>United Way campaign tops $1.3 million goal
JAMESTOWN -- The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has slightly exceeded its goal of $1.3 million for 2006.
Vern Wetmore, general campaign chairman, was joined by United Way President Hadley Weinberg on Tuesday in announcing the development.
"A lot of people came together to help make it successful," he said. "From the volunteers to the businesses, everyone pulled together."
The campaign was extended past its deadline of November because returns were slow coming in. Funding from United Way assists 48 human service programs run 19 member agencies.
>Contra dance planned at church Saturday
OLEAN -- Caller Dave Brown, backed by Nadine Dyskant-Miller and Barbara Dyskant, will perform at a contra dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Social Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 112 S. Clinton St.
Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for those under 16, and free to dancers who bring snacks or drinks for the break.
>Town Board to hold more meetings in '07
POMFRET -- The Pomfret Town Board will increase its number of meetings in 2007.
At the suggestion of Councilwoman Pat Christina, the Council on Wednesday night decided to hold workshop sessions the second and third Mondays of each month to work on weightier issues, including a proposed wind-energy law, revising the comprehensive plan and increasing water districts.
The first workshop session will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Town Hall.
In other matters:
* A public hearing will be held at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 14, before a regular meeting, on a proposal to increase -- to $14,000 per year from $11,000 -- the income limit for a tax break for citizens 65 and older. The measure would take effect next year.
* Highway Superintendent James Oakes Jr. got the go-ahead to purchase a 2007 pickup truck for $5,652, through county bidding, from Schultz Ford of Jamestown. The price includes the trade-in of the town's 2005 truck.