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The state Department of Environmental Conservation was "within its statutory authority" to reject the proposed 121-mile Constitution Pipeline that would have brought natural gas from Pennsylvania through Central New York, a federal appellate court has unanimously decided. Pipeline developers sued the DEC alleging the agency wrongly denied a water quality certificate for…

Political retaliation is responsible for a court clerk losing her job in the Town of Hamburg, a state Supreme Court judge has ruled. Justice Donna M. Siwek said there is no "credible evidence" that establishes Brigit Reynolds' job was terminated by the Town Board in January 2016 to save money. Reynolds, who was scheduled to make $42,491 as a senior clerk in 2016, conte…

It's Superhero Night at Coca-Cola Field Saturday as the Bisons host the Gwinnett Braves. Here are the details: First pitch: 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m. and fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early.) Weather: A mix of clouds and sun  in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible, so says weather.com.…

A Buffalo driver who was high on marijuana when he ran a red light and crashed into cab and caused serious injury to a passenger in that cab has pleaded guilty to vehicular assault. Maxamillion Hernandez, 21, of Buffalo also pleaded guilty Friday to driving while his ability was impaired by a drug. Hernandez was impaired by marijuana on May 10, 2016, when he was spee…

A dozen streets in the Village of Williamsville will be milled and repaved this month, officials said. They are: Two alleyways between Eagle Street and Swan Place; Belmont Place, between Mill and Evans streets; Chalmers Street, between N. Ellicott and Evans streets; Edward Street, between Mill and N. Ellicott streets; Glen Avenue, between North Long an…

2016 team champions: Orchard Park (ECIC and ECIC South Large), East Aurora/Holland (ECIC South Small), Williamsville North (ECIC North Large), Alden (ECIC North Small), Niagara Wheatfield (Niagara Frontier League), Wilson (Niagara-Orleans), St. Joe's (Monsignor Martin). 2016 state tournament participant underclassmen: Kevin Halpern-11 (Williamsville North), Andrew LaCo…

The water level in Lake Ontario has fallen 10 inches in the past month, and the agency that controls the spigot said Friday it is continuing larger-than-normal flows into the St. Lawrence River in an effort to protect lakeshore property. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board said it has been allowing almost 2.62 million gallons of water to leave the…

In his final months, knowing death was imminent from an incurable disease, E.J. McGuire drew up a bucket list. The former coach and longtime scout visited old haunts from his past. He reconnected with his former junior teams and dropped by his alma maters, Brockport State College and Canisius High. The most fitting box he checked before he died in 2011 was running a Bis…

Contentious talks over a new contract for hourly workers at DuPont's Yerkes plant in the Town of Tonawanda were already catching the attention of local politicians when the negotiations took a bizarre turn last month. The company and the union representing its more than 320 hourly workers are at odds over a new contract, with sticking points like proposed wages for new…

Area collegesFriday’s GamesWOMEN’S SOCCERCanisius 1, Youngstown State 0 (2OT)C (1-0-0): Madeline Beaulieu gwgMichigan State 2, Niagara 0Cincinnati 1, UB 0Binghamton 2, St. Bonaventure 1For Division I informationUB: www.ubbulls.comCanisius: www.gogriffs.comNiagara: www.purpleeagles.comBona: www.gobonnies.com

GANCZEWSKI - Marlene Anne (nee Picciano) August 18, 2017, age 68; beloved wife of the late David C. Ganczewski; loving mother of Jo-Ell (Eugene) Wise and David J. (Danielle Doonan) Ganczewski; cherished grandmother of Courtney, Kayla, Lincoln, Adeline, and Daphne; dear sister of David (Joanne) Picciano and the late Ronald (Marge) Picciano; also survived by nieces and neph…

JOHNSON - Sharon M. (nee Butcher) Age 81, of Boston, NY, departed this life for heaven on August 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Sharon Mae Butcher was born August 1, 1936 to Orville and Madeline Butcher. She grew up on the family farm in Churchville, NY where she had many fond memories. Wife of the late Kim Johnson; mother of Dean (Mary), Wayne (Pam), Mark (Ter…

Beaton - Donna Marie August 16, 2017. Age 68. Cherished daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie Rogliano; beloved mother of Molly J. (William) Derck and Brandon M. Beaton of Elma; loving nana of Liam and Katie Derck; beloved sister of Nancy A. (James) Johnstone of Farmington, NY, Christine (James) Ewell of Clarence and the Reverand Joseph S. Rogliano of Buffalo; also surviv…

WALTERS - Michael J., Sr. August 16, 2017, age 64, beloved husband of Denise (nee Remollino) Walters; father of Michael J. Walters, Jr.; also survived by siblings, nieces, nephews and many friends. The family will be present to receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 PM at the (Amherst Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5200 Sheridan Dr. (at Hopkins Rd). Flowers gratefully dec…