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Swearing-in ceremonies Sunday in Town Hall

Newstead Supervisor David Cummings will be sworn in to a new four-year term at 11 a.m. Sunday in Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road.

In November, voters approved extending the supervisor's term from two years to four to correspond with the terms of the other four Town Board members. Cummings was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

Also being sworn in are incumbent Councilman Justin Rooney for a second full term and political newcomer Donald York, who replaces Councilwoman Cheryl Esposito, who did not seek re-election.

Elsewhere, the Village of Akron is now offering electronic payment of utility bills. Clerk/Treasurer Daniel Borchert said bills for electric, water, sewer and refuse services can be paid by debit or credit card or by automatic withdrawal from the user's bank account.

Payment by debit or credit card can be made through the village website, www.erie.gov/akron, or at a special kiosk set up inside Village Hall, 21 Main St.

Those interested in having automatic withdrawal of utility payments from their bank accounts on the due date should contact the clerk's office for further information.

In other news:

Village Hall and Newstead Town Hall are closed Monday for the New Year's holiday. Meetings of both boards resume Jan. 9. The Village Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a work session at 6:30 in Village Hall. The Town Board will hold its reorganization meeting starting at 8 p.m. in Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road.

Akron Central School resumes classes Tuesday after the Christmas break. At 8:30 p.m. Friday, the PTA will hold a movie night in the elementary school cafeteria.

Akron Lodge 527 Free & Accepted Masons is holding a "Meet the Masons" night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Masonic Building, 63 John St. The program, which includes a free buffet supper, will include information on Masonry and how to become a member. For more information, contact Jim Blum at 741-5509.

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