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Culvert work to close section of Beattie Ave.

LOCKPORT -- Beattie Avenue, between Buell and Sherman drives, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday to allow the Niagara County Highway Department to replace two culverts.

Michael F. Tracy, deputy public works commissioner for highways, said Monday the culvert replacements will include recycling of the pavement and is preliminary to the repaving of Beattie Avenue, between Lincoln Avenue and Dysinger Road, later in the summer. Tracy said that work is to be completed by Labor Day.

Highway Rehab of Cheektowaga is the contractor on the pavement recycling portion, and Midland Asphalt of the Town of Tonawanda will be in charge of the general repaving. The total cost of the work is estimated to be $150,000 to $175,000, Tracy said.


School Board elects new leadership team

BARKER -- The Barker School Board on Monday elected James Fisher its president for the 2007-08 school year.

Fisher replaces member Louis Mead, who served as board president this past year. The board also elected member Ronald Clemens vice president.


Boards delay decision on new police chief

LEWISTON -- Both the village and town boards agreed to delay a decision on selecting a new Lewiston chief of police Monday, after they learned of the death of a family member of one of the three finalists.

Town Supervisor Fred Newlin asked for a moment of silence to remember Al Penzotti, a longtime Lewiston resident and the father of Officer John Penzotti, one of the finalists.

Also being interviewed will be Sgt. Frank Previte and Officer Christopher Salada. Both the boards are considering interviewing candidates early next week.

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