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Street lights will be installed next year along a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard where five pedestrians have been struck and killed since 2013. The nearly $1 million project between the towns of Amherst and Tonawanda calls for new lights along the 3.3 miles from the I-290 north to the border with Niagara County to improve pedestrian safety and driver visibility. …

More than 100 apartment units in three Tonawanda complexes were acquired this week for more than $4.62 million, as a longtime owner unloaded the properties. Richard J. Williams, through three entities, sold the Williamsburg Village Apartments, Colonial Village Apartments and Englewood Avenue Apartments to limited-liability companies managed by John J. Edwards, but owned…

The  Metro Rail expansion into the former DL&W terminal appears back on track after Congress last week restored money that the Trump administration had canceled for a federal grant initiative. Now Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Brian Higgins are starting a process they hope will produce a key transportation and commercial center in the old Delaware, Lackawanna an…

Ryan Gurnett landed a string of data entry and customer service jobs after college, and the hot flashes, queasy stomach and extreme fatigue he struggled with since high school intensified. Pain came and went in various parts of his body. He started to fall asleep on drives to and from work. By the time he hit 30, it wasn’t a matter of if he would have to stop working,…

FAMILY Halloween showing. Of the classic silent film, “Phantom of the Opera,” 8 p.m. Friday (Oct. 27), with live organ music, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. Organist and Choirmaster Garrett Martin will accompany the film with an improvised score. Guests are invited to wear Halloween costumes to this family-friendly event. Free. Healthy Minds E…

A plan to build a $50 million multi-use arena at Spaulding Park Commerce Center has  emerged as a contentious issue in the City of Tonawanda mayoral race, with both candidates arguing about the validity of the plan. Mayor Rick Davis says the arena project is dead. His Republican opponent,  Third Ward Councilman Tim Toth, says it's still a viable idea. Toth said Ri…

EduKids, the region's largest day care business, has won approval to build a new, $2.5 million day-care center on Main Street in Amherst just outside the town's only gated community. EduKids plans to move its center now located at 235 College Parkway to a building it would own at 6286 Main St., near Stonham Way, on a 1.7-acre parcel along the driveway that leads into Ma…

A fire at a vacant house at 212 Watson Street early Friday spread to an adjacent house at 208 Watson, fire officials said. The blaze was reported just before 1 a.m. No one was injured and the fire caused $60,000 in damage to 212 Watson and $10,000 to 208 Watson, which was also believed to be vacant. The cause of the fire was under investigation.   &…

A celebration of the rich history of Corpus Christi Church will take place  Oct. 29 as the community gathers to mark the 110th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone. A Mass celebrated in English and Polish will begin the day at 11 a.m. It will be followed with a talk by historian Martin Ederer, who will describe the laying of the cornerstone. A short film will…

A child custody dispute resulted in the arrest of a Buffalo man for driving while intoxicated Thursday, police said. Buffalo police were called to a Hertel Avenue address where they encountered a woman who told them that she did not want to release a child in her custody for visitation purposes. She said she feared the individual to whom she was supposed to turn the chi…

A Buffalo man faces up to seven years in prison following his guilty plea on a bank robbery charge Thursday in Erie County Court. Harry Charnock, 60, pleaded guilty to robbery in the Third Degree before before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi. According to prosecutors, about 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 23,  Charnock robbed the Bank of America at 495 Elmwood Ave. P…

  SUNY or CUNY campus            Excelsior Scholarship recipients University at Buffalo                                                  1,576 University at Albany                                                   1,044 Binghamton University                                           …

One out of every five students receiving an Excelsior Scholarship — New York's new free tuition program — attends a public college or university in Western New York. The University at Buffalo, the state's largest public university, enrolled 1,576 Excelsior recipients in the program's first year, the highest number in the state. The University at Albany and Binghamto…

Hours after police recovered Officer Craig Lehner's body from the Niagara River on Tuesday, Buffalo police dispatchers were given the order to call for him one last time. It's known as the end of watch call. Three dispatchers were on duty, all of them distraught. Susan Forero composed herself to make the call, knowing she would get no response. "Radio to K-9 43…

The candidate debates that Ted Lina’s AP students sponsor and host at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute have ranked as one of the premier campaign events each year for more than three decades. Candidates for Congress, county executive, mayor and other offices answered questions in a packed gymnasium that routinely draws a crowd of local reporters and often proves a …