Teens Vie For Her Autograph To Get Out Of A Town Board Meeting They Don’t Understand

An Amherst Town Board meeting earlier this year. (Stephen T. Watson/Buffalo News)

One hour into Monday’s Amherst Town Board meeting, high school students started lining up to meet Town Comptroller Darlene Carroll.

Why is Carroll so popular? She signs the paperwork proving the students fulfilled their class requirement to attend the meeting for an hour.

Deputy Supervisor Francina Spoth on Monday directed the students to her.

Carroll said she’s been the signer for at least 10 years or so, because she sits closest to the railing that separates town officials from the public. Her service started soon after a student walked up to former Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein – while the meeting was in progress – to get his autograph.
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