GREAT VALLEY — As solar companies continue to approach the town of Great Valley about the possibility of installing commercial farms in the area, the town board is doing everything it can to get a plan in place first.

QUAKER RUN — The Allegany State Park Historical Society is holding its next regular meeting, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Quaker Lake Bathhouse Conference Room, near the entrance into the Quaker side of Allegany State Park.

SALAMANCA — A lot where a home has been for several generations at the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Clinton Street could become the home of a business after approval to change its zoning district by the city.

SALAMANCA — The success of students in the Salamanca City Central School District has been linked to the success of a teaching method staff members have been using in recent years, and its implementation is going districtwide.

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.