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>St. Bonaventure receives donation of $1.5 million

OLEAN -- St. Bonaventure University announced Wednesday that it has received a $1.5 million contribution to its capital campaign. The goal is $90 million.

The donor is the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, the largest province of Franciscans in America and one of the university's founding provinces. The Rev. John O'Connor, provincial of the province, made the presentation during a reception of the university's board of trustees.

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>Pine Valley school adds lift for sixth-grader

SOUTH DAYTON -- Pine Valley Central School in South Dayton has installed a lift to accommodate a disabled pupil.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., helped arrange for the machine, which is produced by Arjo in Great Britain. A sixth-grader with deteriorating muscular dystrophy needs the lift to function in school. The school obtained Section 611 funds under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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>Boys & Girls Club receives funds for tutoring, supplies

DUNKIRK -- The Northern Chautauqua County Boys & Girls Club Learning Center has received a $15,000 state grant.

The money, obtained State Sen. Catharine M. Young, R-Olean, will enhance the center's tutoring program and purchase more supplies, according to Jody Briggs, the club's executive director.

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>Three literacy programs share $13,000 in grants

JAMESTOWN -- Grants totaling $13,000 were presented Wednesday to three local literacy programs during the Greater Jamestown A.M. Rotary's Special Literary Celebration in Marvin Community House, 2 W. Fifth St.

Keynote speaker was Chris Yates, district assistant governor for Area 17 of District 7090 Rotary International.

Bert Rappole, Greater Jamestown A.M. Rotary president, gave checks to the James Prendergast Library's literacy program, the Jamestown Community Learning Council's PACT family literacy program at Love Elementary School and the Joint Neighborhood Project's literacy program to help Spanish-speaking women learn English.

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