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May 2017

Tax relief for homeowners battling ash borer gains momentum in Albany

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – IT CAN BE HEARTBREAKING TO WATCH A BIG BEAUTIFUL ASH TREE SLOWLY DIE OVER THE YEARS, AFTER IT HAS BEEN INFESTED BY THE EMERALD ASH BORER BEETLE (EAB), THEN SPEND AS MUCH $2,000 TO HAVE A DEAD TREE REMOVED.

Paying thousands of dollars to have a dead tree cut down can be a hardship for some homeowners, but if they wait, and their big tree gets uprooted in bad weather, the resulting damage can wreak more havoc.

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A Lesson on MLK Park

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AFTER POSTING “REVERSING PAST MISTAKES AT MLK PARK” THIS PAST WEEKEND, I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM JIM MENDOLA, BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY (BOPC) VOLUNTEER ARCHIVIST AND HISTORIAN.

Jim was kind enough to forward me historic images of the missing Lily Pond and fountain. These fabulous images show exactly what was lost over the years. It’s hard to believe that this was how the park once appeared. Read More