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County offers shredding, disposal of electronics

LOCKPORT -- A "Protect Your Identity" day, offering shredding of sensitive documents and computer hard drives for residents and businesses, as well as electronics recycling, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at GM Components Holdings, formerly Delphi Building 7, on Upper Mountain Road.

The Niagara County Refuse Disposal District is encouraging residents to bring computers and accessories, TVs, monitors, audio/video and communications equipment, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, cellphones and anything else with a circuit board or cord.

Items containing Freon, such as air conditioners, dehumidifiers and refrigerators, will not be accepted. Neither will gasoline-powered equipment or household hazardous waste.

Businesses that need a full clean-out must call the office of State Sen. George D. Maziarz at 434-0680 for an appointment.

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Display of railway artifacts to be dedicated at museum

YOUNGSTOWN -- A permanent display of artifacts and historic photos of the former Lewiston & Youngstown Frontier Railway will be dedicated during a free, public program at 7 p.m. Monday in the Town of Porter Historical Museum on the top floor of the Youngstown Civic Center, better known as the Red Brick Schoolhouse, 240 Lockport St.

Tony Clark, vice president of the Town of Porter Historical Society, will give a brief description of the trolley line that was built in 1895 and ran through Youngstown's main street until 1935. It remained in business until 1950, according to Toby Jewett, president of the historical society.

Clark's talk will be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, re-enactors dressed in period costumes and the dedication of a mural, photographs and models of the railway, which at one time also served Rumsey Park in Youngstown.

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Contractor files suit over treatment plant bid

LOCKPORT -- An Elma contractor has sued the City of Lockport, claiming that it lost out on a plumbing contract at the city wastewater treatment plant even though it ostensibly was the lowest bidder.

Sicar Management and Construction filed the suit in State Supreme Court, charging that John W. Danforth of the Town of Tonawanda won the contract for the enhanced blower system demonstration project at the July 20 Common Council meeting, even though Sicar bid $404,650 and Danforth bid $442,900.

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Holiday Art Trail participants urged to attend meeting

LOCKPORT -- A meeting for artists and business owners who want to be part of this year's Holiday Art Trail in the city is being held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tuscarora Inn, 128 Walnut St.

The Art Trail Weekend is set for Nov. 18-20 and is to include open houses at Market Street Art Center and other studios, as well as restaurant specials and a concert.

Those interested in participating should organizer Jay Krull at 514-4567.