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Where we live: Amherst


Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. will hold a free film screening and fair housing training program Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Amherst Municipal Building , 5583 Main St..

A 33-minute documentary, “This Doesn’t Happen Here,” covers a history of housing segregation and discrimination in Western New York. Fair housing training for both landlords and tenants will follow.

The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To register, contact Alyssa Bergsten at HOME by calling 854-1400, ext. 22, or e-mail her at abergsten@homeny.org.

Also this week:

• The Amherst School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district office conference room, 55 Kings Highway. A public hearing will be held on the district’s proposed $50.7 million budget.

• Sweet Home School District is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” forum and budget hearing Tuesday at the Norman C. Vergils Community Center, 1901 Sweet Home Road. The budget hearing begins at 7 p.m., followed by the forum and a board study session.

• The Glen Park Joint Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Municipal Building, 5583 Main St.

• A meeting of the Amherst Conservation Advisory Council begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building.

• The town’s Traffic Safety Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Building.

• A meeting of the Citizens’ Financial Advisory begins at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Municipal Building.

• The Minority/Women Owned Business in Amherst will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Municipal Building.

• The Williamsville School Board is holding a public hearing on the district’s $173.9 million proposed 2014-15 budget at 6 p.m. Thursday in the District Office boardroom, 105 Casey Road. Detailed budget information is available on the district’s website: www.williamsvillek12.org/budget.

Afterward, the Williamsville PTSA Council will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” reception at 7 p.m. Three incumbents – Patricia Losito, Michael Schmidt and Ronald Shubert – are seeking re-election.

• A free electronics recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road.

Residents can drop off such items as televisions, computers, monitors and printers. Any household hazardous waste, gas-powered equipment or items containing liquid mercury or Freon will not be accepted.

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