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Ashlea Green thought she had found the perfect, four-bedroom apartment for her and her two daughters in the brand-new Monarch 716 complex near the SUNY Buffalo State campus. When she heard the cost – $880 per month – she couldn't believe it, and she said she double-checked to make sure it was correct. One day after Green signed a lease and paid a $400 deposit, sh…

A developer is seeking to tear down a ranch-style home that hosts a video business and construct in its place a mixed-use building of retail and apartments on Main Street near Transit Road in East Amherst. The applicant, PB Investors LLC, which traces back to Bliss Construction, would construct an 11,855-square-foot building at 6790 Main St., at Tennyson Terrace, on the…

A judge has upheld a hearing officer's determination that a former high-level administrator in the Williamsville Central School District should be fired for misconduct and other charges, the school district's attorney said. State Supreme Court Judge Timothy J. Walker on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by former Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Kim A. Kirs…

Pro-immigrant lawn signs were set on fire in front of an Allentown home on Tuesday night. The signs were burned in front of a home on the 100 block of Mariner Street shortly after 11:30 p.m., Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said in an email. Police are investigating the matter, DeGeorge said. Allentown resident Carmen Rodriguez, who posted photos of t…

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is casting about for ways to improve trout fishing across the Buffalo Niagara region and hopes for insights from local anglers. DEC fisheries officials will ask anglers for feedback about the state's management of the trout fishery. The DEC will provide an overview about how the state manages its trout streams and re…

Les Trent, senior correspondent for "Inside Edition" and a former Buffalo reporter, producer and weekend anchor, will be the keynote speaker for "Journalism in the Age of Fake News: Is the News Still for You?" Trent's speech will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A on how the public can discern "fake news."  The luncheon also will include presentation of the…

Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday night after authorities responded to two reported armed robberies outside the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, according to State Police. Troopers responded at 7:40 p.m. to the mall parking lot as Niagara County sheriff's deputies were called to a different area of the lot for another armed robbery, state police said. Town of Niag…

The prediction was meant as a well-intended joke. Last week, The Buffalo News teamed me up with photographer Robert Kirkham and sent us to Florida's Gulf Coast, the day after Hurricane Irma. An editor called me at home before we left. He said the area is beloved by many longtime Western New Yorkers. He was sure we'd meet plenty of men and women with Buffalo roots, affected…

The former Miller's Restaurant on Clinton Street in West Seneca will reopen in several months, the prospective owner of the property said. That's despite the misgivings of next door neighbor Brian Doster, who said at a public hearing Monday that there were problems with loud music on the patio bar, people shouting, lights flashing in his window and unruly behavior by pa…

A 70-year-old woman struck by a pickup truck in Niagara Falls on Tuesday afternoon suffered a broken arm and leg injuries, police said in a news release. The woman, whose name was not released by police, was hit at about 3:45 p.m. on the 1900 block of Forest Avenue, according to Niagara Falls police. She was crossing Forest in the middle of the block when she was hit…

If you’re looking for more wildlife at Ellicott Creek Park, a restored shoreline will soon be the spot to head for. Turtles, mink, frogs, ducks, birds and fish are finding their way to a 442-foot stretch of Ellicott Creek where Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s latest shoreline project has started to come together. “Life thrives where the water meets the land,” s…

Whether you walk, ride a bike or run, the inaugural "Walk the Falls" event Saturday in Niagara Falls may interest you. Registration for the free event can be done online or beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Niagara Hub, 630 Main St. The 2-mile walk will continue along Main Street to the waterfront and finish at Whirlpool State Park. The organizers said the goal is…

EduKids, the region's largest day care business, plans to open a new location on Main Street in Amherst on the doorstep of the town's only gated community. The day care operator has filed plans with the town to open a location at 6286 Main St., near Stonham Way, on a 1.7-acre parcel on the east side of the driveway that leads into Marrano/Marc Equity's Greythorne luxury…

The saga of a heroin dealer dubbed "a merchant of death" connected to as many as 10 opiate-related deaths in one day came to a conclusion this week in Erie County Court. Dellsean Hamilton, 28, was sentenced to eight years in prison by Judge Sheila A. DiTullio. Hamilton pleaded guilty in March to four felonies — criminal possession of heroin with intent to sell, crimin…

Downtown moviegoers will pay $3 – or nothing at all in some cases – to park in the Augspurger Parking Ramp garage once the former Market Arcade Cinema is redeveloped into a state-of-the-art AMC Theater. Under the five-year parking agreement with the Benchmark Group – the theater's property owner – movie patrons will pay $3 with appropriate validation to park aft…