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>Newfane High band in free concert today

LOCKPORT -- Four Newfane High School graduates who gained notice locally when they played two songs on the school's roof last month will play a free concert at 5:30 p.m. today at the Gazebo in Ida Fritz Park.

The Eastern Niagara United Way will sponsor the concert by The Heads. The show will be followed by the weekly "Sound Track of Cruising" program featuring Hank Nevins from 6 to 9 p.m.

Band members Aaron Brown, Christopher Florio, Paul Giazzon and Jesse Jolly were charged with criminal trespass after they climbed to the roof of the high school June 12 to imitate the Beatles' last live concert in London. The charges later were dismissed on the condition that they stay out of trouble for six months.

The band also will play at the Newfane Gazebo on Aug. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.


>Legislature passes undue gain amendment

LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Legislature last week passed an amendment to the county code of ethics, barring county officials or employees from using county resources to do anything for private gain or "to secure unwarranted benefits, privileges or exemptions for themselves or others."
The amendment, sponsored by Legislator Rebecca E. Cuddahee, D-Niagara Falls, was inspired by NCCC President James P. Klyczek's unsuccessful attempt to have trees from his father-in-law's property in Monroe County uprooted and replanted on campus.
The Legislature also reappointed two members of the Board of Ethics -- Roland Johnson, D-Hartland, and the Rev. William Lowery, R-Ransomville -- for terms running through March 2010.

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