The village of Depew is here to stay. Depew residents voted 3,006 to 1,165 on Tuesday to keep their 124-year-old village government intact, rejecting a proposal to merge the village with the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster. After months of haggling over Depew’s future, weighing potential tax savings against the prospect of 170 village workers losing their jobs a…

OLAF FUB SEZ: An observation from “Winnie-the-Pooh” author A.A. Milne, born on this date in 1882: “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?’ ” . . . GRAB A PLATE – Homemade chili, bread, salad, dessert and beverages are on the menu as New Hope United Methodist Church,…

The assessed value of land at the former Westwood Country Club in Amherst was reduced by nearly two-thirds under a settlement the Amherst Town Board approved Tuesday night. The settlement will end a civil action brought against the town by an investor group that bought the club five years ago and is planning a $250 million mixed-use project there. Town Assessor David…

LOCKPORT -- State Police said they  charged Lucile C. Lillenthal, 22, of Amherst, with driving impaired by drugs and marijuana possession after she was found in a parked SUV outside a Town of Lockport apartment complex Saturday. Troopers had been called to the site after getting a disturbance call involving an allegedly heated argument between and man and a woman, who …

John Munson, 54, of Ridgewood Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated after a property damage accident was reported in the 2000 block of South Park Avenue just after midnight Tuesday. Police said Munson refused to submit to field sobriety or chemical tests to determine his blood alcohol content, according to an arrest report.

Extremely slippery road conditions Monday resulted in a chain reaction collision in the southbound lane of the Interstate-190 at the North Grand Island Bridge, according to Grand Island Fire Co Chief  Chris Soluri. The 6 a.m. early rush hour pile-up was the second multi-vehicle accident to occur at that location within the past two weeks, he added. One motorist who …

Officers charged Arthur McMorris, 21, Jordan Williams, 20, and Demario MCarley, 17, all of Langfield Drive, with weapons and drug possession counts after stopping a vehicle on a routine traffic check at Langfield and Edison Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Buffalo Police. Officers said they found a small plastic bag of crack cocaine, a vial of marijuana, a bu…

Depew residents came out strong Tuesday to determine the fate of their village.

West Seneca police checked on a car stalled on Seneca Street near Potter Road early Sunday and ended up arresting an alleged armed parole violator on a drunk driving charge, according to Lt. James P. Unger. At about 2:30 a.m. officers found Virginia A. Maxwell, 33, of Gatchell Street, Buffalo, slumped over at the wheel of the car and her passenger, Lee V. Anderson, 36,…

A one-story brick building and almost one acre of land near the entrance to Niagara Falls State Park has been donated to Niagara County Community College Foundation, NCCC  President James P. Klyczek announced Tuesday. The Cordish Companies, which is based in Baltimore, donated the property at 333 Prospect St. in Niagara Falls to the college. The parcel includes a …

An 80-year-old man was fatally injured when he crashed into a utility pole while driving south in the 2500 block of Main Street early Tuesday afternoon, according to Buffalo police. The unidentified driver had to be extricated from his car by Buffalo Fire crews after he apparently lost control of his vehicle about 2:30 p.m., according to Michael J. DeGeorge, spokesman …

WASHINGTON – Chris Collins put his money down on a small New Zealand biotech firm more than 15 years ago, back when he was just a businessman. He stuck with the company after he became Erie County executive and after he became a member of Congress in 2013. Then last August, he put even more money down on the company now known as Innate Immunotherapeutics and based in…

Grand Island residents are already surrounded by water, but could they someday be surrounded by solar panel farms? Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray admits he is a big fan of the futuristic technology, but he also knows his whole board doesn't share his enthusiasm. He said there are two giant solar projects that are being proposed for Grand Island. While they a…

The Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization is hosting "Crossing the Border: A Discussion on Race and the Presidential Election" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at East High School, 820 Northampton St. A panel of students and teachers will discuss race, the recent presidential election and the recent controversy involving Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino. Others participati…

St. Gerard’s Catholic Church, at the corner of Bailey and East Delavan, is in the process of being sold to a local owner. The church, which at one point, was going to be dismantled and rebuilt near Atlanta, will now stay in town. A building behind the church is home to the Lyceum, which was built in the 1920s and has an intact retro bowling alley in it.