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LOCAL NEWS BRIEFS

Ceremony marks completion of road reconstruction

The completion of a $23 million reconstruction of Routes 6 2/3 91 in the Village of Hamburg was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday that was attended by federal, state and local officials.

The project replaced four traffic lights with roundabouts. It also replaced drainage, curbs and sidewalks.

Centerpieces for two of the roundabouts remain to be determined, village officials said.

The contract was awarded in April 2007 to Concrete Applied Tech. Corp.

Alan E. Taylor, state Department of Transportation regional director, hosted the event.

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Roswell Park event draws national cancer experts

National cancer experts have gathered at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for a symposium on the future of cancer research.

The conference, which started Monday and concludes today, is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research. It is an opportunity for national leaders in cancer to share their insights into future opportunities for advances in cancer prevention, research, education and treatment.

It also honors the history that Roswell Park has had with the association. Roswell Park scientists were among the founders of the organization in 1907.

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Public budget hearing has new date, location

The date and location for the West Seneca public hearing on the tentative 2009 budget has been changed to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.

Under the proposed $31.9 million spending plan, the tax rate would be $17.25 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, a slight decrease from last year's rate.

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