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February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

County confirms case of hepatitis A

The Erie County Department of Health has confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who is employed as a food handler at two different locations in Erie County, according to County Executive Mark Poloncarz and county Health Commissioner Dr. More...

MAD HATTERS

— In the left photograph, Mayor Dan DeLano is in full costume as he draws a raffle winner during the seventh annual Love Your Library/Love Your Village gala held Friday at Cavalry Episcopal Chu More...

Man receives probation for fatal hit-and-run

A 68-year-old Williamsville man who left the scene of a crash that killed a Minnesota woman near Buffalo Niagara International Airport received five years’ probation and had his driver’s license revoked for a year after he was sentenced l More...

Town, county tax payments due Feb. 15

Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger is reminding Amherst residents that town and county taxes are due on or before Thursday, Feb. 15.  As a way to assist taxpayers, Jaeger said there are alternative methods and extended hours for collection.  More...

Legislature requests more funding for emergency services

Erie County Legislators recently passed a resolution introduced by the Minority Caucus, Legislators Joe Lorigo, Ed Rath, John Mills and Kevin Hardwick, to support bipartisan state legislation that would allow emergency responders to apply and receive More...

Business Brief

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Whole Foods’ Bar 1818, 3139 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. More...

Housing organization awarded federal grant

U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins last week detailed the award of a $900,000 competitive federal grant for Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Western New York’s principal fair-housing organization.  More...

Fair housing seminar to be held in March

Town officials next month will be offering a training session regarding fair housing regulations.  According to the Planning Department, the federal fair housing law training will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Doctor to present study showing 3D technology detects smaller cancers

Dr. Cynthia Fan at a conference in March will present the findings from a retrospective study conducted by Windsong Radiology Group and Windsong Breast Care.  More...

CRAFTS AND CHOCOLATES

— Melissa Wolf, left, views Valentine’s Day chocolates with Ann Cavalieri of Cavalieri Chocolate on Saturday during a craft show at Amherst Presbyterian Church. More...

Town to sponsor electrician exam in April

The Town of Amherst will be sponsoring the prometric electrical license exam from 8 a.m. More...

Higgins pushes for Federal Opportunity Zones

Rep. Brian Higgins is advocating for Western New York neighborhoods to be nominated as Federal Opportunity Zones, under a new program that provides tax incentives to encourage investment in designated economically distressed areas.  More...