More than 40 residents of the Elmwood Village area turned out Monday night, mostly in opposition, as the city Planning Board took public comment on a proposed $30 million condo project on Elmwood Avenue. While most remained silent during the hour-long public hearing, more than a dozen people testified before the seven-member board, with opponents outnumbering supporters…

Two Buffalo men face weapons charges after a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. Monday on Interstate-190, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Giorgio Williams, 23, and Carlos Boyd, 23, had a loaded handgun in the center console of their vehicle and neither had a pistol permit, the sheriff's office said. Both were charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm…

LOCKPORT - In recent years, it's been possible for someone to open a fire hydrant in the Town of Lockport, pump thousands of gallons of water to irrigate a farm field or a lawn, and get away with not paying for it. Wednesday, the Town Board intends to pass a measure that would put a stop to that. Town Engineer Robert D. Klavoon said such water use is not supposed t…

Carl Korzkowski of Baraga Street was arrested late Sunday while smoking crack cocaine in a stolen car, Buffalo police reported Monday. Korzkowski, whose age was not released, was taken into custody about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after police officers reported finding him in the stolen Pontiac in the 100 block of Kelburn Street in the Kaisertown area. Korzkowski tried to spe…

A Wyoming County man is accused of attempting to engage a 13-year-old girl in sexual contact. Glen T. Tarbell, 55, of Perry was charged with second-degree attempted criminal sexual act and first-degree attempted disseminating indecent material to minors, according to state police. Troopers arrested Tarbell on Nov. 30 before he had any contact with the girl, authoriti…

An early morning fire in Buffalo's Lovejoy neighborhood has displaced six people and caused $65,000 in damage. The blaze at 139 Benzinger St. was reported at 1:15 a.m., according to the Buffalo Fire Department Alarm Office. The fire, which investigators determined started by the "misuse of a stove," started in the rear step-down of the home and spread to the rear bac…

LOCKPORT - The town began delivering new wheeled recycling totes to residents on Monday, as it prepares to switch to every-other-week recycling pickup as of Jan. 1. Supervisor Mark C. Crocker said every home in the town should have its tote by Friday, along with a printout of the garbage and recycling schedule and the rules for using the totes. Although Waste Managem…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Steven Wright, born on this date in 1955, “The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” . . . MILESTONE MEMORIAL – The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park and Erie County Veteran Services will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Nava…

People Inc. got the green light Monday night from the Buffalo Planning Board for a proposed new senior housing project at Gates Circle, after multiple meetings with community members and the city's Historic Preservation Board led to changes that addressed prior design concerns. The Amherst-based social services nonprofit is seeking to build a 37-unit  facility at 637 L…

The former Friendship House that anchored lower Ridge Road has long been gone but Lackawanna lawmakers were asked Monday night to approve the sale of the land to make way for construction of 32 apartments for low-income tenants. Site preparation was already underway before the City Council was asked to approve the sale of land at 264 Ridge. One by one, the lawmakers …

A man was stabbed in the 200 block of Laurel Street, off Masten Avenue, just before 9 p.m. on Monday, according to Buffalo police. Police had taken an individual into custody in connection with the incident, according to police. The person was being questioned, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department. No charges had been filed. …

ROYALTON — Bryan Fitts, 27, of Gasport, a passenger in a car stopped Saturday for a minor traffic infraction on Gasport Road, was arrested on a drug possession charge, state police said. Troopers said Fitts had two pipes containing crack cocaine residue and a Subutex pill for which he did not have a prescription. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession…

WHEATFIELD - A town law restricting some types of solar power installations is expected to be voted on by the Wheatfield Town Board Dec. 19. Monday, a public hearing on the 13-page measure drew little response, but Andrew C. Reilly, a town planning consultant, said there could be some changes in the proposed law before the vote, based on questions raised by a town focus…