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West Seneca

Free training sessions will be held next month on administering an antidote to opiate drug overdoses.

Vigilant Fire Department is hosting the two-hour sessions July 20 and 21 at its firehouse, 666 Main St. The session runs from 6 to 8 p.m. July 20 and 9 to 11 a.m. July 21.

Participants will be trained to recognize possible drug overdoses and administer naloxone, the antidote commonly carried by emergency personnel. Those who complete the training will receive a free kit, from the state Department of Health, containing two doses of naloxone.

“Time is of the essence when a person has overdosed on opioids,” said Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County’s health commissioner. “By training individuals to recognize the signs of a possible overdose, call 911 and then administer the naloxone in their possession, additional lives will be saved.”

Because space is limited, participants are encouraged to register in advance. For the July 20 session, register online at For July 21, register at

This week:

• The Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.

• Concerts this week at the Lion’s band shell behind Town Hall feature Doug Yeoman Band on Monday and Formula Band on Thursday. They begin at 7 p.m.

• Italian pizzelles, the traditional thin waffle cookies, are the subject of a presentation Wednesday by Nando Silenzi, president and chief executive officer of J.S. Specialty Foods, during the breakfast meeting of Rotary Club of West Seneca. The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. at Alton’s Restaurant - banquet entrance, 2221 Transit Road. Cost is $10 person and includes breakfast.

• Main Street Marketplace is open from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the grassy hill at Union Road and Main Street, adjacent to Town Hall. Local entertainment will be featured from 5:30 to 7 p.m., weather permitting. In case of wet weather, vendors move to the parking lot at the nearby ice rink.