Community Notebook

Mayor proclaims Library Week

City of Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce has proclaimed April 14-20 as national Library Week in the city.

“Whereas, libraries are the heart of their communities, campuses and schools; and whereas, librarians work to meet the changing needs of their communities, including providing resources for everyone and bringing services outside of library walls.

“And whereas, libraries and librarians bring together community members to enrich and shape the community and address local issues; and whereas librarians are trained, tech-savvy professionals, providing technology training and access to downloadable content like e-books.

“And whereas, libraries provide free access to all, and offer programs to meet community needs, from books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining; and whereas, libraries continuously grow and evolve in how they provide for the needs of every member of their communities.

Dolce encouraged all residents to visit the Dunkirk Free Library during this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available, and to thank their librarian and library staff for making information and education accessible to all.

Brad Anderson – Marmaduke Committee to meet

The Brad Anderson Recognition Committee will meet on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Portland Town Hall, 87 W. Main St., Brocton. The public is welcome to attend.

CSX repair work in Hanford Bay set for Monday

Hanover Highway Superintendent Steve D’Angelo reports that repair work will be done on the CSX tracks at Hanford Bay beginning Monday morning and scheduled through Wednesday morning. The intersection is scheduled to be closed during this time period.

Benefit set for Gerry Fire Chief

FREWSBURG – Friends of 34-year-old Gerry Fire Chief Carl Fransen are holding a benefit auction today, beginning at noon at the Frewsburg Firemen’s Grounds.

The event will include a bake sale, giveaway and Chinese auction in addition to the live auction. David E. Miller Paintings donated an original painting that will be part of the live auction. Refreshments will be available.

For more information or to make donations, call Kim at 665-9323, Duane at 665-0830, Bev at 664-1711 or Fred at 665-9899.

TEA Party sets meeting

LAKEWOOD – Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots will hold its next general meeting 7 p.m., April 23 at the Lakewood American Legion, 174 Chautauqua Ave. Featured speaker will be Budd Schroeder of SCOPE (Shooters Committee on Political Education). Schroeder will address the attack on, and erosion of, the right of the people to bear arms.

Also, information will be presented on the Common Core State Standards, the agenda pushed by the Obama administration to control education in all 50 states.

Many states, including New York, are getting on this bandwagon because they will receive money from the government and corporations. Additionally, the issues of hydrofracking and UN Agenda 21 will be addressed.

The public is urged to attend and receive information on these critical issues facing all state citizens.