Silver Creek to begin smoke testing Monday

Smoke testing will begin Monday in the village of Silver Creek in order to discover where storm water is entering the sanitary sewer system. This testing is part of the Department of Environmental Conservation consent order work. Residents are asked not to be alarmed if they see the high-pressure smoke used during the testing. Those with concerns should notify the GHD Project Representative Brian Doyle at (716)748-6623. Residents are asked to look for the PUBLIC NOTICE on page A5 in today’s OBSERVER for tips on what to expect during the testing. The village is also encouraging any residents with storm water drains hooked into the sanitary sewer to address the illegal hookups on their own as soon as possible. The Silver Creek Village Board thanks all residents for their cooperation in this matter.

AMBUCS event May 9 at JCC

Jamestown Community College’s Student Occupational Therapy Assistant club and the Greater Chautauqua Area AMBUCS will hold its annual bike day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 9 in JCC’s Student Union.

During the event, individuals of all ages with disabilities are evaluated to determine what kind of adaptive bike would meet their needs. To make a reservation, contact Ellen Bobst in JCC’s OTA department at 338-1164 or

AMBUCS, a grassroots public charity, was established to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities. JCC’s SOTA club has partnered with the area AMBUCS chapter to assist with the evaluations and raise funds for the adaptive equipment.

Speed limits posted for Town of Dunkirk Roads

Dunkirk Town Highway Superintendent Richard Butts Jr. has posted speed reduction signs in the East and West Town of Dunkirk for the following roads: Temple Road between Willow Road and Route 5, Wilbur Road between Route 5 and the Pomfret town line, Willow Road between Route 5 and the Dunkirk city line, Chestnut Road between Willow Road and the Pomfret town line, Greenhurst Avenue between Roberts Road and Franklin Avenue, Cedarcliff Drive and Beachcliff Drive.