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>Popowich and Freeman re-elected to lead board

By a 5-4 vote, Ramona Popowich was re-elected Tuesday as president of the Williamsville School Board.

Popowich had the support of William Freeman, who was re-elected vice president, and Michael Littman, Francina Spoth and Dawn Cerra.

Camille Eichhorn, Ronald Shubert, Stephen Munschauer and Carrie Kahn voted against her.

Shubert abstained from the vote to re-elect Freeman; Eichhorn, Munschauer and Kahn voted against Freeman.

Spoth was elected board parliamentarian.

Also Tuesday, the board appointed Petrina Neureuter interim principal of Williamsville North High School, succeeding Robert Tubbs, who resigned last month. Neureuter has been assistant principal at North since 2001. A search is under way to find a permanent replacement for Tubbs.

The board also accepted the resignation of Charles Kramer as Heim Middle School principal, effective next Feb. 1.

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>Pancake breakfast for Hull House Aug. 11

Friends of the 1810 Hull House are invited to a fundraising pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 11 in Applebee's restaurant, 4967 Transit Road, Lancaster.

Proceeds will support the ongoing restoration of the historic Hull family home and farmstead at 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster. The house is Erie County's oldest stone residence.

Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the site from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays or by sending a check payable to Hull House Foundation to 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster, N.Y. 14086. Checks must be received by Aug. 4. For more information call Gary Costello at 837-0893.

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