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Amherst Town Supervisor Jack Sharpe and Councilman Daniel J. Ward squared off in a congenial discussion of growth in the town Tuesday night. Sponsored by the Audubon Association Inc. in the Audubon community building, the fo rum brought out the familiar stances of the two, who often oppose each other on the issue. "I for one don't want to see Amherst turn into anot…

Whether baseline health studies of the community that will house the state's low-level radioactive waste in 1993 are necessary was one issue debated at a forum sponsored by the state Health De partment Monday night. The meeting, held at the Erie Community College City Campus, was part of the public information program required under the Low- level Radioactive Waste Ma…

Whether baseline health studies of the com munity that will house the state's low-level radioactive waste in 1993 are necessary was one issue debated at a forum sponsored by the state Health Department Monday night.The meeting, held at the Erie Community College City Campus, was part of the public information program required under the Low- level Radioactive Waste Man…

In the late 1940s, publishers weren't eager to print books about the Holocaust, although it was the story of the decade. After escaping the Holocaust and Soviet op pression in Lithuania, Frieda Frome found her way to America in 1947 and wrote her story. But it would be 40 more years before she could get it published. "It wasn't easy to write," she said. "I thoug…

The fate of a community home for mentally ill adults in Cheektowaga should be known Saturday, when the Town Board plans to vote on whether to approve the facility.The home, planned for a vacant piece of land at 525 Losson Road, sparked criticism from its prospective neighbors at an informa tional meeting Thursday night. Al Wiercioch of 1059 Bordon Road said he has com…

Support and opposition to an alcoholism-re habilitation center in Eden was strong at a public hearing Wednesday night. Most of those opposed to the center said they did not object to the residence itself, but to its placement in a residential area on San drock Road.Cazenovia Manor Inc. of Buffalo has pro posed locating a community residence for as many as 19 recove…

While two Democrats were elected to the Erie County Legisla ture Tuesday, there also will be two new Republicans in January. Speculation already is growing on who will be appointed to the seats held by Richard R. Anderson and Thomas M. Reynolds, who were elected to the State Assembly this week. Democrats Thomas J. Mazur of Buffalo and Raymond K. Dusza of Cheektowag…

If the Republicans calmly watching election results in the Ramada Renais sance Hotel are any measure, the face of the Erie County Republican Party is changing, and it is getting younger. There were few surprises Tuesday night in the crystal ballroom at the Cheektowaga hotel -- Republicans ex pected to win on the national level and were prepared to lose some local c…

It doesn't take a lot of people to change the world, Mother Angeli ca of cable television fame said Sunday night, it just takes a few people with guts. "This group alone could cause enough ruckus to turn this country around," she declared.Mother Mary Angelica, who founded the Eternal Word Televi sion Network, the first Catholic satellite cable network, spoke at the 19…

More demonstrations by anti- abortion protesters will take place in the Buffalo area, a spokeswom an for Project Rescue said Sunday night."I would certainly hope so," Paulette Likoudis of Project Res cue said when asked if more pro tests such as those outside an Elm wood Avenue abortion facility Friday and Saturday would be conducted. "We look forward to the day when …

To get into Akron High School, B.J. Guidie, a paraplegic, has to guide his wheelchair up a ramp to a delivery entrance in the kitchen. To get to his mechanical draw ing class, B.J., 17, has to go out that kitchen door, through the ele ments to another part of the build ing. "No other student who goes to this school has to go outside," said Pat Guidie, B.J.'s mother…

Terry Anderson has set the presidential elec tion as a target for his release from captivity in Lebanon, and his family hopes he is released before Election Day. "I don't want to wait until Jan. 20 (Inaugu ration Day).I hope what we have is a release before the elections," Peggy Say, Anderson's sister, said Monday. "I know from the French hostages that Ter ry has targ…

Some county legislators refuse to take the blame for projected layoffs and tax increases that County Executive Gorski tried to place on them last week."I don't think the public is go ing to buy it; I don't think any legislator is going to buy it," said Legislature Minority Leader Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Spring ville. Gorski said that because the Legislature rejected his…

The Regents Action Plan with its tougher requirements for a Re gents diploma has upgraded aca demic standards at high schools but discouraged some students and meant less time for electives, School Board members from around the state were told here Thursday."I've seen some kids really mo tivated and leveling up, and I've seen individuals really frustrated by the requi…

The night belonged to the fans of Buffa lo, who despite the Bills' four-year absence from "Monday Night Football" remem bered what it was like to have their football team as a focus of attention on national television. "It's like seeing someone in your family get out of the hospital," said Kevin Meegan of Buffalo, who, like thousands of others, viewed the game from th…