Village of Lewiston: Republican Party caucus April 29

Attention Village of Lewiston Republican voters: The GOP caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, in the Red Brick Municipal Building gym. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Voting begins promptly at 6:45 p.m.

The Republican caucus is for the selection of four village trustee candidates (including mayor). Those selected will run for office in the June 17 election.

Two trustee positions are for four years. One is for two years (the remainder of former Trustee Dennis Brochey's term). The mayor will serve four years.

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Lewiston Dems seek candidates

The Lewiston Democratic Committee is now seeking interested candidates for the Town of Lewiston offices of town council member and town clerk.

Persons interested in running for either position should contact chair Diane Perri Roberts at [email protected] or by mail at Lewiston Democratic Committee, PO Box 155, Lewiston, NY 14092 on or before April 21.

A caucus to nominate candidates for the Village of Lewiston will take place Tuesday, April 22, at the Cornerstone Credit Union community meeting room (Rite-Aid plaza) on Center Street beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.

Named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. William O. Sass, the scholarship is awarded annually to one or more qualified applicants pursuing a course of study for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. It is funded from interest income assigned to an endowment fund in their name at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

Scholarship recipients must be a graduate of Niagara Falls High School, Niagara Catholic High School or Lewiston-Porter High School.

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'Jazz and Pasta' fundraiser for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival

Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, has announced the organization will host its annual fundraiser Sunday, May 4, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The "Jazz and Pasta" event will begin at 1 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Jazz Festival.

"Jazz and Pasta" will include live jazz, pastas from area restaurants, a cash bar, a basket auction and a silent auction. Various local jazz musicians have offered their talents for the enjoyment of ticket holders. There will be performances by Ron Corsaro, Mari McNeil Trio, Jamie Holka, Caputi & Co. with Crystal Sadler, Gruvology and Christina Custode.

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Quasar, financial items major topics at board meeting

by Terry Duffy

A new member, more comments on Quasar, and insight on the state of Lewiston's finances were among the assortment of items at Monday's longer-than-usual Town Board meeting in Town Hall.

On a motion by councilmen Ron Winkley and Al Bax, the board moved to fill the seat vacated recently by the retirement of Councilman Ernie Palmer by choosing William Conrad of Sanborn. The appointment, which drew applause from the overflowing crowd, followed an active recruitment process that saw a number of qualified applicants applying.

Conrad, who most recently served as chair of the Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals, has been active for years on a number of boards and committees.

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Mark Daul: Spring has sprung; bald eagle flies the coop

by Mark Daul

Spring has officially arrived according to the Gregorian calendar. It was a really long winter for most of us, and the same goes for outdoor creatures too.

If I had a nickel for every blue jay that visited my bird feeder this winter, I could afford to go down south someplace and search for a chuck wills widow.

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