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The Community Action Organization of Erie County will accept registrations for remedial reading and math programs from Tuesday through Oct. 31 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 70 Harvard Place, 22 Pennsylvania St. and 476 Emslie St., Buffalo; 273 Ridge Road, Lackawanna; and 251 N. Main St., Angola. The programs serve children ages 7 through 14 and are free of charge. For information, call 881-5150, Ext. 377. There is no registration on Mondays.

Book sale to benefit library in Elma

The Friends of the Elma Public Library will hold their first book sale from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Elma Senior Citizens Center, 3007 Bowen Road. Cider and doughnuts also will be served Saturday.

Book donations may be made at the Elma Library, Rice and Bowen roads, or at Jack Coy's State Farm Insurance Office in the Elma Village Plaza on Bowen Road. Funds raised, along with a $7,500 matching grant, will be used for improvements to lighting, carpeting and painting in the library.

Comments on Alden master plan due

The deadline for written comment on the proposed Village of Alden master plan is Thursday.

The Alden Village Board still needs to decide the fate of the master plan, which has not been revised since the late 1970s.

Beth Downing, village administrator, said trustees may discuss that plan during a meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Village Hall.

Written comments have been forwarded from village leaders to Wendel, the Amherst-based firm that drafted the plan after receiving input from Alden residents and the Master Plan Advisory Committee. The nine-member committee included residents, business leaders and a representative from Alden Central Schools.

Downing said residents were also able to speak out on the proposed plan during a public hearing in August. James Trapp, committee chairman, said about 30 people attended the public hearing.

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