June 22, 2017 | Notice of Appeal Filed

On June 22, 2017, our community’s Notice of Appeal to the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court was filed.
This public document can be viewed here ➣ http://bit.ly/2tD4P6o
Our case index number remains: 811744/2016

June 1, 2017 | Judge Panepinto’s Decision Filed

On June 1, 2017, Judge Panepinto’s decision and judgement was posted. This public document can be viewed here http://bit.ly/2s3iO7t

Judge Panepinto’s ruling dismissed our article 78 appeal in its entirety based on a principle that deference should be given to the authority and expertise of the Zoning Board of Appeals in a case like this one.


January 26, 2017 | Scheduled Hearing

Thank you to everyone in the neighborhood who joined us at the January 26, 2017, hearing. Your presence helped demonstrate to Verizon, Public Storage, and the Town of Amherst that our community is united about preserving and protecting our area’s parklands and local wetlands.

The result of the January 26, 2017, hearing: Decision Pending

Judge Panepinto spent over an hour listening to the arguments from both sides. She then determined that she required more time to consider everything before issuing her ruling. So unfortunately, all we can do at this point in time is wait for word of her decision. We were told by Mr. Lippes that this could take a few days or a few months.

Article 78 Appeal Documents Filed on Our Behalf (PDF Uploads)

PDF Upload: Article 78 Appeal 10-20-16 [Full Legal Document]

PDF Upload: Exhibits A-F 10-20-2016 [Full Legal Document]

PDF Upload: Memorandum-of-Law 12-22-16 (Full Legal Document]

PDF Upload: Memorandum-of-Law-Reply 1-23-17 [Full Legal Document]

All Legal Documents Filed with NYSCEF – Supreme & Court of Claims

How to access the documents:

1. Go to https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/CaseSearch

2. Enter the captcha

3. You will land on a “Case Search Page”

4. Enter our Case Index Number: 811744/2016

5. You will see two records with identical case index numbers. Click on the set with Mary F. 10/20/2016