Cary Road speed study sought by Town Board
The Alden Town Board will request a traffic study by the Erie County Department of Transportation on Cary Road.
Supervisor Ron Smith said that while sections of the road are posted at 35 mph, other sections are unmarked, which may lead a motorist to travel the assumed state speed limit of 55 mph.
At past Town Board meetings, residents have voiced concerns over the stretch of county-owned highway, which lies between Three Rod and Townline roads, saying that vehicles traveling 55 mph make it unsafe for those who may be biking or jogging on the side of the road.
The resolution was passed during Monday evening's board meeting. Smith said he doesn't know how long it will take the county to conduct the study.
6 running for 3 spots on Lily Dale board
LILY DALE -- Six candidates are running for three three-year terms on the Lily Dale Assembly board of directors.
The elections will be held at the Assembly's annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Vying for seats are Ellen Bourn of Buffalo, currently the board's president; Susan Persico of Buffalo; Keith Burridge, Connie Dutcher and the Rev. E. Gerta Lestock, all of Lily Dale; and Lynne Ayres Wiltsie of Erie, Pa., and Lily Dale.
Regular annual business also will be conducted at the August meeting, which will be held in the Mediums' League Building on Library Street in the community.
Memorial plaza honors memory of McFarland
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County dedicated a new memorial plaza Monday on its Delaware Avenue grounds in memory of the organization's founder.
William J. McFarland was president of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County from 1963 to 1985. He died last year.
After working with Catholic Charities early in his career, McFarland began his long relationship with the United Way in 1959, when he came to work for the United Fund.
In 1973, he led the merger of the United Fund and the United Health Foundation, which gave birth to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
The new memorial plaza was made possible through a grant from the James H. Cummings Foundation and memorial donations from 26 private donors.
Legislators set hearings on energy, 'green' issues
Erie County lawmakers have set two public hearings on proposed laws to force the government to buy only Energy Star-rated appliances and to follow so-called "green" standards when it constructs new buildings.
The hearing on Energy Star-rated appliances will be at 2 p.m. Friday on the fourth floor of Old County Hall. It will be followed by a 2:30 hearing on a proposed law forcing the government to meet the second of four ratings used by the Green Buildings Council when constructing a building or an addition of at least 2,500 square feet.