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>School Board expected to approve superintendent

NEWFANE -- The Newfane School Board on Thursday completed its review of the contract for Gary J. Pogorzelski and expects to vote for his appointment as superintendent when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Newfane High School library, where the contract will be signed and Pogorzelski, now the principal of Newfane Middle School, sworn in.

The board finished the review after a 2 1/2 -hour executive session in the Newfane Early Childhood Center on Godfry Road. The board also reviewed the document Wednesday.

Board President Jamie Reineke said the board will meet in executive session after the swearing-in ceremonies to discuss the vacant middle school principal post.

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>Security improvements sought by State Police

LOCKPORT -- Town Engineer Robert D. Klavoon told the Town Board on Wednesday that the State Police are seeking security improvements at their Lockport station, which is rented from the town.

Klavoon said bulletproof glass at the front desk and thicker exterior walls are being sought for the Dysinger Road station, which shares a building with the town courtroom. As the landlord, the town would have to pay for the improvements.

Supervisor Marc R. Smith said the Niagara Gun Range is donating a 2-inch-thick pane of glass, 42 inches wide and 36 inches high, which would replace the current quarter-inch glass. A talk box and a tray to slide papers in and out of the secure area would be needed, too. Smith said the glass alone would have cost $5,000. Klavoon said cost estimates are being sought for the accessories and for strengthening the walls.

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