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Where we live: Amherst


School tax bills for 2015 have been mailed, but Amherst taxpayers will notice something missing: A return envelope.

The vendor used for tax billing failed to include the yellow, return envelope with the bills, but will send one out to taxpayers in a separate mailing, said Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger.

“It’s unfortunate that the vendor we use for mailing tax bills did not include the typical yellow return envelope,” Jaeger said.

“After making them aware of their error, they have volunteered to mail envelopes to the taxpayers,” Jaeger said. “Taxpayers will receive a yellow, return-tax envelope directly from the vendor.”

There will be no additional printing or postage cost to the town, she said.

School taxes are due on or before Oct. 15.

Elsewhere, the Amherst Skating Club is now enrolling for its fall Learn to Skate program, which runs for 10 weeks starting Sept. 29 at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. More than 10 different classes are offered including, basic skills; pre-school; hockey skills; Mommy, Daddy and Me; advanced figure skating; as well as lessons for teens, adults and seniors. Cost ranges from $140 to $265, depending on the program.

Registration can be done at the Northtown Center or online at

This week:

• The regularly scheduled meeting of the Amherst Town Board will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St.

• The Amherst Committee on Disabilities meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive.