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Consumer Alert: Be Wary of "Work-From-Home" Offers

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WGRZ) -- With unemployment still at high levels, the Better Business Bureau warns people tempted by "Work-From-Home" offers to be wary, because the vast majority are scams.

The BBB received a complaint from a local woman who received an e-mail from a company called Galleo Group, which claimed to be headquartered in Williamsville. The company got the woman's e-mail address from a job-seeking Website.

The woman says she was eventually scammed out of $7,500. Galleo Group currently has a grade of "F" from the BBB.

2 On Your Side called Galleo's number, but it went straight to a voicemail. The company's Website is unavailable, and its physical address in Williamsville is fake.

"They come and they go really quickly," Ellen Tucker, director of the local Better Business Bureau, said. "As soon as they scam somebody, they shut down their doors, open under a new name."

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Williamsville, NY Residents Prepare For Vote On Dissolution

WILLAMSVILLE, NY - It's probably the most visible debate in Williamsville's history. Signs continue to pop up all over the village ahead of the vote on whether to dissolve village government altogether.

"Shedding their government will save them taxes," said Kevin Gaughan.

Gaughan, the man behind the referendum, spent Monday night laying out his case for the dissolution to the Williamsville Rotary Club, the start of a host of meetings across the community.

But not all residents are on board.

"We've determined there are no real cost savings," said Chris Duquin, a village resident.

FREE Family Movie Night in Williamsville

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - The Village of Williamsville is continuing Family Movie Night in the Park.

The next screening on the schedule is August, 20 at Dusk at Island Park, right behind Village Hall on Main Street.

Everyone is invited to bring your blanket and picnic and enjoy the movie. 


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School Supply Lists: See What Your Child Needs This Year

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - The Williamsville Central School District has posted supply lists for elementary and middle schools in the district.

The 2010-2011 lists are on the district website.

The first day of class for students in Tuesday, September 7.

Williamsville Central School District
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NYT: Williamsville School District Demands Visa


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - The Williamsville Central School District demands non-citizen students supply a visa for entrance into the district, according to a recent New York Times article.

The published report claims the Williamsville district was the only one among the half dozen contacted to have such a policy.

Howard Smith, superintendent for the Williamsville district told the newspaper they have not turned any student away specifically because of a "single entrance criteria."

New York Times

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Weekly Farmers Markets in Village

 WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - Every Saturday, a farmers market will take place near the Williamsville Water Mill on East Spring Street from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The farmers market runs through October 30, ran or shine.

You can expect to find farm fresh fruits & vegetables, baked goods, farmstead cheese, homemade pasta, sausage, gourmet sauces, fresh cut flowers, plants, live music and children's activities.

Williamsville Village Business Association

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Taste of Williamsville 2010

 WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - The annual Taste of Williamsville will take place on Sunday, August 8th at Island Park.

More than 20 restaurants will be on hand to offer their best items.

This year, the popular event has been moved to a Sunday to accommodate high demand.

The "taste" runs from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. right behind village hall on Main Street.

 Williamsville Village Business Association/ tasteofwilliamsville.com

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