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For decades, the restaurants along Delaware Avenue, Kenmore’s main artery extending into the Town of Tonawanda, have shown what it takes to feed a village – and part of the town. In recent years, though, a new burst of international flavors has made this traffic-heavy part of the community a destination for culinary sensation-seekers. A stretch of street once best k…

Lives will be saved with $16 million in state funding for Western New York to fight the heroin and opioid crisis, officials predicted Wednesday afternoon, hours after leaders of towns, villages and cities from across Erie County convened in Williamsville to talk about how to react to the crisis at the local level. "It's hard to find someone these days who hasn't been pe…

Cheektowaga Police have increased nighttime patrols because of an increase in overnight thefts of property from unlocked cars, Assistant Police Chief Jim Speyer said Thursday. "Now that nicer weather is finally here, the Town of Cheektowaga, like many other municipalities, has experienced a surge in the number of reports of people breaking into and stealing from vehicle…

Slow Roll Buffalo will launch its third season on Monday with a ride to and from Niagara Square. The basic structure of Slow Roll will continue to be the same for the next six months: Free, guided, round-trip bicycle rides will start at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, from various spots in and around Buffalo. Rides of about 10 miles will be open to cyclists of all ages and skill lev…

Have gun, will travel. That's not just the name of an ancient CBS television western. It's also the world gun rights advocates want to live in – and one they will live in if Republicans in Congress get their way. GOP lawmakers on both sides of Capitol Hill have introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill that would allow people who have concealed-carry p…

Lake Shore Bancorp's first quarter profits fell 63 percent from a year ago, to $716,000 from $1.95 million, due to a sharp dropoff in gains from the sale of securities. A year ago, Lake Shore benefited from a $1.6 million pre-tax gain on the sale of securities, compared to a securities sale gain of only $25,000 in the first quarter of this year. The bank's net intere…

Joseph A. Daniels, 21, of North Hempstead, and his passenger, Briana G. Collins, 20, of Buffalo, were arrested early Thursday by Amherst police after their vehicle was stopped for a traffic check in the 3500 block of Main Street, police said. After the stop at about 12:15 a.m., Daniels was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and Collins was charged with seven…

In early 2011, James M. Palladino sent out newsletters with "misleading and fictitious information" about the penny stocks he was trying to manipulate. Palladino, who was eventually caught and arrested, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to engage in monetary transfers and will face a recommended prison term of up to 27 months when he is sentenced by U.S. District J…

East Aurora, Buffalo and Jamestown will be beneficiaries of land trust grant monies allocated by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC announced Wednesday that 58 land trust groups statewide would receive portions of $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants. Locally, grants were awarded to: the Western New York Land Conserva…

Evans Bancorp wasn't part of KeyCorp's deal for First Niagara Financial Group last year, but it still reaped the benefits, Evans president and CEO David J. Nasca said. Twenty percent of Evans' new business in loans and deposits resulted from market disruption sparked by the Key-First Niagara deal, Nasca said. Overall, Evans generated record-high profits of $8.3 million …

There's nothing like a good draft. Except maybe two. Or 34. In advance of the NFL Draft Thursday night, 34 craft breweries – half from southern Ontario, half from Western New York – joined forces in Niagara Falls on Wednesday to begin the process of making 34 collaborative beers for the first CanAm Craft Beer Festival next year. The Buffalo Niagara Brewers …

The Catholic Health hospital system and BryLin Behavioral Health System are in talks over a possible collaboration. The organizations said Thursday that discussions will continue as they explore in more detail how they may come together and what that might mean for changes in services. “We have been talking over the past few months to see where it makes sense for o…

An alert off-duty Town of Tonawanda Police officer quickly collared a Lackawanna teen who allegedly used a baseball bat to rob a Delaware Avenue McDonald's late Wednesday, police in the town reported. Tyler Williamson, 19, is accused of threatening a clerk at the 3354 Delaware Ave. restaurant at Sheridan Drive with a baseball bat. Williamson demanded cash during the …

City Honors School ranked as the 23rd best high school in New York State - tops in the Buffalo region - in the latest rankings of the nation's high schools by U.S. News & World Report. The list, released earlier this week, also placed City Honors as No. 167 among more than 22,000 high schools across the United States. Other local schools on the list of best high…

In health care, if there is agreement on one issue, it is that the system does not work nearly as well as it should. Cost, quality and insurance coverage remain problems to be solved in the United States, which spends far more per person on health services than any other country in the world. The Affordable Care Act during the Obama administration put in motion signi…