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Board Sets Zoom Meeting Monday

LAKEWOOD — Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the Monday organizational and regular meeting of the Lakewood Village Board will be held via Zoom. The meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. and a link will be available on the village’s website lakewoodny.com.

DNA Match Nets Burglary Charge

A positive DNA match from evidence collected in a 2017 burglary in Sheridan netted a third-degree burglary charge for a Silver Creek man. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the man in a news release Thursday due to his age at the time of the incident. The investigation stems from a burglary in 2017, though no specifics were released. In late 2020, the Sheriff’s Office received a potential match to the DNA collected at the scene. After a warrant was issued, the man turned himself in to police Wednesday; he was later released.

Land Bank Panel To Convene

Members of the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend; to register, send an email to gparadis@chautauqualandbank.org for the link and password. A recording of the meeting will be available afterward. The monthly meetings of the CCLBC are conducted to discuss business associated with the acquisition and potential sale of property by CCLBC and other official business as required (agendas will be provided at the meetings).

CASA Training Starts Jan. 19

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County will host its 2021 volunteer training starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. Physically distanced and virtual training options available. For more information or to register call CASA of Chautauqua at 753-4123, visit ChautauquaCASA.com or email kparkcasa@gmail.com.

Center In Need Of Clothing

The Community Outreach Center Thrift Store is in great need of gently used clothing and household goods. All proceeds benefit local charities. The thrift store is located on the third floor of the First Lutheran Church on the corner of Chandler and Center streets. Store hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Co-Op To Hold Jan. 25 Meeting

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County board will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at via Zoom. To attend pre-register by calling 664-9502.

Caucus Talks Electoral College

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus has released its principles on election security and the Electoral College. According to the caucus’ statement: “We are committed to combating attempts to undermine the will of the American people as expressed through the legitimate results of a democratic election. We are united in our commitment to prevent fraud by protecting the integrity and security of elections in America. As the greatest democracy in the world, the United States prides itself in its adherence to the peaceful transition of power as a core pillar of a functioning, fair political system.”

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