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A costly Williamsville house fire is being blamed on an unattended candle.

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Two alarms were called to an industrial park in Amherst Friday morning for a possible fire or explosion.

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Students in Amherst are learning an important life lesson as they begin a year-long project today to benefit Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

New solar panels helping to power Amherst gas mart

Sep 4, 2014
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Crosby’s convenience store unveiled 110 new solar panels at its location in Amherst Thursday. Canopy panels were installed above the gas stations fueling pumps, as well as on top of the store's roof.

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The Westwood Country Club in Amherst could be the site of what is being called a "new traditional neighborhood."

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Daemen College celebrated the historic landmark dedication of its Rosary Hall Tuesday. The building's unique architecture and history in Amherst helped land the accreditation.

Body found in Amherst fire

Feb 10, 2014

Investigators say the remains of a body were found in the debris of an early Sunday morning fire in Amherst.

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With talk of using drones in the not too distant future to deliver pizzas, packages and more,  former Amherst Supervisor Dan Ward says now is the time to regulate the technology.

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A Brooklyn man was arrested in Amherst Friday night in possession of a large quantity of marijuana.

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Hundreds of people lined up early Friday morning to be among the first shoppers at the grand opening of the new Trader Joe's store in Amherst. The Niagara Falls Boulevard location is the company's first in Western New York.

Amherst Police investigate apparent murder-suicide

Sep 27, 2013
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Amherst police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in a home on Dawnbrook Lane. Two bodies were found there shortly after 8:00 Friday morning.

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Questions are being addressed to the Amherst Industrial Development Agency after a company has announced it is leaving the area.

Allstate insurance company has announced plans to close its claims office in Amherst.

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The Town of Amherst has won millions of dollars after years fighting the State Insurance Fund over an accident at a town-owned building.

Hazmat alert cleared in Amherst

Jun 28, 2013
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An Hazmat alert was issued for some residents in Amherst Friday morning due to an environmental incident in the area.

The wrought-iron fence surrounding an Amherst cemetery has proven to be a deadly presence for area deer.

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The struggle over the size of the Amherst Town Board goes to court Wednesday afternoon, with State Supreme Court Justice Tracey Bannister to decide if the board should have six members or five.

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Legislators in the Town of Amherst will be considering regulations governing the operation of food trucks when they convene this week.

Trader Joe's decides on Boulevard location

Jan 7, 2013

The popular grocery chain Trader Joe's has chosen a location in Amherst for its first store in the greater Buffalo region.

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An extensive investigation by local and federal authorities has nailed an Amherst man on sex trafficking charges.

Twenty-four year old Kenneth Graham faces ten years to life in prison for operating a prostitution ring that involved underage girls, some younger than 18.

The scheme had been operating since 2010, and at least one of the girls claims to have been kidnapped by Graham and forced to work for him.

Developers seek golf course swap in Amherst

Aug 22, 2012

Though little certainty exists, planners are promoting their idea of a large scale lawn swap in Amherst.

Developers offered details at a Tuesday night public meeting regarding their plan to trade the privately-owned Westwood Country Club for the town-owned Audubon Golf Course on Maple Road.

While the town could continue offering municipal golf at the Westwood location, the 170-acre Audubon land would be transformed into a multi-use development.

According to the Buffalo News, planners admit the land swap faces several hurdles before becoming a reality.

Amherst officials responded to public outcry when they announced Monday night that the controversial trapping of beavers will come to a stop.

Animal Allies of Western New York had voiced opposition to word that beavers in Ellicott Creek near the Amherst Bike Path were trapped because they are damaging trees.  The traps are not designed to kill, but the beavers end up drowning because the traps are set up outside their dens.

The group protested at Monday's Amherst Town Board meeting prior to officials announcing they would end the controversial practice. 

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A proposed swapping of properties could bring new development to the Town of Amherst.

The News reports that Mensch Capital Partners is expected to formally request that the town trade the Audubon Golf Course to them in exchange for their Westwood Country Club. Operations at the club have been troubled of late, and the lease with the current operators ends in December. Mensch is interested in using the Audubon property for mixed development.

Any transaction will likely face protracted negotiations.
 

Wastewater problems may cost Amherst millions

Jul 26, 2012

The Department of Environmental Conservation has fined the Town of Amherst $20,000.

The penalty comes after DEC tests discovered high levels of ammonia in the wastewater dumped into Tonawanda Creek from the town's wastewater treatment plant.

Additionally, the town has agreed to pay for a study to fully review operations at the treatment facility.

According to the Buffalo News, repairs to correct the problem could cost the town millions.

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