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LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS

VILLAGE UPGRADES SYSTEM OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE

SILVER CREEK -- The village's emergency response system is getting an update.

Mayor Elizabeth Turzillo announced Monday that a new $88,000 ambulance is expected to be on the road shortly. The Village Board approved the purchase of the vehicle last month.

Also Monday, the board took steps to improve its fire siren system by approving a quote from Mid-State Communications for $8,925.90 for a new device. The board will pay half of the purchase price prior to the installation.

BOARD SELECTS 2 FINALISTS FOR TOP SCHOOL POSITION

LYNDONVILLE -- Two finalists for the job of superintendent of Lyndonville Central School have been selected by the School Board.

They are Catherine Oldenburg, principal of Westfield High School, and Barbara Deane-Williams, deputy superintendent of the Churchville-Chili Central School District.

Superintendent Christine J. Tibbetts is retiring. The School Board hopes to appoint her successor Nov. 22.

The community is invited to meet the finalists at 5:30 p.m. Monday and next Tuesday in the high school library.

GCC FOUNDATION CREATES $525,000 ENDOWMENT

BATAVIA -- The Genesee Community College Foundation announced Monday that it had created a permanent endowment fund of $525,000 as the result of a challenge grant posed five years ago by the U.S. Department of Education's Title III program.

Through five annual fund drives, each of which netted $85,000, the foundation qualified for the federal two-for-one dollar matching support of $70,000. This brought the endowment fund, used to help needy students, to $525,000.

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