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>Resource meetings to focus on Route 62 project

Village of Hamburg business owners and property owners who will be affected by the Route 62 reconstruction project are invited to resource meetings Tuesday in the village fire hall, 301 Union St.

Sessions will be held at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. An update of the project will be given, as well as information about establishing a forum for small-business owners to address their needs prior to and during the two-year project, which is scheduled to begin in 2007, according to Robert A. Pauley, village administrator.

The village's Economic Development Committee has begun discussions with area banks and the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College to identify resources and assistance that might be available.


>Updated policies approved on cell phones, suspensions

The Hamburg School Board approved a number of new and updated policies Tuesday .

They include an end to district-provided cell phones for staff. Superintendent Peter Roswell said he will collect about 18 phones from administration personnel.

Under the new policy, effective July 1, the district will give essential personnel a small stipend to purchase a phone. Then they must provide the district their cell phone number for emergency purposes. The change was based on an audit committee recommendation.

Also, the student suspension policy was updated to clarify procedures for special-education students. Under the new policy, such students accused of offenses that could lead to suspension first would face a superintendent hearing. If they are convicted, a follow-up would determine whether the offense was related to or caused by the disability.

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