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During a career that has spanned decades, Williamsville hairstylist Gino Martelli has acquired a reputation for a number of things.One of them is his cooking. Martelli, the News Cook of the Month, has spent decades honing his style, Italian specialties served with flair. Guests at his table have enjoyed memorable dishes like giant lobsters roasted over wood embers in the f…

Neighbors to a planned rental apartment complex for senior citizens on Youngs Road in Amherst voiced their opposition to the project Tuesday night.Traffic, drainage and proximity concerns topped the list of issues more than 20 impassioned speakers brought to the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals during its regular monthly meeting.“We’re talking about privacy,” said Tr…

Allstate will close an insurance claims office in Amherst and combine the operations with a location in Rochester.Its Essjay Road location, which has 48 employees, is expected to close by Dec. 16.Allstate cited “improved technology and efficiencies” in making the decision. The company said that with “few exceptions,” employees from the Amherst office will be given …

Troopers from four local state police barracks wrote 97 tickets and charged three people with driving while intoxicated during a DWI saturation detail coinciding with the Buffalo Bills home game Sunday.Two of the DWI arrests occurred in Orchard Park, while the other was made in the Town of Elma. Those three arrests were made between 5:55 and 8:10 p.m. Charged with DWI were…

AmherstThe Amherst Town Board will hold a work session at 3 p.m. Monday in the council chambers of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville.Also this week:• The Village of Williamsville Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 5565 Main St., for an executive session to discuss hiring for a specific position.• T…

Ann Emo made a career in stage costuming. The associate professor in the Theater Department of SUNY Buffalo State grew up in Queens, where she learned at a young age from her mother and grandmother how to sew Halloween costumes.After earning an MFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Emo worked in New York City for 10 years as a design assistant at the leg…

Now that Mayor Byron W. Brown has won the Democratic primary in Buffalo, attention turns outside the city, where suburban politicians are battling to run 25 towns in a world of development, tax caps and state mandates.In Amherst, the well-financed incumbent running on low taxes faces a challenge from a board member riding a populist wave over a hotel development.In Hamburg…

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Poppendeck of Getzville celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. Mr. Poppendeck and Janice L. Clark were married Sept. 4, 1943, in St. Matthews United Church of Christ, Buffalo. He is a retired mechanical engineer for Bethlehem Steel; she is a former registered nurse at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Mercy Hospital and BOCES. The…

Until Bailee Russell arrives in Peru on Thursday morning and begins two weeks of baton twirling in parades, orphanage visits, gala dinners and mingling with beauty queens, mayors and governors, the 16-year-old Williamsville girl’s twirling accomplishments have come with lower-key fanfare.People applauded for the performance that won her sixth place in a national tourname…

Dec. 19, 1950 – Sept. 5, 2013Boyd Marvin Jacklin, who loved listening to Bach and was well-known to local musicians for repairing and selling stringed instruments, died in his Williamsville home Thursday. He was 62.Before retiring to play golf almost every day, Jacklin ran his own business, Boyd Jacklin Violins, and was known for tending the instruments of Buffalo Philha…

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Weinberg Campus in the Meadows, 2650 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Martha Johnson, owner of Ancestral Acres, will speak on preparing an herbal or dried flower wreath....Federated Holland Garden Club will hold its regular meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive, Holland. …

State education officials say there are plenty of school districts where recent mandates like teacher evaluations and a tougher curriculum really work.Like Amherst.That’s why State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. was at Amherst High School on Thursday, part of a statewide tour in which he will observe how schools are putting the new systems in place.“The most s…

A North Tonawanda woman was charged Tuesday with stealing purses and credit cards from three local women as they ate in area restaurants, Amherst police said.Lisa M. Coleman 33, of Goundry Street, was arrested by Amherst Detectives Thomas Westbrook and Robert Cunningham late Monday night at her home.The crimes occurred late last month and early this month at restaurants in…

If ever a show and director seemed custom tailored for one another, they are the Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein musical “La Cage aux Folles” and the multitalented Buffalo director Chris Kelly.The musical was an audience favorite when it opened on Broadway in 1983, dragging drag into the public spotlight and bringing a happily sitcom-esque storyline along with it. Ke…