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Towns Receive Water Project Funding

Two north county towns will be receiving funding to for water infrastructure. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced the town of Westfield will receive $920,000 in grants and $1.8 million in loans to construct a public water distribution system. The town of Dunkirk will receive a $2.9 million grant to improve approximately 12,900 linear feet of eight-inch water main in the town of Dunkirk Shorewood’s water district. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will be used to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure throughout the state. “Community health depends on access to functional, clean and safe water infrastructure,” Gillibrand said. “By ensuring that water distribution systems in New York’s rural communities are modern and efficient, this federal investment will help alleviate health and sanitary issues that come from a lack of access to clean water. I will continue fighting to ensure that all New York communities have the resources they need to invest in public infrastructure.”

Rotarians Raising Money For Pedal For Polio Ride

Chris Anderson, of the Noon Rotary Club of Jamestown, as well as Kelly Dawson and Greg Leonard from Greater Jamestown AM Rotary, will participate in the second annual Pedal for Polio event on Saturday. Other riders, including Jake Schrantz and John O’Hagan, will also participate in the bike ride. Both Rotary clubs will work with donors and sponsors to raise money to assist Rotary International’s goal of eradicating polio throughout the world. There will be one bike ride locally beginning at 10 a.m. from McCrea Point on Jones & Gifford. The bike route is 23 miles over mostly flat terrain and all COVID-19 safety measures will be followed. Contributions can be made at raise.rotary.org/Jake-Schrantz/challenge1.

City To Offer Trash, Electronics Recycling Day

The city of Jamestown will offer residents a bulk trash and electronics recycling amnesty day. Residents may bring bulk trash and old electronics for recycling to the Jackson-Taylor Park Lafayette Street parking lot on Saturday between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents must show proof of city of Jamestown residency or property ownership. Absolutely no tires, batteries, yard waste, liquid or chemicals of any kind including paint will be accepted for drop off. Call the city Department of Development with any questions at 483-4542.

Kidder UMC To Host Animal

Blessing Saturday

Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church will offer a Blessing of the Animals Service at 1 p.m. Saturday. The service is a Christian tradition in honor of Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals. All dogs, cats, birds, rodents, and any other domesticated pet can receive an individual blessing from Pastor Tom LeBeau. The service will be held in the parking lot, weather permitting. Otherwise it will be held in Fellowship Hall, located in the church’s basement. The church asks that all animals be either in carriers or leashed to ensure the comfort and safety of all attendees. There will be a time in the service to remember animal friends who have died in the past year. People are invited to bring pictures of those pets as well. Both animals and humans are invited to stay for refreshments after the service. For more information, contact the church office at 488-1680. Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 385 S. Main St., Jamestown.

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