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Board approves borrowing to finish work in park

CAMBRIA -- The Town Board has unanimously approved borrowing $200,000 to finish the western half of Cambria Town Park this year.

The board adopted the resolution following a public hearing on the proposal late last week.

"We will probably do this through bond anticipatory notes; I don't think we'll use long-term financing," said Cambria Supervisor Wright H. Ellis. "The plan is to pay it back within five years."

Plans call for the completion of a second baseball diamond, a playground, picnic pavilions and paving the walking trails.

"We'll get started in the spring when the weather breaks and hope to have it completed by the end of this year," Ellis said.

The town has been working the past several years on converting a former 108-acre farmstead on Upper Mountain Road into its first town park.

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Proposals again sought for art installations

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. is reinviting proposals for a public art installation on the waterfront for four optional site locations.

They are the Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator, the Skyway, the historically aligned canals that are expected to be completed in December and the public square planned in Canalside.

The deadline for applications is July 13. For more information, go to eriecanalharbor.com.

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'Hound Dog' Lorenz will be program topic

The Hound's aroun' again.

Legendary Buffalo deejay George "Hound Dog" Lorenz will be the topic of a special program at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum, 25 Nottingham Court.

Guest speaker and host of a discussion about Lorenz will be Anthony Bannon, director of the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester since 1996, who has been named director of the Burchfield Penney Arts Center.

The program is in conjunction with "Buffalo and Its Music," the current exhibition of Lorenz memorabilia, Buffalo rock concert posters and other items from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in the Community Gallery. It runs through March 31.

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Presidents' Day closings

This is how the following area offices and services will be affected today by the Presidents' Day holiday.

City Court .... Closed

County courts .... Closed

State courts .... Closed

Federal courts .... Closed

City offices .... Closed

County offices .... Closed

State offices .... Closed

Federal offices .... Closed

Post Office .... Closed

Schools .... Closed

Banks .... Closed

County libraries .... Closed

Most stores .... Open

Metro Bus, Rail .... Regular

City garbage .... Regular