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Where we live: Cheektowaga

Cheektowaga

Erie County’s Conservative Party has endorsed candidates for town office, including Diane M. Benczkowski for town supervisor.

Benczkowski, who was elected to the Town Board in 2013, is seeking to succeed incumbent Mary F. Holtz, who announced she intends to retire when her second term expires at the end of this year.

Though she also received the endorsement of the town’s Democratic Committee, Benczkowski is expected to face a primary challenge from Alice Majierski, the current town clerk who’s also seeking to succeed Holtz.

Other Conservative endorsements are: Stanley J. Kaznowski III, Chauncey W. Stewart and Jennifer M. Zalenski-Blackhall for Town Board; incumbent Mark D. Wegner for highway superintendent and incumbent Paul S. Piotrowski for town justice.

“Cheektowaga residents will have an opportunity to set a new direction for the town, one with emphasis on fiscal conservative principles, along with transparency and good governance,” said Joe Gallo, executive secretary of the Erie County Conservative Party.

This week:

• The Town Board meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

• The town’s Traffic Safety Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

• A Cheektowaga-Sloan School Board meeting begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday at JFK High School, 305 Cayuga Creek Road.

• The Cheektowaga Central School Board will meet at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the high school, 3600 Union Road, immediately after the results of the day’s budget and school board votes are announced.

• The Cleveland Hill School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at 105 Mapleview Road.

• A meeting of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

• Civil War historian David Suelta is the guest speaker at Thursday’s meeting of the Cheektowaga Historical Association, which begins at 7 p.m. in the senior center, 3349 Broadway. The event is free and open to the public.