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October 5, 2013

State education commissioner coming to WNY

Niagara Gazette — EDUCATION

State commissioner coming to town

Local parents will have a chance to speak with state Education Commissioner John King and other state education officials at a town hall meeting concerning the Common Core and state testing.

King is coming to Williamsville North High School, 1595 Hopkins Road for a 7 p.m. Oct. 24 meeting with Western New York parents and educators.

The meeting will be divided into three parts consisting of an introduction, questions from the audience and statements. Questions will be written on cards, then collected and read by moderators. Statements will be limited to two minutes.

The meeting is one of five town hall meetings being held this month all over the state.



Seminar focuses on Obamacare

A free seminar on the Affordable Care Act will be held for small business owners.

Experts will be on hand to provide details on the act, also known as “Obamacare,” and explain how it may affect businesses. Topics include possible tax credits, employer mandates, the Small Business Health Options Program and rate reviews.

The seminar will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at DeGraff Community Center, 139 Division St., North Tonawanda.

To register, call the Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College, 210-2515, or visit for more information.

The seminar is cosponsored by the SBDCs of Niagara County and Jamestown community colleges, the Small Business Administration and the Tonawandas and Ken-Ton chambers of commerce.

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