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Nemi serves 2-day suspension for letting son use city van

LOCKPORT -- Niagara County Legislator Anthony J. Nemi will return to work today at his day job as City of Lockport assistant youth and recreation director after serving a two-day unpaid suspension for letting his teenage son drive a city van to a Halloween attraction Saturday night.

Mayor Michael W. Tucker originally imposed a three-day suspension that started Wednesday, but he said there was a bargaining session with Nemi's union, the Civil Service Employees Association, about the case late Thursday. Tucker said he then reduced the suspension in exchange for some union concessions he said he wouldn't discuss until he has briefed the Common Council.

Nemi said he lost about $300 in gross pay. "The embarrassment was priceless," he said.

His son Andrew, 18, a part-time youth and recreation employee, had driven the city van to the Haunted Catacombs in Cheektowaga in 2006 and 2007 without Tucker knowing, Nemi said. This time, a citizen saw the van at an automatic teller machine Saturday night and called police.


Van Horn Mansion is site of Haunted Candle-Lit Tour

NEWFANE -- The town Historical Society's presentation of the Van Horn Mansion Haunted Candle-Lit Tour takes place this weekend.

The event runs from 7 to 10:45 p.m. today and Saturday at the mansion on Lockport-Olcott Road. For reservations and more information, call 778-7197 or 434-8005.


Hyde Park Golf Course beginning new schedule

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Hyde Park Golf Course will operate on a new schedule beginning today.

The course will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends.

For more information, call the club house at 297-2067.

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