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Johnson seeking re-election to board for fourth term

LEWISTON -- Councilman Michael A. Johnson announced his candidacy for re-election at recent fundraiser event.

Johnson, who will be completing his 12th year on the Town Board and is seeking a fourth four-year term, is endorsed by the Lewiston and Niagara County Democratic committees and Working Family Party.

He is a commercial real estate broker with 30 years of experience working in the Niagara County real estate industry.

Johnson served in the 914th Air Force Reserve, attended local colleges, is a certified New York State instructor for real estate courses and is currently president of the Niagara Frontier Association of Realtors, with a second term as Western Regional vice president for the New York State Association of Realtors.

He has also served on numerous civic organizations.


Spring start expected for roof replacements

SANBORN -- Roof replacements for two Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District elementary schools are not expected to begin until next spring.

In May, voters approved the spending to replace the roofs on Colonial Village and Errick Road elementary schools.

School business executive Kerin Dumphrey said that although the School Board approved bond resolutions this month for the nearly $2.7 million project, there would not be time to start the work this construction season.

Once the architectural work is finished, the plans have to be submitted to the state Education Department. The project would then have to be bid out, Dumphrey said. For safety reasons, he said, roof project also normally are carried on during the summer when pupils are not in classes.

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