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Elections office extends hours for absentees

LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Board of Elections office, 111 Main St., will be open extra hours on six days over the next two weeks to accommodate absentee voters for the Nov. 4 election.

The office is normally open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will stay open until 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Oct. 28 and 30, and also will offer Saturday hours from 9 a.m. to noon this week and on Nov. 1.

Voters may fill out a ballot application and take the ballot home, or they can vote on the spot. If a ballot is mailed, it must be postmarked by Nov. 3 to be counted in the election.


Baptist church begins clothing collection

NEWFANE -- The First Baptist Church of Newfane Missions Committee is collecting clean, gently used clothing, and is especially in need of winter gear.

Donors may drop off items at the church, 6047 East Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, or call Denise Noble at 940-8286 to arrange a different time.

The church also welcomes food donations to its pantry during the same hours.


Final flu shot clinic scheduled at medical center

NIAGARA FALLS -- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct its third and final public flu shot clinic of the year for adults 18 and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Saturday at the medical center, 621 10th St., Niagara Falls. Pneumonia vaccine also will be available.

Those seeking flu shots should use the hospital's 10th Street entrance or the walkway from the attached parking ramp, where free parking will be provided. In order to expedite the inoculation process, please wear a short-sleeved shirt or top.

Patients with health insurance, including Medicare, should be prepared to present their insurance cards. No co-pay will be required. Individuals who do not have insurance will be charged $20 for a flu shot and $35 for pneumonia vaccine.

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