Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Candidates will be out in force across much of Niagara County today to get out the vote and do some last-minute campaigning, but the rest will be up to the voters.
Competitive races are taking place in almost all cities and towns, as well as in the County Legislature, where all 19 seats are on the ballot.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. across the county. If you don't know where to vote, visit the county Board of Elections online at www.elections.niagara.ny.us/, or call the board at 438-4040.
Those looking for some last-minute information on just about every competitive race in the county also can go online to www.buffalonews.com, click on the City & Region section and scroll down toward the bottom to Niagara Elections.
Clerk candidates say merger would require public vote
WHEATFIELD -- The two candidates for town clerk said any merger of that office with the receiver of taxes would require a public vote.
"It would be a great idea down the road but it's not something a clerk would decide," Democratic candidate Mary C. Joyce said Monday. "It needs a public referendum." Otherwise, she explained, one person cannot hold both offices.
As part of her campaign platform, Receiver of Taxes Kathleen M. Harrington, who is running for town clerk on the Republican, Independent, Conservative and Working Families lines, suggested that the two offices could be combined to save money and increase efficiency.
She said that if she wins today's election, she plans to step down as receiver when she becomes clerk and a tax receiver would be appointed.
If a deputy clerk is appointed, a public vote could be called to formally merge the duties into the clerk's office, said Harrington, who has two years left in her term as receiver.
Fall Open House set Thursday at NCCC
SANBORN -- Niagara County Community College will hold a Fall Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday for anyone interested in attending the school next semester, next year or sometime in the near future.
Prospective students and their parents are invited. The open house will be in the Ernest Notar Administration Building (Building A).
Representatives from more than 50 degree and certificate programs will be there to answer questions, along with faculty members and admissions staff. Campus tours will be held all evening.
The open house also will feature a financial aid seminar at 6 p.m. and a parents seminar at 6:45. Call 614-6200 or go online to www.niagaracc.suny.edu.
Culvert to be installed on East High Street
LOCKPORT -- The long-awaited culvert for East High Street was delivered Monday, and installation should be completed by the end of the week, Town Engineer Robert D. Klavoon told the Town Board on Monday.
East High Street between Day and Keck roads has been closed to traffic since July because of a collapsed culvert.