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For decades, golfers using the Audubon golf course in Amherst have been walking across bodies quietly buried by the University at Buffalo on what was once university property. That is going to change, with the property turned into a cemetery for crematory ashes.

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At a gathering hosted and sponsored by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa delivered an annual State of the Town address which focused on bringing new life to a former box strip business plaza, saving lives by introducing a more coordinated traffic stoplight systen for busy intersections and replacing the numerous trees removed amid development projects.

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

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Aug 14, 2019

Motorists who travel a busy a section of Niagara Falls Boulevard, in Amherst, will soon have an easier time navigating after dark.

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

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For several years, many Amherst residents have wanted to move the Williamsville and Lackawanna toll barriers. One of the reasons is they want a toll reduction. The other reason is a buildup of cars. With Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing the entire New York State Thruway will install cashless tolling by the end of 2020, Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa said half of their problems are being solved.

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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.

Amherst is joining local governments that are suing opioid manufacturers. The lawsuit argues the legal drugs are not only costing governments money, but lives.

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Grand Island reviewed its proposed master plan Wednesday night, as it considers whether the more than two-decade-old plan will well serve in the future.

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If everything goes right and Washington has the money to help pay for a Metro Rail extension, construction would start in 2024. WBFO's Mike Desmond takes a look at what's involved and what might be the payoff.

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Rejecting advice from Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) to shrink its plans, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority board Thursday voted to hire a consultant to plan extensions of Metro Rail.

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An agenda focused on proactive planning and forecasting has big changes in store for the town of Amherst.

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Incoming Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa says his town has a great research university, two other colleges and no Wi-Fi in Town Hall. Just one of a lot of big and small issues to deal with in 2018.

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New Williamsville Mayor Daniel DeLano says there is work to do in the village - and he is ready to take it on. DeLano was officially sworn in Friday morning, replacing Brian Kulpa, who takes over as Amherst supervisor on Monday.

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Williamsville is getting a new mayor in the new year. He says he plans to stay the course, but also has some new ideas.

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Unkempt houses are not uncommon locally, especially those known as zombie homes. Williamsville is tired of one in particular and will be in court to ask a judge to let the South Long Street house be knocked down.

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Williamsville moved closer to another major housing project Thursday night, when the Village Board tentatively agreed to a land swap that will make way for a new apartment and townhouse complex.

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Though cashless tolls have yet to appear in Western New York, their possibilities are creating conversation among local officials. One elected leader believes the system could ease some of the long-term problems caused by the Williamsville toll booths.

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There are five drive-thru facilities in the Village of Williamsville. There won't be six under a local law approved unanimously Monday night by the Village Board.


Long-debated plans to make improvements at the Thruway's traffic-clogged Williamsville toll barrier are expected to move forward in  the near future.

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Williamsville and Larkinville got together last night to talk about building on the past for the future. The public meeting at Williamsville South High School focused on how a community's history can be a spark for a better economic future.

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A critical piece of a proposed project to calm traffic on Main Street in the Village of Williamsville has been approved. The Village will soon have the first HAWK signal ever used in New York State.

A new Social Security Administration satellite office is expected to open in Williamsville. Rep. Brian Higgins and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa announced Monday a plan to open the satellite office inside of the Village of Williamsville Hall.

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The village of Williamsville has officially merged its water system with the Erie County Water Authority. Village officials says the ECWA will provide the best, most affordable water service to its residents.

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The Village of Williamsville is moving ahead with plans to improve Main Street. Rep. Brian Higgins has helped to secure millions of dollars in funding for the project.

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Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa says residents want to take back their streets and not just be thought of as buildings along traffic arteries, as Main Street is usually perceived.