Bridge construction continues today
The New York State Department of Transporta-tion (NYSDOT) said bridge construction will continue on the Route 5 Bridge over Eighteen Mile Creek, in the towns of Hamburg and Evans, Erie County, beginning today. As a result, work zone traffic controls will be put in place in the vicinity of the Route 5 Bridge over Eighteen Mile Creek thru November. Route 5 will remain open in both the eastbound and westbound directions during construction.
Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver's license.
DFT Student Night
DFT Communications will host a Student Night Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to stop in to see what DFT Communications has to offer.
During the event, students may enter to win a 7-inch Coby Kyros Android tablet. There will also be other giveaways, special discounts and students may enter to win other prizes. Food and light refreshments will be available.
DFT Communications is located at 38 Temple St., Fredonia.
Gas prices up in past week
Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.99/g Sunday.
This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80/g, according to gasoline price website NewYorkStateGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices yesterday were 26.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 13.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
Portland workshop set for Thursday
Town of Portland Board will hold a workshop with the Village of Brocton Board to discuss the Peerless Street Bridge Thursday at 7 p.m. at Portland Town Hall.
Business After Hours events set
As part of the Chau-tauqua County Chamber of Commerce membership drive, both the Fredonia and Dunkirk Community Chambers of Commerce will hold networking events. Both will be free to Chamber members who register in advance and bring a non-member guest. Non-member guests who register in advance may also attend for free. The cost for unregistered walk-ins is just $5.
The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Buster Brown Bean Company.
The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be held the following Wednesday, March 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rookies, 19 Lake Shore Drive East.
Fredonia Chamber to hold Business After Hours
As part of the Chau-tauqua County Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive, the Fredonia Com-munity Chamber of Com-merce will hold a Business After Hours event Wednes-day from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Buster Brown Bean Company on Church Street, Fredonia.
The event is free to Chamber members who register in advance and bring a non-member guest.
Non-member guests who register in advance may also attend for free. The cost for unregistered walk-ins is $5. Registration is available through the Chautauqua Chamber website at www.chautauquachamber.org.
Town of Dunkirk Planning Board Workshop Thursday
The Town of Dunkirk Planning Board will conduct a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Town Hall, 4737 Willow Road.
The purpose of the workshop is to continue planning on the development of a Comprehensive Plan for the town of Dunkirk.