League of Women Voters conducted straw poll at Fair
At this year's Fredonia Farm Festival, the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County held a straw poll on local issues. While the poll is in no way scientific, its results nevertheless suggest something about trends in public sentiment.
To "Should fracking be allowed in Chautauqua County?" 53 people an-swered "yes" and 227 people answered "no." Note it is deep, horizontal hydro-fracking to which people object, not the vertical fracking process that has dug many gas wells in the county in the past.
To the question "Should area schools be consolidated?" 213 people replied "yes" and 63 replied "no." Given the spotty success of school merger efforts in the past few years, this result seems to show a swing in public opinion.
Dr. Earl Freling to appear on Senior Report
Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Dr. Earl Freling, a chiropractor as the guest on Saturday's television program.
The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers has been producing the television program since 1995.
The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.
Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Forestville, Hanover, Irving and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.
Gowanda American Legion Post 59 Car Cruise
The fourth annual Ameri-can Legion Post 59 Car Cruise will be held Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. rain or shine and features music by Sammy Slicker and the Black Jacks. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and hot dogs will be available.
Admission is free. All proceeds go to the Chau-tauqua Veteran's Van.
For more information, contact Carol Marx at 785-2532.
Brocton brush pickup Tuesday
Village of Brocton Highway Superintendent Tom Allen reminds all village residents the regular brush collection will be held on Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday.
Big metal pickup at the curb side will take place on Sept. 10.
No refrigerators, freezers or air conditions without certification of freon removal will be picked up.
Big trash collection at the DPW Shop will be held on Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.