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Where we live: Akron/Newstead


If you’re the parent of a high school student in the Akron School District, your presence is expected Wednesday at a 90-minute alcohol and drug awareness presentation, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Edward Allen Auditorium, 47 Bloomingdale Ave.

Attendance is mandatory for a parent of any student who will participate in high school athletics, extra-curricular activities or plans to attend any dance. Parents of middle school students participating in high school athletics also must attend.

Parents of upperclassmen who attended or viewed a video of this presentation during the past two school years aren’t required to attend.

Additional information is available at If you have questions about the presentation, call Joseph Lucenti at 542-5030

This week:

• The Newstead Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road.

• A work session of the Newstead Town Board begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Town Hall.

• The Akron School Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room H190, 47 Bloomingdale Ave.

• Mopar is the theme of Thursday’s cruise night sponsored by the Akron Chamber of Commerce, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Main Street.

• Akron Community Band performs at 8 p.m. Friday in Russell Park gazebo on Main Street.