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The Amherst Police Department will hold its annual auction May 31, when the public will be able to bid on used bicycles and other items.

Viewing of the items begins at 9 a.m., with the auction set to start at 10 in the town Highway Department, 1042 N. Forest Road.

Available items will include about 80 bicycles in various conditions, about 80 boxes of power tools, two ceramic kilns, some computers and computer parts and other miscellaneous items.

Proceeds will go to the Police Department's general fund.

Anyone seeking more information may call Capt. Michael Melton at 689-1311.

Wojtowicz to seek GOP nod in primary

Amherst Council Member Richard A. Wojtowicz has announced that he will wage a primary campaign to regain the Republican nomination for Town Board.

Wojtowicz, a Republican who was dumped from the slate by the party last month, won the Conservative Party backing last week by a one-vote margin over fellow Council Member Michael G. McGuire.

The narrow win set the stage for Wojtowicz's primary fight in the Republican Party, and could also prompt contests for Democrats and Conservatives in the September primary, observers say.

"I promised to represent all the residents of Amherst, and I feel that I would be letting them down if I did not run," Wojtowicz said.

McGuire, who switched earlier this year from Democrat to Republican, said he has not yet decided whether to run in his former party's primary race.

Mobile assistance program planned

A mobile assistance program for senior citizens will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St.

Seniors 65 and older may get a free Complimentary Card, and those 62 to 64 years old may obtain a 62 card at the center.

The card gives seniors half fare on Metro buses and a senior rate at a county golf course during the week. Proof of age is required.

The site also will offer information and referrals on health insurance, senior housing and home energy assistance.

Screenings for vision, cholesterol, blood pressure and bone density may also be available. For more information, call Legislator Charles M. Swanick's office, 877-3986.

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