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Display at Bradner Stadium will feature rock concert

OLEAN -- The annual Fourth of July fireworks display will be held Monday at Bradner Stadium.

The stadium opens at 4 p.m. with rock 'n' roll performances starting at 6. Games for children also will be available.

Young Fireworks of Rochester will present the display starting at 9:30 p.m. In case of rain, the display will be held the next day. Olean Professional Firefighters Association sponsors the annual fireworks show and donations are being accepted.


Cattaraugus County sheriff issues alert on phone scam

LITTLE VALLEY -- Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb has issued an alert about a phone scam.

Residents are receiving bogus automated messages purported to be from HSBC Bank, requesting the person contacted call a designated number to update an HSBC Bank account information.

Whitcomb reminded residents to never give out personal information over the telephone.


Board mulls personnel cuts due to contingency budget

A special meeting of the Lackawanna Board of Education will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the Superintendent's Conference Room 202 of the McKinley Administration Building, 245 South Shore Blvd., Lackawanna.

The board will discuss personnel cuts following the June 21 defeat of a proposed $45.1 million budget -- the second time residents voted down a spending plan for 2011-12.

Taxpayers were informed prior to the two pollings that the contingency budget would amount to $44.1 million, a small increase over the current budget of $44 million.


Possibility of more aid subject of Dyster-Kessel talks

NIAGARA FALLS -- Mayor Paul A. Dyster met privately with Richard M. Kessel, president and chief executive of the New York Power Authority, on Wednesday to discuss the potential of aid to the city.

Dyster said Kessel "remains optimistic" that a deal can be worked out but called the issue "complicated." Niagara County has been fighting for more aid for the county and its communities.

The mayor said the Power Authority's representatives would focus more on the potential of aid after July 4.


Planning Board meets today to discuss anniversary dinner

LITTLE VALLEY -- The Cattaraugus County Planning Board meets today s to make plans for its 50th anniversary dinner July 27.

Invitations are in the mail for the dinner, which will be held at Country Side Sand & Gravel Pavilion in South Dayton, with dinner catered by Zollinger's South Dayton Hotel. Guest speaker is David S. Hamling, president and CEO of the New York Construction Materials Association. Reservations are due by July 18.