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Town of Porter: 'Hometown Heroes' banner program returns

Fri, Apr 5th 2024 07:00 am

The Town of Porter’s “Hometown Heroes” banner program has returned for 2024. Applications are now available at Town Hall or online at www.townofporter.net.

Open to sponsors throughout the town, including the Village of Youngstown and hamlet of Ransomville, the program recognizes the sacrifice and commitment of those who have served or presently serve in the military. Sponsorship is available to friends and families of service members, as well as community organizations or businesses.

The full-color banners measure 66-by-30 inches; are constructed of durable vinyl; are double-sided; and have a patriotic theme and photo of the service member. The banners feature the individual’s name, branch of service, and conflict or era of service. Also included is such information as the service member’s rank and special honors received in their service time.

Banner cost for the individual or family sponsor remain at $190 for 2024. This includes the banner, hardware for hanging, installation, plus end of season cleaning and storage at Town Hall.

For 2024 the banners will again be prominently displayed from Memorial Day through the fall along main roads. Last year’s inaugural program featured 75 banners mounted on utility poles throughout the Youngstown and Ransomville areas. The town said these would return in 2024 in addition to new purchases.

All applications for this year’s program should be completed and returned with related photos and payment to Town of Porter Bookkeeper Kimberli Boyer by April 30. Payments may be made in person or by mail via cash or check; no online payments are accepted.

Trash collection schedule changed due to eclipse

In other news, the town said garbage and recycling pickups have been rescheduled next week due to a number of planned April 8 eclipse events and the associated heavy traffic anticipated in the northern Niagara County area. As a result, trash and recycling pickups by Modern Disposal would be delayed for one day in all town residential areas.

In the Village of Youngstown, trash pickups are also being pushed back by one day, from Friday to Saturday for all residents. Superintendent Greg Quarantillo said the DPW would hold a special bush pick up on Tuesday, April 9. The village’s spring cleanup collections are set to begin April 29 and continue to May 27.

For more information visit townofporter.net or call 716-745-3730.

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