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Library instruction classroom dedicated in honor of director

BATAVIA -- The Genesee Community College board of trustees recently recognized the service of the late Lynn E. Browne, who served as a member of the college's Foundation board of directors.

Trustees dedicated the college's library instruction classroom in Browne's honor.

Browne served on the Foundation board from 1997 to 2010, including nine years as its treasurer.

He also was actively involved in fundraising initiatives that led to the expansion of the college's scholarship program.

The Genesee Community College Foundation will soon schedule a public dedication in Browne's honor.

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Stretch of Aurora Expressway one lane in both directions

Bridge maintenance on the Aurora Expressway gets under way this week.

Route 400 between Routes 20A and 16 will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting Monday and continuing through the remainder of the construction season, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.

Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver's license.

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Jamaican organization plans convention July 12-14

The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations will hold its 35th annual convention at the Adam's Mark in Buffalo from July 12 to 14.

About 200 members from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean will attend the convention, with an estimated economic impact of $250,000.

The convention will focus on how members around the world can do business in Buffalo through the creation of health care and educational exchanges, while strengthening Jamaican cultural and travel ties.

Buffalo is one of 18 sister cities to St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica. The organization has 102 chapters, and the local branch has about 70 members.

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Loans, grants being offered by Buffalo branch of AAUW

June 1 is the next deadline for students living in or attending college in Western New York to apply for interest-free loans and/or grants of up to $3,000 offered by Buffalo Branch, American Association of University Women.

Applicants must have completed one year of college and show financial need. Information and application forms are available at www.aauw.buffalo.edu or by calling 559-3037 or emailing chamberlinfund@yahoo.com.

Loans and grants are awarded twice a year and students may reapply annually for up to four years.

Funds for the Chamberlin Loan/Funds for Education program are provided by members' bequests and private donations.

Also, proceeds of the AAUW's annual scholarship book sale, being held this year from May 30 to June 3 at 2309 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda, go toward the program.