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IDA Board To Meet Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency board will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 electronically via Live Stream on YouTube instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public may view the meeting by visiting YouTube and searching “County of Chautauqua IDA”. Once on the webpage, viewers can click on “videos” to watch the live stream. Minutes of the board meeting will transcribed and posted on the agency’s website, once approved by the board. The agenda will be posted to the IDA“s website at ccida.com under “News” and “Agenda” prior to the start of the meeting.

Gallon Of Gas Price Holds Steady

The average price for a gallon of gas in Jamestown is steady this week at $3.530, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The average price during the week of Jan. 19, 2021 was $2.498. Gasoline prices rose a penny last week to $3.31 per gallon, driven primarily by the cost of crude oil that has vaulted above $80 a barrel. The primary reason for the rise in oil prices is the perception that the COVID-19 omicron variant may ebb, allowing the world’s economic engines to kick into high gear. The potential increase in oil demand, coupled with lagging crude production, will only increase prices. Since the price of oil accounts for roughly half of what consumers pay at the pump, higher oil costs will likely result in higher gasoline costs.

Kennedy Free Library Host Escape Room

KENNEDY — The Kennedy Free Library is hosting a Wintery Escape Room on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 3-9 p.m. Registration is required in advance for the event; walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a spot. The cost is one non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Registration for the event can be made at the Kennedy Free Library Facebook event page, using Facebook messenger for the Kennedy Free Library, emailing director@kennedyfreelibrary.org or by calling 716-267-4265 to reserve a spot. Parties registering must have at least two people and no more than six per group.

Food Program To Be Held Jan. 26

Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) and Lynn Bliven, Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader with CCE Allegany, will share information on food safety, product quality, and regulations surrounding the production of table eggs from flocks of under 3,000 hens. The free class will be held over Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Register at tinyurl.com/SellingEggs or by contacting Barkley at 640-0844 or amb544@cornell.edu. A copy of the recording and notes will be sent to all registrants following the class. The class is part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Flock Talk Series, which recurs on the fourth Wednesday of every second month.

Randolph BOE To Meet Feb. 2

RANDOLPH — The Randolph Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the high school. Those who wish to attend are asked to contact Maureen Pitts, districtclerk, at 716-358-7005 or mpitts@randolphcsd.org to make arrangements by 2 p.m. the day of the meeting. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

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