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Where we live: Amherst


The Town of Amherst has received a $250,000 state grant to help expand the town court building.

Amherst is in the process of spending $1 million to add a 2,000-square-foot addition to town court, located at 400 John James Audubon Parkway.

The grant was secured by State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R-Amherst, through the New York State and Municipal Facilities Program.

Elsewhere, National Grid is projecting the Sweet Home School District will save more than $125,000 annually thanks to a number of energy-efficient upgrades.

The school district, which has seven schools and related facilities, recently collaborated with National Grid to identify energy cost savings. Throughout last year, the district replaced more than 9,200 light fixtures and transformers, installed a new computer-power management system, added new energy-efficient pool covers and upgraded exterior lighting, all of which is expected to add up to more than $125,000 in energy savings by the end of this year.

“At a time when school districts throughout Western New York are looking to save money and reduce expenses, the cost savings through the energy efficiencies provided by National Grid could not come at better time, said Keith Langlotz, Sweet Home’s supervisor of buildings and grounds.

This week:

• The Amherst Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St. A work session is scheduled for 3 p.m.

• The Amherst Central School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district office conference room, 55 Kings Highway.

• The Sweet Home Board of Education will hold its June voting meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Vergils Center of Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

• The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Amherst Municipal Building.

• The Amherst Recycling and Waste Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the municipal building.

• A free outdoor concert featuring “Special Delivery” will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3055 ext. 3108 for reservations, which are required because of limited seating.

• The Amherst Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the municipal building.

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