Mark Your Calendars!


Our hearing date has been officially scheduled! 

Case Index Number: 811744/2016

Presiding Judge: Hon. Catherine N. Panepinto, NY State Supreme Court Justice

Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 9:30am
Old Erie County Hall – 92 Franklin Street
             Part 2, 3rd Floor Buffalo, NY 14202

On Google Maps:

Driving Directions:
Route 190 North to Exit 7 – Church Street. Left on Franklin Street.

Route 190 South, Exit 8 – Niagara Street. Right on Niagara Street to Niagara Square. Continue around Niagara Square to third street (Niagara Street) – right onto Franklin Street.

NY-33 West to Goodell Street. Cross Main Street – Goodell becomes Edward. Continue on Edward to Delaware Avenue. Make a left on Delaware Avenue to Niagara Square – around the circle to fourth street (Niagara Street) – right onto Franklin Street.

Hearing Expectations: This is not a juried trial. Our case goes in front of, and will be decided by, Justice Panepinto.

Parties Required to Appear: Mr. Lippes as well as the lawyers hired by The Town of Amherst, Upstate Cellular/Verizon, and Public Storage will be present.

Named petitioners on the appeal are not required to testify or be present at the hearing. However, we greatly encourage them to attend as audience members.

The hearing is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. “The More, The Merrier”, Mr. Lippes said.

We hope to fill up the room to demonstrate to Verizon, Public Storage, and the Town of Amherst that our community is united about preserving and protecting our neighborhood, parklands, and local wetlands.

**If you would like to attend the hearing but are without a ride, please click HERE to contact us and we will try our best to match you with a driver.**

Where we are financially, and where we need to be:

With our hearing date firmly set, we still need to raise an additional $3,000 – $8,000 to afford Mr. Lippes’ legal fees and court costs as he prepares and then defends our appeal. The total amount will be due in full to Mr. Lippes at the conclusion of the hearing in January.

Now, more than ever, our work to protect and preserve the neighborhood is in need of your charitable contribution. If you haven’t yet donated to the legal fund, please consider doing so at this critical collective moment for our community. Your generosity can make all the difference.

Thank you!