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2014-06-25 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

AT THE POST — Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with members of AMVETS Post 49 on Sheridan Drive. It was a pleasure to interview current and past commanders of the post.

As a journalist, I have been able to cover many events and interview a variety of interesting people. It was an honor to speak to members of the post and learn about the building’s history. Plus, I was further honored that I was trusted to borrow a scrapbook members of the post created in the late 1940s. The information was highly useful in crafting my story, which can be found on page three. I am thankful to everyone who took the time to not only talk to me, but also provide me with a great lunch.

CENSUS TAKING — The Town of Amherst will be deploying personnel to take the dog census at residences. Dog census takers are town employees who are crossing guards during the school year. Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger said dog census staff will have proper identification, and if an unregistered dog is present at a home, they will leave information for that resident on how to register the dog. Jaeger said about 10,000 dogs are currently registered in the town.

The cost for licensing an unaltered dog is $13 annually. If the dog has been neutered or spayed, the cost is $5 annually.

There is a one-time $3 fee for a dog license tag. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Dogs can be registered at the Town Clerk’s Office, 5583 Main St., Williamsville. For more information, call 631-7049.

GOOD CAUSE — The 18th annual Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Kevin Guest House will be held beginning with a shotgun start at noon on Monday, July 14, at the Glen Oak Golf Course, 711 Smith Road, East Amherst. The event is hosted by Kevyn Adams, a member of the 2006 Caroline Hurricanes team that won the Stanley Cup.

Adams grew up in Clarence and still resides in the area. Kevin Guest House, the nation’s first hospital hospitality house, provides affordable accommodations for patients, outpatients and their loved ones being treated at Buffalo medical facilities. This “home away from home” serves more than 1,200 people each year. For information on the golf tournament as well as sponsorship opportunities, visit www.kevinguesthouse.org or call 882-1818.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR — Recently, I have received several phone calls from people who are wondering how to submit letters to the editor.

You may send us your thoughts via email to kdepriest@beenews.com or by mail to 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410. Letters should be no more than 300 words. Each letter should include the writer’s full name and the municipality and street where he or she resides. All letters are subject to editing and should not include derogatory or threatening language.

The deadline to submit a letter to the editor is 5 p.m. on the Friday before the desired date of publication.

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