If Elected Officials Can’t Do Their Job As There Records Shows No Pay Raise, No Reelection.

Mark Poloncarz is paid  over $108,000. This man during his time in office 4 little childrens were brutalized and died.Mark is the one who controls the Social Services department instead of asking for a raise He should give any money he may receive to the families of these  dead 4 childrens .

One of the most important jobs in the Social Service department was created after 2 of these children murders  is the Inspector General position. Instead of putting a person who was experience and knowable about  the SS system he gave this high paying IMPORTANT  job to one of his best friend.

Mark is the only Erie County Executive who told the people and the press he was going to fund raiser in THE ORANGE CLUB for him and came back with no money because there wasn’t any fund raiser but two large gift from two men totalling $35,000.                             .

Thomas Howard ,our Erie County Sheriff’ done  a very poor job running the Sheriff department.  Every time a citizen turns around a prison escape or is killed in the Erie County jail. He is a loser if he deserved a raise for time serve he should retire and thank GOD for all the error he is responsible for.

There are some hard working people in Erie County who deserve a raise but not the 2 men I mention above.

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Golf Course History Review


Our golf courses have a history of unethical men running them.  For many years there were various men who took home more green than the green grass of the courses.  One man formed a special group of Town leaders who played golf and would meet at his girlfriend’s house where his golfing friends would go over to party and enjoy other adventures.  All the booze and other types of enjoyment were payed for from the golfing’s revenue.

One year the entire amount of money earned from renting out golf equipment and greens fees, was given to a worker to take to the man who ran the course.  This money disappeared, never to be seen again.  The man who ran this corrupt organization was finally arrested and fined.  No jail time.

The man and his son left town on his boat.  If he had stayed in town he would have had to name the local leaders involved, and this list was huge.  The only local politician who wasn’t a member of the group was Dan Ward.

I would speak at the Town Board meetings informing the Board of the man’s criminal actions.  I would tell them how we lost money at our courses and each year I would be told that our courses actually made a profit!  I put in a FOIL request for these reports but received only air.

I’m no hero but my exposé made me very unpopular with many politicians and that holds to this day.

Written by James Tricoli
Editor: Amhersttimes.com

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Coppola Wants CSEA, PEF Union Reps on Roswell’s Board, “Before it’s Too Late”

by Matthew Ricchiazzi

Senator Al Coppola, the Democrat challenging Republican Mark Grisanti, is pledging to introduce a bill that requires that the presidents of Roswell Park’s three largest unions be appointed to the institution’s board of directors upon being elected by their membership. The labor unions include the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) locals 303 and 315, and the Public Employees Federation (PEF).

Upon his election in 2010, Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded that Roswell become “operationally independent” of the state within two years. The institution was put on a long road towards privatization when it was removed from the State’s Department of Health and spawned into a new public benefit corporation in the late 1990s.

The last four years of cuts have devastated the institution, which has seen the elimination of entire departments in a series of layoffs and budget cuts. At the same time, Cuomo forced even more concessions on the unions — introducing a new Tier 6 — with fully watered down healthcare and benefit offerings that targeted the hardest working families among us.

Senator Coppola thinks we need to get back to Tier 4.
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Fighting Words from Rick Perry

AUSTIN (The Borowitz Report)—Lashing out at what he called the “Soviet-style” tactics of the indictments against him, Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Tuesday that the government had “grossly overstepped its traditional role of mandating trans-vaginal ultrasounds.”

Speaking to supporters in Austin, Perry blasted the indictments and called for a return to an era of limited government that focuses on requiring gynecological procedures.

“We are living in dark days indeed when the state of Texas is spending time and money probing its officials instead of its women,” he said, to thunderous applause.

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Amherst Again Considering Privatizing Its 3 Golf Courses


The Town of Amherst is once again considering privatizing its three public golf courses in hopes of cutting costs and stemming mounting losses.

Amherst officials on Monday agreed to seek proposals from private companies interested in operating and managing the Audubon Golf Course at 500 Maple Road, its companion Par 3 across the street at 475 Maple, and the Oakwood Golf Course at 3575 Tonawanda Creek Road.

Revenues generated by the three courses simply have not kept pace with what it costs Amherst to maintain and operate them, said Councilmember Guy R. Marlette.

Amherst’s Youth & Recreation Department currently operates the golf courses, while workers from the Highway Department maintain the grounds. Amherst wants to keep its rates reasonable – $23 for a round of golf at Audubon and another $10 for a cart – but operations routinely run at a deficit.

Over the past 10 years, the town saw a net loss of more than $2 million – or an average of $202,000 a year – running its three public courses, with losses ranging from $21,500 in 2004 to as much as $375,000 in 2010, according to figures from the town’s Comptroller’s Office.
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Steve Meyer for Assembly

When I go door to door, I always tell voters: “I refuse to accept any campaign contributions from major corporations and their lobbyists.” When I tell them this, they always look at me and say “How do you do it? How do you run a campaign like that?” They are usually surprised that someone is willing to take such a step.

In response, I tell them- “It’s pretty simple- campaigns can be won by hard working people working together.”

Today, I’m asking you- can you be one of those hardworking people and spread our message by going door-to-door?

I’m making a personal plea to anyone out there today- if you can go door to door for this campaign, please send me an email and let me know. I’ll set you up with some palm cards and a walk list. Even if you can only knock on your neighbors door and give them a palm card, it would help immensely. Email me at steve@electstevemeyer.com or call me at (716) 880-6083.

You don’t need to donate money to contribute to this campaign. You can invest in this movement by spreading our message.

Thank you.

My best regards,
Steven Meyer

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Widespread Support for Sending Politicians to Prison for Ninety-Nine Years

AUSTIN (The Borowitz Report)—Last week’s indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry has sparked widespread bipartisan support for the concept of sending politicians to prison for ninety-nine years.

While Americans are divided about the merits of the specific charges levelled against Perry, there is near-unanimous agreement that imprisoning politicians for ninety-nine years is an idea worth exploring further, a poll released on Monday indicates.

According to the poll, eighty-seven per cent of voters from both parties agreed that sending politicians to prison for such a lengthy period would “solve a lot of problems” and “make the country safer.”

Additionally, when asked to name one politician they would like to see incarcerated for ninety-nine years, voters easily rattled off a dozen or more such candidates, with some voters naming as many as fifty.

Finally, when informed that imprisoning politicians for ninety-nine years might lead to overcrowding that would require the construction of costly new prisons, eighty-three per cent agreed with the statement, “Money is no object.”

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Town Board Meeting Today at 3:00


There is no work session of the Amherst Town Board today.  Instead, the official Board meeting will be held this afternoon at 3:00 p.m..

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Picture Main Street LIVE Block Party

Picture Main Street LIVE Block Party

Saturday August 16th

6 pm to 9 pm

We are shutting down Main from 5:30-9:30 to have a good ol’ fashioned block party for the Village. Clowns, Jugglers, Fire Breathers, Balloons, Gold Leafed Unicycles, Street Hockey, Chalk, Big Wheels, Food, Bands (including Williamsville’s house band Scarred For Life, along with P.A.Line, Sara Elizabeth, and Ryan Howze) Pure and free silliness in the middle of a State Rd which dictates how we function in our Village. This is in part a celebration of getting our new pedestrian crossing signal (the HAWK signal) approved by the State.

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How Did Your Child’s School Do in ’14 State Tests?


Third- through eighth-graders are tested for proficiency in math and English Language Arts each spring.  Scores across the state dropped in 2013 after the state rolled out new tests aligned with the Common Core.  See the percentage of students who met or exceeded proficiency in each school by referring to the article attached.
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