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May 21, 2013

Residents head to polls for school budgets, candidates

Voting open until 9 p.m. in NT and Ken-Ton, 8 p.m. in City of Tonawanda.

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"We support education in North Tonawanda," she said. "We're worried about the taxpayers who are so concerned about raising costs that the quality of education will suffer."

However, voter Mike Glynn was against the budget, saying that teachers should be contributing more to their own health care and insurance.

"We've been losing children in our community for a long time," he said, "but our taxes haven't gone down and they want to raise things still."

At Hoover Middle School, the voting site for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, residents voted on a $149 million with a tax levy up 4.66 percent. Candidates running for two board seats include Richard Harned, Stephen Hart, Todd Potter and incumbent Bob Dana.

Amy Fusani, who has four children at three different district schools, including one child with special needs, said she was very interested in consolidation plans for the district.

"We love Kenmore, and we want it to keep small communities, small schools," she said, "so I made sure to support candidates I thought would do that."

Voting will continue today from noon to 9 p.m. at the Alumni Student Activity Center at North Tonawanda High School, 405 Meadow Drive, NT; until 8 p.m. at the Tonawanda High School Wellness Gym, 600 Fletcher St., City of Tonawanda; and until 9 p.m. at Hoover Middle School, 249 Thorncliff Road, Town of Tonawanda.

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