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Superintendent resigns 
in wake of DWI arrest

The Warsaw Central School Board Tuesday night accepted the resignation of Superintendent Valerie K. Burke, effective immediately, as a result of belated disclosures of her drunken driving arrest by state troopers on Interstate 490 in Rochester shortly after midnight on May 21, 2011.

Following a 90-minute closed door session by the School Board in the Warsaw elementary school where Burke's office was located, Board President Bob Cummins confirmed the board had accepted the superintendent's resignation.

Burke, who was superintendent of the school district since 2010, could not be reached to comment.

The school board met publicly for a few minutes before going into a closed executive session to deal with the superintendent's resignation letter, and accepted her resignation afterward.


Urban League meeting
 to be held at library

The Buffalo Urban League will hosts its 85th annual meeting at 6 p.m. today in the auditorium of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library at One Lafayette Square.

The meeting agenda includes a report of the state of the Urban League; the status of its programs and services that are provided to 15,000 individuals in the community; future plans for the organization; and a special presentation from the National Urban League recognizing the Buffalo chapter for 85 years of service.

In addition, the board of directors will elect officers and new board members.
The community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

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Ruling expected Friday
 on delayed road project

NIAGARA FALLS – The city will find out Friday if it can move ahead with a delayed road construction project.

State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso on Wednesday said he would decide Friday whether to grant a preliminary injunction to prevent work on Lewiston Road.

The injunction was sought by attorneys for Man O'Trees, the West Seneca contractor at odds with the city over project costs and the severity of radioactive materials at the site.


Town offices to be closed 
during move to new site

Aurora town government offices are relocating.

The town will close its current offices today and Friday in Town Hall on the Roycroft campus on South Grove Street, while officials move more than 50 years worth of town government files and other items to the Southside Municipal Center at 300 Gleed Ave.

The "new" town hall – housed in the newly-named Southside Municipal Center, which the town bought a few years ago – will officially open on Monday. Renovations to the old Southside School, which is the new town hall, were recently completed and new government offices will be housed on the first floor or the complex.