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August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Plan to jointly administer services needs specifics

Bee Editorial

I n the past year, the Town of Amherst has merged several departments as well as privatized the Amherst Museum as part of its steps to save tax dollars.  More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 19, 1886   Hunters should be careful not to shoot any crows around Mr. F.H. Young’s house, as he has two pet crows, which he values highly.  More...

There’s an American car parked in my driveway

I know a man who refused to accept the keys to a rental car because it was a Mitsubishi, on the grounds that the same company had manufactured engines for Japanese fighter planes during World War II. More...

Reflections on county’s 2011 redistricting process

Redistricting for the Erie County Legislature is finally complete, and we now have 11 districts. It has been a long and sometimes contentious road that brought us to the resolution we now have. More...

Spindle items

 A DAY FOR THE SCOTS — It’s that time of year again — not Christmas, but the one that allows you to talk like William Wallace, the main character in the movie “Braveheart,” and any person of Scottish heritage. More...

Wanted: more mandate relief from Albany

A s I mentioned in my July column, “A ‘new start’ for New York State,” the 2011 legislative session marked a dramatic turnaround for the state. More...