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Town of Niagara reaches deal with union employees

TOWN OF NIAGARA – Contract talks that have been continuing for nearly a year and a half with town employees are apparently close to settlement.

The Town Board authorized Supervisor Steven Richards on Tuesday to sign a collective negotiations settlement agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association that represents about 41 town employees in the water, sewer, highway, and police departments as well as clerical positions in the town hall.

Cell phone owner tracks suspect and holds him for police

A 19-year-old 15th Street man allegedly picked the wrong cell phone owner to rob of his property because he was tracked down by the owner and held for police in the 1800 block of Elmwood Avenue about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Woman arrested as underage drinker becomes ill

A 27-year-old Norfolk Avenue woman was arrested on a reckless endangerment charge about 12:30 a.m. Monday after an underage drinker became violently ill in a limousine at Niagara and Austin streets. Jeannien Horton was arrested after the minor child was taken by ambulance to Women and Children’s Hospital for treatment of what police described as “alcohol consumption.”

Deadline set for Niagara County summer youth jobs

NIAGARA FALLS – April 25 is the deadline for applications for the Niagara County Youth Bureau’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

Youth Bureau Director Meghan Lutz said the program is funded through Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and is meant for youths ages 16 to 19 whose families meet the income guidelines. It offers subsidized placements in private-sector or government jobs.

Applications may be mailed or returned in person to the Niagara County Youth Bureau, Human Resources Building, 301 10th St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303.

Niagara County seeks summer lunch program sites

NIAGARA FALLS – The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking applications by April 25 from sites interested in hosting its summer lunch program for school-age children.

The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the State Education Department, provides lunches at sites including summer camps, youth programs, and other community organizations.

Career Fair is April 24

The Buffalo Employment and Training Center and the Community Action Organization (CAO) are sponsoring a Career Fair from 10 a.m. to noon next Thursday in the CAO J.F.K. Community Center, 114 Hickory St.

Employers with positions available will be giving interviews. A copy machine will be available for resumes. For information, call 881-5150 or 856-5627.

Rwandan genocide symposium planned

A symposium on the Rwandan genocide, which took an estimated 800,000 lives in 100 days in 1994, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Thursday in 120 Clemens Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst. It is free and open to the public.

Speakers will include Francois-Xavier Nsanzuwera, a prosecutor who convicted some of those responsible for the killing; Rwandan author Aimable Twagilimana, currently a professor at SUNY Buffalo State; and Jean-Paul Kimonyo, current senior policy adviser to Rwanda’s president.

Research Center campaign to begin

JAMESTOWN – The Resource Center, which provides services for thousands of people with disabilities in Chautauqua County, will launch a multi-million-dollar capital campaign with a program from noon to 1 p.m. April 29 in its administrative offices at 200 Dunham Ave., the former Celoron School.

“Green STEM” forum slated

The Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals will host a community forum on “Green STEM” initiatives at 10 a.m. April 26 in the Common Council Chambers in Buffalo City Hall. It is free and open to the public.

The forum will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and the opportunities for careers in environmentally conscious occupations. For information, visit www.bulypny.org.

Afro-American dinner scheduled

The Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier will hold its 37th annual Family History Dinner and annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 2 in the Emerson School of Hospitality, 86 W. Chippewa St.

Family history presenter will be Sharon Jordan Holley, an association board member, storyteller, librarian and co-owner and operator of Zawadi Books.


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