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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wednesday 26 January 2022:
News Briefs

PERRY FINISHES THIRD AT VARSITY CLUB TOURNEY -- The Perry wrestling team had two individual winners Saturday, Jan. 22 at its Perry Varsity Club Wrestling Tournament. The Yellow Jackets scored 111.5 points to finish third overall as a team Saturday, Jan. 22 at their home Perry Varsity Club Wrestling Tournament.

CREEKSIDE FABRICS AMONG TOP 100 IN CONTEST -- Arcade quilt shop Creekside Fabrics, Quilts & Yarns was among the top 100 stores in 2021 and will be competing again this year in the fifth annual By Annie Local Quilt Shop Contest. The annual contest is dedicated to supporting local economies and the timeless tradition of sewing. Each year sewists around the world vote for their favorite local quilt shops and share what makes them special. 

FOOD PANTRIES PROVIDE RELIEF IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY--Maya Borer--Prices for consumer goods are skyrocketing and families facing financial hardships have relied on food pantries to help. There are currently seven food pantries in Wyoming County. From March 2020 to April 2021, a total of 28,652 people were helped and a total of 260,568 total meals were provided, according to Foodlink Inc. Agency Statistical Detail Report.  “Despite COVID-19, food pantries sustained well throughout the pandemic,” said Jillian Calmes, public health educator in Wyoming County.

SHERIFF ISSUES PISTOL PERMIT RECERTIFICATION REMINDER --Pistol license holders of Wyoming County are being reminded by Sheriff Greg Rudolph that they are obligated, under the 2013 SAFE Act, to recertify their handgun license every five years. The state has no reminder mechanism in place. "I can tell you first hand, you will not receive a letter in the mail or an email from the New York State Police or any other state entity when you are up for recertification,” Rudolph said Tuesday, Jan. 25. It is up to each individual license holder to know when their license expires. “Unfortunately, neither the Wyoming County Clerk’s Office nor sheriff’s office can assist you in determining your recertification timeline or in this process, as the SAFE Act gave sole responsibility for recertification to the State Police,” Rudolph said. A license holder can check their recertification status or recertify their license online at firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/welcome.faces. Recertification may also be done via mail by obtaining a form at troopers.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/12/ppb-2.pdf.

FAULTY KITCHEN ELECTRICAL OUTLET LEADS TO FIRE -- The Arcade Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 on Route 98. “The house sustained minor fire damage to the wall, with some smoke damage in the home,” a news release from the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services reads. The fire is believed to be caused by a faulty electrical outlet located in the kitchen wall. No injuries were reported and there was an estimated cost of damage of $1,000. Arcade Fire Chief Chris Lester was in charge of the scene. Additional fire companies that responded included Bliss, North Java, Strykersville, Chaffee-Sardinia, Yorkshire, Farmersville, Delevan and Centerville. The Wyoming County Emergency Services and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene, where crews remained for one hour. 

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