Gowanda police officer receives ‘high honor’ medal


GOWANDA — New York State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, did not want the actions of Gowanda Police Officer Peter “PJ” Randall to go unnoticed.

On April 6, Young requested the state Senate approve a resolution to give Randall a Liberty Medal, which Young described as “the highest honor that the state Senate can bestow upon anyone.”

Grant Program Available for Home Repairs to Improve Safety and Livability of Homes !


Southtowns Rural Preservation Company, Inc.

Southtowns Rural Preservation Corporation is a State-funded rural preservation company in Erie County. The purpose of SRPC is to stimulate reinvestment in the rural southtowns through residential and community renewal activities.

Service Profile:

Southtowns Rural Preservation Company, Inc. is a local, non-profit community development corporation serving the rural towns and villages of Southern Erie County. The SRPC has established a core of basic services available to eligible residents within the service area. These services include loan and grant application assistance, housing rehabilitation, and housing counseling and referral services. The long term goals of the corporation are to effect a stabilizing influence in the communities served through the rehabilitation of individual housing units and the coordination and/or delivery of supporting services.

Service Area:

Towns: Boston, Brant, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Evans, Holland, North Collins, Sardinia

Villages: Angola, Farnham, Gowanda, North Collins, Springville



Southtowns Affordable Home Repair Program: provides grants up to $10,000.00 to income qualified homeowners for needed home repairs to improve the overall livability and safety of homes.

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