Are Amherst Town Board meetings too uncivil, too disorganized?
Some would argue that this kind of raw politics gives residents an unvarnished, unrehearsed and more honest view of the decision-making process when it comes to town policy.
Others say the inflammatory conduct of some Town Board members and residents speaking before the board has made the town government an object of ridicule in Western New York.
With three new board members joining the seven-member governing body, it will be interesting to see whether the tone of town politics in Amherst will change for better or for worse over the coming year.
--- Sandra Tan