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Plans for an extension of the Metro Rail into Amherst are moving along, but Citizens for Regional Transit don't want to stop there. Public transportation advocates say this is just the beginning.

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Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is planning to open a satellite service location in Amherst.

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Major funding for the proposed expansion of Metro Rail was not part of Governor Cuomo's State of the State address. But as WBFO's Chris Caya reports, planning for the $1.2 billion project remains on track.


Swormville Fire Department

A former captain of the Swormville Fire Department has been sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge  for embezzling from the fire company.

The death of an Amherst funeral director in November has been ruled a suicide.

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After more than 41 years in business, the Stereo Advantage retail store in Amherst has closed its doors.

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A chorus in Amherst is putting on rock concerts multiple times a year as part of a nationally growing group. Rock Voices currently has choirs ranging from Vermont to Oregon and offers people who both can and can't read music the chance to sing. A Buffalo chapter of Rock Voices started earlier last year.

An Amherst teenager has been arraigned in Amherst Town Court on a felony count of aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

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Billionaire John Catsimatidis stood in the snow of the vacant lot located at Kenmore Avenue and Niagara Falls Boulevard Tuesday, saying he still wants to put a gas station and a mini-mart on the site, but Amherst officials want to build a park instead.

Daemen College

Daemen College and Amherst are working toward an ambitious goal of planting 1 million new trees in the town over the next five years.

It is good to be an incumbent in Cheektowaga, where all of them, including Supervisor Diane Benczkowski, were returned to office.

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All roads are open in Amherst following an active morning for police. Capt. Chris Meyer said a complaint of loud music about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday turned into much more.

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A new speed limit is taking effect along Niagara Falls Boulevard through Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda.

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The New York State Department of Transportation is making changes along Niagara Falls Boulevard, as it works through a to-do list from a newly released study of the 6.5-mile stretch of the road north from Kenmore Avenue.

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The Town of Amherst is looking at tens of millions of dollars in spending to bring its sewage treatment plant and its network of sewer lines up to today's standard.

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Manhattan billionaire John Catsimatidis said his fight with the Town of Amherst over a former gas station site is just another example of an anti-business atmosphere in New York State.

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Snyder-area residents were told Monday night there are major changes coming in the way Amherst plans, zones and develops.


Four employees at the Brompton Heights Senior Living facility in Williamsville have been charged with abandoning the care of an elderly resident.

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A Town of Tonawanda police officer and his wife have been charged following a motor vehicle crash in January.

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Protocol Restaurant on Transit Road in Amherst is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for sexual harassment leading to a hostile workplace.

A Buffalo woman will spend 4-12 years in state prison for coercing four teenage boys to perform bank robberies.

Friendly's

Friendly's has closed restaurants in Hamburg, Amherst, Lancaster and Jamestown. They are among 14 across New York State and another nine locations shuttered abruptly across New England.

Brian Kulpa

As the Boulevard Mall continues to depreciate in value, Amherst officials are pitching the location to prospective buyers and will put the property on the auction block this spring. Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa acknowledges the property faces challenges, but he also sees possibilities for  Amherst as the town moves into the future.


Boulevard Towers Apartments

Five fire companies were called out to Boulevard Towers Apartments Sunday morning.

One man is dead and a woman was seriously injured in an early morning fire Saturday in the Town of Amherst.

The first blizzard of 2019 has taken three lives in total, including a well-known Williamsville man who was homeless.

An Amherst man, accused of threating and extorting money from a Williamsville doctor, has entered a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Gary Drago, 58, pleaded guilty Monday to witness tampering and failing to file an income tax return.

A 31-year-old Amherst woman is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend.

Three people, including an Amherst Police officer, were injured in a car chase with a stolen vehicle Wednesday night.

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Western New Yorkers are remembering former state Sen. Walter Floss Jr. The Clarence Republican with nearly four decades of public service died Dec. 8 at the age of 95. He will be buried Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Swormville.

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