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>State grant will help study electric system

JAMESTOWN -- Lakewood has received a $99,000 state grant to study the feasibility of creating a municipal electric system for the village and two neighboring communities.

Lakewood Mayor Tony Caprino was joined by Jamestown officials and others from the towns of Ellicott and Busti on Monday for the announcement at the Board of Public Utilities.

Lakewood has attempted to break away from the former Niagara Mohawk, now National Grid, for the past several years.

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi said the study will look into creating a system that will also include the Town of Busti and the rest of the Town of Ellicott not currently served by the BPU.

The power would come from what the utility is able to generate, not its hydropower allocation from the New York Power Authority.


>12 schools to compete in 19th Scholastic Bowl

BATAVIA -- Genesee Community College announced Tuesday plans for 12 area high schools to participate in the 19th annual Scholastic Bowl, testing intellect and accuracy.

The six-week tournament will begin today and continue two nights a week until the finals Feb. 28.

Students from Akron, Alden, Alexander, Attica, Batavia, Byron-Bergen, Elba, Le Roy, Notre Dame of Batavia, Oakfield-Alabama, Pavilion and Pembroke will take part.

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