City & Region

Kulpa proposes zoning law requiring solar panels atop big-box stores

Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa is planning to propose a zoning law later this month that will require ‘big-box’ retail stores and plazas larger than 50,000 square feet, like Walmart and Home Depot, to install solar panels atop their roofs.

NY Senate

Catsimatidis will spend big to stop Kulpa from taking Senate seat

Local Republicans are giddy that Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa is preparing to primary businesswoman and fellow Democrat Joan Seamans in the 61st State Senate District, where incumbent Republican Michael Ranzenhofer announced that he will not seek reelection next year. Kulpa

NY Senate

Democrats’ strength in Amherst has Senator Ranzenhofer worried

Democrats’ stunning election night victories in Amherst have sent shockwaves across Western New York’s political scene.  The vote-heavy town is typically a Republican stronghold, but the unpopularity of Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard led to sweeping losses for Republicans who