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JPS Board To Meet Today

The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting at noon today via Zoom. The only items on the agenda is an expected adjournment into executive session to discuss personnel matters related to a particular person and then taking action on personnel recommendations from Dr. Kevin Whitaker, district superintendent, in open session.

Weather Advisory Still In Effect

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties until 10 a.m. Friday. According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, lake effect snow and blowing snow is expected. Somes areas could see between 3 and 5 inches of accumulation in addition to winds gusting as high as 35 mph that will produce blowing and drifting snow. The greatest accumulation is expected across the Chautauqua Ridge. “Plan on snow covered and slippery road condition,” the weather service said. “Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the morning commute on Friday. … Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.”

Zoning Board Meets On Wed.

Members of the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals will meet via Zoom at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Blood Drive Set For Feb. 11

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the American Red Cross chapter office, 325 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call (800) 733-2767.

Bank Donates To Non-Profits

Community Bank N.A. wrapped up the year by donating more than $130,000 to non-profit organizations. Donations have been made throughout its four-state footprint which includes New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. For more than 150 years, Community Bank, has been dedicated to supporting the communities it serves. From donating time volunteering in the community, holding toy, clothing and food drives, and annual pay-it-forward celebrations such as Good Neighbor Day and Random Acts of Kindness Day, the bank continues to give back to the community. In 2020, the bank donated more than $1.9 million and has remained committed to giving back throughout this year. Each Community Bank branch and operations center selected a local non-profit in its region to support. In Chautauqua County, Community Bank donated to Frewsburg Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, Chautauqua County Humane Society, Catholic Charities of Dunkirk, Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue in Westfield, Pick of the Litter in Falconer, Silver Creek Food Pantry and The Stanley Hose Company Inc.

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