Amherst ZBA Under Suspicion Of Wrong Doings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several citizens have contacted our State Comptroller’s office calling for an investigation of our Amherst ZBA for making decisions on projects which were illegal.

Since there has been much corruption in our State, Governor Cuomo is pleased our Comptroller could be looking into Amherst’s ZBA to clear up what is happening in this important part of the government.

Last Friday I talked to several members in the State Comptroller’s office explaining what the major problems are which are deeply hurting the entire Town of Amherst.

James Tricoli – Editor and owner of Amhersttimes.com

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Williamsville Man Found Dead From Bullet Wound

A Williamsville man, 49, was found death in a vehicle after being shot, police reported.

More information to follow as it becomes available.

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Thank GOD For Mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the world.

To all the people who take care of children with love, care, and compassion, whether you’re a man or woman, Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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Amherst Red Lobster Property Sells For $5.8 Million


The Red Lobster property on Maple Road in Amherst has been sold.
The Red Lobster property in Amherst has sold for $5.83 million, according to documents filed this week with the Erie County Clerk’s Office.

Golden Gate Capital, the private equity investment firm that owns the national seafood chain, sold the property at 4010 Maple Road, near North Bailey Avenue, in a transaction that closed Tuesday.

Little is known about the buyer, RL 4010 LLC. A search of state business records traces that limited liability company to a Louis Wintermeyer, in Nyack, who could not be reached for comment.

Golden Gate acquired the 1.8-acre property in November 2015, one year after completing its purchase of the Red Lobster chain. Marcus & Millichap handled the listing. The property sale “doesn’t impact our restaurant operations,” Meagan Mills, a Red Lobster spokeswoman, told The Buffalo News.

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Amherst Considering Moratorium on Cell Towers

Changing technology has the Amherst Town Board considering a moratorium on the installation of new cell towers, including newer “small cell” systems on utility poles.

The Town Board this week directed the Town Attorney’s Office to draft a local law imposing a 140-day moratorium on final decisions on all applications. A public hearing on the moratorium and a vote by the board could be held as early as June 19.

The town is issuing a request for proposals from wireless telecommunication consultants and agreed to form a Wireless Telecommunications Advisory Committee made up of town officials, residents and industry representatives.
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Residents Invited to Comment on Changes to Amherst’s Comprehensive Plan

Amherst residents will have a chance to say what they think about changes proposed to the town’s comprehensive plan at two upcoming meetings.

The town is hosting public information meetings Wednesday in the Transit Middle School cafeteria, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst, and May 23 in the Amherst Middle School library, 55 Kings Highway, Snyder. Both sessions start at 6 p.m.

The meetings are part of the ongoing Imagine Amherst planning process that seeks to reshape a number of commercial centers in the town and to guide future development there. Committees and consultants have spent months, with public input, working on the proposed comprehensive code amendments.

Later on, Imagine Amherst planners will take up potential changes to the town’s zoning code. Eventually, the town’s Planning Board and Town Board will vote on the revisions to both codes. For more information visit https://imagineamherst.com.

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Bulk of Addiction Created by Health Care System, WNY Addictions Doctor Says

“Americans constitute 4 percent of the people on the planet. We consume 80 percent of the opioid painkillers.” – Dr. Richard Blondell, professor of family medicine and vice chairman of addiction medicine at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
It’s hard to figure out which group of people in the forefront of the opioid epidemic disgust Dr. Richard D. Blondell the most.

The drug companies that enriched themselves developing painkillers and sending out legions of sales reps to flood doctors’ offices with the narcotics?

Outlier “writer” doctors who only take cash to see patients charge more than the going rate for office visits, and tailor prescriptions to the desires of their addicted patients?

Health insurers – including Medicaid and Medicare – that pay for these drugs, and pass on the cost to policyholders and taxpayers, although they have the ability to track and crack down on abuse?
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President Trump Threatens Former FBI Director on Twitter

President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets Friday morning, threatening to cancel press briefings and issuing a warning to former FBI Director James Comey about leaking information to the press.

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Trump Boasts That His Impeachment Will Get Higher TV Ratings Than All Other Impeachments

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Donald Trump boasted that, if he is impeached, the television ratings will be higher than those of any other impeachment in history.

“Everywhere I go, people tell me that if I am impeached, they’re going to watch it,” he said. “The ratings are going to be through the roof.”

He said that he expected his impeachment ratings to be “many, many times” the size of the audience for Bill Clinton’s impeachment, in 1998.

“It’s not even going to be close,” Trump said. “The ratings for Bill Clinton’s impeachment were a joke.”

Asked about the recent impeachment of the former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Trump said, “Did anyone even watch that one? That was Korea. Nobody cares.”

As for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, he said, “I didn’t hear about that one. I don’t follow Brazil. I like Argentina. I saw ‘Evita’ many, many times. Andrew Lloyd Webber did a great job. Millions and millions of people loved it. But that was a Broadway show, not an impeachment.”

Even though he anticipates “just terrific” ratings for his impeachment, Trump said that he did not expect the media to provide an honest accounting of his audience size.

“They’re going to lie and say that a lot of people who watched my impeachment didn’t watch, and that’s going to be very bad and unfair, but it’s not going to change the fact that my impeachment will be a great impeachment, a really beautiful impeachment,” he said.

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East Amherst Resident Wins National Award For His Latest Novel

East Amherst, NY resident Michel Bruneau was recently awarded The Garcia Memorial Prize for his new novel, My Author is Dead.  Bruneau, a Professor at the University of Buffalo, is an earthquake engineer and a novelist.

The Garcia Memorial Prize, given in conjunction with the national Reader Views Book Awards, is named in honor of Garcia, one of the finest Old English Sheepdogs to have ever roamed the Earth.  This prize, awarded in loving memory of an extraordinary life well-lived, celebrates an extraordinary work of fiction.

Bruneau’s genre-defying novel, My Author is Dead, is wildly different—and wildly entertaining. To learn more about Michel Bruneau or My Author is Dead, visit:  http://michelbruneau.com/

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