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>Power Authority reopens sections of access road

LEWISTON -- The New York Power Authority has reopened parts of the South Access Hill Road at the Niagara Power Project to allow access to the facility's two lower parking lots, one used by the public and the other for authority employees.

A single lane will allow entry to both lots at the base of the Niagara project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, with provisions made for traffic to flow in both directions on an alternating basis.

The road had been closed to all traffic as a safety precaution during engineering inspections and initial repairs to protective fencing adjacent to the road after large rocks fell on the fencing earlier this month.

While the lower public parking lot at the base of the road is open, the fishing pier will not open until Friday.

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>District makes applications for pre-K program available

LOCKPORT -- The Lockport City School District has 2011-12 universal prekindergarten applications available at the Board of Education and all district school buildings, as well as the Lockport Public Library, the Parents As Teachers office and on the district website, www.lockportschools.org.

Completed applications for eligible students are to be returned in person to John Pound Pre-K School, 51 High St., Room 108, by April 29, and parents are asked to pick up a Registration Packet.

Prekindergarten registration will be held between from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on May 5 in the John Pound School gym.

There is no cost for this program, but parents must provide their own transportation.

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>Student Council to host breakfast for senior citizens

PENDELTON -- The Starpoint High School Student Council will host its annual Senior Citizens Breakfast at 8 a.m. April 12 in the school cafeteria for senior citizens in the district.

This complimentary breakfast, catered by the Country Cottage, is one of several community service projects the Student Council has done this year.

All district senior citizens are invited. Reserve at spot by Thursday by calling the school office at 210-2339. If necessary, please leave a voice mail message.

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>HUD to sponsor workshop on applying for grants

Staff from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will hold a free workshop on how to apply for grant money from the federal government, corporations and foundations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 in the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.

Topics will include writing techniques for grant proposals, funding available for non-profit organizations, how to gain access to government funds and how to work with local governments.

Space is limited and registration is required. For information, call Tiffany Lewis at 882-0602 or e-mail trlewis@city-buffalo.com. The workshop is sponsored by Masten Council MemberDemone A. Smith.

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