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…

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…

POMFRET — Two people were taken to Brooks Hospital for treatment of minor injuries after a three-car accident at the intersection of Route 60 and Route 83 here Monday morning, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Samantha F. Klein, 18, of Forestville, was southbound on Route 60 when her vehicle collided at 9:55 a.m. with a car driven by David W. McQua…

The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday night gave its formal backing to the city's proposed new Green Code, advancing the first rewrite of Buffalo's land-use and zoning regulations in over 60 years. The unanimous action sends the 322-page document back to the Common Council, where it is being considered for final approval before it can take effect 45 days later as the cit…

LEWISTON - The Power Vista, the visitor center at the Niagara Power Project, will host a "Deck the Halls" event for kids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Santa Claus will be on hand to pose for photos with children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, face painting, ornament decoration with the University Heights Arts Association, and refreshments sold …

Work is nearly complete on a culvert replacement project in the Town of Boston aimed at addressing historic clogging and flooding issues, Erie County Public Works officials announced Monday. The project is being undertaken on an underground culvert along Boston State Road that carries a tributary to Eighteen Mile Creek. Replacement on the culvert began Oct. 25 and fo…

When she worked as a corporate marketing researcher more than a decade ago, KeunYoung Oh was regularly frustrated by the limitations of consumer surveys. What people said they wanted in a product, she found, often wasn’t what they ended up buying. Now, as an academic researcher, Oh is studying a potential way to get more accurate feedback from consumers. She’s readi…

LEWISTON - The fishing piers on Niagara Power Project property will close for the winter on Thursday, Dec. 8, the New York Power Authority announced Monday. That includes the pier at the base of the hydroelectric plant and those at the Lewiston Reservoir and the water intakes in the upper Niagara River. The lower parking area and shoreline stairway at the power pla…