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Possibly harmful bacterium is found in water system

FORESTVILLE – Routine samples collected from the village water system this week showed potentially harmful bacterium, and as a precaution the Chautauqua County Health Department has asked all village water customers to boil all water for drinking and cooking.

Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water certified for sale by the state Department of Health, county health officials advised. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.

One potentially harmful bacterium was found, Mayor Beth Bowker told The Buffalo News. "We just found some bad elements and think it was an anomaly … so we're erring on the side of caution."

Bowker declined to name the bacterium. She said county health workers will come in on Thanksgiving to analyze the samples taken Wednesday. Water testing was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, and at this point health officials aren't sure if a systemwide contamination exists or if the contamination was isolated to a single water tap sample taken Tuesday. Results from samples taken Wednesday are expected to be available this afternoon.


Free community dinner 
from 1 to 4 p.m. today

A free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held today in the Southtowns, organizers said.
The dinner will take place between 1?p.m. and 4 p.m. in the former Most Precious Blood School building, 22 Prospect St., in the Village of Angola.

The dinner is free and open to all. For reservations or for more information, call 549-0420.

The dinner is being offered through the Lakeshore Association of Christian Churches. The dinner is provided and cooked by community members.


Deerwood Golf course
 sets closing for Nov. 30

The Deerwood Golf Course in North Tonawanda will close for the 2012 season on Nov. 30 and will begin selling gift certificates for the 2013 season on Dec. 3.

The certificates will be on sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 21 in the Norman L. Keller Building, 500 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.

The city's recreation department reported that the city-run golf course brought in more than $1 million in gross sales this year.


Thanksgiving closings

This is how the following area offices and services will be affected by the Thanksgiving holiday.

City courts 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

Most stores Open (reduced hours)

Metro Bus, Rail Sunday service

City garbage Regular