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Where we live: Akron/Newstead


Three public hearings will be held before the Town of Newstead Board meeting on Monday.

The first, scheduled for 7:40 p.m., will address the town’s contract with Amherst Fire Control. It’s a standard, three-year contract, Supervisor David Cummings said at the Nov. 23 board meeting.

The second, at 7:45 p.m., will be on rescinding a local law that allowed the board to surpass the state’s 2 percent tax cap, if it was necessary. The board has to rescind the law in order for town residents to be eligible for a refund for the town being under the cap.

The third hearing is set for 7:50 p.m., and will be on changes to the town’s agribusiness law. Proposed changes would make the town friendlier to agribusiness and agritourism.

A regular meeting will follow the hearings at 8 p.m. Newstead Town Hall is located at 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron.

This week:

• The Akron School Board will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Akron High School, 47 Bloomingdale Ave., Akron for a special meeting, followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m.