If you are a concerned citizen of Amherst you must have noticed the number of new buildings, particularly hotels and so-called student housing units, being built throughout Amherst.
What about Eggertsville and Snyder? Have they become weak ghettos attached to Amherst? Are they getting the help they need to become healthy again? These two hamlets have been sadly neglected by the Amherst Town Board.
The bull**** coming out of James Allen’s mouth, the only leader the AmherstIDA has ever had, is ridiculous. He says he’s put 90 million dollars into helping Eggertsville and Snyder. I’d like to see proof of how he spent this money on these two areas.
Adding more protection to this neighborhood only feeds into the image of an area turning into a place where people moved out because they don’t feel safe. It’s then that the blood sucking developers buy the vacated homes and what was once a nice place to live becomes run down. Absentee landlords abound and they don’t care how the area looks.
Now is the time for the residents of these hamlets to fight back to get more help from the Town and the Amherst IDA. Little by little Amherst is being becoming a concrete jungle and the quaint neighboring hamlets are becoming run down.
Written by James Tricoli,Editor and Owner of Amhersttimes.com