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>Eight Youngmann bridges get funding for repairs

Eight bridges along the Youngmann Highway in Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda will be worked on next winter, Assemblyman Jim Hayes, R-Amherst, reported Tuesday.

The $1.2 million project involves the maintenance of bridge joints, which is necessary to prevent water penetration and corrosion on other bridge elements.

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>Annual Antique Boat Show and Raceboat Reunion set

The 32nd annual Antique Boat Show and Raceboat Reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island.

Sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Club, it is considered the largest in-water display of mahogany wooden boats from the turn of the century through the 1960s. Admission is free.

Vintage raceboats also will be speeding down the Niagara River in front of the show throughout the day.

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>School Board creates two new positions

A day before the official start of school, personnel issues were on the agenda Tuesday night as the Cheektowaga Central School Board created two new positions, confirmed the appointment of several teachers and teaching assistants, and accepted resignations.

The newly created positions were for a teaching assistant in grade two and a special-education aide. The aide position was necessary to comply with regulations, according to School Superintendent Delia Bonenberger.