Rep. Chris Collins Lacks Compassion for the People in His Congressional District

Rep. Chris Collins feels secure that he will keep his seat in Congress come the November election. Why shouldn’t he? His political district is solid Republican.  Most of his voters are similar to him in wealth and social position.  Mr. Collins knows they will vote the party line no matter how inadequate and greedy he has been in Congress.

Collins hasn’t done much to help the people in the rural areas he’s supposed to serve. He hasn’t  put forth any legislation which would help those people in his district.

What I believe is most frightening about Collin’s is his open disregard for women.  When it comes to protecting women’s rights he hasn’t supported their wishes and will continue to take away the rights they have in the health arena.

His public treatment of women is notorious crude as well as rude.  He has embarrassed himself publicly with no regard for women.  He treats them with little or no respect.

Mr. Collins found himself some sort of hero for supporting Trump from the beginning in his run for the Presidency.  Collins and Trump are men cut from the same cloth with no belief in honesty to their fellow men. They only believe in the physical pain they can cause anyone who adores them.

Chris Collin must be given a wake-up call and be defeated in November.  He will then know the world around him was totally plastic.

Leave a Comment

We All Need a Bit of Humor Every Day

by Andy Borowitz

Russians Who Met With Donald Trump Jr. Hold Reunion

Image may contain: one or more people, crowd and outdoor

Russia Totally Innocent of Collusion, Says New Kremlin Spokesman Sean Spicer

When asked what he’ll miss the most about the Trump White House, Sean Spicer said, “Hanging out with Russians all the time.”

Depending on how the impeachment goes, the new White House Communications position may just be a summer job.

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, suit and night

Poll: Americans Divided Over Who They Most Want to Replace OJ in Prison.   By a wide majority, Americans agreed with the statement, “Do we have to pick just one?”

Trump Seeks Russian Family Willing to Adopt Donald Jr.

Image may contain: one or more people and closeup

BREAKING: Jeff Sessions Considers Resigning and Returning to Private-sector Racism

People are saying, “If Jeff Sessions had any self-respect, he’d quit Trump’s Administration.” In point of fact, having zero self-respect was a requirement for joining Trump’s Administration.

Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and indoor

Trump Failed to Disclose That Putin Has Office in West Wing of White House.  It’s called the Oval Office.

I can’t believe that Donald J. Trump would just “let Obamacare fail.” What if he had just let his businesses fail? Oh wait never mind.

Leave a Comment

Free Concerts in Amherst and Williamsville

Amherst Bassett Pk ~ Free Concerts
Bassett Park, Klein Road, Williamsville, NY
Wed 7pm

Bassett Pk – bring a lawn chair

July 26 American Legion Band of the Tonawanda’s

Aug 2 Friends of Harmony

Aug 9 Queen City Swing

Aug 16 McCarthyizm

Tuesday Island Park free concerts schedule: Bring a chair!

7/25 – Jonah Krull performing pop hits

8/1 – Amherst Symphony Orchestra (If rain Amherst Symphony will be in Wms South High School)

8/8 – Jasmine Quintet, performing jazz

8/15 – Buffalo Dolls, swing music & 1940s hits

8/22 – Friends of Harmony, Capella ensemble

8/29 – Anderson Big Band

Williamsville Library selling hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, pop & Ice Cream Truck

Leave a Comment

Public Hearing Planned on Parking Restrictions Near Williamsville Castle

People attending the first day of an estate sale travel in and out of the walkway and gate to the castle on Oakgrove Drive in Williamsville. (John Hickey/News file photo)

Residents of Oakgrove Drive in Williamsville in late May called for parking restrictions on their street after an estate sale drew thousands of antiques hunters and curiosity seekers to a privately owned castle on an island in Ellicott Creek.

A public hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 24 in Village Hall on a proposal to ban parking on the east and north sides of Oakgrove from Park Drive to Garrison Road.

A rare peek at a hidden Williamsville castle
Grass along the public right of way was torn up by vehicles, visitors parked in front of fire hydrants, and residents who objected were subjected to verbal abuse, several of them told the Village Board in late May.

Leave a Comment

Apartments, Retail Planned Next to Transit Road Senior Housing

The owners of the Fox Creek Estates senior apartments in East Amherst plan to build a mixed-used development of apartments, office and retail space next to their Transit Road property.

Two, three-story buildings are proposed at 9540 Transit Road, north of Casey Road. The same partners behind the 9540 Transit site own the townhomes just to the south at 9512 Transit and the senior apartments at 9500 Transit, said Sean W. Hopkins, the owners’ attorney.

