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Slaughter back in Rochester after breaking leg in a fall

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, who broke her left leg in a fall Monday in New York City, returned to Rochester on Saturday and was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital for rehabilitation.

Spokeswoman Victoria Dillon issued a statement quoting Slaughter as saying, "I can't tell you how happy I am to be back in Rochester. The outpouring of support that I have received has truly been humbling and is a reminder of how fortunate I am to represent the wonderful people of my district."

The statement also quoted Dr. Stephen L. Kates of the University of Rochester Medical Center as saying Slaughter, 82, "has no other health conditions to contend with."

"We expect an excellent and functional recovery from Congresswoman Slaughter," Kates said. "There is an excellent chance she will be discharged within the week."

Slaughter, D-Fairport, is expected to face a re-election challenge this fall from Republican Maggie Brooks, the Monroe County executive, in a reapportioned district that removes Slaughter from the Buffalo area.


Annual bulk trash collection set to get under way Monday

NIAGARA FALLS -- The city, in conjunction with Modern Disposal, its contracted waste collector, will begin its annual bulk trash collection Monday.

Until the program ends on May 11, bulk trash collection will be part of the regularly scheduled weekly garbage pickup. During this period, residents are required to place their large trash items either in an alleyway or at the curbside on their normal garbage collection day. If residents have further questions, they are directed to call the city's Public Works Department at 286-4940 or 286-4840. They may also call Modern Disposal at 1-800-330-7107.


Gallery seeks participants to create art for anniversary

Albright-Knox Art Gallery is seeking 150 participants to create a work of art in honor of its 150th anniversary.

The work will be provisionally titled "Universals Albright-Knox 150 (Buffalo)" in collaboration with artists Eric and Heather ChanSchatz, and comprise 150 hand-painted works representing each participant that will be unveiled in early December.

To participate, go to to complete a brief application, or register at the Gallery.

The registration deadline is 5 p.m. April 24, with participants chosen the following day at 10 a.m. in the Gallery.


Outstanding Youth Award entertaining nominations

LOCKPORT -- April 30 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Town of Lockport's outstanding youth award, Councilwoman Cheryl A. Antkowiak announced last week.

The town Recreation Commission chooses the winner, based on school performance and community participation.

Applications are available through the town website at, as well as at the town clerk's office and from local high school guidance counselors.