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>Newman won't pursue new term as mayor

SILVER CREEK -- Mayor Ed Newman announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in March.

Newman cited personal commitments as the reason for his decision not to seek a second term when voters go to the polls March 20. In addition to the mayor's seat, there are two two-year terms for trustee on the ballot. Trustees Kurt Lindstrom and William Harford currently hold the seats.

In addition to serving one term as mayor, Newman served three years as a village trustee. He encouraged qualified candidates to step forward and run for board positions.

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>Change in parking law awaits arrival of signs

DUNKIRK -- The parking law may have changed, but it will not go into effect until the city gets new signs explaining it.

Mayor Richard Frey reminded all motorists Tuesday that the time to move vehicles on odd and even street sides is at 6 each night. Although a new ordinance was passed changing the time to 4:30, new signs have not arrived.

Also Tuesday, the Common Council scheduled two public hearings for the Feb. 6 meeting.

The public may comment on a new local law that will abolish the position of third assistant fire chief and change the qualifications of the fire chief to a civil service competitive position. The hearing will be at 6:50 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall.

A public hearing will be held at 6:45 to consider closing a portion of Fawn Street between Marsden Avenue and Newton Street. The street has been unused.

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>Outreach sessions set on veterans services

OLEAN Three outreach sessions have been scheduled by John B. Sampson, Cattaraugus County Veterans Services director, to meet with veterans to discuss benefits, health care and other topics.

He will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 in Gowanda Post 409, American Legion, 100 Legion Drive, Gowanda; from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 14 in Randolph Post 181, American Legion, 62 Jamestown St., Randolph; and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Franklinville town clerk's office.

Sampson also meets with veterans from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. most weekdays in his Olean office in the County Building, Suite 6510, 1 Leo Moss Drive. He also meets with them from 1 to 3:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Little Valley County Office Building, except on the third Thursday of the month. For information, call 373-8010, Ext. 3298.

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>County will conduct flu vaccine clinic

OLEAN -- The Cattaraugus County Health Department will conduct a flu vaccine immunization clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. today in the Olean office at 1 Le Moss Drive, Suite 4010.

Appointments are not necessary. Anyone 13 and over can be vaccinated. Cost is $15 for those not covered by insurance. For information, call 373-8050 or (800) 251-2584.

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