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Accessibility of TV programs from high school announced

NIAGARA FALLS -- Television programs originating at Niagara Falls High School now are available online and on demand, in addition to being distributed on the Time Warner Cable system, according to school community relations director Judie Gregory.

Programs distributed on the Our Schools Channel (OSC-TV 21) now can be accessed by visiting www.nfscools.net and clicking on OSC-TV Streaming On Demand on the left-hand side of the home page.

Students, staff and public officials participate in the programs.

The shows include Students Speakin' Sports, The Picks, High School Live, Little Italy Niagara with Jerry Genova and Sam Fruscione, Local Histories with Don King, Community Conversations with Judie Gregory and Jazlyn Porter, Bridging the Tonawandas with Art Pappas, student and staff lipdubs, student-hosted news programs, awards ceremonies, sports, arts and music programs, public service announcements and student projects.

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Stretch of Aurora Expressway one lane in both directions

Bridge maintenance on the Aurora Expressway gets under way this week.

Route 400 between Routes 20A and 16 will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting Monday and continuing through the remainder of the construction season, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Jamaican organization plans convention July 12-14

The National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations will hold its 35th annual convention at the Adam's Mark in Buffalo from July 12 to 14.

About 200 members from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean will attend the convention, with an estimated economic impact of $250,000.

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Loans, grants being offered by Buffalo branch of AAUW

June 1 is the next deadline for students living in or attending college in Western New York to apply for interest-free loans and/or grants of up to $3,000 offered by Buffalo Branch, American Association of University Women.

Applicants must have completed one year of college and show financial need. Information and application forms are available at www.aauw.buffalo.edu or by calling 559-3037 or emailing chamberlinfund@yahoo.com.

Funds for the Chamberlin Loan/Funds for Education program are provided by members' bequests, private donations and proceeds of the AAUW annual scholarship book sale being held this year from May 30 to June 3 at 2309 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.

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Sunday hours at library suspended for the summer

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The North Tonawanda Library will suspend Sunday hours for the summer.

Until fall, the library at 505 Meadow Drive will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library catalog and other information can be found at ntlibrary.org.