Community Notebook

Brocton/Portland Democratic committee meets today

The Brocton/Portland Democratic Committee will be holding a regular meeting at the Portland Town Hall today at 10 a.m. New members and anyone interested in helping in the March 18 village election are welcome to attend. Contact Dan Schrantz at 792-4661 for more information.

Fredonia residents reminded to clear sidewalk snow

With the recent heavy amounts of snow this winter, Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe and Department of Public Works Supervisor Jack Boland would like to remind village homeowners that they are responsible for clearing snow off of sidewalks in front of their properties.

“The village isn’t responsible for every sidewalk in the village,” Keefe said. “A lot of what we’re doing is a courtesy by clearing and running the snow plows down it.”

Boland and Keefe would also like to remind private residents the snow in their driveways cannot be plowed, pushed and/or left in the middle of the village streets, since it is a hazard.

Non-credit courses offered at JCC

Non-credit courses for personal and professional enrichment begin soon at Jamestown Community College’s North County Center in Dunkirk.

Computer courses include: Introduction to Spreadsheets Using Microsoft Excel, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, March 8-22 ($97), and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Part II, 6-8 p.m., March 11 and 13 ($43).

Safety training courses include Accident Investigation, 8 a.m.-noon, March 4 ($75), and Safety Program Development, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, March 5-19 ($229).

A point/insurance reduction course is offered in separate sessions from 6-9 p.m. on March 4 and 6 and from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on March 15. The fee is $35.

To register, or for more information on a course, call JCC, 363-6500, or visit

Westfield Planning Board meeting

The Village of Westfield Planning Board will have a meeting on Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m. in the North Room of the Eason Hall. The public is invited to attend.