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Where We Live: Amherst


Erin Suszynski was killed in June 2012 trying to cross Maple Road from the playground at Maple East Elementary School.

But the 13-year-old’s memory lives on in “Erin’s Crossings,” an effort by family and friends to create legislation that would place a crosswalk system by every local playground.

A benefit and dance-a-thon will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Samuel’s Grand Manor, 8750 Main St. in Clarence.

Boys and girls in 7th grade and up can register for the dance-a-thon at a cost of $20.

Tickets will be available at the door for others who want to attend. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids in 6th grade and under.

Admission includes food and beverages and the chance to buy tickets for gift baskets and 50/50 raffles. All proceeds will go toward Erin’s Crossings.

To register for the dance-a-thon and watch a one-minute video made by Willliamsville students go to erinscrossings.com

Also this week:

• The Williamsville Village Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Village Hall, 5565 Main St. The work session begins at 6 p.m.

• The Amherst Town Board will hold a work session at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. The board is scheduled to meet in executive session to discuss a legal matter.

• The Arts and Culture in Public Places Board will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Town Hall.

• The Amherst School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district office conference room, 55 Kings Highway.

• The Sweet Home Central School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Norman C. Vergils Community Center at Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road.

• The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Town Hall.

• The Recycling and Waste Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Town Hall.

• The Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Town Hall.

• The Amherst Industrial Development Agency will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Friday at 4287 Main Street.

• An electronic waste drop-off event will be held on Saturday at the Ellicott Creek Fire Co., 45 S. Ellicott Creek Road. Electronic items, like televisions and computers, can be dropped off at the rear of the fire hall from 7 a.m. until dusk.

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