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St. Bonaventure names new vice president

ALLEGANY -- Emily F. Sinsabaugh, Ph.D., takes over Feb. 1 as the new vice president for marketing and communications at St. Bonaventure University, university President Sister Margaret Carney announced.

Sinsabaugh has been at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania since 1988, where she served as the executive to the president for university communications and administrative initiatives for the past 11 years.

A 1988 Edinboro University graduate, Sinsabaugh earned a master's degree in communication studies from Edinboro and a doctorate in higher education from the University at Buffalo. She also has experience in television, working part-time from 1988 to 1995 at the ABC affiliate in Erie, Pa.

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Board appoints Wright to town attorney post

ELLICOTT -- The Ellicott Town Board has a new attorney.

Jamestown attorney Ken Lasker, who has been town attorney seven of the past eight years, has resigned. Supervisor Pat Tyler said Lasker stepped down because he has become a full partner in the local firm of Burgett and Robbins.

Tyler said the board unanimously approved William Wright Jr. to succeed Lasker.

"He is willing to step in. He does the Planning and Zoning boards also, and that won't be a conflict. We're very happy with Bill. He was one of the ones I suggested right away," Tyler said.

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Alzheimer's group meets this afternoon

MACHIAS -- An Alzheimer support group will meet at 1 p.m. today in The Pines Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. The meeting is open to the public and welcomes caregivers and family members or friends of Alzheimer's or dementia patients.

For information, call 353-8516, Ext. 4630.

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Session set on changes possible at TLC Center

SILVER CREEK -- There will be an informational session on issues relating to the potential changes at TLC Health Care Center in Irving at 7 p.m. today.

The session takes place in the Silver Creek Central School auditorium.

The state's Berger Commission on hospital reform recommendations will be reviewed.

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