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August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Lucey to campaign for highway superintendent

Patrick Lucey will be campaigning for the office of Amherst highway superintendent in the November election. He is endorsed by the Republican and Independence parties. Lucey has been an officer in the Amherst Police Department for the past 29 years. More...

Buffalo woman charged with child endangerment

Amherst police on Thursday arrested a Buffalo woman after responding to a complaint of an unattended child inside a vehicle parked off Niagara Falls Boulevard.  According to Assistant Chief Charles Cohen, the responding officer who arrived to th More...

Carmine’s owner seeks next steps after blaze that engulfed restaurant

After a two-alarm fire engulfed Carmine’s Italiano Restaurant on July 18, owner Michael Jacobbi is looking down the long road to recovery.  “Right now I’m figuring out what to do with the building. More...

Bills, Sabres suite packages available through Chamber

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres — divisions of Pegula Sports and Entertainment — to offer suite packages and advertising opportunities for its members.  More...

Amherst Youth, Recreation plans programs

The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department has various upcoming activities for families and children.  More...

South student to compete in Broadway KidStar

Ever since she was 7 years old, Ally Gray has wanted to perform on Broadway.  She said past directors she has worked with have given her advice to go to New York City and put herself in front of people who might be able to make her career happen More...

‘The Great Caboose Mystery’ to be staged

Homewood Theater Company will present its summer 2015 production, “The Great Caboose Mystery,” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15 and 21 and 22.  Performances will be staged inside the 1896 railroad station at 7:30 p.m. More...

Senior News

The following events are open to members of the Amherst Center for Senior Services, 370 John James Audubon Parkway. Call 636-3050 to register.  More...

Taste of Williamsville organizers reveal contest winners

The Taste of Williamsville, which was held Sunday at Island Park, featured an assortment of dishes from area restaurants in addition to food judging and a pie-baking contest.  According to Jeff Voelkl, chairman of the pie-baking contest, there w More...

Williamsville resident named St. Bonaventure Alumni of the Year

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

John Berger Sr. has been an active alumni member of St. Bonaventure University since he graduated in 1960.  For his years of service, the Williamsville resident was named St. More...

Police present merit awards to detective, officer at ceremony

The Amherst police during a ceremony on July 21 presented merit awards to Detective Robert Cunningham and Officer John McGarvey.  The following is a description of how they earned the merit awards.  Detective Robert Cunningham   More...

SPIKE-FREE

— Dave Dexheimer, president of the Memorial Park Cemetary Association, Inc., left; Russell J. More...

News Brief

Jerry Sheldon of of East Amherst were Williamsville and Kevin Dar rington both recently re-elected to the 2015-16 Executive Committee of the Food Bank of WNY.   More...

OVER THE EDGE

— Town of Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette and his wife, Mary Ellen, put together a team for Over the Edge for Special Olympics. More...

Senior Center seeking donations

The Amherst Senior Center has partnered with the Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and books to children in need nationwide.  Throughout August and September, the center will be accepting donations of new and unused pajamas, in any size More...

FAMILY HEALTH FAIR

— Kristen Russo, a University at Buffalo pharmacy student, checks the blood pressure of Pat McGovern of Williamsville at Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer’s Family Health Fair. More...

News Brief

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will host a Unyts blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at the Erie County Auto Bureau, 3905 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.The event will be held on the “Donate Life” bus. More...