Community Notebook

TaxPayers Party endorses three

in Silver Creek

Three candidates in the village of Silver Creek have accepted the endorsement of the TaxPayer party.

Nick Piccolo, accepted the endorsement of the TaxPayers. Piccolo is a current trustee and has been endorsed by the Democratic Party. He also secured the endorsement of the Republican party.

Anthony Pearl and Deanna Coggins, have both accepted the endorsement of the TaxPayers. Both are also endorsed by the Democratic Party with Piccolo.

The TaxPayers candidates will be on Row D of the Village Ballot. Although endorsed by the TaxPayers, Piccolo will not appear on Row D since he is on both the major party lines. The TaxPayer’s line is an independent line. If a candidate is on two – or more – primary party lines, the candidate may not also appear on an independent line.

These candidates ask for your vote in the Village of Silver Creek on March 19. All village voters will vote at Mount Carmel. Poll hours are noon to 9 p.m.

Brocton universal

pre-k and kindergarten signup starts today

Brocton Elementary School will issue registration packets for students eligible for the universal pre-k and kindergarten classes for the 2013-14 school year today through Friday be-tween 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Along with the completed packets a copy of a birth certificate, documented immunization records, and proof of residency are required.

To be eligible for pre-k children must turn 4 on or before Dec. 1, 2013. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must turn 5 on or before Dec. 1, 2013. If there are questions, call 792-2100.

Tickets for Fredonia musical on sale

Tickets are on sale now for Fredonia High School’s musical “Thoroughly Mod-ern Millie.” The show will be presented Friday and Saturday and March 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are at The Book Nook in the D&F Plaza and are $9 for adults and $6 for students/senior citizens.

City seeking historian

The City of Dunkirk is accepting letters of interest for the position of City Historian. The salary for this position is $750 per annum.

The position involves the responsibility of compiling information and data, the maintenance of records concerning the history of the city, and includes research and consultation functions for and with persons interested in city history.

Examples of typical work activities include: gathers historical material from old records, old books, etc.; files such material in fireproof safes or vaults; may write or edit articles for publication concerning the city’s past and present history; on request, give lectures to students and interested groups; handles correspondence and requests for information concerning the city’s history.

In addition, the historian files an annual report, in the month of January, to the mayor and to the state historian of work accomplished during the preceding year.

Send letters of interest to: Mayor Anthony J. Dolce, 342 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048.

Dunkirk Free Library seeks board members

Dunkirk Free Library seeks residents who are interested in serving on the Library Board of Directors. Interested applicants should have a passion for libraries and the services they provide the community, as well as the ability to effectively advocate for the Dunkirk Free Library. The library is especially looking for people who have skills in technology, finances, public relations and other skills beneficial to ensuring a healthy future for the library.

Individuals interested in serving on Dunkirk Free Library’s behalf should send or email a letter of intent, as well as the completed application, on or before close of business Friday. Applica-tions are available at the library and on the website. Forward all information to:

Attn: Board Member Search

Dunkirk Free Library

536 Central Ave.

Dunkirk Free Library


New York State Senate announces Earth Day Contest deadline April 5

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) has called for local student entries for the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest, a statewide competition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues.

To celebrate and honor Earth Day this year, the New York State Senate is sponsoring a poster contest for children in grades K-6. The theme of the Earth Day celebration is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” The winning posters will be displayed on Senator Young’s website, and the participants will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation. Schools wishing to participate in this year’s event must submit their entry by April 5 via the Senator’s website:

Students are encouraged not only to be creative in their project, but also to convey a real commitment to making the environment a better place.