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Tom the turkey likes to play chicken with traffic. The plucky bird is a common sight at the intersection of Klein and Paradise roads in East Amherst, where he often blocks lanes, pecks at tires and circles cars. While a neighborhood fixture and quirky oddity, his bold behavior has also garnered Tom a reputation as a nuisance. "He'll just walk up right in front of…

A child safety seat inspection will be held Saturday in Amherst at the Delta Sonic on Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road. Child safety seat inspectors from the Erie County Sheriff's Office will provide free checks from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each inspection includes a free car wash, along with free photos with Santa, face painting and giveaways.

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Learn about “a day in the life of a police officer” during the Amherst Police Department's 2018 Citizen Police Academy. The program begins Feb. 6 and continues for 14 consecutive weeks through May 8. Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at police headquarters, 500 John James Audubon Parkway. Topics include a tour of headquarters, recruitment and tra…

Four fifth-grade students from Windermere Elementary School in the Amherst School District raised over $500 for the American Red Cross general disaster relief fund by participating in a "readathon." Three students from Heather Rogers’ class and one student from Sara Mazurek’s class combined to read over 40 books in four weeks. The students received pledges from family…

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Use of the Amherst town seal in campaign material could be prevented if a proposed law is passed. The issue came up in the days before Election Day when a letter carrying the town seal went out from Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein in which he endorsed Guy R. Marlette, a candidate for the Erie County Legislature's 5th district. Now, the restriction is among a series of…

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August 29, 1918 – November 9, 2017 Madeline Gioia Amigone was a "Renaissance woman." She golfed for seven decades, baked "legendary" chocolate cakes and inspired excellence in the special educations students she tutored in her Amherst home. Amigone died of natural causes Nov. 9 at HighPointe on Michigan nursing home. She was 99 years old, the second oldest alumna…

Any education-related issue may be brought up Saturday morning during a community forum hosted by the Williamsville Central School District. School Board members and Superintendent Scott Martzloff will be on hand from 9 a.m. until noon at the Commons in Williamsville East High School, 151 Paradise Road, East Amherst. The forum is described as a "townhall style meetin…

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Winter parking rules on bus routes in Buffalo won't go into effect at least until Nov. 22, the city announced Tuesday. The regulations were slated to go into effect at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, but are being delayed based on weather forecasts, a city spokesman said. Winter parking restrictions on bus routes are in effect from 1:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. until April 1. Buffalo …

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A local nonprofit that works to help children in other other countries is holding a fundraising movie event on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Screening Room in Amherst. The theater at 880 Alberta Drive is showing the holiday favorite "Home Alone" during its Family Movie Matinee at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include the film, pizza, popcorn and a photo with Santa Claus. There…

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CCS Oncology and a related company owe the Internal Revenue Service and New York State a combined $1.78 million in back taxes, according to documents filed with the Erie County Clerk's Office. Two weeks after the Internal Revenue Service filed a $1 million tax lien against CCS Oncology, the IRS has placed a new $461,000 lien against a related company, CCS Medical, that …

Saluting Our War Heroes

David M. Dehler had a rough life from the start. His father, a soldier serving in Germany, fell in love with a German woman and a year later Dehler was born. But Dehler's father, who was from Buffalo, returned to the United States before his birth in February 1985 and it seemed they would never know each other. His mother, Sabine Dehler, remained in Germany with h…

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CoreLife Eatery, a fast-casual restaurant chain that touts its healthy food options, will open in Amherst later this month. The CoreLife at 1595 Niagara Falls Blvd. will open Nov. 25. The restaurant will host a pre-opening, "pay what you choose" day for guests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22, with proceeds benefiting the Buffalo City Mission. This is the second CoreLi…

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When Defense Secretary James Mattis took away hockey, Parker Gahagen went out and made history. Now he wants to make the U.S. Olympic team. The Army goaltender simply wants to be all that he can be – but it's been far from simple. "I've been talking to four-star generals and colonels," said Gahagen's agent, Michael Wulkan. "It's crazy." Gahagen, an Amherst nativ…

A veteran Williamsville North High School math and computer science teacher who has pushed her district to add new computer science courses has received a state honor for excellence in teaching. Susan Recoon, who has taught at Williamsville North since 1992, is one of seven teachers in New York selected as finalists for the 2016-17 Presidential Awards for Excellence…