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WEDNESDAY'S MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Amherst

Meeting: Food Shuttle branch meeting; 7:15 p.m., St. Gregory the Great Cafe, 200 St. Gregory Court.

Town meetings: The town will hold two "visioning sessions" to collect input from residents about what direction they want it to take. The information will be used to create a comprehensive plan for the town; 1 and 6:30 p.m., Hutchinson Hose Fire Hall, 5005 Sheridan Drive.

Buffalo

Blood pressure screening: High blood pressure risk reduction program; 10 a.m to 1 p.m., Urban Center, 1081 Broadway.

Meeting: The Common Council's Police Reorganization Committee meets to discuss complaints about delayed responses involving the 911 emergency calling system; 2 p.m., Room 1417 of City Hall.

Public forum: The League of Women Voters and the political science departments of Canisius College, Niagara University, Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo and the Daemen College Government Club will present "Confronting the Voting Rights Issue"; 7 p.m., Buckham Auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. George K. Arthur, former president of the Buffalo Common Council, will moderate. A question-and-answer period will follow. Free parking.

Cheektowaga

Meeting: The Town Board will be asked to renew a pledge to contribute about $10,500 toward the expense of a master plan study of the Harlem Kensington Cleveland neighborhood at a work session of the board; 6 p.m., Town Hall, Broadway and Union Road. The issue is scheduled for 7:45.

Meeting: Cleveland Hill School Board meets; 7 p.m., 105 Mapleview Road.

Meeting: Zoning Board of Appeals meets; 7 p.m., Town Hall, Broadway and Union Road.

Clarence

Meeting: The Planning Board will meet to review the following requests: amended concept approval for the second phase of the proposed senior citizen living complex at 6015 Newhouse Road; concept plan approval for a 100,000-square-foot office/manufacturing warehouse facility at 5630 Shimerville Road; and amended concept approval for a multi-use development on Harris Hill Road between Greiner Road and Sheridan Drive; 8 p.m., Town Hall, One Town Place.

Elma

Meeting: Town Board meets; 8 p.m., Town Hall, 1910 Bowen Road.

Evans

Meeting: The Town Board meets; 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road.

Hamburg

Meeting: The Blasdell Village Board meets; 7:30 p.m., Village Hall, 121 Miriam Ave.
Meeting: The Hamburg Planning Board meets; 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 6100 South Park Ave.

Lockport

Meeting: The Write Touch Writers Group meets for a round-table critiquing session; 7 p.m., Senior Center, 33 Ontario St. Call 439-4958 for more information.

North Tonawanda

Story time: For 2-year-olds through March 7; North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Sessions are offered at 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adults, and sibling are not able to attend. Registration required.

Orchard Park

Public hearing: The Town Board will conduct a public hearing on eliminating the town's ordinance against political signs when it meets; 7 p.m., Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. The board is also expected to discuss Benderson Development Co.'s proposed project for property near the corner of Route 20 and Routes 24 0/2 77. The company plans to expand the existing Kmart plaza to house a new Tops supermarket and at least one other tenant.

Town of Tonawanda

Meeting: The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board will discuss the coming year's school budget at a special meeting; 2:30 p.m., district headquarters, 1500 Colvin Blvd. The district will lose $2 million over the next few years -- $700,000 of it in the coming budget -- because of a tax settlement with the Huntley Steam Station. Praxair, another major taxpayer, is also seeking a big tax cut.

Meeting: The Zoning Board of Appeals meets; 6 p.m., Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. The board will consider a request from Dr. Ashvani Gulati to build a medical office building at Delaware and Ferndale avenues.

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