New Delta Sonic on Boulevard Back on Planning Board Agenda

A Delta Sonic proposed for Niagara Falls Boulevard is on the agenda for Thursday’s Amherst Planning Board meeting after the project was delayed for months to give the developer time to meet with neighbors to address their concerns.

The company is planning to build a car wash, gas station, oil change building, convenience store and drive-through restaurant at the longtime home of Menne Nursery, which is moving.

The 10-acre site sits between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Old Niagara Falls Boulevard, just north of East Robinson Road.
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NY Gives $1.2M to ECWA for Amherst Water Main Repairs

The money will pay for 60 percent of the $2.1 million cost to replace a 36-inch transmission main. The most notable water break involving this main took place in July 2016 and lasted for more than 24 hours, said Sean Dwyer, an ECWA spokesman.

The main is located east of the Youngmann Memorial Highway, between Millersport Highway and Sheridan Drive, and serves customers in Amherst, Clarence, Newstead and Lancaster. Construction is set to begin next year and should take about one year.

The grant comes from the state Infrastructure Improvement Act, which provides $255 million toward essential drinking water and infrastructure projects across New York.

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Trump Issues Warning to McCain After Senator’s Tough Speech

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Breaking News: Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal To Restore Obamacare Payments

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Congress Isn’t Getting The Job Done, I Don’t Take Any Blame For It.

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Quote of the day from President Trump:

Trump on Congress: “We’re not getting the job done. And I’m not going to blame myself. I’ll be honest. They are not getting the job done.”

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Obama Begins Calling American People to Console Them About Trump Being President


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former President Barack Obama has started calling every person in America to offer consolation about Donald Trump being President, Obama has confirmed.

“It’s something I meant to do right after the Inauguration,” Obama said, during a brief break from the phone calls. “I feel terrible that I didn’t get to it sooner.”

The former President said that, although the phone calls are a small gesture, he felt that he had to do whatever he could to extend his sympathy about Trump being President.

“There’s a lot of pain out there that a phone call from me can never fix,” he said. “Still, I want people to know that I care.”

Carol Foyler, who has been grieving since Trump was elected, last November, said that receiving a call from Obama on Monday “meant a lot.”

“The fact that he took the time to call me, when he had three hundred million more people left to call, is something I’ll never forget,” she said.

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Flooding Cancels Classes in UB’s Clemens Hall on Tuesday

Classes have been canceled on Tuesday in Clemens Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus due to flooding caused by a broken valve in a water line, the university has announced.

Floors one through four of the building will be closed as well, while floors five through eight will be open Tuesday and have water access.

The upper floors were unaffected by the flooding.
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Trump Branded ‘Fat F***ing Liar’ By Sister Of U.S. Soldier Killed In Iraq

President Donald Trump lied about former presidents meeting families of those killed in war (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Pence Leaves VP Duties Behind To Support Unethical EC Legislator

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Michael Richard Pence is an American politician and lawyer who serves as the 48th and current Vice President

Local GOP hopes national figure can aid desperate Legislator Ted Morton

(BUFFALO, NY) The Erie County Democratic Committee today called attention to Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit to Erie County. Pence is in town to host a fundraiser for embattled Congressman Chris Collins that will include a meeting between the sitting U.S. Vice President and the ethically-challenged 8th District Erie County legislator, Ted Morton. No stranger to controversy himself, Morton’s long list of shady behavior includes the fact that as a financial advisor he defrauded investors of over $300,000 they had entrusted to him to invest on their behalf, an egregious breach of trust that led to Morton losing his FINRA licensure. Morton’s unethical behavior resulted in the Erie County Board of Ethics in 2016 issuing a finding against him for his dishonesty; however, Morton has since engaged in a lawsuit against Erie County to challenge the Board’s finding. That lawsuit has already cost county taxpayers over $40,000 and the bill keeps rising.

“It is unimaginable that the office of the Vice President of the United States of America would be used to lend credibility to such a flawed individual as Ted Morton, who is limping in to the last 3 weeks of a campaign. This shows incredible desperation on behalf of the local Republicans,” said Erie County Democratic Chair Jeremy Zellner.

“I am running for this legislative seat to bring honesty and transparency back to our district. As a conservative Democrat I am personally offended that the office of the Vice President is being used to promote and prop up a local official who is widely known to be corrupt and unethical,” said candidate for Erie County Legislator in the 8th District, John Bruso. “I hope the voters of the 8th district can see through the charade presented by the local GOP today.”

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Where Are The Meat And Potatoes In Your Flyers ?

What can money buy in paper flyers?

One day this week one of Erin Baker’s party backers broke a record by sending out the largest flyer I have ever received at my home. The flyer showed Erin Baker’s mother facing her daughter and telling the voters of her strong support for her daughter. It is a well-done mailer but it never mentioned a word about what Erin will do to keep Amherst safe.

The most serious problems in Amherst haven’t been mentioned in any of her mailings nor what action she would take to address them. My advice to Erin for her next mailer is to list what actions she plans to do if she’s elected.

Her next flyer must have facts including the actions she would follow to help our town “be headed in the right direction.”

Stop mailing flyers without any “meat and potatoes.” Tell the voters what you will actually do to help the town.

I know that most political campaign managers figure they’ve “got the vote” for their candidate after 3 mailings. This has been true in the past but times and methods change. People realize how important this election is to their entire family so they read a flyer then leave it lying at the top of their trash can.

Voters want to hear from the candidate’s mouth what they are going to do for Amherst and where they stand on the major problems in Amherst. That’s what Erin’s mailers should tell us.  No more photo albums.

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