The first round of test results around northern Erie County’s water-supply system came back negative for bacterial growth, the Erie County Department of Health announced early Friday afternoon.
If the second round of tests also come back negative, the boil-water advisory would be lifted for around a quarter-million residents.
Samples taken Thursday from 11 sites were analyzed at the Erie County Public Health Laboratory.
As the second round of tests began Friday morning, a boil-water advisory remains in effect for almost 250,000 residents in the wake of Wednesday’s major water-main break in Amherst.
Results of the second round of tests will be available Saturday afternoon, the health department said.
Amherst Meals on Wheels on announced the agency will provide bottled water with its delivered meals on Friday. The organization delivers meals, which normally include milk or juice, to 220 homebound and disabled clients in Amherst and Williamsville.
A massive manhunt is underway in Munich after a suspected terror attack on a city shopping mall where “multiple” people are feared dead.
There was no official casualty report from the scene at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall, but German public broadcaster BR reported that at least six people had been killed. Germany’s dpa news agency reported that police spoke of an “acute terror threat” and “expect multiple dead.”
Munich’s transit system was shut down and police asked people to avoid public places. The U.S. Consulate in Munich echoed that warning, advising American citizens to “shelter in place”. Highways heading out of the city were closed and vehicle checkpoints were established.
“At the moment no culprit has been arrested,” Munich police said on social media. “The search is taking place at high speed.”
Evander Kane has been arrested by Buffalo Police.
A statement from police says Kane is charged with four counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of criminal trespass, which is a misdemeanor, in connection with an incident outside of Bottoms Up bar in Buffalo on June 24th.
Police say Kane surrendered this morning, was processed at Central Booking, and issued an appearance ticket.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present a free performance at 7 PM Wednesday, July 20, in the bandshell at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main Street. Excellent opportunities for photos and video exist.
The free event is sponsored by Kelly Schultz Antiques.
(The Borowitz Report)—Donald J. Trump was jubilant Thursday night after accomplishing his goal of delivering a speech that no one will ever want to plagiarize, Trump aides confirmed.
According to his staff, Trump and his speechwriters had been working overtime during the week to create a tirade that was sufficiently bloated, unhinged, and terrifying to discourage potential plagiarists from reusing excerpts in the future.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, said that, right until the hour the candidate took the stage, the billionaire’s writing team was scrubbing the speech of any marginally coherent passages that might prove tempting to plagiarists.
“There was one sentence toward the beginning that had traces of humanity and rational thought,” Manafort said. “Fortunately, we caught it in time.”
Watching from backstage on Thursday night, Manafort and the speechwriters erupted into a flurry of high-fives when it became clear that the speech was the rambling, demented mess they had worked so hard to create. “From the moment Mr. Trump started shrieking and his entire head turned red, we knew we had nailed it,” he said.
Harland Dorrinson, a leading plagiarism expert, shared the campaign’s assessment that the final draft of Trump’s seventy-minute rant was too repellent to entice even the least discerning plagiarist.
“I can’t see anyone lifting anything from that speech unless he wanted to sound totally batshit crazy,” he said.
Buffalo sneaks into Forbes’ list of 10 Happiest Cities.
Esteemed business media company Forbes has published a list of “2016’s 10 Happiest Cities to Work,” and Buffalo squeaked onto the list.
Listed at No. 10 with the lowest average salary ($48,457), Buffalo stuck out in this study originally conducted by CareerBliss, a job-focused site that collects user-submitted data from independent employee reviews from across the country.
The criteria for this list were as follows: work-life balance, relationships with bosses and co-workers, general work environment, compensation, opportunities for advancement, company culture and resources.
‘I ALONE CAN FIX IT’ Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination in a speech focusing on the swirling chaos of America, and his plan to make it great again. George H.W. Bush’s speechwriter called Trump’s rhetoric “dark and frightening.” Andrew Sullivan had a field daylive-blogging the whole thing. Check out the top 10 takeaways from the convention. And here’s a 360-degree video of what it was like to be on the floor as 150,000 balloons dropped
If you take a bus for personal use it’s robbery. Mr. Eric Gillert didn’t ask anyone for permission to use a bus to transport his Imagine Amherst committee and people from his Planning Committee to show locations in Amherst where more buildings will be built to add more density to Amherst.
The Town Board and the Town Supervisor knew nothing about this transaction. Neither the Town Board NOR the Supervisor gave Mr. Gillert permission to get this bus. The bus cost $250 and that bill remains unpaid because Mr.Gillert hasn’t submitted any invoice or bill.
This act will be the cause the dismissal of Mr. Gillert. He works for the people of Amherst not for his own special interest or that of his friends. There is no excuse for what he did.
His boss is our Supervisor who said Gillert is responsible for paying for this bus out of his own pocket. He was given a 2 week vacation. Most likely he will not return.
James Tricoli: Editor ~ Amhersttimes.com
They will have a shade tent provided by one the sponsors, William Mattar. Also they are bringing back bands all day long.
So mark your calendars for Sunday August 7th.
Menu teasers to come soon so stay tuned.