Community Notebook

Free rabies clinic in Dunkirk March 21

The Chautauqua County Department of Health announces that a free rabies vaccination clinic will be held March 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ag & Expo Building, Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1121 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Enter off the Waldorff Road entrance to the fairgrounds. Dr. Josef Powell is the attending veterinarian.

Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three months of age and older. All pets must be on a leash or in a cage; and you should bring rabies vaccination records for each animal that will be receiving a shot. It is helpful for the veterinarian to know the previous immunization status of each animal to ensure proper and effective vaccination.

New York State Public Health Law requires each dog, cat and domesticated ferret over the age of four months be vaccinated against rabies. County residents are encouraged to be responsible pet owners by having pets vaccinated.

For more information on the clinic and rabies in general, see the Health Department’s website at: or contact the Health Department at 753-4481.

Date of parent

conferences changed at Brocton Central School

The Brocton Central School has changed the parent conferences scheduled for March 19 to March 21 and March 22. There will be no classes for students on March 22.

Superintendent John Hertlein emphasizes that parents can call the district to set up conferences at any time. No one has to wait for a parent conference.

Reading hour

at Anderson-Lee Library today

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 20162 will be hosting a reading hour at the Anderson-Lee library in Silver Creek today at 4 p.m. The event will take place every Thursday in March at 4 p.m.

Silver Creek Village Board workshop change announced

The Silver Creek Village Board will hold its workshop early at 6:30 p.m. on Monday . The board’s regular meeting will immediately follow the workshop.

Tickets for Fredonia musical on sale

Tickets are on sale now for Fredonia High School’s musical “Thoroughly Modern 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.

Brocton, Westfield joint board meeting Wednesday

A joint Board of Education meeting with Westfield Academy and Central School and Brocton Central School is scheduled Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the BCS auditorium. The purpose of this joint meeting is to receive the Brocton Central School and Westfield Academy and Central School Consolidation Study Report from the Western New York Educational Service Council consultant team. This joint meeting is open to the public.

Residential brush burning prohibited March 16-May 14

New Yorkers who reside in smaller communities should be aware that all residential brush burning is prohibited during the state’s historically high-fire-risk period beginning March 16 through May 14.

In 2009, New York toughened restrictions on open burning to reduce harmful air pollutants and help prevent wildfires. While the regulation allows residential brush burning for most of the year in towns with a population of less than 20,000, it prohibits open burning in all communities during early spring when the bulk of New York’s wildfires typically occur.

The new regulation prohibits the burning of garbage at all times and places.

Violators of the open burning state regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with the minimum fine of $500 for a first offense.

To report environmental law violations call 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC’s website at .

A list of questions and answers on the new open burning regulation is available at on DEC’s website.