Station 7 open house and bay dedication tonight
A dedication ceremony for Neil McNeight (past fire coordinator) and Dennis Barmore (DIVE captain) honoring their many years of dedicated service to the Chautauqua County Fire Service will be held tonight.
The event will be held in the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, 2 Academy St., Suite A, Room 106 Mayville.
Open house starts at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Julius Leone Jr. at 753-4341
Portland Town Planning Board to meet Oct. 30
The normally scheduled monthly Town of Portland Planning Board meeting for November has been rescheduled for Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., at the Town of Portland Courtroom, 87 W. Main St., Brocton.
David O'Rourke speaks to Rotary Club today
Area Board of Coopera-tive Educational Services Superintendent David O'Rourke will speak this afternoon at the Dunkirk Rotary Club. O'Rourke is the former Silver Creek superintendent.
The lunch begins at 12:15 p.m. and costs $8.50. The club meets weekly on Tuesdays in the Shorewood Country Club.
Traveler advisory issued for Ripley
The New York State Department of Transporta-tion announced that a culvert replacement project will begin on Route 5 in Ripley. As a result, beginning on Thursday, Route 5 in the vicinity of Shortman Road will be closed to all traffic for about three weeks. A posted detour will direct traffic to follow a detour route on Shortman Road, Route 20 and PA Route 89.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver's license.
Dunkirk High School is having its parent teacher conferences on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school.
Parents and guardians are urged to attend the event.
For those with any questions, call the high school at 366-9300.
Halloween party at Sinclairville Library
The Sinclairville Free Library invites children ages 8 through 12 to a Halloween party on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join in for Halloween stories, games, a craft and a special treat. Come in costume to add special charm to this evening of merriment.
Ladies of Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club to meet Monday
A special meeting will be held by the Ladies of The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Inc. (women's auxiliary) on Monday at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club located at 1 Mullet St., Dunkirk.
All current members are requested to be in attendance.
Community Blood Bank to hold local blood drives
Community Blood Bank will hold blood drives at the following locations in Chautauqua County:
Today at WCA Hospital from 8 a.m. to noon
Wednesday at the Cassadaga Fire Hall from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday at the Elling-ton Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Donating blood is truly giving the gift of life. One donation can save the lives of three people.
In time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the blood drives will be able to help out those going through chemotherapy treatment as well as those who may need blood during an emergency.
For more information or to schedule a blood drive, contact Kathy Hastings at 450-0376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunkirk Town Zoning Board workshop
The Town of Dunkirk Zoning Board will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Wed-nesday at the town hall, 4737 Willow Road to continue review on the Town of Dunkirk zoning law.
Gas prices fall in past week
Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.01/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website RochesterGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 34.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 14.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 20.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.