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Akron/Newstead

The public will have the chance to air thoughts about new state Common Core curriculum standards during a forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Akron High School, 47 Bloomingdale Ave, Akron.

The forum, organized by the state Assembly’s minority conference, will be hosted by local members of the Assembly, including Ray Walter, Jane Corwin, John Ceretto and David DiPietro.

The forum is open to the public, but organizers have asked speakers to sign up prior to the event by contacting the Assembly minority public affairs office at (518) 455-5073.

Also this week:

• The Newstead Town Board will hold a work session on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Newstead Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron. Included on the work session agenda are discussions about the town/village master plan and the parks master plan. The work session will be followed by a quarterly joint Town of Newstead/Village of Akron meeting at the Village Hall, 21 Main St., Akron at 8:30 p.m.

• The Village of Akron Board will meet before the joint meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 21 Main St., Akron.

• The Akron Central School Board of Education will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Akron High School, 47 Bloomingdale Ave., Akron.