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Courthouse dome will shine green for Girl Scouts in March

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 October 2016 at 10:13 pm
File photo by Tom Rivers: The Orleans County Courthouse has a pink tint in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in this photo from last October. The photo also shows the Orleans County Jail and the Presbyterian Church. The dome will shine green for the first time on March 12.

File photo by Tom Rivers: The Orleans County Courthouse has a pink tint in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in this photo from last October. The photo also shows the Orleans County Jail and the Presbyterian Church. The dome will shine green for the first time on March 12.

ALBION – The Orleans County Courthouse has been illuminated in pink for breast cancer awareness and purple for domestic violence awareness.

On Mach 12, the dome will glow green at night for the first time in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies. The organization was founded on March 12, 1912 with the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Ga.

The Orleans County Legislature approved the request today for green lights to shine on the dome on March 12.

The Legislature also agreed to allow Hospice of Orleans to have a banner on the courthouse lawn from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

Legislators also announced they have received 358 letters urging a speed reduction on Route 18 by the Kendall Junior-Senior High School.

The speed limit is currently 50 miles per hour by the school. Legislator Ken DeRoller, R-Kendall, said there is strong support in the community to lower the speed in the school zone, where DeRoller said there have been 19 accidents in recent years.

The issue will be decided by the state Department of Transportation because it is a state road.

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