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Recycle Totes on Display

Recycle Totes on Display

(Amherst-NY)---In anticipation of Amherst’s expanded recycling program, Highway Superintendent Bob Anderson announces that totes are available for residents to view at 1042 North Forest Road from 7:30AM-3:30PM, weekdays. Totes will be delivered in late spring.

Mr. Anderson states, “If a resident is interested in a tote size other than the standard 65 gallon, they are welcome to stop in to look at the 35 or 95 gallon tote. If you have a preference, please email kevans@amherst.ny.us  or call 631-5990 ext. 5924, otherwise your residence will receive a 65 gallon tote automatically.

Our recycling capabilities have expanded and if you need an updated list of what is now recyclable, please visit our website at www.amherst.ny.us  All residences were mailed a flyer earlier this year showing the expanded list.

Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

Lewiston Garden Fest Now Accepting Vendors

The recent warmer temperatures have gotten many, including the Lewiston Garden Club, thinking about their gardens and other landscaping projects. The Lewiston Garden Club, which sponsors Lewiston Garden Fest, is now accepting vendor applications for its seventh annual event on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, 2012 along Center Street in Lewiston. Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists, builders and others which enhance beauty in the garden, are encouraged to apply.

“Lewiston Garden Fest brings both gardeners of varying skill levels and visitors alike from all over Western New York and Southern Ontario to our historic village to learn how to beautify their outdoor space,” said Sharon Low, vendor chair and president of the Lewiston Garden Club. “We welcome any and all vendors who sell garden or outdoor-related items to apply for this summer’s event.”

Town of Amherst Yard Waste Program Begins April 1st

Town of Amherst Yard Waste Program Begins April 1st

The Town of Amherst Yard Waste Program will begin on April 1, 2012.  All yard waste including branches must be put in an open container on your garbage day.  Branches that are four (4) feet long may be bundled and tied separately and placed in the right-of-way after that date. 

Even though the weather has been unseasonably warm the Amherst Refuse Department asks that you be patient for one more week.        

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Are Damages Caused by Wind and Severe Weather Covered?

Western New York is in the path of predicted 70 mph winds this weekend. Are you prepared for severe weather conditions when it comes to being covered by homeowners insurance? 

Many people are misled or confused as to what is covered and what isn’t on their homeowners policy. Some just assume they are covered for everything. This is not the case.

Damages caused by windstorms, hail, hurricanes and tornadoes are covered in all homeowners policies. However, some insurers may limit the coverage of homeowners residing in hurricane prone areas. Additional coverage may be purchased.

Amherst Gas Light Conversion

Amherst Gas Light Conversion

The Town of Amherst Highway Department, in conjunction with National Grid and National Fuel, has begun work on Phase III of the Town’s gas streetlight conversion to electric lighting.

Crews are presently working in the Ranch Trail/Carriage Hill/Old Orchard areas, with the affected streets being:

  • Ranch Trail
  • Ranch Trail West
  • Corral Row
  • Red Oak Drive
  • Southwind Trail
  • Gaslight Trail
  • Sundown TrailOld Orchard Drive
  • Old Lyme Drive
  • Carriage Circle
  • Carriage Hill East/West/Court

The work will progress into the Fox Hunt Farms area on:

Agriculture District Reminder

Agriculture District Reminder

November 1- November 30, 2011 is the period in which landowners may submit requests to include predominately viable agricultural land into an existing certified agricultural district. 

Please see the Town of Amherst website at www.amherst.ny.us for further details.

Amherst Highway to Pick Up Leaves This Weekend

Amherst Highway to Pick Up Leaves This Weekend

“The Amherst Highway Department WILL be out picking up leaves on Veterans Day, Friday November 11th and on Saturday, November 12th to maximize leave pickup before the weather starts to deteriorate.”

For further information on Amherst services visit www.amherst.ny.us