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Where We Live: Amherst


The Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall, 5583 Main St., to discuss several issues.

Two families will appear before the board to request permission to raise chickens in their backyards. The board in April denied another resident’s application for a chicken permit – the first such application – before reversing its decision.

At the same meeting, the Zoning Board is expected to hear from residents in the Livingston Parkway area who are upset about a proposed Hyatt Place hotel being built near their homes.

The residents are seeking reversal of town approvals for the controversial project and are also challenging the plan in court.

Also this week:

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

The Sweet Home School Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Norman C. Vergils Community Center, 1901 Sweet Home Road.

All voting meetings also air on Time Warner Public Access Channel 22. The voting meetings air on Mondays from 8-10 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

• The Village of Williamsville will hold elections for three board seats from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 5565 Main St. Three trustees – Basil J. Piazza, Christopher J. Duquin and John “Al” Yates – are running for re-election unopposed.