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Americans Demand That Offensive Symbol of Racism Be Removed from Public Property

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A growing chorus of Americans is demanding that an offensive symbol of racism be removed from public property.

Creating outrage since it was first installed at a historic landmark in January, the symbol, a figure of a man standing six feet two and weighing approximately two hundred and fifty pounds, has emerged as one of the most despised objects in the country.

Now, less than seven months after the figure’s installation, calls for its removal have spread from home to abroad, with many of the nation’s allies wondering what possessed Americans to put such an odious figure in such a visible position.

Large protests broke out this week in New York City, where the offensive symbol was briefly on display.

“Every time I see [the racist symbol] on TV, I want to change the channel,” one protester said. “I can’t stand looking at it.”

“This symbol is a part of America’s dark, ugly past,” another protester said, echoing the opinions of many. “It has no business being here in 2017.”

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Amherst IDA Weighs $1.3 Million in Tax Breaks for Bureau Veritas Expansion

The Amherst Industrial Development Agency is set to vote Friday on $1.3 million in tax breaks for a computer product testing lab’s $9.1 million expansion project.

The project would allow Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services to consolidate its operations from three sites in the town into an expanded building in the Northpointe Commerce Park. Zaepfel Development Co. plans to make renovations to an existing, 54,000-square-foot building at 100 Northpointe Parkway, where Bureau Veritas currently is located, and to construct a 43,000-square-foot addition for the company.

Bureau Veritas would move out of Zaepfel’s 20 Northpointe Parkway and two other off-site buildings, 595 Commerce Drive and 70 John Glenn Drive. The company said the move would allow for greater efficiencies in its local operations.
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Rath Wants ‘dangerous’ New Road Redone in East Amherst

New Road is a two-lane road that doesn’t have shoulders or sidewalks between Smith and North French roads. (Google image)
New Road is a two-lane road that doesn’t have shoulders or sidewalks between Smith and North French roads.

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III said he has heard enough concern from constituents about the “dangerous” condition of New Road in East Amherst and he wants the county to reconstruct the road.

New Road is a two-lane road that doesn’t have shoulders or sidewalks between Smith and North French roads.

The Amherst Republican on Aug. 4 wrote to William Geary, Erie County’s commissioner of public works, that New Road has the same condition score as Maple Road on the county’s scale, and questioned why the county was reconstructing Maple but not New. He asked for an update.

 

Natale Builders is planning to construct 80 homes on 57 acres of New near Millersport Highway, a $35 million project opposed by many neighbors. The Town Board has not acted on the required rezoning.
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Amherst Property Owners Seek $194 Million in Assessment Reductions

Residences at the Greythorne condominium community near Williamsville have a combined assessed value at $30.6 million. The condo owners are jointly suing the town for a $12.3 million reduction in their assessment, the largest reduction being sought in court following Amherst’s first townwide reassessment since 2009. , The Greythorne condos are on Beckford Court. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)
Residences at the Greythorne condominium community near Williamsville have a combined assessed value at $30.6 million. The condo owners are jointly suing the town for a $12.3 million reduction in their assessment, the largest reduction being sought in court following Amherst’s first townwide reassessment since 2009. , The Greythorne condos are on Beckford Court.

Owners of 190 commercial and upscale residential properties in Amherst have gone to State Supreme Court seeking assessment reductions totaling $194 million.

It’s the final battleground over this year’s townwide reassessment.

And the outcome could affect the tax bills sent to all other Amherst property owners.

Town officials say they’ll aggressively defend their assessments, and the property owners’ attorneys say they’ll present persuasive cases for their lower numbers. But some settlements are likely, and any reductions in the assessments will result in lost tax revenue that all other town property owners will have to make up.
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Williamsville Park Swap Thrown Into Doubt by High Cost Estimate

Residents on Garden Parkway put signs in front of their homes supporting saving South Long Park in Williamsville on Friday, July 28, 2017. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)
Residents on Garden Parkway put signs in front of their homes supporting saving South Long Park in Williamsville.

A proposed land swap between Williamsville and a housing developer has been thrown into major doubt after estimates for parkland improvements came in significantly higher than expected, village officials said this week.

The estimated cost of putting South Long Park back together after a land swap was put at as much as $1.25 million – much higher than village officials anticipated.

