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No matter how many newspaper articles we read or documentaries we watch about Israel or any other region under the constant threat of attack, it is next to impossible to get a true sense of what contemporary life in such places must be like. That enormous challenge, of communicating the peculiar feeling of daily life in a politically and physically insecure environment, w…

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No matter how many newspaper articles we read or documentaries we watch about Israel or any other region under the constant threat of attack, it is next to impossible to get a true sense of what contemporary life in such places must be like. That enormous challenge, of communicating the peculiar feeling of daily life in a politically and physically insecure environment, w…

You sometimes get the feeling, after reading a particularly good obituary about an uncommonly accomplished life, that the person you just read about should have gone on living forever. And you sometimes wish, after seeing a particularly gifted actor perform an uncommonly smart play, that the curtain would never come down.That sense of instant mourning for something so rece…

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You sometimes get the feeling, after reading a particularly good obituary about an uncommonly accomplished life, that the person you just read about should have gone on living forever. And you sometimes wish, after seeing a particularly gifted actor perform an uncommonly smart play, that the curtain would never come down.That sense of instant mourning for something so rece…

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News Staff ReportsAmherst police Wednesday said they continue to search for three young men who attempted to rob a young man visiting an off-campus housing facility near the University at Buffalo’s North Campus late Tuesday night.The failed robbery, which apparently involved an air pistol that was later recovered, resulted in a two-hour long shelter-in-place warning for …

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NIAGARA FALLS — If life were like a video game, all Nick Casal would have had to do was either hit the continue button on his Xbox or deposit more money in the coin slot of the machine to return to the stage where he had left off in his quest to become a world champion.Real life isn’t that simple.Neither were the circumstances surrounding the head injury that suddenly …

The Town of Amherst would be one of the first communities in the state – if not the first – to adopt a local law cracking down on pet dealers and the retail sales of puppies.In a move applauded by animal rights organizations, the Amherst Town Board on Monday directed the town’s attorney to draft local legislation creating more oversight of pet dealers, in an effort t…

By Barbara O'Brien / NEWS STAFF REPORTER

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An East Amherst teenager who broke into a home last summer while an adult accomplice waited outside in a truck has pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.The 16-year-old admitted that on July 10 he and Michael Codelia Sr., 47, burglarized a home on Transit Road near Muegel Road in East Amherst. They were arrested after an off-duty Amherst police officer noticed a pickup …

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For well over a decade, Dr. Jeffrey G. Meilman, a prominent Amherst plastic surgeon, considered Davis R. Tiburzi, a prominent Amherst developer, one of his closest and most trusted friends.They were golf buddies who often spent long hours talking, according to Meilman. So close was the friendship, according to Meilman, that he lent Tiburzi $52,500 when Tiburzi asked him fo…

An Amherst woman was sentenced today to five year’s probation for embezzling $1,520 from a fund set up to help New York National Guard members at the Connecticut Street Armory and their families during the members’ yearlong deployment to Kuwait.A judge also ordered Shana King, 24, to pay back the money to the Family Readiness Group fund.King managed the fund on a volun…

Rep. Brian Higgins wants the Social Security Administration to provide the facts that support its decision to close its Amherst field office. Higgins, D-Buffalo, is introducing a bill today that will require the agency to halt office closings until it can prove to Congress that it has picked the right targeted sites.“They would be required to notify Congress on their pla…

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It’s got to be tough being a dog.All you want to do is run free without a leash holding you back. Then you finally get your chance, and you have the cops on your tail.At least, that’s the situation over at Amherst State Park, where the town is having a bit of a problem with dogs – or rather dog owners who aren’t leashing their canines.It has become a nuisance – a…

AmherstThe Amherst Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers of the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St. A work session is scheduled for 3 p.m.Also this week:• The Amherst Central School District will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the district office conference room located at Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway. Topics include updates on the budget,…

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There’s a house on North Forest Road in Amherst that serves as a sign of hope for all those trapped in an abusive relationship and unsure where to turn.The three-bedroom split-level at 330 N. Forest Road has been renovated into the Northtowns satellite office of the Family Justice Center of Erie County, a one-stop resource for victims of domestic violence.It’s here tha…

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The weather in recent years hasn’t always cooperated for Buffalo’s winter festivals.Not enough snow one year, rain another.But Mother Nature finally got it right Saturday for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s fourth annual Flurrious festival.A week of arctic temperatures and numbing wind chills made Saturday’s high of 36 degrees feel almost springlike, and inspired a…