Two Dunkirk beaches closed
Point Gratiot and Wright Park beaches in Dunkirk were closed Friday due to the likelihood of high bacteria count subsequent to 1.13 inches of rainfall.
The Chautauqua County Health Department states that sampling will continue and the beaches will be re-opened as soon as safely possible.
For up to date beach closings visit: www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/departments/health/Pages/beachmonitoring.aspx
Bills boosters to meet
The Southern Tier Bills Booster Club will hold a general meeting on Sunday at the Kosciuszko Club starting at 1 p.m.
Benefit for Sweet family
Friends of Tammy and Mark Sweet, who lost their house on Bernard Road in Charlotte to an explosion and fire on July 15, have organized a flapjack fund raiser at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Dunkirk.
The event will be held today from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
In addition, two relief funds have been established to help the family.
Donations can be made to the "Tammy and Mark Sweet Relief Fund" at any Community Bank branch or any M&T branch.
Ripley Board of Education selects president
The Ripley Board of Education recently held its annual reorganizational meeting.
Board member Michael Boll was sworn in as a new member. Robert Bentley was re-elected president for the 13th year. Nancy Rowe was re-elected vice-president.
Also, the board agreed to sell a 2005 International school bus with 108,000 miles to Quality Bus Services LLC for $17,589.
More than 1,400 motorists ticketed during Operation Work Brake
The New York State Thruway Authority announced that 1,400 tickets were issued by New York State Police Troop T to motorists for speeding violations during "Operation Work Brake," a five-day enforcement campaign.
The campaign was held July 9 through July 13, when Troop T stepped up enforcement efforts on the Thruway.
In 2011, there were numerous work zone crashes in New York state on the Thruway. The Thruway has been very proactive in maintaining the safety of the motoring public and the construction workers.