I like to think of myself as a trusting person, who tends to err on the side of giving all people the benefit of the doubt. Unless you tell me that something is in Williamsville. Then I have a standard response: “No it isn’t.” It isn’t just places. I have met dozens of people who tried to tell me that they lived in Williamsville, only to be informed by me tha…

A plan to construct a five-building office park and a retail plaza across from the Transit Valley Country Club has started to transform a swath of largely undeveloped land on Transit Road in Clarence. Bevilacqua Development LP has started construction on three new suburban office buildings aimed at medical and professional tenants that will make up the $10 million T…

NIAGARA FALLS - Danielle N. DePalma, secretary of the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee, announced Tuesday she will run for one of three City Council seats available in this fall's election. DePalma said she intends to resign her party position to make her first run for elective office, seeking the Democratic and Working Families nominations. DePalma, 33, is a h…

The president of the West Seneca Youth Baseball Association who stole close to $50,000 from the organization was sentenced Tuesday to spend weekends in jail for the next three months. Kevin Chodkowski, 46, of West Seneca already has repaid $49,350 to the baseball club, the full amount that investigators could confirm that he stole. He pleaded guilty to attempted grand l…

CTG stock jumped by 8 percent on Tuesday after new CEO Bud Crumlish indicated the Buffalo information technology company may be poised to stop a four-year skid in sales after posting better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings. Continued softness in its health care solutions business caused CTG's fourth-quarter profits to fall by more than half and its revenues to drop…

Always dreamed of playing football on the turf at New Era Field? You’ll have the opportunity to do so next month – and raise money for the Special Olympics at the same time. Special Olympics New York Western Region looks to field as many as 64 teams to play 6-on-6 flag football March 11 for the Buffalo Snow Bowl at the Orchard Park stadium. Teams that pay $50 …

On a day when Jewish Community Centers across the United States received bomb threats, Ivanka Trump encouraged religious tolerance in a tweet. At least 10 Jewish centers across the country, including two in the Buffalo area, were targeted Monday by threats, according to national media reports and local Jewish Community Center officials. Here's is the tweet Trump p…

A man attacked a co-worker at an East Quaker Street business Monday, Orchard Park police reported. The incident happened at about 8:15 a.m. The victim said Robert Wozniak was harassing him and refused his requests to calm down, according to police. Wozniak tried to punch the victim, who had placed a chair between himself and Wozniak, police said. A physical altercati…

Hamburg's town budget this year includes increased money for dredging at the town boat launch, road paving, and a new employee in the assessing department. But the town didn't account for the increase in minimum wage. The budget puts in the same numbers that were in the previous year's budget for part-time and seasonal workers in the Recreation and Buildings and Grou…

The upscale apartments in a three-story building now nearing completion on Main Street in Williamsville will feature 8-foot-high doors, quartz countertops and a second head in every shower meant to mimic the effect of raindrops. There are 20 apartments in the Lymstone Lofts, located at 5933 Main St. across from Williamsville South High School, and amenities like these a…

The Week in Pictures: Feb. 13-19, 2017, highlights news, entertainment and sports images taken by Buffalo News photographers for a visual recap of the week though pictures.

Niagara Falls police charged a Linwood Avenue man with assault and promoting prison contraband followng a fight on Ninth Street Sunday morning. Brian S. Jones, 38, is accused of attacking a man in the basement of an apartment complex on the 600 block of Ninth around 4 a.m. The victim told police Jones struck him with a pool cue and tried to stab him with a broken piece…

Your son or daughter has promised countless times to seek treatment for opioid addiction. Yet, their addiction worsens. They steal. They turn violent. The sanctity of the family home is diminished. So who could blame a mother or father for throwing their addicted son or daughter out of the house? Many parents feel they have no choice. As a result, doors and hearts…

A person was shot in the leg early Monday morning on Elmwood Avenue, according to Buffalo police. The shooting happened at about 1:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Elmwood, between Hertel Avenue and Grote Street, a police spokesman said in an email. The victim, identified only as male, was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was treated and released. Police did no…

Somalia President-elect Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed quietly lived the American dream with his wife and four children on Grand Island. He provided his family with a comfortable lifestyle and put himself and his children through college. A charismatic and humble man, he befriended fellow immigrants, political figures, sports celebrities. Former Buffalo Sabre Rick Martin lik…