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Water lines to be flushed Wednesday

Cassadaga street supervisor Thomas Fetter said water will be flushed Wednesday beginning at 7 a.m. Residents can expect roily water.

STAR program unchanged for 2013

City of Dunkirk Assessor Tom Mleczko wants city residents to know the re-registering for the STAR program being talked about is part of the New York state budget and does not impact the STAR program for 2013.

Residents who have already signed up are fine. For those residents who have not done so, the city of Dunkirk’s deadline is May 1 for the current STAR program.

Taxpayers with questions about the state proposal for the STAR program are asked to call the STAR Registration line at 518-457-2036.

MaryAnn Spanos

to appear on Senior Report Saturday

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have MaryAnn Spanos as the guest on the April 6 television program. Spanos is director of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change.

Senior Report is shown live Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassada-ga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Fal-coner, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lake-wood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.

Gas prices fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.85/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 16.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 9.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 28.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Red Cross responds

to help apartment fire

victims in Jamestown

The Southwestern NY American Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to provide disaster relief following a house fire on Prather Street Friday.

Temporary housing, clothing, and meals are services typically offered to address emergency needs. The local Red Cross chapter will continue working with the families and their recovery process if additional services or referrals are necessary.

All disaster assistance offered by the American Red Cross is complimentary and made possible by generous contributions from the American people and residents of Chautauqua Coun-ty. The United Way organizations of Chautauqua County also provide financial support to the local Red Cross mission.