Community notebook

Chautauqua County bridge now open

The Chautauqua County Bridge No. 029, County Road 301, in the town of Chautauqua is now open.

Brocton School open house Monday

The Brocton Central School will hold a general open house on Monday, Oct. 7. The building will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for anyone from the Brocton-Westfield area to come and view the highlights of the current capital project. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Dunkirk Town Board Workshop Wednesday

The Dunkirk Town Board will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the town offices on Willow Road. The purpose of the workshop is to continue budget review on special districts.

League of Women Voters luncheon Wednesday

The League of Women Voters will hold a luncheon Oct. 9 at the Moonbrook Country Club in Jamestown. Lunch will begin at noon with the program, “The Gun: The What and The Who,” following at 1 p.m. In light of recent tragic shooting events, the League feels that it is important to start and continue a dialogue about gun control, an often sensitive topic. Items on the agenda include the banning of assault weapons, limited magazine capacities, record keeping and background checks. Questions will be addressed by the panel, such as whether or not background checks are enforceable and if semiautomatic weapons should be so readily available. The panel of experts includes Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace, who has been with the Sheriff’s office for over 30 years; Amanda Walden, past hunter training safety educator for the NYS Dept. of Conservation; Sid Compton, Chautauqua County Chapter Chairman of the state group SCOPE (Shooters’ Committee on Political Education); and John Glenzer, past County Executive (two terms), County Legislator (four terms), hunter for over 50 years. The luncheon will be $17 per person. Checks can be sent to Tillie Solomonson, 2 Waldemere Way, Lakewood N.Y. 14750.

Ripley Free Library and Noble Winery to host Murder Mystery Dinner

The Ripley Free Library will sponsor a Murder Mystery Dinner, “Happy Deathday to You,” at Noble Winery on Oct. 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 per person or $35 per couple and are available at the Ripley Free Library and Noble Winery. The price includes dinner and a murder mystery to solve. Call 736-3913 to make reservations.