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NEWS IN BRIEF

Construction supervisor dies after fall

WHEATFIELD -- The superintendent of construction for a local construction management company died Tuesday after he fell through a hole in the roof of a building at 3790 Commerce Court.

Rodney "Ted" Swanson, 45, of Delevan, fell through a hole construction workers had just cut in the roof and hit the concrete floor 22 feet below, said Sheriff's Deputy Scott D. Milleville.

Swanson was working for Calamar Construction Management, 2100 River Road, on the construction of a multitenant facility not far from Shawnee Road when the incident occurred at 10:37 a.m., Milleville said.

Swanson was pronounced dead at 11:08 a.m. in DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, said Niagara County Coroner Joseph V. Mantione. An autopsy was to be conducted.

Sheriff's deputies said the matter is under investigation but added that the death was not believed to be suspicious.

Starpoint board alters meeting dates

PENDLETON -- The Starpoint School Board has altered its meeting dates for the next few months. They are as follows:

7:30 p.m. March 12 and 26.

7:30 p.m. April 2 and 25.

7:30 p.m. May 7, when the budget hearing will take place, and May 21.

The district's budget vote and election will occur May 15.

All meetings as well as the vote will take place in the district's board room, 4363 Mapleton Road.

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