Village of Williamsville

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The Village of Williamsville in the Buffalo, N.Y., region is a charming, historic destination to live, work and play. Located in the Town of Amherst and Erie County.
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Keep Westwood Green

Amherst residents and all New Yorker’s: This hits YOUR WALLET!!! Get involved!

'Let’s talk about and brainstorm ideas that would better utilize up to $35 million in state funds (your tax dollars) than using that money to “clean up” and remediate a golf course.  Said golf course doesn’t require ONE DOLLAR of remediation if it remains as recreational and green space. Ready? Discuss…..'
Keep Westwood Green

Let’s talk about and brainstorm ideas that would better utilize up to $35 million in state funds (your tax dollars) than using that money to “clean up” and remediate a golf course. Said golf course doesn’t require ONE DOLLAR of remediation if it remains as recreational and green space. Ready? Discuss….

By the way, Keep Westwood Green now has an email address. For your family and friends who do not facebook, please let them know they can contact us and show their support for our cause by emailing us at keepwestwoodgreen@gmail.com!

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Re-ENERGIZE Buffalo Presentation

David Kowalski
David Kowalski

April 6

Buffalo-area trains haul explosive crude oil daily – Are they a danger?, by Rita Yelda (WNY Drilling Defense), Charley Bowman (Renewable Energy Task Force, WNY Peace Center) and Jean Dickson (lives near the oil train route). 6:00-7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Church (2nd Floor), 695 Elmwood at Ferry, Buffalo

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Developer Wants to Build Subdivision on Former Airfield in Amherst

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A former airfield in the northwest corner of Amherst is being targeted for a new subdivision.

M.J. Peterson-Airport LLC wants to develop 139 homes on 55 acres of vacant land at 271 Tonawanda Creek Road, according to plans filed with the Town of Amherst.

The Amherst Town Board still needs to rezone 34 acres on the site for the project to move forward. The other 21 acres include state regulated wetlands and would remain a conservation area.

The town’s Planning Board recently recommended approval.

What a surprise!  They recommended approval of the request.

The project has raised some questions among nearby neighbors about increased traffic, impact on wetlands and its density for the neighborhood, Amherst officials said.

A meeting was held recently with the neighbors, whose biggest concern was over developing the site for multifamily housing, said Sean W. Hopkins, attorney for the developer. M.J. Peterson, however, amended its request to the town so that the property could be rezoned from suburban agriculture to traditional single-family residential.
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Amherst Drops ‘Sit and Stare’ Policy For Students Who Opt Out of Testing

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Amherst on Monday became the latest school district to drop what critics of testing call a “sit and stare” policy for elementary and middle school students boycotting state assessments.

Those students at Amherst Central school will not be forced to sit quietly at their desks while the tests are administered beginning next month.

upporters of the opt-out movement said they’re satisfied with the district’s change in policy and have cancelled a protest planned for Wednesday in front of Amherst Central High School. Critics of the “sit and stare” practice say it punishes children whose parents rightfully refuse to allow participation in state standardized tests.
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“Jesus the Homeless” Statue Installed in Buffalo

From first glance, it looks like a statue of a homeless person. Look closer, and holes in the feet of the statue reveal it is something more. It is “Jesus the Homeless,” the work of Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz, set to be unveiled in Buffalo on Tuesday.

The piece is a seven-foot bronze bench with a figure under a blanket lying on it. Two holes in the feet represent wounds from being nailed to the cross. It will be placed in Cathedral Park downtown, next to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

“This sleeping homeless person will be there to remind the people of Buffalo what we should be reminded of more and more. And that is when we see the broken, when we see the marginalized, we are seeing something sacred and spiritual,” Schmalz said via Skype.
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Andy’s Take on Indiana’s Newest Law

by Andy Borowitz

Mike Pence: “All I’m trying to do is protect people’s God-given right to hate who they want.”

'Mike Pence: "All I'm trying to do is protect people's God-given right to hate who they want."'

When Mike Pence rattles off a list of places that have laws like Indiana he always leaves out Uganda.

“How screwed am I right now?”
— Thought bubble over Mike Pence’s head

'"How screwed am I right now?"<br /><br /><br />
-- Thought bubble over Mike Pence's head'

Pence clarifies new law: “No business in Indiana will discriminate against you if you can provide proof of heterosexuality.”

I think Indiana voters should discriminate against politicians on the basis of IQ.
The fact that Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz are supporting Indiana’s anti-gay law shows that the Republicans are serious about losing the 2016 election

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Old Time Radio ~ TONIGHT!

Old Time Radio

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Indiana Governor Stunned By How Many People Seem to Have Gay Friends

INDIANAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Indiana Governor Mike Pence is “stunned and amazed” that so many people appear to have gay friends, Pence has confirmed.

Speaking to reporters in his office in Indianapolis, Pence said that he made the astonishing discovery about gay friends late last week.

“A lot of everyday people have gay friends, and they’re not afraid to call and/or e-mail you to tell you that,” Pence said. “To be honest, I’m still trying to process it all.”

Pence said that from what he has been able to gather thus far, the phenomenon of “ordinary folks” having gay friends “has been going on for years.”

“You could be walking down the street, and without you knowing it, this person is friends with gays and that person is, too,” he said. “It really seems to be pretty widespread.”

“It’s the darnedest thing,” he added.

While Pence acknowledged that he has “no gay friends personally,” the growing popularity of being friends with gays has made him question whether he has been “missing the boat on this.”

“When I see so many people having gay friends, it makes me wonder if I should go out and get one,” he said. “But I guess that would be kind of hard for me to do now.”

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McDonald’s Will Test All-Day Breakfast

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If you’ve dreamed of a day in which Egg McMuffins could be purchased way after the weekday 10:30 a.m. cut-off, you may be in luck: McDonald’s plans to test all-day breakfast in the coming months, CNBC reports.

“Our industry sources inform us that McDonald’s US plans to test all-day breakfast — breakfast items for sale throughout the 24-hour day — in one domestic market, with the test set to begin within the next month or two,” Janney Capital Markets revealed in a note on Monday.
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