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busy year for firefighters - page 5 hockey team thrives in cold 6 amherst time i.f , r ws- plow crew operated around the clock by jason hawk news-times reporter bxliuustcd, and finally coming off one last shift behind wheel thursday afternoon, all street superintendent jeff bamcs could say was, "i'm glad to sec sunshine again." two straight days nights, his of 12 roamed maze city streets, combing it snow a complex pnttcm designed dig amhcrstonians out drifts as quickly possible. was no easy task, with 70 miles roadway cover between limits. "the big thing getting stop. those storms that just kept coming," said barnes. "i told guys clean continued on pages 10 police help free trapped residents cars everywhere were stuck when 1 4 inches fell week even cruisers unable budge. but doesn't mean unprotected. fleet grounded, chief lonnie dillon used depart- school closing 'no brainer' everybody knows schools don't close at drop hat. week, old man winter pulled coup. "there not much decision, obviously, storm way was," robert boynton. know everyone loves day, that's always best decision make. this meat's four-wheel-drive vehicles first rescue road officers from their homes so they report duty, then patrol streets. "things went well (hey under conditions. an extremely diffi pngo time, was." officials started nervously watching radar information dire predictions monday morning. early tuesday, there doubt; "a no-brainer." boynton suid. .v it's fun after heavy snowfall. rebecca mllota twp cleans end her driveway tuesday's storm. commission will consider cell tower, new bank 170-foot phone tower fifth third location be prominent items agenda planning convenes next tuesday. communications giant t-mobile is seeking permission construct service property 545 gordon st., secretary kaye browning. "we're only using land present piles stone, we derive any kind income it," says safety-service director dennis clotz, who has been working lease agreement t-mobilc several months. "anything can do generate revenue probably good long doesn 7 hurt anyone it, " clotz. structure would stand about 30 feet taller than city's nearby water lower, conform laws stipulating must remain certain distance residential buildings, closest neighbor nordson corporation, sign managers oppose he said. hitch plan, said, amherst's assistant law director, abraham liebcrman, stated open formal bidding process other potential clients before leasing t-mobilc. oilier towers town did go through process. clotz if project follows through, recommending money generated should placed department's operating fund. it." 8 deal save 66 jobs local leaders are rushing keep leaving amherst, management ktm corp. taking motorcycle production plant elsewhere. "they've got authorization expand. question whether they're going expand here or move out," mayor david taylor. taylor ktm's north american headquarters located milan avenue. recommendation, council's building lands committee briefly considered pair ordinances night facilitate sale approximately .3 acres ktm. manufacturer, which global mattighofen. austria, considering relocating outside more room budget cuts total $34.4 million set aside operate 2007, proposed annual gets approval elected legislators. finance members passed taylor's draft floor council minimum discussion, steps neces sary adoption. "we'd like get eaily possible because i'd these capital projects underway," members. since jan. 1, running interim approved december. permanent proposal compiled department heads "refined" assis tant auditor richard pless, year, appropriated $33.3 spent $27.2 million. hopes follow same conservative spending pattern 2007 cope inflation. calls $5.2 actual day-to-day operational costs (known collectively general fund, fund 100). community rallies six-year-old cancer patient sivyear-old joey lilswick complaining right leg month, doctors parents growing pains nothing worry about. pain persisted. another physician mswicks rheumatoid arthritis. then, joes woke up u walk. emergency soon discovered white blood count elevated, diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. past six weeks, joc subjected rigorous chemotherapy, transfusions, steroid treatment. thursday, endured bone marrow test most painful medical procedures. news. outcome looking pretty good." mother. michelle iils.wiek. found initial treatments already remission, less 0,1 percent leukemia evident marrow. condition elswick 75 recovery record. ordeal far over; continue low-dosage chemotherapy tegimen three years. also struggling such nu age willi emotional side- effects cancer. "he talk everybody, anybody, now he'll tell you want talk. he's embarrassed. afraid
|Title||Amherst news-times, 2007-02-21|
|Date of Original||2007-02-21|
|Source||LCCN: sn84028333, Amherst news-times, 2007-02-21|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|
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