Amherst

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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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Thursday night, members of a Jewish synagogue on Sheridan Drive in Amherst lit another candle for the eight days of Chanukah, while a group of Christians guarded against anti-semitism outside.

The Kavinoky Theater

Buffalo's theater scene is ever entertaining and constantly shifting. A number of theaters are closing and opening and renovating and looking ahead.

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Amherst Police are reporting an arrest in a recent bank heist.

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Amherst Police say Sweet Home High School was briefly placed under a lockdown Thursday afternoon.

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The Erie County Legislature voted 10-1 Thursday to appoint former Amherst Town Attorney E. Thomas Jones to the Erie County Water Authority board. Jones, a Republican, is the third Amherst attorney to be on the three-member board. Meanwhile, five lawmakers failed - by one vote - to fire ECWA Board Chairman Jerome Schad.

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In the battle of man vs. beast, this time the beast lost. A wild black bear that has captured Western New York's attention on a journey around the region this summer has been "euthanized."

Chuck E. Cheese's

The parent company of the Chuck E. Cheese's in Amherst says it has made major changes in that facility to make the place safer and more pleasant for customers - and easier for Amherst Police.

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Amherst Police are reporting the death of a woman in their custody.

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