**June 1, 2017 | Decision Update**

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 defers to the actions and decisions of the ZBA and dismisses our appeal in its entirely with prejudice.

While it is impossible not to be disappointed, the fight is far from over. We have contacted Mr. Lippes and are weighing our legal options.

Thank you all for your continued support. We’ll keep everyone informed, and please feel free to contact me if you would like further details.

**January 26, 2017 | Hearing Update**

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.

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Past Hearing Information:

Case Index Number: 811744/2016
Hearing Date: January 26, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Place: Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Part 2, 3rd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

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

Website: https://www.nycourts.gov/courts/8jd/Erie/supremecourt.shtml


Legal 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


Click HERE to read the neighborhood’s notes in response to the documents submitted by Verizon and the Town of Amherst. This multi-resident, collaborative work is not a legal document. It was researched and contributed to by members of the community effort and then compiled by Jeff Good and Alissa Shields to assist our appeal. These notes were emailed to Mr. Richard Lippes on January 16, 2017.