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>Mayor Anello says his petitions are in the mail

LOCKPORT -- Niagara Falls Mayor Vince Anello's nominating petitions did not arrive in Friday's mail at the Niagara County Board of Elections.

Anello said Thursday he had mailed the petitions to qualify for the Democratic primary against three other candidates in time to meet the postmark deadline. Other candidates filed in person before the Thursday deadline.

Election Commissioners Scott P. Kiedrowski and Nancy L. Smith said it was not unusual for petitions mailed late Thursday not to arrive the next day. They will check the mail again Monday.


>Radioactive debris to be removed from road

NIAGARA FALLS -- The design contractor for the reconstruction of Lewiston Road has hired a Maryland company to come up with plans for removing radioactive material from the road bed.

Niagara County Environmental Health Director James J. Devald said Science Applications International Corp. of St. John, Md., was chosen by Wendel Duchscherer, the local engineering firm.

City Engineer Robert Curtis said the construction company that wins the repaving contract will have to remove the radioactive sludge at the same time. He said the job, extending from Ontario Avenue to the north city line, won't be done until 2008, and bids won't be taken until December at the earliest.

The radioactive material is believed to be phosphorus slag that fell out of trucks decades ago as it was hauled from a Niagara Falls chemical plant to the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works storage site in Lewiston and Porter.


>Lew-Port graduate awarded first D'Angelis scholarship

LEWISTON -- Jeremy Janese of Youngstown, a recent graduate of Lewiston-Porter High School, has received the first annual Christopher J' D'Angelis Memorial Scholarship.

Janese, who will receive $500, will attend the University at Buffalo in the fall and hopes to obtain a doctorate in pharmacy.

Christopher D'Angelis also attended Lewiston-Porter High School. He died in a car crash Jan. 11, 2006, while coming home from school after attending a function at Niagara County Community College.

Scholarship organizers said they hope to boost the amount of the scholarship in future years and make them available to two students per year.


>Clarence missionaries to help in New Orleans

Eighteen members of a Clarence church will spend six days in New Orleans rebuilding hurricane-ravaged homes.

The First Presbyterian congregants will leave Sunday as part of a youth mission sponsored by World Servants Mission 2007.

The group is made up of seven adults and 11 teenagers.

The host church in Metairie, La., Celebration Church, will provide meals, housing and transportation to the work sites.

The group will return to Western New York next Saturday.

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