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Board of Elections will extend hours

LITTLE VALLEY -- The central office of the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections in Little Valley will remain open until 7 p.m. today, Thursday, next Tuesday and Oct. 30 leading up to the Nov. 4 general election, Elections Commissioners Sue A. Fries and Kevin C. Burleson announced.

The office also will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Nov. 1 to accommodate applicants for absentee ballots. The last day to apply in person, if previously registered, is Nov. 3. Applications also are available by mail or downloading from the Board of Elections Web site at www.cattco.org. However, applications must be postmarked no later than next Tuesday to be eligible for a ballot. For more information, call 938-2400 or 373-8010, Exts. 2400-2405.

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Unpaid village tax bills turned over to county

SILVER CREEK -- Nearly 10 percent of the Village of Silver Creek tax bills went unpaid and were turned over to Chautauqua County for collection.

The village eventually will receive the $134,794 in unpaid revenue from the county. Mayor Kurt Lindstrom said he was not aware how the amount compared with prior years' receipts of tax bills.

Trustees approved the collector's report Monday at their board meeting.

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Event will celebrate drive-in movies

The Western New York Drive-in Movie Society and Wheatfield Historical Society will co-sponsor an event celebrating drive-in movies at 6:30 p.m. today in the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, next to Town Hall.

There will be a multimedia presentation by Dominic Scalzo on the history of Western New York drive-ins. The society also will give out free popcorn and will lead drive-in themed games with prizes. There also will be a display of drive-in artifacts. The program is free and the public is welcome.

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