Comment From Concerned Citizen

Jan. 12, 2019

This posturing by Collins is similar to all the farewell speeches we heard a few weeks ago. After the Midterm elections several outgoing Senators and Representatives made their farewell speeches which were full of warnings as to how the current system is “broken”; Paul Ryan, Claire McCaskill, Orrin Hatch, Jeff Flake, among many.

Ironic that these politicians who have gorged themselves on literally millions of dollars in campaign funding from Big Pharma, Defense Contractors, Energy, Big Banking, and even insider stock trading (Chris?) now feel compelled to warn us of the graft and corruption they all fostered.

These politicians get elected as nobodies, sell their votes, retire as millionaires, then have the nerve to tell us how corrupted our government has become as they check out to become Lobbyists.
Orrin Hatch was a Senator for 42 years but last week he woke up one morning to find the Senate needs fixing?

Paul Ryan was Speaker of the House and fiercely defended Trump but now as he leaves he suddenly discovers that things aren’t right in Washington?

And what about all those who are still in office now – where are their warnings and concern?
The answer is it’s difficult to talk while you’re in office stuffing your mouths at the trough.

Sadly, the media carries these farewell speeches with no comment except that they are all great public servants and their viewers soak it all up because to do otherwise would be unpatriotic.

So keep your paycheck Mr. Collins and rest assured we are all impressed with your concern for the rest of your fellow Federal workers.
One question – where was your righteous concern when you were pumping and dumping stock?

Phil

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Report: FBI Probed Whether Trump Secretly Worked for Russia

Jan. 12, 2019
President Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

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Amherst Limits Recycling Due to Falling Prices

Jan 09, 2019
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Amherst has become the first town in Western New York to change its recycling regulations due to a worldwide glut of reusable and recyclable materials.

Colored glass containers, such as beer and liquor bottles are no longer suitable for recycling, so Highway Superintendent Patrick Lucey is asking residents to put them in their garbage totes, instead.

“The clear glass, if it is clean, does have some value, we are told. But the brown or the green glass, at this point, doesn’t have much of a value.”

Another change, Lucey said residents should only recycle #1 or #2 plastic containers. Modern Disposal, the town’s recycling contractor, sorts out the colored glass and non-recycleable plastic, then sends the unusable waste to the landfill.
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Spaghetti Dinner & Theme Tray Raffle

Jan. 12, 2019
Woodington's Avalon Gallery St. Francis Assisi Engraved Prayer 12 Inch Statue

Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, fresh bread, salad, beverage, and dessert.

Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 4 to 10.  Children 3 and under eat for free.

Theme Tray raffle winners will be drawn beginning at 6:30.

The event will be held in the Early Childhood Center, 70 Adam Street, Tonawanda 14150.  All are welcome.  Proceeds will benefit the Early Childhood Center and St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

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Amherst Kitchen Fire Causes $70,000 Damage

Jan. 12, 2019

A kitchen fire Thursday at a residence on Radcliffe Drive in Amherst caused an estimated $70,000 damage, according to Amherst Fire Control.

The Amherst Fire Alarm Office received a call just after 2 p.m. from the homeowner who reported an oven fire inside the house. The Getzville Fire Department was on the scene within two minutes and confronted heavy smoke on the first floor near the kitchen.

A second alarm that was called brought additional resources from the Snyder and East Amherst fire departments, Amherst Fire Control said.

Damage was estimated at $20,000 to the structure and $50,000 to its contents, Amherst Fire Control said.
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Dryer Fire Causes $75,000 Damage at Elderwood Village at Williamsville

Jan 12, 2019

A fire that started Thursday inside a laundry room dryer resulted in about $75,000 damage to an Amherst senior citizens complex, according to Amherst Fire Control.

At 10:53 a.m., the Amherst Fire Alarm Office dispatched the Snyder Fire Department, which arrived within three minutes to Elderwood Village at Williamsville on Main Street, Amherst Fire Control said. Arriving firefighters discovered heavy smoke on the first floor near the laundry room that extended throughout the building.

Additional firefighting resources were called in from Eggertsville Hose Company, the Williamsville Fire Department, Getzville Fire Company and the Cleveland Hill Fire Department, Amherst Fire Control said.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire and residents of the complex were moved to a safe area of the building, with the assistance of Amherst Police, according to Amherst Fire Control.
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22nd Annual Pączki Day – March 3rd – WNY’s Largest Polish Pre-Lenten Celebration

Jan. 11, 2019

Come out and warm up to the Polkas, Polish food and of course the Pączki!

You say, what’s a pączek  (Pl., punch-key)?  A pączek (sing., pohn-check) is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped into a flattened sphere and filled with jam or other sweet filling. A traditional filling is marmalade made from fried rosebuds. Fresh pączki are usually covered with powdered sugar, icing or bits of fried orange zest. Pączki have been known in Poland at least since the Middle Ages. It is the feast of plenty before the Lenten fast begins. It is the last day of gaiety in Karnawal time, the period between Christmas and Lent. It is to mark the last moments of excess before the austerity of Lenten sacrifice.  The most popular flavor here is the black raspberry filled.  This group, the Ambassadors of WNY’s Polonia have been hosting this celebration for the past twenty-two years and this serves as a fundraiser for costumes. Each region of Poland has it’s own unique dress and dances. So bring your family and friends to celebrate the last hurrah before lent Polish style. The 22nd Annual Pączki Day will take place on Sunday, March 3rd at the Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral 6298 Broadway in Lancaster from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Special Delivery will be playing all your favorite polkas from 2-6 PM. The Polish Heritage Dancers will take the stage at 3 PM. Our Polish kitchen will be open for all your favorite Polish foods.  Dinners as well as ala carte items, desserts and of course Paczki will be on the menu. Polish Beer will also be available. There will also be a Theme Basket Raffle. We will crown Pączki King, Queen, Prince and Princess.

This event is a perfect opportunity to bring children and grandchildren for a fun afternoon. Plenty of free parking and buses are welcome. Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door. Children under 12 can get in for only $2.00. Tickets are limited so get them early before they sell out! For tickets, table reservations, or more information, call (716) 983-5084 or (716) 681-0813. Tickets are also available at the Am-Pol Eagle Newspaper, the voice of Polonia, 3620 Harlem Rd. Cheektowaga, NY 835-9454 and at Salt Lamps Etc. 5274 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 395-3379. Pre-sale tickets on sale now till March 1st. Get your tickets early as there will be no pre-sale tickets held at the door. Like their Facebook page to learn more about the group and upcoming events.

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Jayme Closs, Missing Wisconsin Girl Whose Parents Were Shot Dead, Found Safe

Jan. 11, 2019

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A girl who went missing three months ago after her parents were shot to death in their Wisconsin home was found safe Thursday, police said.

Jayme Closs, 13, turned up in the town of Gordon, about 70 miles from where she was last seen, police officials said on Facebook.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that she escaped from a home and approached a neighbor, identifying herself and asking the neighbor to call 911.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Cancer-free

Jan. 11, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is cancer-free and her recovery from surgery is “on track” — but she will miss a second week of oral arguments next week, the court announced Friday.

“Her recovery from surgery is on track,” said court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg, according to CNBC. “Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required.”

Ginsburg, 85, had surgery in Manhattan on Dec. 21 to remove two cancerous nodules from her left lung and was released on Christmas Day.

She already missed three days of arguments this week — the first time in her 25 years on the bench.
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Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress

Jan. 10, 2019
By Mark Hosenball

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