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>Drop-offs for waste offered at Falls site

NIAGARA FALLS -- The City of Niagara Falls, in cooperation with the Niagara County Refuse Disposal District, will accept drop-offs of household hazardous waste Wednesday and again March 31 at the city's public works complex, 1785 New Road.

The service is open to all Niagara County residents, but drop-offs are by appointment only. For appointments, call the Niagara County Refuse Disposal District at 434-6568.


>Geological group readies annual gem, fossil show

The 42nd annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show of the Buffalo Geological Society will be presented Saturday and Sunday in the Grange and Market buildings of Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg.

Exhibits by society members, including self-collected specimens, will be featured, along with displays of fossils, minerals, books, geology materials and lapidary arts by more than 25 dealers, as well as special exhibits by New York State and the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center.

Among family activities will be a mini-mine and instruction on bead crafting. Admission will be $5. Scouts in uniform and children under 12 will be free.

Call 773-6386 for more information.


Two Wilson residents apply for vacancy on Legislature

LOCKPORT -- Two Wilson residents already have applied to be considered for appointment to a vacant Niagara County Legislature seat, but Chairman William L. Ross said Friday the deadline for applicants has been extended from Monday to next Friday.

Ross said the applicants so far are David E. Godfrey, 63, a Republican who is president of Wilson Fire Company and a member of the Eastern Niagara Hospital board of directors; and Kathy L. O'Keefe, 48, an Independence Party member who owns Noah's Ark toy store in Lockport.

Ross said interviews will be held by a three-member Legislature committee at 6 p.m. March 30 at the county Center for Economic Development in Wheatfield.

Applicants must send resumes to the Legislature clerk's office for the appointment to the 14th District seat vacated by Kyle R. Andrews, who became county treasurer this week. The district covers Wilson, Cambria and western Newfane.

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