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Wound Care Center to open in WCA Hospital next week

JAMESTOWN -- WCA Hospital will open its new Wound Care Center on the third floor of the hospital next Thursday, officials report.

The center, which will combine individualized treatment, education and support to promote healing, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, call 664-8440.

"It is the goal of the center and our treatment team to prevent infections and promote wound healing," said Dr. Timothy Brown, a staff surgeon at WCA Hospital and clinical director at the center. "Our team has extensive experience in caring for the medical needs of patients with problematic, nonhealing wounds."

Staff at the center includes surgeons, podiatrists, radiologists and a certified wound care nurse. Consultants include infectious disease specialists, certified diabetes educators ad registered dietitians.

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Second moratorium OK'd on wind-energy systems

POMFRET -- The Pomfret Town Board approved its second consecutive six-month moratorium on wind-energy systems following a public hearing on the issue Wednesday.

The moratorium covers both commercial and non-commercial wind-energy conversion systems. Currently, there is no such project on the drawing boards in the town. The board also voted to hire attorney Daniel Spitzer of Buffalo to help draft a law on wind systems. Spitzer, who will be paid a maximum of $2,500, has assisted other municipalities in drafting wind-energy laws, including Arkwright.

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Humane Society sites will have new hours

JAMESTOWN -- The Chautauqua County Humane Society will start the new year with new public hours for its Adoption Center on Strunk Road and the Stray Animal Holding Center on Fluvanna Avenue.

Beginning Tuesday, the Adoption Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. It will be closed to the public Sunday and Monday.

Hours at the Stray Holding Center will be from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Moreover, the Stray Holding Center will become a dog-only facility and no longer will accept cats. Cats will be accepted at the Adoption Center if space is available and the cat passes a temperament and health evaluation. For information, call 665-2209.

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