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Projects to begin in April

Work is expected to begin in mid-April on $37.7 million in construction and renovations at Niagara-Wheatfield Central Schools.

Most of the plans have been approved, and the School Board recently awarded more than $26 million in contracts for the work, approved by voters in late 2004.

Some schools will get additions, and most buildings will be renovated and improved to accommodate the district's growing enrollment.

Kerin Dumphrey, the district's business executive, said site work and whatever little asbestos abatement might be required should start during the Easter break.

Work should begin by summer on additions and most of the interior projects at Edward Town Middle School and Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School.

Ciminelli Construction Corp. of Amherst received a $14 million general contract for two projects: all foundation work and all general trades.

Man O'Trees of Buffalo was awarded the site work contract for the athletic fields, all curbs and the parking lots, estimated at slightly more than $4.5 million.

The $3.28 million contract for heating, ventilation and air conditioning went to Cir Electric Construction Corp. of Tonawanda.

Hoot Mechanics of Newfane was awarded the $1.6 million machine work contract, while Hohl Industrial of Buffalo won the $1.56 million contract for structural steel. Plumbing work was given to Cayuga Plumbing of Tonawanda at $633,360, while the kitchen equipment contract went to Main/Ford.

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