The applicant, Fox Creek Estates III LLC, is seeking to rezone about 1.8 acres of the 6.8-acre suburban-agriculture site for the buildings and parking spaces, leaving most of the north portion that runs along a neighboring subdivision permanent open space.
Read more…

Leave a Comment

Dedication of Amherst’s Newest Playground is Aug. 3

Army Staff Sgt. Troy A. Springer, center, with his wife Hayley, left, install posts for a new playground in Amherst’s Billy Wilson Park, named in honor of the soldier from Amherst killed in Afghanistan in 2012. Wilson’s parents, Bill and Kim, are pictured at right. Photo by Robert Kirkham / Buffalo News.
Army Staff Sgt. Troy A. Springer, center, with his wife Hayley, left, install posts for a new playground in Amherst’s Billy Wilson Park, named in honor of the soldier from Amherst killed in Afghanistan in 2012. Wilson’s parents, Bill and Kim, are pictured at right.

Amherst’s newest playground is ready for action.

A formal dedication of the Billy Wilson Playground begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 in the park that also bears the name of the Army staff sergeant killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Over 200 volunteers built the playground over several days in early June. Many of them knew William R. “Billy” Wilson III, who grew up on Dodge Road in Getzville about a mile away from the park at 1290 Hopkins Road.

The playground was designed to be inclusive of kids with all levels of abilities. Some components include a Sway Fun Glider, which can accommodate two wheelchairs, a roller table with sensory processing for kids on the autism spectrum and an Omni Spin, which has bucket seats at wheelchair height.
Read more…

Leave a Comment

Bills Physician, SNL Producer Among Williamsville Alumni Chosen for Wall of Fame


Twelve alumni have been named to the Williamsville Central School District’s Wall of Fame.

From Williamsville South: Bridget E. Niland, ’90, Daemen College’s director of athletics and special assistant to the president; Mark P. Pitirri, ’85, Amherst police detective; Lindsay Anne Shookus, ’98, Emmy award-winning “Saturday Night Live” producer; and Ronald S. Shubert, ’70, Phillips Lytle partner.

From Williamsville East: Capt. Thomas F. Hurley, II, ’82, retired naval officer and library media specialist at Williamsville East; Kyle J. MacBeth, ’88, Celgene Biopharmaceutical Co. cancer researcher; Peter J. Olsen, ’90, M&T Bank senior vice president; and Steven J. Weiss, ’83, Cannon Heyman & Weiss partner.

From Williamsville North: Dr. Marc Fineberg, ’85, physician for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres; Sean P. Galliher, ’77, Skechers USA associate general counsel; Dr. Hiroshi Mashimo, ’78, VA Boston Healthcare System chief of gastroenterology; and Richard A. Scherer, ’74, refrigeration mechanic.
Read more…

Leave a Comment

Hearing Aids Open New Adventures for Specialist’s Clients

“Once someone is fit with a hearing aid, they generally never go back to not hearing. They wear their hearing aids every single day for the rest of their life.” – Hearing care practitioner Greg Watson, evaluating client Laurie Twist of Derby at Belton Hearing Center in Orchard Park. (Photos by Derek Gee/Buffalo News)
“Once someone is fit with a hearing aid, they generally never go back to not hearing. They wear their hearing aids every single day for the rest of their life.” – Hearing care practitioner Greg Watson, evaluating client Laurie Twist of Derby at Belton Hearing Center in Orchard Park.

Batavia native Greg Watson wasn’t quite sure what he might like to do after he landed his bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Fredonia State and moved back home.

His mother is a retired nurse, his father a retired liquor salesman. As he filled out applications for more than 200 jobs back in 2003, he saw a classified ad in The Buffalo News for a hearing instrument specialist.

Watson recalled how fascinated he found the hearing department a few years earlier when he’d job shadowed his mom, Elaine, an infectious control specialist at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo.

He’s been in the line of work ever since, first at Miracle Ear and, for the last decade, at Beltone Hearing Care Center locations in Orchard Park and his hometown.
Read more…

Leave a Comment

Wild Birds Unlimited Store Coming to East Amherst

Two sparrows drink out of a heated bird bath on a pedestal outdoors at Wild Birds Unlimited in Blasdell in 2001. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)
Two sparrows drink out of a heated bird bath on a pedestal outdoors at Wild Birds Unlimited in Blasdell in 2001.

Wild Birds Unlimited, a retail franchise specializing in regional backyard bird feeding, will open in East Amherst Aug. 5.

The store is located at 8485 Transit Road. In addition to selling high-quality bird food, bird feeders and feeding supplies, it will sometimes host educational events. The franchisee is Clarence resident and bird watcher Angel Swann.

Another location, owned by different franchisees, is located on McKinley Parkway in Hamburg.
Read more…

Leave a Comment

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Sean Spicer in a White House briefing.
Sean Spicer in a White House briefing. 

Leave a Comment