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A proposal to establish a town police department will be up for a public hearing Tuesday night.

The Town Board would have primary oversight for the department’s operations and activities, and would appoint a police chief to handle day-to-day activities, according to a draft of the proposed local law. It hasn’t been determined whether the chief’s job would be full or part time.

Deputies from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office currently patrol the island, while State Police have jurisdiction on the Thruway.

The hearing begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.

This week:

• Three Town Board workshop meetings are scheduled: At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, updates will be given on county highway and public works projects; at 6 p.m. Thursday, the Grand Island Fire Company’s budget will be reviewed; and at 8 a.m. Friday, the board meets with Dog Control Officer Mike Ludwig. Workshop meetings are held in Town Hall.

• Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc. will hold its 37th annual Antique Boat Show and Raceboat Reunion Saturday at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road.

Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m., followed by vintage race boats in action from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There also will be a classic car show, with awards at 2:30 p.m., and auctions for rides in antique mahogany boats. Admission to the awards dinner at 6 p.m. is by prepaid ticket only. For information, visit www.oldboatsbuffalo.org.

• Sandy Beach Park Club, 5625 East River Road, will host a Krolick’s chicken and rib barbecue dinner fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome. Chicken dinners are $9; rib dinners are $10.50. For information and advance tickets, call 870-1365 or e-mail cmbjr123@gmail.com.

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