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Highway Department? is ready for winter

SILVER CREEK – Hanover Highway Superintendent Steve D'Angelo told the Town Board this week that his department is ready for winter, with all snowplows in service.

A snowplowing contract with the state for the town to plow a portion of Buffalo Road on the Seneca Nation Reservation was authorized. The contract calls for compensation of $5,767, or 118 tons of salt.

D'Angelo said he has a salt surplus from last year's mild winter.

In other matters, the town is encouraging senior citizens who own property in the town to apply for a STAR exemption prior to the March 1 deadline.

Applications are available in the town assessor's office.



School Board schedules ?workshops, special sessions

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Board of Education on Wednesday set a schedule for workshops and special sessions over the next few months.

There will only be one meeting in December, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12. The second meeting for the month was canceled due to the holiday. Policy committee members will meet at 8 a.m. Dec. 13.

The audit committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 3, and the board will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 9.

Jamestown Cycle Shop was awarded the bid to provide baseball uniforms for the school team.

Also, the following received probationary appointments: Aimee Sleeth as a tutor, Melissa Heath as a lunch monitor and Spenser Parson as a cleaner.



Roycroft Inn will host? Santa Claus on Tuesday

Santa Claus is stopping at the Roycroft Inn on Tuesday to hear the holiday wishes of little children in East Aurora.

Santa is slated to arrive at 3 p.m. and stay until 7, with East Aurora resident Dorothy Clough appearing as Mrs. Claus and assisting children with a holiday craft while the piano is played and elves lead caroling.

"The arrival of Santa Claus at The Inn is one of our traditions that we look forward to every year," innkeeper Martha Augat said of the 18-year tradition. "It is a wonderful start to the holiday season, seeing all the little faces light up with their first glimpse of Santa at The Inn. We hope it is a memory they cherish forever."

Complimentary cookies and beverages will be available to enjoy.



Kleinhans will upgrade? heating and cooling system

Upgrades to Kleinhans Music Hall's heating and cooling system will begin shortly, funded with $668,000 in city capital funds allocated last year.

Mayor Byron W. Brown, Kleinhans Executive Director Dan Hart and board Chairwoman Catherine Schweitzer announced the upgrades this week.

Hart said that the concert hall's chiller system frequently breaks down and that the improvements are needed.

The 2013 city capital budget calls for $171,000, which, if approved by the Common Council, will be used to increase access to the auditorium for people who use wheelchairs, according to officials.