Training session on identification and reporting of child abuse Saturday
A New York State mandated training session for professionals on identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lo-Guidice Educational Cen-ter, D" Bldg., 9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia.
The training is required for all persons applying for a provisional or permanent certificate of license valid for administrative or supervisory service classroom teaching service, or school service. Therefore, in addition to teachers and school administrators, the mandate affects school physicians, nurses, therapists and others in the fields of health care and education.
Participants should bring their license or certificate number with them if possible. A State Education De-partment certificate of completion will be provided for each course participant. A $30 fee will be charged for this workshop. To register, call 1-800-344-9611 or 672-4371 ext. 2145. Participants are asked to be at the training 15 minutes prior to start time.
Portland Code Office
to inspect residences
The Town of Portland Code Enforcement/ Zoning Officer Signe Rominger will be reviewing properties within the town that have unlicensed and/or inoperable vehicles, rubbish, garbage, car parts or unsafe structures on the properties. The town's zoning ordinance and the state property maintenance code states that two or more inoperative or unlicensed vehicles shall not be kept on any premises as well as structure exteriors should be in good repair, structurally sound and free of debris, vacant structures should be kept safe, sanitary and secure and grass and weeds should be kept under 10 inches. The town hopes voluntary compliance with these ordinances will help ensure a safer, more attractive environment throughout the town of Portland.