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>President, vice president resign from School Board

NEWFANE -- The Newfane School Board accepted the resignations of both their president and vice president at its annual reorganizational meeting Tuesday.

The board declared the seats of President James E. Reineke and Vice President Carol Savigny vacant. The board is expected to appoint two members, and remaining members currently are accepting applications of interest.

Donna Pieszala was elected president.

Reineke, 22, has been on the board since 2003 and was elected board president last year. He had the distinction of being the youngest serving school board president in New York State.

He said he resigned to pursue his education and a career in the U.S. Army. He currently is a member of the New York State Army National Guard.

Savigny, who resigned for personal reasons, plans to devote more time to her family.


>Survey of conditions at Donner Creek starts

LOCKPORT -- The town began its survey of conditions along Donner Creek this week, Supervisor Marc R. Smith announced at Wednesday's Town Board meeting.
Smith said the purpose of the work is to compile data to present to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, perhaps in September, in hopes the DEC will let the town remove some of the obstructions from the flood-prone creek.
Also at the brief session, Smith said a meeting earlier Wednesday determined that few parcels will be candidates for rezoning in a coming update of the town's zoning ordinance. Smith said the work will primarily involve updating some provisions of the ordinance.

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