Hayden is appointed village's deputy mayor
BARKER -- Former mayor and current Trustee John C. Hayden was appointed deputy mayor of Barker this week and will oversee village government until the March elections.
Mayor Cheryl J. Parr resigned Nov. 1 because she moved.
Hayden served as mayor from 1997 to 2003 and was elected to the board again in March. Upon Parr's resignation, Deputy Mayor Donald P. Martineck had taken the reins of village government, but he was elected Somerset town justice in November and will resign from the Barker Village Board on Dec. 31.
Along with the mayor's position, two trustee seats will be up for election March 20 -- those held by Erin Goodlander and William Bodine.
Petitions for the elections may be picked up in the village clerk's office, 8708 Main St., starting Jan. 2 and must be filed with the clerk the week of Feb. 6.
Wal-Mart's proposal available for viewing
NORTH TONAWANDA -- Copies of Wal-Mart's proposal to build a supercenter on Niagara Falls Boulevard near Erie Avenue are available at two locations.
City Clerk Thomas Jaccarino said the material can be reviewed in his office in City Hall, 216 Payne Ave., and in North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.
Fire, rescue groups to get security grants
Niagara County fire companies and rescue organizations will receive homeland security grants, Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Wednesday.
Grants to improve operations and safety will go to Tri-Community Ambulance Service, $53,485; Middleport Fire Department, $78,793; and Lewiston Fire Company No. 1, $86,100.