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NIAGARA NEWS BRIEFS

State grant to support emergency management

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The state Emergency Management Office has awarded the City of North Tonawanda a $15,214 grant to support its emergency management operations, Mayor Lawrence V. Soos announced Wednesday.

The local emergency management performance grant may be used to support a variety of costs, including planning, training and staffing.

"I want to thank Albany for continuing to support our efforts in North Tonawanda," Soos said in a statement.

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Niagara County readies electronics drop-off days

SOMERSET -- The first of three drop-off days to recycle electronics will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Village of Barker wastewater treatment plant, 8500 Lower Lake Road.

Sponsored by the Niagara County Refuse Disposal District, the free program, open to all Niagara County residents, will offer disposal of all electronic devices except televisions. The county will charge $8 to recycle those, but they must be brought to the county landfill on the Lockport Bypass; they will not be accepted Saturday.

Computer hard drives and peripherals, printers, fax machines, stereos and other audio equipment, videocassette recorders, DVD players, car batteries and 20-pound propane tanks will be accepted.

Other electronics drop-off days will be offered at the wastewater plant March 7 and 14. Sunnking Electronics Recycling of Brockport will collect the equipment and recycle it.

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