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DEBATE SET FOR MOBILE HOME PROPOSAL

FARMERSVILLE -- A proposed town law governing mobile homes and mobile home parks in the Town of Farmersville will be aired at a public hearing at 7 p.m. today at the Farmersville Town Hall on Route 98 North.

It would require each mobile home owner and park owner to obtain a permit from the town's building inspector, with the town board reviewing all appeals and applications for variances.

Under the proposed law, individual mobile homes are restricted to a single family, must be at least 12 feet wide and contain an area of 720 square feet, be placed on at least one acre of property and be installed permanently with hitches removed.

Mobile home parks could contain a maximum of six units per acre and consist of at least 10 acres.

The hearing is to be followed by the board's monthly meeting, when the law may be adopted.

Gullo enters race for City Court judge

DUNKIRK -- Attorney John P. Gullo II, a Democrat, has announced his intention to seek election to a six-year term as city court judge.

He will be facing incumbent City Court Judge Walter F. Drag, a Republican.

Gullo has a local private practice, and has also practiced in the Buffalo area and spent two years with the Chautauqua County district attorney's office.

He graduated from Canisius College in 1987 and from the Boston University School of Law in 1990. He was admitted to the New York State bar in 1991.

Green Party plans first official meeting

BELMONT -- The Allegany County Green Party will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Pollywog Holler near West Almond.

Treasurer Barbara Casey said everyone who is interested in joining or learning about the Green Party should attend the session, which is the group's first official meeting. A party chairman, treasurer and secretary will be elected and endorsement of candidates will be discussed.

Pollywog Holler is near the West Almond exit of Interstate 86 on the North Road, which is reached via Route 19 and Route 244.

Youth Bureau, AmeriCorps recognized

The West Seneca Youth Bureau and AmeriCorps were cited Thursday by Gov. George E. Pataki for leadership in improving the health and quality of life for Empire State residents.

The Youth Bureau was nominated for the honor by the state Office of Children and Family Services. Its efforts in the region have reached an estimated 60,000 people with information and direct services.

Officials at AmeriCorps said that group was cited for efforts including tutoring more than 10,000 students in Erie County, cleaning more than 20 miles of waterways, shoveling more than 100,000 pounds of snow, delivering more than 2 million pounds of food and revitalizing more than 100 playgrounds and parks.

Motorcycle run to help Salvation Army

Ruben Brown, an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, will host a motorcycle run to benefit the Salvation Army at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Participants will drive their motorcycles 60 miles through the Southtowns. Post-run festivities include trophies, memorabilia and a performance by the Jony James Blues Band at 4:30 p.m. There will also be a custom motorcycle display.

The entry fee is $25 per rider or $35 per couple. Registration is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the day of the event.

For more information, please call Melanie Buhrmaster at 888-6213.cq

Solstice event set for Central Terminal

RainbowSpirit Rising will present its fourth annual summer solstice event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Terminal railroad station on Paderewski Drive.

The event will feature the Celebration of Spirit Choir, the Kukumbuka Ye Ye Dance Troupe and the Presbyterian Women Sacred Dancers.

It is described as a spiritual event for the area's gay and lesbian community.

Free technology training at library

Hands-on technology training is available this summer in the training lab at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo, said officials at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.

All classes are free and open to people with a library card in good standing, officials said.

The classes are offered on weekdays and weekends throughout the summer. Topics include:

Computer Basics and Finding Books in BEACON: Training in computer basics, plus help in searching the library's online catalog.

Internet Basics Part I: Training in basic skills for browsing the Internet.

Internet Basics Part II: Development of Internet skills introduced in Part I, including how to print and save Web pages.

Introduction to Microsoft Word: Training in creating documents in Word, including simple formatting and printing of documents.

Library Cyber Tour: Training in navigating the Internet and finding useful information on the library's Web site, including electronic databases.

The Useful Web -- Cyber Travel: Instruction in planning trips using the Internet, including online guidebooks, directions, accommodations, airlines and car rentals.

To find out more or for registration, call 858-8675 or visit the central library. More information is also available on the library's Web site, www.buffalolib.org.

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