Signs of Caution Installed
Just in time for the first day of classes on Sept. 7, Northern Chautauqua Catholic School completed the installation of traffic safety beacons on both sides of Fourth Street near the school building. The installation of the beacons was a total team effort led by Bill Vacanti of Vacanti’s Extreme Signs. Vacanti worked well with the city of Dunkirk, National Grid, National Fuel and The Dunkirk City School District. NCCS graduate Joe Askar, Jr. paid back his alma mater by programming the signs. The beacons will warn drivers to slow down while driving past NCCS during school days from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The safety beacons were paid for in part with funds from NCCS’ Garman Foundation Community Grant, generous donations from Principal Andy Ludwig and other NCCS benefactors, including a kind group of Roblin Steel retirees. Mighty Monarch gratitude goes out to Vacanti, Askar, Dunkirk Assistant DPW Director Mike Przybycien, Police Chief David Ortolano and Dunkirk schools Director of Buildings and Grounds Tim Abbey for their part in making the area surrounding NCCS safer before, during and after school. Exciting things are happening at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School!