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The Cheektowaga Central School District, which is considering starting a prekindergarten program, has set a public hearing on the issue for 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Board of Education room in Cheektowaga Junior-Senior High School on Union Road north of Walden Avenue.

The district's Universal Prekindergarten Committee will make its recommendation to the School Board immediately after the hearing, said Alison Caputy, principal of Pine Hill Primary Center.

Parents of preschoolers and representatives of area child care facilities and other businesses are urged to attend and offer their viewpoints, Caputy said.

Results of Akron survey released

Akron Mayor Michael F. Charles has released the results of a survey that shows village residents are pleased with their services and support some new planning issues.

The recent community survey is based on data gathered by master plan consultant Peter J. Smith as part of the Akron-Newstead comprehensive planning project.

Residents were asked how they felt about selling the Akron Water System to the Erie County Water Authority and whether they would prefer selling the sewer system to Erie County. Most said they oppose selling the sewer and water systems.

Among the other findings, residents favor expanding the bike path to Scotland Road, having 24-hour police patrols, restoring the Mill Street Power Building and creating a new park.

The survey also showed they would like sidewalks extended throughout the village and a plan for a new light industrial park.

Opinion is "right down the middle" on whether Akron should renew its water contract with the Town of Darien, Charles said. Darien was notified that service would be eliminated, he said.

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