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2017-01-25 / Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.If you drive along Ellicott Creek Road, parallel to Ellicott Creek Park off Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda, there are numerous huge trees that have fallen in the creek. Many are halfway across the creek, causing a dangerous situation for people who canoe or kayak. In the past two years, I have seen teens intentionally fall out of their kayak because they are playing and climbing on the fallen branches. Whose responsibility is it to remove these trees: the county, the state, the town? This is a lawsuit just waiting to happen.

.Amherst’s Energy Conservation Citizens Advisory Committee minutes of Jan. 5, 2017, report that the 14.8 kw Clearfield solar panel installation generated 18,297 kilowatt hours, more kwh than predicted by two respected agencies. For those folks interested, the solar panel efficiency calculation is the actual 18,297 kwh divided by the annual possible, which is 14.8 kw, times 24 times 365 equals 14.1 percent. The committee’s minutes should be revised to reflect the inefficiency of solar panels.

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