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Hamburg School Board to name acting superintendent Thursday


HAMBURG, NY – The Hamburg School District Board of Education was expected to name a new acting superintendent at Thursday's board meeting.

Education consultant Vincent Coppola is expected to replace David Jetter, who's been suspended for lying to police. Coppola led the search to hire Jetter and is leading the current superintendent search as well.

Jetter's attorney tells us the suspended superintendent hasn't decided if he'll officially resign.


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South Buffalo Charter School Unveils New $21 Million Building

South Buffalo Charter School Unveils New $21 Million Building

800 K-8 students begin school on Monday

BUFFALO, NY – As students across the region rush to squeeze every drop of summer from the waning days of vacation, leaders from South Buffalo Charter School proudly celebrated the opening of its new school building on Thursday morning.

School officials were joined by Mayor Byron Brown, Erie County Clerk Christopher Jacobs and other area elected and education officials as they unveiled the new, $21 million, state-of-the-art K-8 building located at 154 South Ogden Street in the City of Buffalo. Gleaming with windows and beautifully-designed instructional, support and activity spaces, the school will provide an exceptional learning environment for the approximately 800 students who will begin school on Monday, August 25.

Celebrate ‘An Evening with Jane Goodall’ in Nearby London

Celebrate ‘An Evening with Jane Goodall’ in Nearby London

Western University in nearby London, Ontario, will host An Evening with Jane Goodall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the university’s Alumni Hall, located at 1151 Richmond St.

Dr. Goodall will reflect on the extraordinary change the world has seen since she first began her research of chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in 1960. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book-signing event with Dr. Goodall.

Taste of East Aurora to Showcase Village’s Culinary Creations

Taste of East Aurora to Showcase Village’s Culinary Creations

 

The third annual Taste of East Aurora, featuring numerous restaurants with ties to the Greater East Aurora community, returns from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, on Main Street, from Olean Road to Riley Street.

“Last year’s event attracted approximately 10,000 visitors, and we expect a large crowd again this year,” said Gary Grote, executive director of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to focus on the food and restaurants that help make East Aurora a popular destination.”

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WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

WNY Sports Card Expo Features Impressive Lineup of Athletes and Actors

 

Baseball, football and basketball legends — including several Hall of Fame members — will take part in the Western New York Sports Card Expo Sept. 20-21 at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Road, Batavia. Also taking part in this unique event, presented by The Sports Corner, will be professional wrestling great Ric Flair and four actors from the HBO hit series “The Sopranos.” 

Kicking off the autograph lineup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, will be NBA Hall of Famer and former Syracuse University star Dave Bing, along with former Syracuse standouts John Wallace, Roosevelt Bouie, Lawrence Moten and Pearl Washington. 

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Quilt Seminar, 5K Run Headline September Events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

From quilt-making and woodworking to a fun run through the country, September at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will offer something for everyone!

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

 

A recent influx of jobs into the Western New York marketplace has left Buffalo area businesses in an interesting position — trying to find enough qualified employees to fill those openings. As a result, a number of companies, especially those needing to fill high-tech positions, may expand their search beyond U.S. borders.

That, however, can create unanticipated problems for companies not familiar with the process for filling positions with foreign nationals. In a nutshell, the process can be both complicated and expensive.