Community notebook — Aug. 30

Dunkirk Department

of Planning seeks volunteers

The City of Dunkirk Department of Planning and Development is looking for volunteers from the community to assist with a residential housing survey. The department has received grant funding to survey the outside condition of all residential properties in the city. The data collected will be used to help address issues related to vacant and distressed properties.

Volunteers will be trained to assess the outer condition of residential properties and will conduct the survey on foot. The expected time commitment is 20-30 hours throughout September and into October.

The first kick-off meeting and training will be held tonight, at 6 p.m. in the Fredonia Incubator. If interested, contact Community Development Planner Matthew Bourke at 366-9878 or

Pomfret Town Hall closing early today

The Pomfret Town Hall will be closing today at 11 a.m. The office will be open beforehand, starting at 8 a.m. It will reopen Thursday for normal hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

AARP Driver Safety Classes scheduled in Fredonia

Shirley Erbsmehl, instructor, has scheduled the following AARP Driver Safety Classes:

Monday, Sept. 18 and Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. both days at Fredonia Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St.

Monday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. both days at Fredonia Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St.

Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. both days at Fredonia Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St.

Attendance is required both days. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members, payable only by check or money order made out to AARP. Anyone 18 and older with a valid NYS license may enroll. Attendance both days will result in a discount on auto insurance or point reduction. The AARP certificate is valid for three years. To register, call Shirley at 679-4530. Seating is limited so call promptly to reserve a place.

Last Fredonia

trolley rides today

The Fredonia village trolley’s last rides of the season will be today.

Festival of Grapes cancels two



SILVER CREEK — The Festival of Grapes has officially canceled the pentathlon luncheon as well as the pageant luncheon. The festival was originally planning on honoring past pentathlon and pageant winners with a ceremonial luncheon, but due to lack of response, both luncheons have been canceled.

Hanover schedules special meeting

The Hanover Town Board called a special meeting for Thursday to be held at 2 p.m. at the Hanover town hall for the following: Approve amendments to collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 264.