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Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart has been ordered to stop work on its new $2.5 million gymnasium until the school submits its plans for parking to the Town of Amherst.The project under construction at the rear of the school on Main Street previously had received site plan approval from the town’s Planning Board, but it wasn’t until recently the Building Department d…

Two suburban school districts have told Buffalo Public Schools leaders they are willing to explore taking a limited number of city students whose parents want them transferred out of their underperforming schools.Buffalo school leaders haven’t identified which districts are expressing interest because formal discussions have yet to take place, but superintendents in seve…

To answer the top three questions you have about Satish Mohan:Yes, no and maybe.Yes, the former supervisor is alive and well and living in Amherst.No, he doesn’t maintain a highly visible public profile these days – for one thing, he’s too busy as a full-time faculty member at the University at Buffalo.And maybe – just maybe – he might consider stepping back into…

For all the talk about who’s going to cut taxes or who’s opposed to big development, Tuesday’s election for Town Board in Amherst will come down to what it always does:Who will get out the votes?“That’s the key,” said Carl M. Balmas, chairman of the Amherst Republican Committee.“The No. 1 factor is turnout,” agreed Dennis E. Ward, Democratic commissioner fo…

LOCKPORT – An Amherst man was sentenced Friday to a year behind bars for violating the terms of his probation on a guilty plea for selling cocaine in the City of Lockport twice in May 2011.Rodriguez A. Bembo, 41, of North French Road, was sent to the Niagara County Jail by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.“It’s just not working on probation,” Kloch s…

Men and women from the Amherst Central School District who served in the armed forces will be honored by the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation in a “Salute to Our Veterans” program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., Snyder. For information or to add a veteran to the list of honorees, call Chris Byrd at 362-8259 or email alumni@amherstschools.org.

Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. The business meeting will include nominations of club officers. Patty Moran, public information officer at the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center, will speak. Erin Heaney will discuss local environmental and justice is…

Tim and Sandy Nelson figured they would get a lot more living out of their living room if they turned it into a party room. Other people decide that their dining room would make a better home office. Their den, the guest room they always wanted.And that spare bedroom? How about turning it into a craft room? A man cave? Or even a large walk-in closet?Great things can happen…

The Jewish Community Center’s 47th annual Book and Arts Fair kicks off Sunday and runs for more than a month, largely in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (2640 North Forest Road, Getzville).This year’s fair features 15 events and readings, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday with a presentation from archivist Chana Revell Kotzin of the Jewi…

The Jewish Community Center’s 47th annual Book and Arts Fair kicks off Sunday and runs for more than a month, largely in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (2640 North Forest Road, Getzville).This year’s fair features 15 events and readings, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday with a presentation from archivist Chana Revell Kotzin of the Jewi…

Buffalo’s first family of sports – the fun-loving Gronkowskis of Amherst – are making news off the football field this week after a promotional video touting a proposed animated TV series called “The Gronks” was leaked.The three-minute trailer was broadcast Tuesday on the sports website Deadspin. It introduces the Gronkowskis – Gordy Jr., Chris, Dan, Glenn and …

An Amherst corporate chef walking to work across South Youngs Road remained hospitalized Wednesday evening after he was struck by a car driven by an off duty Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority transit police officer about 6:20 a.m., according to Amherst police.Robert C. Frank, 34, of Buffalo, was crossing South Youngs road just north of Wherle Drive when he was stru…

NCO Financial Systems is cutting 101 jobs at its Getzville location, a reduction affecting about a quarter of its workforce.The debt collection company notified the state Department of Labor it will make the layoffs over a period starting this week through late January.NCO plans to keep the CrossPoint Business Park facility open, with about 300 employees working there afte…

Police and emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash at Wehrle Drive and Youngs Roads in Amherst this morning.The crash occurred at about 6:20 a.m. and officers and other first responders have been at the scene for more than hour

A popular ice cream and chocolate shop is likely to be operated in the old Williamsville Water Mill on a month-to-month basis during the holiday season while the village tries to find a buyer with a long-term plan for the iconic mill on East Spring Street, officials said Tuesday.Williamsville – which owns the 1811 mill at 56 E. Spring St. – has negotiated a temporary l…