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JPS BOE Election Ballots Available

Petitions for the Jamestown Board of Education Election on May 18 are now available. There will be two JPS board seats on the May 18 ballot, each for a three-year term, beginning July 1. Candidates must submit a completed petition containing the names of 50 or more qualified voters within the school district to be eligible for the May 18 ballot. Petitions are due back to the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. For more information, call Juanita Walter at 483-4420 or email jaunita.m.walter@jpsny.org. The 2021-22 Proposed Budget will be available for public review in the Superintendent’s Office, 197 Martin Road or on the JPS websiteat www.jamestownpublicschools.org and at Prendergast Library beginning May 12. .A public hearing on the 2021-22 Proposed Budget will be held on Tuesday, May 11, at 6 p.m. in the Persell Middle School auditorium.

High Wind Warning On Friday

A high wind watch will go into effect for all of Western New York beginning Friday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo announced. Southwest winds could reach 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph possible. The watch is from Friday morning through Friday afternoon. “Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines,” the weather service stated. “Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.”

Class Of 21 Hosting Dinner

The Jamestown High School Class of 2021 is hosting a pasta dinner on Thursday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club, 339 E. Fourth St. Tickets can be purchased at the dinner. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Gluten-free pasta will be available. Dinner includes pasta, homemade sauce and meatballs, salad and dessert. This will be a drive-through event. Pull up and dinner will be brought to diners’ car.

Apple Research To Continue

New York’s apple industry has voted in support of continuing the Apple Research and Development program. Apple growers are asked to approve of the program through a referendum vote every six years. The program is administered by the state Department of Agriculture and Markets. The program was first established in 1990 by New York’s apple industry to fund research activities. In recent years, it has been collecting nearly $400,000 in grower assessments annually, which are used to fund research critical to increasing the profitability of New York’s apple growers. Research is conducted in the areas of pest management, bacterial infection, proper storage, product research, and overall best practices for growing and harvesting apples. The ARDP Advisory Board makes recommendations on the projects and establishes priorities based on the regions they represent. For additional information on all current Marketing Order programs, including the ARDP, visit agriculture.ny.gov/farming/marketing-order-administration.

Craft Vendor Show April 24

SINCLAIRVILLE — Park United Methodist Church in Sinclairville will host a craft and vendor show Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks will be required to attend.

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