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Pharmaceutical drop-off to be held Saturday

LEWISTON -- Niagara County will hold its second annual drop-off day for expired or unwanted pharmaceuticals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.

County Refuse Disposal District Chairman John D. Ceretto said the drugs collected at the free event, to be held under police and hospital supervision, will be burned immediately at the Covanta energy-from-waste incinerator in Niagara Falls.

Last year, about 425 pounds of medicines were collected and disposed of at the event.

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Special board meeting scheduled Wednesday

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The city School Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the district administration building, 175 Humphrey St.

Members are scheduled to spend the first hour of the meeting in private session; the public portion of the meeting is expected to begin at 7:30.

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Legislature parcels out $14,500 in slots revenue

LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Legislature has parceled out a total of $14,500 in Seneca Niagara Casino slot machine profits to various organizations.

Receiving $2,500 each will be the Shawnee Fire Company, for its "Grass Drags" snowmobile races Saturday; Lockport's An-Jo Baseball League, to spruce up its Davison Road playing fields in hopes of attracting more tournaments; and Lockport's Old Home Week downtown promotion, set for July 2010.

The Legislature sent $2,000 each to Nine Mile Island Youth Camp in Pendleton, to help with rebuilding of its visitor and security center, and to the Pendleton Business Development Group, for work on a marketing and business plan.

And $1,000 grants went to the Lockport Business Showcase, a tour for developers to be held Thursday in the Town of Lockport; the Pendleton Lions Club, for its business phone directory; and Light Up Lockport, for the city's annual holiday party and downtown lighting.

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