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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 lease…

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 lease…

One of the tastiest fundraisers of the year, Big Fuss 3.0, will help spread the local food gospel Nov. 6.Started three years ago by chef-owner Steve Gedra of Bistro Europa and culinary event organizer Christa Glennie Seychew, Big Fuss features the edible efforts of chefs who want to support local farmers. “As any chef can tell you, you can’t turn garbage into gold, and so …

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For Mahesh Sankaran, it’s simple: “I love to fly, and I absolutely love dogs.”So about a dozen times this year, Sankaran has packed the cabin of his Piper Arrow III with crates and taken to the air, flying to pick up dogs from high-kill shelters and bring them to new lives in Western New York and beyond.Sankaran, who lives in Amherst, is one of more than 3,100 pilots who v…

AmherstTown SupervisorBarry A. Weinstein (i) R, IMark A. Manna D, C, WFWhat to know: Weinstein is the incumbent who touts his record for slashing spending and cutting taxes each of the last four years. Manna, a Democratic councilmember, has used the controversial Hyatt Place Hotel to make his case for smarter growth in Amherst. Keep an eye on voter turnout. The Democrats h…

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Young girls soon will learn leadership at a school in the sub-Saharan African nation of Zambia, and a girls boarding school is rising in a remote corner of Tanzania, thanks in part to a Buffalo charity that sprang up only last year – and that already finds itself working with a nonprofit backed by the Clinton Global Initiative.The Buffalo-based charity, called the Girls Ed…

When a long-haired astrophysicist stepped to the microphone and cued up an expletive-riddled music video by the Insane Clown Posse on Wednesday night in the Ninth Ward at Babeville, a dimly lit basement bar on Delaware Avenue, it was clear that this was not going be your typical science lecture.A diverse crowd of artists, academics and curious citizens had gathered to watc…

When a long-haired astrophysicist stepped to the microphone and cued up an expletive-riddled music video by the Insane Clown Posse on Wednesday night in the Ninth Ward at Babeville, a dimly lit basement bar on Delaware Avenue, it was clear that this was not going be your typical science lecture.A diverse crowd of artists, academics and curious citizens had gathered to watc…

AmherstSixth graders at Sweet Home Central Schools will get iPads Tuesday night as the district rolls out a new initiative to infuse technology in daily classroom instruction.Sweet Home will assign an iPad to each student in grades sixth through 12th by September 2014. The first phase of the plan includes the distribution of the devices to sixth and ninth graders this scho…

A former Amherst woman was beaten to death inside her Florida home Thursday, and her two tenants are being sought as “persons of interest.”The body of Alisa S. Kerman, 52, was found in her bedroom in Port St. Lucie on Thursday evening. She died from blunt-force trauma to the head, Port St. Lucie Master Sgt. Frank Sabol said Saturday.One of the two tenants being sought is …

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Aug. 15, 1930 – Oct. 25, 2013William Haeseler III, a travel agent who led tours for three decades and visited more than 150 countries, died Friday in Buffalo General Medical Center after an illness that lasted about a month. He was 83.The Amherst resident, known as “Buck” to his friends, was born in North Tonawanda. He attended both South Kent Boarding School in Connecticu…

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The election campaign for Amherst supervisor has been a lot about taxes, development and a six-story hotel.But in some ways, it’s also about two town candidates who couldn’t be more different.Even Barry A. Weinstein and Mark A. Manna agree on that much.“Absolutely,” said Weinstein, the Republican incumbent.“As different as you get,” said Manna, a Democratic councilmember. …

Volunteers from Re-Tree Western New York and Daemen College will team up today to plant more than 100 trees on the Main Street campus in Snyder.Daemen faculty, staff and trustees, along with anonymous donors, raised more than $40,000 to make the planting possible.

A Buffalo-area psychiatrist whose medical license was suspended for attempting to enlist two patients to help him find sex partners has now had his license revoked.An administrative review board for professional medical conduct, at the request of the state Health Department, overturned the suspension penalty for Dr. Dham Gupta, and revoked his license effective Wednesdsay.…