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It isn't just town officials and residents who don't like the idea of a truck stop on Grand Island. It's also at least one truck driver. "As soon as I heard about it I was going to protest immediately," said Michael Jablon, who drove a car hauler for 30 years. Jablon was one of dozens of residents who filled the Town Board meeting Monday to again protest a proposa…

Erie County

Love's Travel Plaza could bring $1.5 million a year in sales tax revenue and 40 to 65 jobs to Grand Island – but a potential for 250 trucks per day to a stop on Whitehaven Road. Residents have overwhelmingly said no. The Town Board held a public hearing on a local law Monday that prohibits truck stops and travel plazas on Grand Island. Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray…

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The company behind a plan to build a truck stop on Grand Island wants residents and officials to focus on the $1.5 million in sales tax revenue and 65 full-time jobs it could generate. But the number that really stood out at a meeting Monday was 200: the number of people who turned out to silently oppose the plan. Even without saying a word, it was clear the crowd in…