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December 12, 2013

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Meeting scheduled on Lewis Comprehensive Plan Committee

LEWIS — The Lewis Comprehensive Plan Committee will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Lewis Town Hall.

Two other planning meetings are set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and Feb. 12.

There will be another meeting in February on the draft plan, and, if all goes smoothly, adoption is set for March 2014.

Meetings are open to the public.

View the plan at or at the Town Hall.


Owens to hold telephone town hall Thursday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Owens will hold a telephone town hall from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act. 

A representative from New York State of Health, New York’s state-run health insurance marketplace, will join him to answer questions related to the state’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

“One of the most important things I can do is connect my constituents to factual information about federal policy that directly affects them,” Owens said in a statement.

A random sample of residents of the 21st Congressional District will receive an invitation by phone to participate in the call. Those who aren’t selected but want to take part can sign up by emailing their name and complete phone number to; calling Owens’s Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-4611; or filling out the form provided at

Otherwise, questions or concerns can be sent to Owens by calling his Washington or New York offices in New York by visiting his website at, connecting with him on Facebook at or following @BillOwensNY on Twitter.


Mooers Food Pantry needs a freezer

MOOERS — The Mooers Wesleyan Food Pantry is in dire need of a freezer. 

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