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Amherst board proposal would restrict use of town seal

Use of the Amherst town seal in campaign material could be prevented if a proposed law is passed.

The issue came up in the days before Election Day when a letter carrying the town seal went out from Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein in which he endorsed Guy R. Marlette, a candidate for the Erie County Legislature's 5th district.

Now, the restriction is among a series of amendments proposed for the town's Code of Ethics. A public hearing on the amendments is scheduled for Jan. 2.

Council Member Deborah Bruch Bucki said she objected to the seal's use in the Weinstein letter and is pushing for the new restriction. Also, at least 10 variations of the seal are known to exist and Bucki wants the Town Board to settle on one.

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