Announcement of Candidacy of Steve Cichon

Who: Erie County Clerk Candidate Steve Cichon

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

What: Announcement of Candidacy

Where: On the steps of Cheektowaga Town Hall, 3301 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

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New”z” Tidbit”z” From Andy Borowitz

Andy Borowitz

Trump invited Sarah Palin to the White House today to pay her back for her 2016 endorsement, which helped him widen his lead among Idiot-Americans, an important Republican constituency.

Today Trump thanked Sarah Palin, who lowered the bar so far in 2008 that she singlehandedly made his presidency possible.

“Quitting halfway through my term in office was an awesome decision. You should consider it!”
— what I REALLY REALLY hope Sarah Palin told Trump at the White House today.

First Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox, and now Jason Chaffetz is leaving Congress. This was a bad day for assholes.



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Time to See Justice Served

by Lynn Dearmyer-Lee

AwfulPAC spent “in excess of $18,000” to defeat me in the Primary Election in 2013. I don’t have the exact amount at my fingertips but I know that I didn’t raise, or spend, anywhere near that amount. $18,000 and I still came out ahead of that candidate by about 450 votes – I only lost to the winner by about 80. Why did I lose? It wasn’t because I didn’t wear out the shoe leather. I went through 3 pairs of sneakers and personally knocked on 4,000 doors – all while working full-time. I lost because of the unethical and illegal activities, and outright blatant lies, from all of the people being charged – Steve Pigeon, Kristy Mazurek, Frank Max, and Dave Pfaff. Are there more? It definitely wouldn’t surprise me.

Some people might think we should all just get over it and move on. We have – mostly. The major issue I have is that even though I did better than the candidate who was benefiting from the $18k, the process was hugely tainted, and that’s just not right. Those of us who followed the rules were disparaged beyond the typical political crap.

I will be satisfied when all of the people involved are in orange jumpsuits and have to serve actual time behind bars. For me, THAT will be justice.

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Who Knows What You Are Listening to?

Did you know your headphones might be creeping on you?

Earlier this week, Bose was hit with a class-action lawsuit that says the company spies on people who use its app to connect their wireless headphones with smartphones. As in Bose allegedly knows you’ve been bingeing on S-Town and listening to Drake on repeat. And then allegedly passes that info along to third-party data companies without telling you. All of which would be violating a little thing called privacy rights. Bose is radio silent on the whole thing.

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Amherst Town Board May Restrict Where Drug Treatment Clinics Can Open

This is the site of Catholic Health’s proposed drug treatment clinic that would offer services including methadone, Suboxone and other medications to patients at 910 Millersport Highway in Amherst.

Following Catholic Health System’s controversial plan to build a drug-treatment clinic in Amherst, members of the Town Board want to impose limits on future clinics in the town.

A resolution that is backed by a majority of the Town Board directs the town attorney, building commissioner and planning director to review the town’s zoning code and prepare changes that address concerns raised by neighbors who say the proposed site at 910 Millersport Highway, near Sheridan Drive, is too residential for a clinic that will distribute methadone to patients.

The resolution can’t be used to retroactively block the Catholic Health clinic, where medical staff would distribute methadone, Suboxone and other medications used to treat narcotics dependency. But it is meant to give Amherst officials more of a say over future clinic proposals, said Councilwoman Ramona D. Popowich, who sponsored the legislation.
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Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un “Totally Unqualified Person” Who Only Got Job Through Nepotism


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Offering a stunningly blunt appraisal of the North Korean leader, Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that Kim Jong-un was a “totally unqualified person” who attained his position of power only through nepotism.

“Here you have a guy who has no government experience, and he’s in charge of the whole thing,” Kushner said, in an interview with Fox News. “It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

Kushner noted that, instead of working his way up and acquiring the skills necessary to do his job, the North Korean leader had been given huge responsibilities and power “only because of family connections.”

“There’s only one word for that,” he said. “Nepotism.”

Kushner called the notion of such an unqualified person conducting foreign policy “beyond belief.”

“I mean, why would you let someone with no experience in foreign affairs anywhere near such important decisions?” Kushner added. “Why would anyone take someone like that seriously?”

Kushner said that the people of North Korea must look at the powerful position attained by the “totally inexperienced and unqualified” Kim and shake their heads. “They’ve got to be asking themselves, ‘Who elected him?’ ” he said.

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The Main Event: Preetsmas Comes to AwfulPAC

by Alan Bedenko

Tuesday morning, the Buffalo News reported that three members of a disgraced faction of nominal Democrats would be facing felony election law charges to be announced in a Buffalo courtroom today.

G. Stephen Pigeon is already facing state charges alleging he bribed a state Supreme Court Justice—the judge pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Kristy Mazurek is a former journalist who hosted WGRZ’s 2Sides program with various Republicans. She has managed or otherwise participated in a string of failed races for elective office, including her brother’s race for Assembly in 2014, and her own Assembly bid last year. David Pfaff has hopped around political jobs, most recently working in the office of former State Senator Marc Panepinto. Pfaff has a reputation for being rather competent when working in government, but his ties to Pigeon have led him to be involved in more than a few controversial races.
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Good Reading, Residents!

Message to the citizens of Amherst:  The article I wrote concerning Jeremy Zellner and his group of henchmen was well received with over 800 reads and 5890 views on this site.

This shows me the people are reading and understanding the danger of a cancerous growth, named Zellner, creeping into other political parties.

I thank the people of Amherst for reading this article.

James Tricoli, Owner/Editor:

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Spring Roadwork Began Monday in Amherst

The spring roadwork season began Monday in the Town of Amherst with the milling of four streets, town officials said.

Crews will remove the top layers of asphalt from Stony Creek Drive, Greenboro Court, Carolilly Court and Lehn Springs Drive, said Highway Superintendent Patrick G. Lucey Jr.

They are four of the town’s roads identified as being in the worst condition, and four of up to 25 roads to be improved this year, Lucey said.
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Seven Candidates Vie for Three Seats on Williamsville School Board

Williamsville School Board election will be held May 16.

There are seven candidates for three seats on the Williamsville School Board, and none of the candidates is an incumbent.

Patricia Losito, Michael Schmidt and Ronald Shubert are not seeking re-election to the nine-member board. Petitions were due Monday.

The seven candidates are:

  • Julie Algubani, a paralegal for Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo.
  • Shonda L. Brock, a medical sales worker.
  • Michael J. Littman, chairman and associate professor of the business department at SUNY Buffalo State.
  • Susan D. McClary, a semi-retired teacher.
  • Liam T. O’Mahony, director of sales and marketing for Niagara International Sports & Entertainment Center.
  • Kurt R. Venator, a veterinarian.
  • Philip S. Meyer, an attorney.

The School Board election will be held with the annual district budget vote on May 16. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Williamsville North High School gymnasium, 1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville.

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