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.