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Sometimes, shoveling the driveway takes a back seat to public planning. That was the case last month, when the most devastating lake-effect storm in decades forced the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to postpone a meeting on its long-brewing expansion and renovation plans. Because attendance at the rescheduled meeting was low, the gallery has added another public meeting at 6 p…

Here is a sample list of fun activities most of us would rather do than attend a public meeting: Clean behind the fridge. Take the New York State Bar Exam. Do our taxes. Watch a Justin Bieber concert. Be buried alive. Finally, and perhaps most importantly: complain. The great American pastime of launching angry and indignant complaints long after it is too late for them…