Friday, March 30, 2012

One man's trash...

Longmeadow Drive, South Amherst

Last weekend Amherst Police responded to a reported theft of a "55 gallon drum and tires" from this location.  The road side attraction is a sign of displeasure with Butternut Farm, the 26 unit HAP low income housing development that opened last June.

Orchard Valley neighbors put up a bitter, expensive legal challenge that dragged on for years (no doubt enriching their attorney Michael Pill) but inevitably failed to kill the project.  Obviously hard feelings still linger.  After finding no suspects, APD told the reporting party, "facing signs about the new development right at or next to the property would probably lead to the signs being taken down."

Meanwhile over on Snell Street, an irresponsible midnight dumper used the convenient access provided by the road that suddenly terminates to dump trash--including a 55 gallon drum and construction debris--into the woods. Arlo Guthrie is not a suspect.


Anonymous said...

Amherst is a dump!

Residents can not afford to pay the annual trash fees (so are finding places to dump their trash)- and junk blowing out of recycling bins and trucks (on pick up day) have plastics strewn all over town.

The town manager brags about how much street work has been completed- Does he drive the same roads we do? (lots more to be done!) Thank God we had a mild winter!

BTW- the low income folks that have moved to Amherst would be better off living in communities where the cost of living is lower (gas is 20 cents cheaper as you head south)- and the towns/ cities offer more services (free curb side trash and brush removal) and lower cost activities.

(and yes- I plan to move from Amherst ASAP)

Anonymous said...

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

The rot in Ponziville said...

"Don't let the door hit you on the way out."

You just reminded them why leaving is such a beautiful thing...

Anonymous said...

I once saw an old map of Amherst and that road-to-nowhere off Snell actually had a name. Damned if I can remember the name though. I think it connected with Hazel Ave. at one time.