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Work to restrict traffic on westbound Scajaquada

Westbound travelers on the Scajaquada Expressway will encounter traffic restrictions from 6 p.m. today until 3 p.m. Saturday as a result of repair work scheduled by the state Department of Transportation.

A DOT spokeswoman said the work will be performed near Main Street and Kensington Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Affected areas include:

On-ramps from the Kensington Expressway to the westbound Scajaquada will be reduced to one lane.

The westbound Scajaquada between the Kensington Expressway and Parkside Avenue will be reduced to one lane.

The Humboldt Parkway on-ramp to the westbound Scajaquada near Oak Grove and Loring avenues will be closed.

The DOT said the work may be delayed in the event of inclement weather. State police will be on site for speed enforcement and traffic control.


Celebration will mark National Drug Court Month

DUNKIRK -- The Dunkirk City Drug Court will join more than 2,600 others across the United States on May 3 to honor National Drug Court Month, according to Dunkirk City Judge Walter F. Drag.

The theme of this year's activities is "Drug Courts: Where Accountability Meets Compassion."

The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the Dunkirk City Courtroom, 342 Central Ave. It will include brief presentations by each graduate and a reception.

The guest speaker will be Chautauqua County Judge John T. Ward, who has referred many County Court defendants for participation in Dunkirk's program.


Transforming riverfront is topic of public meeting

JAMESTOWN -- Ideas for transforming the Chadakoin Riverfront downtown will be discussed at a public meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St.

Discussion will center on the city's Chadakoin River Revitalization Study and include brownfield sites, possibilities for economic and recreational redevelopment, and suggestions for enhancements and amenities.


Photo of area jazz musicians focus of fundraiser

A photograph featuring 100 of the area's best jazz musicians will be unveiled at a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

The photo project, titled "A Great Day in Buffalo," is based on the 1958 photograph, "A Great Day in Harlem." Limited edition prints will be available.

Proceeds from the event will go toward restoring the former home of late Buffalo jazz musician Elvin Shepherd, and the development of a Waldorf-inspired school in Buffalo.

Musicians include Vinny DeRosa and the Vitamin D Band, the SABU Quartet, Gruvology and Boyd Lee Dunlop.

Admission is $15 for the photo premiere cocktail hour or $45 for the entire evening. Tickets are available at the Babeville box office or at