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Keynote speaker to miss Nuremberg Trials symposium

CHAUTAUQUA -- Abby Mann, who was scheduled to be a keynote speaker Wednesday at a four-day Chautauqua Institution symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials, will not be able to attend because of surgery.

Mann is the award-winning author and screenwriter who wrote the screenplay for "Judgment at Nuremberg."

The conference -- "Sixty Years after the Nuremberg Trials: Crimes Against Humanity and Peace" -- features many experts on the Nuremberg Trials. It is being held today through Thursday in the Athenaeum Hotel. For more information, visit www.fredonia.edu/jacksonsymposium or call 673-3528.

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Water improvement project rejected for block grant

SILVER CREEK -- Hanover officials have learned that the town did not receive a $400,000 Small Cities community development block grant for a water improvement project.

"Naturally, I am very disappointed," Town Supervisor Kathy Tampio said during Monday's Town Board meeting. She said there were 30 applications for public water systems and only 11 were funded.

The loss of funding means the town will need to revise the plans to install new water lines in the Irving, Sunset Bay and Hanford Bay areas. The project is currently under way. Water lines are being relined and cleaned in Hanford Bay and Sunset Bay.

Tampio said she will continue to seek funding sources.

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Myers plans write-in effort to retain Legislature seat

BELMONT -- Susan Myers, of Friendship, one of three Republican Allegany County legislators defeated in primary voting, said she is planning a write-in campaign to keep her District 2 seat.

Myers said she plans to campaign door-to-door in the district, which includes Cuba, Friendship, Amity, Clarksville, New Hudson and Ward.

"I just need to get the people to know how to spell Myers," she said.

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