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The Fredonia Police Department is warning that it plans to post on Facebook all the arrests its officers make in the village over the coming weekend. A press release issued Wednesday by Fredonia Police Chief Bradley C. Meyers did not specifically allude to why the department was taking such measures, beyond stating its "anticipation of the possibility of illegal activit…

City Honors School came in as the No. 23 best high school in New York State, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News also ranked it No. 167 among high schools in the United States. While it was enough to earn the school a "gold" medal, City Honors has dropped in the rankings over the past few years. U.S. News & World Report ran…

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…

Scajaquada Creek isn't the color of Frank's Red Hot anymore. But, the state Department of Environmental Conservation will continue its probe into the release of a highly concentrated mulch dye that colored the creek red from Lancaster to Buffalo Tuesday and early Wednesday. DEC officials said late Wednesday that the source of the spill at Superior Pallets on Walden A…

The Grider Street ramp was closed shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday due to a rollover crash on the eastbound Kensington Expressway, the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition reported. The rollover appears to have occurred on the shoulder of the ramp heading up to Grider Street, according to NITTEC cameras. Police have closed the ramp. Details…

A sixth-grade student at Iroquois Intermediate/Middle School suffered a critical head injury late Wednesday afternoon when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding overturned and pinned him, Erie County sheriff's officials reported. The incident occurred just before 5:30 p.m. in an area about a mile off the road near the intersection of Townline Road and Clinton Street in …

An Olean man was arrested on a felony drunk driving charge after New York State troopers observed him driving recklessly. Gary G. Lerchen, 65, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after troopers stopped him shortly after 5 p.m. Monday on Route 16 in Machias for crossing the center line, state police said. While interviewing Lerchen, troopers said they could…

The late Buffalo music legend, drummer Ted D. Reinhardt, and his brother, Tom, a bass guitarist, were among a class of eight who were inducted recently into the Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Ted Reinhardt died at the age of 62, in a single-engine plane crash in Norfolk, Va., on March 4, 2015, which killed him, the pilot and another man. The Rein…

OLEAN - A Portville woman gave her sister's name and date of birth when stopped by a state trooper for speeding and now faces other charges, according to State Police. Kelly M. Crawford, 36, was charged with criminal impersonation, aggravated unlicensed operation and other vehicle and traffic infractions. Police said Crawford was stopped on Route 417 in Portville abo…

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. will give one-week Metro passes to campus employees in May to encourage them to take the train or bus instead of driving to work. Starting Monday and for three consecutive weeks in May, BNMC Inc. will offer a free, one-week trial to campus workers as part of its Give Transit A Try program and its broader initiative to promote health…

An apartment fire early Thursday caused an estimated $40,000 in damage, according to the Buffalo Fire Department. The blaze at 296 Oakmont Ave., a 2 1/2-story building in the Kenfield-Langfield housing projects, was reported at 3:36 a.m., according to the department's Alarm Office. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, the Alarm …

The owner of the five-story Tent City building in downtown Buffalo has put the historic Main Street building up for sale to try to cash in as downtown's real estate market heats up. Charles Kushner, who also owns the Washington Surplus Center retail business that occupies the ground floor, is seeking $2.5 million for the 122-year-old brick building at 674 Main St., next…

Temperatures in Buffalo are forecast to reach a record-breaking 86 degrees this afternoon. But, the blast of summer won't stick around long. A sharp cold front is forecast to sweep through the Buffalo Niagara region in time for the afternoon rush hour. It could bring high winds and the possibility of heavy thunderstorms. The best chance for rain starts about 5 …

The Village of Williamsville is hosting two community meetings over the next week where residents can discuss a proposed land swap between Natale Development and the village. They are the latest forums on a potential public-private agreement that would clear the way for Natale's planned $30 million development of apartments and townhomes on California Drive and South Lo…

A collision beyond Whitehaven Road has closed the left lane of the southbound Niagara Section of the Thruway on Grand Island, according to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition. The crash was reported shortly before 8 a.m. between exits 19 and 18B, the Thruway Authority reported. It resulted in reports of bumper-to-bumper traffic for the morni…

State officials have designated four undeveloped parcels at Orchard Park's Sterling Business Park as "shovel-ready" sites, positioning them to be marketed for quick and easy development for businesses that want to locate there with little delay. The four properties in the medical, business and technology park total 23.9 acres, and have been "prequalified" by Empire Stat…