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Where we live: Cheektowaga


Candidates for state senate and assembly, as well as town justice and town board, have been invited to participate in a candidates’ night Thursday sponsored by the Dick-Urban Community Association.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Maryvale Primary School, One Nagel Drive.

All four races will be on the ballot in the Sept. 9 primary elections.

Betty Jean Grant is challenging incumbent Timothy M. Kennedy for the Democratic line in the 60th Senate District, while Camille Brandon and Mark M. Mazurek are facing off for the Democratic line in the race for the vacant 143rd Assembly District seat.

In the race for town justice, all three candidates have primary challenges.

Dennis T. Gorski and Melissa A. Reese are competing for the Democratic and Independence lines, and Joe Treanor is facing Reese for the Republican, Working Families and Green party lines. All three candidates are seeking the Conservative Party line.

The race to fill a vacancy on the Town Board has a three-way race for the Democratic line. Christine L. Adamczyk, Charles C. Markel and Steven Specyal are the candidates.

This week:

• The 2014 German American Heritage Festival continues from noon to 10 p.m. today in Town Park, 2600 Harlem Road. Presented by the Federation of German-American Societies, the event features ethnic food, beer and entertainment, as well as a vendor midway. Tickets are $4 with an entry voucher downloaded from [click on WNY German American Heritage Festival, then scroll to the bottom of the page], or $6 at the gate; children age 12 and younger will be admitted for free.

• The Town Board meets at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

• A meeting of the Cleveland Hill School Board begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at the high school, 105 Mapleview Road.

• An electronics recycling drive, sponsored by the Maryvale Playground Committee, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday behind the Intermediate/Middle School, 1050 Maryvale Drive. Visit, or call (585) 637-8365, for a full list of what can be recycled.