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Where We Live: Hamburg


New regulations for residential windmills have been approved by town lawmakers.

The maximum height is 155 feet, measured from the ground to the top of the tip of the blade in the vertical position. The town also will allow just one system per residential lot.

Town Planner Drew Reilly said that agricultural operations would be exempt from the town regulations under state law. The town has other regulations regarding commercial wind turbines.

This week:

• A Hamburg Village Board work session begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 7, in Village Hall, 100 Main St.

• The Hamburg Village Architectural Review Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.

• Blasdell Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Shops at Lake Avenue, which is the former Hills Plaza at 4271 Lake Ave.

• Blasdell’s concert series at JFK Playground, Allen and Grafton avenues, continues at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with blues and soul band Black Diamond.

• Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park, at Lake and Union streets, for Hamburg’s summer concert in the park series. Rain site is Union-Pleasant Elementary School auditorium.

• A free movie will be shown at dusk Thursday in Memorial Park. Family activities begin at 7:30 p.m., with events sponsored by the Village Business Advisory Council.

• Hamburg Farmers Market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the village municipal parking lot, with entrances on Main and Union streets.

• The Blast on the Beach kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday with the 25th annual Dash-N-Splash family fun run, renamed in honor of the late Mary T. Blakeslee, a longtime Town of Hamburg Youth Board member. Activities in town park continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., concluding with fireworks.