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To plan for the 2001-02 school year, the Grand Island School District is trying to determine how many town children are eligible to enroll in kindergarten in September.

Any child who will be 5 on or before Dec. 1 is eligible.

The district is asking parents to call 773-8819 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with their name, the child's name, date of birth, address and telephone number.

Parents are asked to call even if they do not plan on sending their child to kindergarten next year, or if they plan to send the child to a private or parochial school.

Brighton fire company officers installed

The Brighton Volunteer Fire Company in the Town of Tonawanda recently installed its 2001 slate of officers for the fire company and the women's auxiliary.

Robert Sanford was elected fire chief, Walter Byers president and Lisa Abramo president of the auxiliary.

Other firemanic officers include Paul Meyer, first assistant chief, and Gregory Halt, second assistant chief. Fire company officers include James Mooney, vice president; James Sanford, secretary; Darrin Ridge, sergeant-at-arms; F. Peter Casey, financial secretary; and James Weinreber, treasurer.

The ceremony at the Radisson Hotel in Cheektowaga also honored departing Fire Chief Patrick Langenfeld. The Brighton Extrication Team and the members of the Fire Prevention Committee were presented with the President's Dean Burgstahler Award for service and dedication.

250 town workers' attendance perfect

Nearly 250 Town of Tonawanda employees had perfect attendance in 2000, Supervisor Ronald H. Moline announced.

The employees didn't use any personal sick days last year. They will be presented with certificates noting their achievement.

There were 560 full-time employees in the town as of Dec. 31. Moline said many town employees have 10 or more years of perfect attendance.

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