Lancaster Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli is facing criticism for decisions regarding property owners Bella Vista Group.
Critics are charging that a conflict of interest existed when Fudoli joined in a vote to approve a tax break for property Bella Vista owns in Lancaster. At the time Fudoli was negotiating with Bella Vista for the sale of a separate piece of land. Fudoli claims that there is no connection between the two issues.
The appearance of impropriety clouds an already contentious issue as Fudoli is facing an overdue property tax bill with the town.
Western New York is in the midst of a drought. Rain late last week brought some relief. But it wasn't nearly enough to help the region's farmers whose crop yields are expected to be much lower this year.
Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch joins Mark Scott on this week's Press Pass on WBFO and AM 970 for a discussion of the drought's local impact.
The location search for a new veterans cemetery has been narrowed down to three possible locations.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has identified two locations in Corfu and one in Lancaster as possible sites. No specific date has been set for making any final decisions, but the plans for the cemetery were introduced in 2010. The site is anticipated to handle nearly 100,000 veterans and family members.
Currently, the closest veterans cemetery to the Buffalo region is more than 100 miles away in Bath, NY.
A man who struck and killed a 14-year-old boy on his bicycle has pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular manslaughter. Michael Ettipio had a BAC three times the legal limit when he struck and killed Bryce Buchholz.
A 24-year-old driver who struck and killed a 14-year-old Bryce Bucholz on his bicycle in Lancaster earlier this month pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular manslaughter in State Supreme Court Thursday.