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May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Volunteers construct playground at St. Mary’s

More than 50 volunteers worked from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to build a new playground at St. More...

Police using Facebook to provide information, alerts to community

For nearly a year, the Amherst Police Department has been interacting with the community on what it hopes the public will “like.”  Using the social media site Facebook, police personnel are able to update the community on suspicious More...

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DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY — Osman Caliskan and his date Marissa Braun dance together during the Amherst High School prom held Saturday at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Clarence. More...

Senate passes bill to protect remains of crime victims

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer, that would close a loophole in the state health law that gave a Western New York man who killed his wife the sole rights to her remains.  More...

Underage drinking forum offered at Youth Foundation

The Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community-Healthy Youth will be sponsoring “Reducing Underage Drinking: A Community Gathering,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Amherst Youth Foundation, 5005 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.  More...

Garden Walk committee seeks participants for July 21 event

The third annual Town of Amherst Garden Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Sweet Home schools accepting kindergarten registration

The Sweet Home Central School District is currently accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2012-13 school year.  Children who will turn 5 years old by Dec. More...

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ARMED FORCES DAY — Aine Leahey, left, and Carol Brimmer, of the Erie County Sheriffs Irish Pipes and Drum, perform as John Kasmer and F. More...

At planetariums, syzygy in the skies, synergy on the ground

If you’ve never heard the word “syzygy” before, it will likely become part of your vocabulary in the coming weeks.  Syzygy is defined as the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies in a gravitational system More...

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RELAY CHALLENGE — Adam Moran, left, hands the batton to Matt Ciminella during the 12th Annual Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay Challenge held Friday and Saturday at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Villa More...