The people spoke in Hamburg, and the town supervisor heard them. And it looks like they will be able to speak when they want to during Town Board meetings. Supervisor James M. Shaw said he's revising the rules for public comments at board meetings, returning to the practice of allowing residents to comment on each resolution at it comes up during the meeting. "There's no profiles in courage written here," Shaw said. "I'm a big chicken; I want to make everybody happy."
Blasdell Mayor Michael Petrie, who joined the Hamburg Town Board on Jan. 1, plans to resign as mayor during Wednesday's Village Board meeting. Petrie, who has served as mayor since 2010, said the village has been audited by the state comptroller's office, and he was waiting to sign the village's response letter on Wednesday before resigning. "I'm going to miss it.
Hamburg Supervisor James M. Shaw will present his initiatives, plans and view of the town during the 17th annual State of the Town address presented by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 1. Shaw began his first term as supervisor Jan. 1. The address is part of the chamber's Leaders of Western New York series. The event is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. To register, contact the chamber at 649-7917.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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