Community Notebook

Portland Planning Board to meet

The Town of Portland Planning Board will meet on Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Portland Town Hall. The meeting continues the public hearing for the Site Plan Review and Special Use Permit for Speelberg Enterprises to construct four rustic cabins and operate a camping park on Woleben Road.

Cherry Creek Fire District meets Wednesday

The organizational meeting for the Cherry Creek Fire District will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Cherry Creek Fire Hall. This meeting is open to the public

Ripley Board schedules special meeting

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education of the Ripley Central School District will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m., in the District Office of the Ripley Central School for the purpose of personnel and contractual issues related to the tuitioning plan.

Parent Network of WNY announces workshop in Chautauqua County

Parent Network of WNY is pleased to offer What to do About Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community, a workshop for families of individuals with disabilities. The workshop will be held Jan. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pine Valley CSD, 7755 Route 83, South Dayton. For more information or to register, call 332-4170 or 1-866-277-4762 toll free or go online:

Parenting is a full-time job with many daily challenges. As parents we teach are children what is the right thing to do and what they should not do. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents recognize the early signs of conflict and implement strategies that can manage the conflict in a proactive way and prevent the conflict from turning into a full blown storm.

Parent Network of Western New York is a community resource for parents of children with special needs and professionals working with individuals with disabilities. Parent Network’s mission is to help empower families to support their children with special needs. Parent Network of WNY serves all eight counties of Western New York.