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Corcoran named director of high-tech incubator

DUNKIRK -- Jeffrey D. Corcoran of Ballston Lake has been named director of Fredonia State College's High-Technology Incubator in Dunkirk.

He is responsible for all aspects of operating the facility, which was created last year with funding from New York State, the State University of New York and New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research.

The incubator is in the design phase and is expected to be built in 2008. Meanwhile, temporary office space has been established in downtown Dunkirk's Empire Zone, and incubator space will be opening shortly. Corcoran took charge April 2 at offices in the Stearns Building on Central Avenue and is already involved in developing strategic plans and marketing for the facility, college officials said.

For the past six years, Corcoran was executive director of the Schenectady County Community Business Center in Schenectady.


Hearing on budget elicits no comments

FREDONIA -- No public comment was made Monday night at the Fredonia Village Board's hearing on the 2007-08 budget.

The proposed $8.5 million budget carries a tax rate of $29.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, the same as last year. The board has until May 1 to adopt the budget.

At Monday's session, it was announced that drainage improvement projects included in next year's budget are for Orchard (a survey), Lambert and Maple streets, Holmes Place and Chautauqua Road. The Maple Street project begins today.

Also listed on the Streets Department project docket are the Canadaway Creek storm sewer line repair and the East Main Street parking lot renovation.

The Barker Commons public band concerts will begin June 29 and run weekly until Aug. 29. The concerts start at 7 p.m. and are free.

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will hold a Pennies for Paws program in Barker Commons from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. It also will bring a mobile unit for on-site cat and dog adoptions.

The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a workshop session in Village Hall.

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