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Where we live: Southern Erie County

Southern Erie County

Prescription drug abuse by adolescents – particularly the increasing use of opioids – is the subject of a program to be held Thursday in Springville.

“Not My Child: A Story of Tragedy and Hope” begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of Springville-Griffith Institute High School, 290 N. Buffalo St.

The program will feature representatives of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration; Avi Israel, founder of “Save the Michaels of the World,” an organization that raises awareness about prescription drug abuse; Colleen Babcock, a recovering addict’s mother; and an addiction specialist from Horizon Health Services

This week:

• The Eden Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the second-floor conference room at Town Hall, 2795 E. Church St. Residents may view the agenda at www.edenny.org.

• A Boston Planning Board meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road.

Eden’s Conservation Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the town supervisor’s office at Town Hall.

• An Evans Town Board work session begins at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road.