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Zoning Board meeting: Presentation from Tops Friendly Markets, which is asking for permission to install a gas station outside its store at 9660 Transit Road, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 5583 Main St.


Community meeting: Discussion of the benefits of flood insurance, which many South Buffalo residents are required to buy but question the need for, 7 p.m., St. Teresa's Parish Center, 33 Mineral Springs Road.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which determines what areas are in flood plains and therefore what property owners are required to purchase flood insurance under the terms of their mortgages or home improvement loans, will attend, according to South Council Member Mary Martino.

Charter school meeting: Public meeting on the LHI Charter School, a proposed school that would stress an African concept of collective work and responsibility, 6 p.m., Langston Hughes Institute, 25 High St.

The proposed elementary school, which would initially enroll 90 pupils, would stress peer teaching, cooperative learning, family counseling, parent involvement and small classes. Organizers plan to apply to the state Board of Regents for a charter by Oct. 1.


School Board meeting: First regular meeting of the new school year for the Lake Shore Central School district, 7 p.m. in the Middle School, 8855 Erie Road.Lewiston

Program: "On Our Own Terms --A Conversation About Death and Dying," 6:30 p.m.,Mount St. Mary's Hospital, second floor education conference room, 5300 Military Road. A panel discussion surrounding the issues of death and dying. The program follows a four-part television series titled "On Our Own Terms: Bill Moyers on Dying in America" on WNED-TV.


Scrapbooks: Program on scrapbooks for adults, 7:30 p.m., Marilla Free Library, Bullis Road.

Niagara Falls

History program: The Friends of Local History Ethnic Heritage Committee invite people to come and revisit their favorite sites on Falls Street and vicinity, with a free slide show from Audrey Perry, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. Perry's family roots in the Niagara area go back to the Revolutionary War era.
City of Tonawanda

City Council meeting: Selecting an engineering firm to begin the investigations and testings at a former hazardous-waste site, 7 p.m., City Hall, 200 Niagara St.

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