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Charlotte bridge to be closed

CHARLOTTE — County Bridge 959 on Hall Road in Charlotte between Hooker Road and Park Street will be temporarily closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Portland Town Board meeting Wednesday

The Portland Town Board will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the town hall. There is limited public availability and masks are required. Those who want to take part can also listen or take part in the meeting through a conference call by calling 1-978-990-5113 and, when prompted, enter access code 2085786 followed by the pound sign. Questions to the board can be mailed to the Town of Portland, 87 W. Main St., Brocton or emailed to townclerk@town.portland.ny.us.

Route 83 to be closed for four weeks

Starting Monday, July 13, state Route 83 will be closed from Miller Road to Center Road in Arkwright for culvert rehabilitation work. Traffic will be detoured along Center Road, State Route 39, Route 20 and Route 60. Route 83 is expected to be closed for four weeks.

Rohde participates in Chautauqua Tuesday lecture

CHAUTAUQUA — Today’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two theme, “Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives,” is David Rohde, who presents his latest book, In Deep: The FBI, The CIA, and the Truth about America’s “Deep State,” a non-partisan investigation addressing conspiracy theories regarding the existence of a “Deep State” in U.S. government agencies. A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Rohde is executive editor of newyorker.com and a former war correspondent. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org. Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.

Salvador speaking at Chautauqua arts lecture today

Salvador Jimenez-Flores, assistant professor of ceramics at the Art Institute of Chicago, will present the season’s first Chautauqua Visual Arts Lecture at 6:30 p.m. today. Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.

Lief part of Interfaith Lecture today

CHAUTAUQUA — Today’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two Interfaith Lecture theme, “Forces that Shape Our Daily Lives: The Contemporary Search for Spirituality,” is Acharya Judith Lief, who provides a Buddhist guide to encountering mortality. Lief is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been leading workshops on a contemplative approach to death and dying, and on the teachings of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, since 1976. She is also a founding member of The Contemplative Alliance, an affiliate of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org.

Lohr part of Wednesday’s Interfaith Lecture

CHAUTAUQUA — Wednesday’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two Interfaith Lecture theme, “Forces that Shape Our Daily Lives: The Contemporary Search for Spirituality,” is Hartford Seminary President Joel N. Lohr, who presents his research and scholarship, based in his experience as a passionate leader in interreligious relations and higher education. Lohr’s teaching and research has focused on the Bible, specifically the Torah/Pentateuch, as well as Jewish-Christian relations and dialogue, interreligious dialogue, and intercultural competence, diversity and leadership in higher education. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org.

Jennings part of Wednesday’s Interfaith Lecture

CHAUTAUQUA — Today’s featured lectures for Chautauqua Institution’s Week Two Interfaith Lecture theme, “Forces that Shape Our Daily Lives: The Contemporary Search for Spirituality,” is the Rev. Willie James Jennings, who teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School. Jennings is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which is now a standard text read in colleges, seminaries, and universities. He is currently working on a book focused on the doctrine of creation, tentatively titled Reframing the World. To view the lecture, visit assembly.chq.org.

Smith part of Chautauqua Women’s Club forum

Megan Smith, former chief technology officer of the United States, discusses the (inclusive) future of innovation, work, AI and more as part of the Chautauqua Women’s Club Contemporary Issues Forum at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Smith is the CEO and co-founder of shift7, a company working collaboratively on systemic social, environmental and economic problems. Assembly online began with a beta test version launched on June 22, with the testing phase continuing through August 31, allowing guests to sign up for a 90-day free trial at chq.org/2020-assembly. Following the 90-day trial period, membership will be $3.99 per month.

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