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BPU To Delay Lakewood Project

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities said water crews will delay the Fairmount Avenue/Lowe Avenue project in Lakewood due to unexpected problems with a valve. Water may be discolored from the west side of Lakewood west through Cottage Park, Ashville and North Harmony for 12 to 24 hours as a result of turning water off and on Thursday morning as part of the project.

Section Of Third Street Closed

Due to construction East Third Street, from North Main to Pine streets in Jamestown, will be closed to traffic beginning today and lasting for about a week. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes of travel.

Health Insurance Enrollment Period Is Now Open

Special enrollment period for health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace is happening now for individuals to ease coronavirus fears. For help enrolling, renewing or changing coverage, call Healthy Community Alliance at 532-1010 to work with a local navigator. Phone assistance is available at no cost.

Seggos Reminds Of Steps To Avoid Bear Conflicts

Basil Seggos, state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner, on Wednesday reminded New Yorkers to take steps to reduce conflicts with bears. “After a relatively mild winter, bears are emerging from their dens and have begun seeking out food sources,” Seggos said. “Unfortunately, people sometimes make it easy for bears to find food near their homes. Fish and Wildlife staff at DEC have received reports of bears getting into garbage and pulling down bird feeders to eat the seed. It’s important that homeowners take measures to prevent bears from easily accessing these unnatural food sources.” Feeding bears either intentionally, which is illegal, or unintentionally through careless practices around properties, has consequences for entire communities. DEC advises everyone who lives in or visits bear habitat, which is much of upstate New York, to remove items that are attractive to bears. People should take down bird feeders by April 1, store garbage inside secure buildings, and feed pets indoors.

BPU Meeting To Be Held Online

The March meeting of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will be held via Zoom and Facebook Live at 4 p.m. Monday. Members of the public may watch the meeting on Facebook Live at facebook.com/jamestownbpu/live. Persons without access to Facebook or who wish to speak to the board during the public comment period can dial into the audio portion of the meeting at 646-558-8656 and enter Meeting ID 828 285 853 when prompted. Questions to the board may also be submitted in advance to the secretary of the board at sjlake@jamestownbpu.com, to be read during the public comment period.

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