Amherst Is Badly In Need Of Clerical and Maintenance Workers.

1) Serious minded volunteers are needed for the Government Study Committee.If you are interest contact Pat Welch,Chairman of this Committee.

2) Robert McCarthy, Personal Director said publicly the Town is in badly need of clerics and maintenance people .Contact Bob  in the Personal Department in Town Hall.

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Several Businesses Would Be Among Casualties of Exchange Street Stadium Site

James Sandoro looks over his property that, after the recent purchase of the Ethox Medical complex, stretches from Chicago Street to Michigan Avenue. The Pierce-Arrow Museum owner is worried a new Bills stadium built on Exchange Street would affect his business.
James Sandoro looks over his property that, after the recent purchase of the Ethox Medical complex, stretches from Chicago Street to Michigan Avenue. The Pierce-Arrow Museum owner is worried a new Bills stadium built on Exchange Street would affect his business.

Chef’s among places that might have to move

Louis Billittier Jr. favors a new Bills stadium downtown.

But he doesn’t want it built just down the street from Chef’s, which he co-owns.

One of the three favored downtown sites from a consultant’s study places a new stadium within an area bordered by Michigan Avenue and Chicago Street, and Swan and Exchange streets. But that site – the smallest of the three – would require the loss of a portion of Seneca Street between Michigan and Chicago, putting the stadium grounds right at the doorstep of one of Buffalo’s most popular restaurants.

For that reason, a likely consequence of the “Exchange Street site” would result in Chef’s – a dining institution that opened in 1923 – having to move.
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Two Ask Pope Francis to Investigate How Buffalo Diocese Handled Sex Abuse Claims

Vanessa DeRosa, 25, and Tino Flores, 51, who claim they were sexually abused by representatives of the Buffalo Diocese are trying to reach  out to Pope Francis to investigate the Diocese of Buffalo’s handling of sexual abuse complaints.  They had a press conference at Hogan Willig law offices in Amherst onTuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)
Vanessa DeRosa, 25, and Tino Flores, 51, who claim they were sexually abused by representatives of the Buffalo Diocese are trying to reach out to Pope Francis to investigate the Diocese of Buffalo’s handling of sexual abuse complaints.

A Buffalo man says he was sexually abused by a priest 40 years ago when he was a boy.

A Niagara Falls woman says a male lay teacher abused her 12 years ago when she was a student at a Catholic middle school.

Last year, their attorneys said, they took their complaints to the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, which ordered an investigation, but nothing has happened.

Both Flores and DeRosa said they still believe in God but have no faith or trust in the church.

If a meeting with the pope is arranged, Flores said he would tell the pontiff to “screen your priests better.” DeRosa said she would ask him to “take better notice of who is working for the church.”
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Mark Manna’s Fundraiser Review

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On January 26, Town Board member Mark Manna had a fund raiser.  Mark is term limited which means he won’t be able to run for the Amherst Town Board this November.  He has already served two consecutive terms.

Mark’s fund raiser on the 26th was well attended with a mix of young and old.  The dialogue was a varied mixture of politics and other subjects.  Mark’s fundraiser’s are known for offering delicious food and this time was no different.

The fundraiser was informative and fun.  The attendees were a cross section of Amherst residents including the Spoth brothers, Tom Weisbeck, Steve Pidgen, Peter Reese, Pat Lucey, Kristie Mazurek along with several other lovely ladies.

Many people were waiting for Mark to announce what position he was running for or if he was running for anything.  He said he still thinking what he will do.

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Newly Discovered Ayn Rand Diary Reveals She Intended Her Books as Pranks

by Andy Borowitz

Newly Discovered Ayn Rand Diary Reveals She Intended Her Books as Pranks</p><br /><br />
<p>NEW YORK - A just-discovered 1981 diary by the author Ayn Rand indicates that she intended her bestselling books to be "hilarious pranks" and not to be taken seriously as sources of philosophy. Referring to the contents of her books "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead," Rand wrote, "Imagine if someone actually tried to implement the ludicrous philosophy in these books as public policy. The results would be disaster!" The diary reveals that Rand briefly considered including a disclaimer with her novels indicating that they were supposed to be ridiculous, but decided it was unnecessary because "only a total idiot would take these books seriously."
NEW YORK – A just-discovered 1981 diary by the author Ayn Rand indicates that she intended her bestselling books to be “hilarious pranks” and not to be taken seriously as sources of philosophy.

Referring to the contents of her books “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead,” Rand wrote, “Imagine if someone actually tried to implement the ludicrous philosophy in these books as public policy. The results would be disaster!”

The diary reveals that Rand briefly considered including a disclaimer with her novels indicating that they were supposed to be ridiculous, but decided it was unnecessary because “only a total idiot would take these books seriously.”

