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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Depew Swinging Seniors Reap Rewards for Local Attorneys


Depew School district bolstered by Harris Beach attorney Tracie Lopardi pries into the personal lives of reputable teachers, coaches and staff.  


According to Saturday June 9th edition of the Buffalo News,  an alleged extramarital affair between consenting individuals some of whom are old enough to collect social security became the business of the Depew School District.  A 60 year old retired teacher who was employed by Depew as a life guard was fired on the spot after signing an affidavit in the presence of Harris Beach Attorney Ms. Lopardi and Depew High School Principal Carol Townsend. The allegations claim a 60 year old retired female teacher was having an extramarital relationship with a 42 year veteran employee and football coach. The football coach is a well respected member of the school community and Depew stadium is named in his honor.   The woman is the wife of the former assistant football coach and retired Depew teacher.

It appears that the recycled former Superintendent of Lake Shore Schools now Superintendent of Depew, Jeffrey Rabey, needed to call in the Harris Beach "salacious crumbs" to take care of a love triangle gone wrong.




Concerned is concerned. 

It appears that some in the legal community may be "starting fires" only to later put them out all the while collecting large sums of money in billable hours.  

Concerned opines, that Harris Beach, Hamburg Schools' legal counsel,  may be manufacturing legal matters in an effort to run their legal meter.

How much did the taxpayers of Depew pay for Ms. Lopardi to question a 60 year old woman about her personal life?

Ms.  Lopardi is no stranger to Hamburg.  She and other members of the Harris Beach law firm have gulped from the Hamburg property taxpayer trough.   Concerned has been notified that something as simple as responding to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests is not done by the school appointed FOIL Officer, Mr. Gregg Davis, but rather is shifted to junior attorneys at Harris Beach suckling on the Hamburg taxpayer bosom.

As for the swinging seniors in Depew their behavior, while questionable is certainly not uncommon.  Perhaps, Harris Beach may find some interesting legal opportunities in the Hamburg Administrative Building on Abbott Road.
Beware Hamburg taxpayer, your dollars continue to be at risk. 



Link to the story in the Buffalo News

Depew Scandal exploited by local school district and law firm

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did Harris Beach represent Acvhramovitch when Ken/Ton and Greece school districts kicked him out?

Anonymous said...

Same here in adm building

Anonymous said...

This is a newer industry. Supt's. relying on expensive attorneys to make decisions for them. In the past we relied on NYS Ed. for opinions. This new brand of leadersip is very costly as exhiblted in one of your posts on Steve in Greece. Almost
3 Million dollars to his cadre of lawyers. Not that long ago our legal budget was $30,000. I have to agree with earlier posts, we need someone who exhibits real leadership and knowledge.

never returned my call said...

Things need to change, we are a poor school district. We cannot afford this and shame on this Supt. for thinking outherwise. Where do his boys go to school? Certainly not here. I am a graduate of hamburg so is my husband, our kids are affected by his lack of regard for our teachers and our kids programs. This school dist. is not up to the high standards of just a few years ago . Our kids are the loosers. Supt. never returned my call. What do we pay him and what are his benefits?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Harris Beach should take a look into the Administrative Building. A lot has gone on there.

NOT MY TAX DOLLARS said...

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? DONT YA REMEMBER WHEN THE BFLO NEWS AGENCIES REPORTED THE OUTGOING SUPERINTENDENT OF WILLIAMSVILLE WAS PICKED UP BY HARRIS BEACH AS A CONSULTANT, HE BROUGHT HIS KID WITH HIM.

http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/print-edition/2011/07/01/williamsvilles-smith-heading-to.html

CHECK IT OUT...DRUMMING UP BUSINESS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT WAS ONCE DONE BY THE OVERPAID ADMINISTRATORS. NOW WHAT DO THE ADMINISTRATORS DO???? A 1ST GRADER CAN HIT SPEED DIAL AND OPEN ATTACHMENTS FROM THE LAWYERS. THE CITIZENS NEED TO REVOLT. CALL THE NEWS AND HAVE THEM DO A STORY ON HARRIS BEECH'S REVENUE SINCE EMPLOYING THIS MODEL OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. AS THE INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT O NIAGARA WHEATFIELD HOW OFTEN HE HITS SPEED DIAL.

Anonymous said...

Now we learn that individual school districts are considered interagency? Any length for a cover-up. A story is ready to blow.....the volcanic dust will spread all over the southtowns.

Anonymous said...

Now we learn that individual school districts are considered interagency? Any length for a cover-up. A story is ready to blow.....the volcanic dust will spread all over the southtowns.

Anonymous said...

Where do you get that school districts are interagency? Everything Achramo does is to look for sneeky loop holes and cover ups. to quote some of his former bosses (GREECE) "he will lie to you even though he knows that you know that he is lying" That says alot about his character. No character, i agree sociopathic

oz shuffle said...

Hey when is this dude really retiring. He's got to be at least 61 or 62 time for him to go. Need young uncorrupt Supt's. Not Oz shuffling these shady dudes from district to district.

six eating our own said...

hey fellow teachers. New Achramovitch/Calkins plan six not five classes. Where is our union on this one. This would mean more lay offs. WE are eating our own. Hey Armor what is your part in this?

Hawthorne said...

We have our very own Hester Prynne in the HAB. Arthur Dimmesdale took a leave of office and went down to Dixie. Who is Hester with now???? Getting a promotion we have learned. A scarlet A should be pinned to her chest.

Anonymous said...

to Hawthorne

Why don't they keep their pants up? Doesn't she realize his pattern of womanizing. We personally don't see what anyone sees in him, perhaps she sees promotion. Maybe Harris Beach needs to come in on this one? We wouldn't stoop so low.