“No one in our wildest dreams thought the number would come in that high,” said Trustee Deb Rogers.

Under the terms of the proposed parkland swap, Natale Development would build an 80-unit apartment complex on the 1.8-acre baseball diamond in the park.
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Trump is a Dangerous Man Who Dreams of Being a Greater Dictator Then His Hero Hitler

Trump’s rats came to fight and kill Jews,minority groups,Catholics anyone who was against Donald Trump.

Trump must be removed from office due to his hatred of Jews, Catholics and minority groups.  His mouth utters the words of Nazi Germany.  He wants his America to follow Hitler’s dream of cleansing away those who are not Anglo Saxon white people.

He is a hate monger and hate is his food of life.  He must be removed from office because he really is a dictator and will do more and more to destroy the American way.  We must never forget the monster Hitler was and how Trump could follow his methods.

Trump is, without a doubt, a sick man like his hero Hitler who was in last stage of syphilis. We must not forget how Hitler started out in Germany. He grew in power and turned the German nation into a country of people who hatred black, Jews, handicapped, homosexuals and anyone who wasn’t a follower of Hitler.

Take it seriously.  Remove Trump and deal with these violent groups with the laws we already have in place in America to stop them.

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‘I’m glad that girl died’ During Virginia Protest, Says NC KKK Leader

By STEVE CRUMP

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Editorial: Major Scandal at the Erie County Water Authority

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by James Tricoli:  Editor of the Amhersttimes.com

The three Commissioners in the Water Authority paid $134,000 to outside lawyers even though they already had 4 lawyers on staff.  One might wonder why the ECWA needed these three outside lawyers.  These lawyers were given good old patronage jobs which probably helped pay off their college loans or or perhaps pay for their new jaguar. Who knows?

The three Commissioners know but they won’t respond to FOIL requests.  These three are the ones who run the ECWA.  They are called “Commissioners” and were put in power because they did favors for major party Chairmen and are abusing the power they have in many different and illegal ways.

None of these men are qualified to run the Water Authority, but then again there aren’t any actual qualifications to be a Commissioner.

Jerry Schad, Chairman of the Amherst Democratic Committee, is one of these Commissioners appointed by Jeremy Zellner, Democratic Chair of Erie County, to this patronage position.

Jerry was the person who gave money to candidates from the PAC which was under investigation.  Dennis Ward, before he came a judge, attended an Amherst Democratic meeting.  Scad is the Chairman of that group.  Ward said he was investigating the illegal money given to candidates from PAC.  I asked Mr. Ward if any of our candidates received any of this money.  He replied, “Most likely.”  It turned that out some candidates did receive money.

The Commissioners would place people they knew into regular jobs which the public never had a chance to apply for.  If any of these leeches on the ECWA was removed the new person would put them in jobs to keep their loyalty.  A prime example was when Mark Poloncarz made up a job for his friend which paid over a $100,000 dollars.  Patronage jobs are the most sicking weapon the leaders of political parties have to get undying loyalty.  This also goes for the lawyers who were paid $134,000.  Now the citizens know who the high rollers are in our Water Authority.

Our best best is to have these Commissioners removed and have a test administered to individuals who want to run our Water Authority.

Give your Governor a call and complain.

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Millions Willing to Work for Mueller for Free If That Would Speed Things Up

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans would gladly work for Robert Mueller for free if that would help speed things up, a new poll finds.

According to the survey, a substantial number of Americans would leave their jobs, their homes, and even their families to join the special counsel’s team if doing so would help bring this nightmare to a swifter conclusion.

A spokesperson for the special counsel confirmed that his office has been receiving thousands of résumés a day from Americans begging to do anything to help Mueller “move things along.”

“We saw a big surge in interest after the bust on Paul Manafort’s house,” the spokesperson said. “A lot of folks were devastated that they didn’t get to play a part in that.”

The spokesperson said that, although the special counsel “really appreciates” the public’s interest in helping out, limitations on office space prevent Mueller from accommodating all of those who desperately want to pitch in.

“We hate to disappoint people, but we’re overwhelmed,” the spokesperson said. “Right now, I have about five thousand résumés from people who just want to help investigate Jared.”

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