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Be Gone Mr. Silver With Your Alleged Stolen 4 Million Dollars

 

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver agrees to leave office by Monday amid federal corruption charges
Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle of Rochester announced the move Tuesday. Morelle will serve as acting speaker until a new one is elected by the Democrats in the Assembly.

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When Were Permits Issued?

What’s going on on Youngs Road?  Before things go too far residents near 1055 Youngs Rd. should know what project is being started.  The following letter was sent to the members of our Town Board requesting answers NOW.

Members of the Town Board,

Today 27 January 2015 construction equipment showed up at 1055 Youngs Rd. and began digging.
To the best of my knowledge there have been no permits issued for any construction work to begin at this site.
 How can any activity be commenced without all the proper permits?
 Please advise. Thank you
 Written byJames Tricoli, Amherst Times.com
  I was contacted to look into what was happening at the 1055 Youngs Rd project. The owners of this land contacted the EPA asking them for permission to dig fusion holes to judge if these wells will hold all the drain water and well as the run off water. They understood none of this water can enter the mines which are very close to where the owners of this land plan to dig these fusion holes for drainage. They EPA doesn’t issue permits.

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Patrick W. Welch, PhD

U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)

Veterans Advocate & Educator
Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court – Senior Mentor

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Village of Williamsville Board Meeting Information

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Here’s a quick recap of what happened at the Village Board meeting last night:

– Welcomed new Department of Public Works Crew Chief Ben Vilonen and discussed the DPW agenda for the next year. Items include improvements to Glen Park, the Pocket park, more crosswalks and safer crossings for children and the shaping of trees throughout the village.
– Discussed the possible landmarking of 5727 Main St., Blum’s Swimwear and Intimate Apparel, with a representative from Iskalo Development Corp. The board asked for more documentation from Iskalo before deciding on whether or not to approve the landmark nomination for the building.
– Clarified the specifics of the Picture Main Street plan with residents who spoke at the meeting. The plan will include bulb-outs or curb extensions to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Main Street and to prevent drivers from illegally using the parking lane as a driving lane. It will not decrease parking in the village (except for four spaces near the H.A.W.K. signal) and it will not result in lane reductions. The Village will soon select a contractor for the project, which will design and build the changes. Work is expected to begin later this year.
– Scheduled the Village election for June 16, 2015. Seats up for election include the mayor, two trustees and the justice. All terms are four years. Anyone interested in running should pick up an information packet at Village Hall, 5565 Main St.

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Mayor Acts Quickly, Forcefully to Close Bars Linked to Gunfire

Mango'z on Forest Ave. was closed within four days after argument spilled outside and man was shot in the leg Dec. 6; Habibi Sheesha Lounge at 467 Elmwood was closed Jan. 5 after disturbance outside led to multiple gunshots Jan. 3. Impulse Lounge at 517 Washington St. was closed Saturday after fight led to shooting of man outside earlier in the day. (Photos by John Hickey/Buffalo News)
Mango’z on Forest Ave. was closed within four days after argument spilled outside and man was shot in the leg Dec. 6; Habibi Sheesha Lounge at 467 Elmwood was closed Jan. 5 after disturbance outside led to multiple gunshots Jan. 3. Impulse Lounge at 517 Washington St. was closed Saturday after fight led to shooting of man outside earlier in the day.

OK.  He moved.  Mayor Brown did shut down some of the worst offenders in the city.  Good for him.

Late Saturday, Mayor Byron W. Brown completed a hat trick of nightspot closings within the last seven weeks, reinforcing his claim that the city will crack down on bars and clubs that threaten public safety by attracting gunfire to their immediate neighborhoods.

The mayor shut down the Impulse Lounge on Washington Street over the weekend, just as he earlier had closed the Habibi Sheesha Lounge on Elmwood Avenue following a Jan. 3 incident and Mango’z bar on Forest Avenue after a Dec. 6 shooting. All three closings came within days – even hours – of a violent incident.

The mayor, who has had a reputation for being cautious and measured on other issues, has acted swiftly and aggressively in all three cases, closing the three establishments without waiting for any formal action by either the Buffalo Common Council or the State Liquor Authority.
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Assembly Democrats Have to Summon the Backbone to Choose a New Speaker

Sheldon Silver

No. It’s not enough.

Sheldon Silver can no longer serve as speaker of the State Assembly, and any crackpot coverup scheme that would allow him to step aside temporarily while some cronies divvy up his responsibilities is ludicrous and cowardly. He needs to go.

What hold does this man have on these chickenhearts that they can’t summon the courage to just dump him? Why are they content to be smeared by their continued support of a man charged with some of the most serious crimes a public official can be accused of committing against the public?

No, he has not been convicted of anything yet, but that doesn’t mean he should retain his hold on a job that he can no longer adequately perform. His legal troubles won’t be over in a week or a month or several months. They could drag on for years, as did those of former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
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