrates 30 years of pottery-making

LITTLE VALLEY -- Vintage pottery -- and community-centered values -- will be on bountiful display this weekend in the rural Southern Tier, where a Cattaraugus County pottery studio is celebrating 30 years in business.

Hog-Shed Studio Pottery, on Otto Maples Road in Little Valley, will celebrate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Free hot dogs and ice cream will be served on Saturday, and complimentary beverages will be provided throughout the weekend.

Hog-Shed Pottery was started three decades ago by area residents Elliott and Michael Hutten. Elliott Hutten makes handmade stoneware pottery, specializing in earthy colors and designs in a variety of natural motifs and themes. Her work is lead-free and safe for household use.

Hutten's pottery will be on view and for sale at the event, including many one-of-a-kind pieces that were never offered for sale over the decades. For more information and to see images of Hutten's pottery designs, visit or

The studio also may be reached at 257-9549.



Board seeks proposals on energy conservation

FREDONIA -- The Fredonia Village Board is seeking proposals for engineering costs for energy conservation measures, mainly at the wastewater treatment plant, but in other village facilities as well.

The proposals should be returned no later than at 11 a.m. June 26 in the Village Clerk's Office.

The board also learned that James Leone has retired as motor equipment operator in the village after 32 years of service.

Four properties in the village with overgrown lawns will be mowed by a private contractor hired by the village in accordance with the property maintenance code. The property owners will be billed for the mowing. The properties are on Newton, Clinton and University streets and Woodward Drive.