Barry Weinstein

Mensch Capital Partners

The developer of the former Westwood Country Club in Amherst says Monday night's adoption of a Final Environmental Impact Statement by the town is disappointing, but ultimately will have little impact on its re-zoning application.

Mensch Capital Partners

The Amherst Town Board took its first vote on long-running fight over development of the former Westwood Country Club Monday night, although over a relatively minor environmental issue.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Catholic Health is planning to relocate its STAR treatment center within the Town of Amherst. On Friday, a candidate for Amherst Town Supervisor suggested that while drug treatment centers are needed, the planned future site is the wrong place to put one.


Mike Desmond/WBFO News

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

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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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Amherst Town Board members are questioning the continuation of Judge Mark Farrell's private law practice.

The Town promoted Farrell to a full-time judgeship with the understanding that he would close his private practice. Farrell claims there was a verbal agreement with Supervisor Barry Weinstein that he could maintain his private practice. Weinstein denies that contention.

An understanding appears now to exist that Farrell's current cases will not overlap with issues connected with the town.

Gallivan, Weinstein won't run for Congress

Mar 21, 2012

Eliminate former Erie County Sheriff Patrick Gallivan from consideration for a Republican run in the newly-drawn 27th Congressional district.

In a statement released last night, Gallivan said, "I cannot in good conscience ignore my commitment to the voters of the 59th Senate District by seeking new office when so much important work remains in New York State."

Gallivan outlasted several Republican primary challengers on his way to replacing retiring veteran lawmaker Dale Volker in 2010.