Hamister Calling for Help From City in Bid to Buy Sabres


'Tuesday, Hamister formally asked the city to give up a half million dollars in ground rent as part of the aid package, but the lawmakers refused because the city is strapped for cash. Council Majority Leader Rosemarie Lotempio said, "With the cuts we've had to make, temporary closing of firehalls, with the cuts going forward into the next budget, we cannot possibly do that and give away 500,000."'