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It’s not unusual to recycle parts from an old, crumbling home and use them as your own. An entry door, crown molding, maybe a bathtub.But what about an entire house?That’s what Buffalo ReUse wants to do with a four-bedroom Cape Cod in Getzville.The nonprofit on East Ferry Street – known for salvaging materials from old buildings and selling them to the public – is taking r…

AmherstErin Suszynski was killed in June 2012 trying to cross Maple Road from the playground at Maple East Elementary School.But the 13-year-old’s memory lives on in “Erin’s Crossings,” an effort by family and friends to create legislation that would place a crosswalk system by every local playground.A benefit and dance-a-thon will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday,…

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Robert N. Anderson vows to keep taxes stable if he is elected to the 5th District Erie County Legislature seat on Nov. 5.Four-term incumbent Thomas A. Loughran says he already fulfilled that promise in 2012 when he broke ranks with his fellow Democrats in the Legislature majority to waylay County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz’s plan for an $8.5 million budget increase. It wa…

A 40-year-old Brooklyn man described as a violent felon was arrested by the Erie County sheriff’s narcotics detectives Friday night allegedly bringing about 33 pounds of marijuana into Amherst. Mihn Chi Huynh, a native of Vietnam who reportedly has been in the United State for about 20 years on a temporary” visa, was stopped by detectives at about 7 p.m. He allegedly threw…

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Trader Joe’s, a boutique grocery store with a devoted following, opened Friday morning on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst to much fanfare.Devoted fans were ready and waiting.Angela Taggart, from the City of Tonawanda, arrived at 3 a.m. and was first in line, carrying a sign that read, “I fell in love with Trader Joe’s in San Francisco.”Sara Orendorf of Amherst came at 4…

A 43-year-old Town of Tonawanda man has been arrested in connection with a robbery just before 4 p.m. Thursday at the M&T Bank branch at 1205 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.Todd Evchich was arrested by Town of Tonawanda Police Officer Dave Coffey on Treadwell Avenue shortly after the incident.Evchich is being held on first-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny charge…

Construction of a new facility for PHH Mortgage Corp. in Amherst is moving forward, amid speculation that its parent company is looking into selling its subsidiaries.PHH Mortgage will lease a facility that Zaepfel Development is building in College Park on Wehrle Drive. The project is valued at $34 million, including the equipment that will be installed.Parent company PHH …

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Trader Joe’s, a boutique grocery store with a devoted following, opened on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst Friday morning to much fanfare.But as the music from the steel drum band fades, Trader Joe’s will settle in as just another part of the Western New York landscape.Then what?“Traffic is going to be horrible,” said Vincent Somogyi of Kenmore. “This is probably one of…

Cataract surgeon Dr. Kenneth D. Anthone will join with the Eyes on America Foundation to donate 15 cataract surgeries for people without health insurance during the fifth annual Mission Cataract Day on Saturday in the Anthone Eye Center, 170 Maple Road, Amherst. Anthone, who has developed special procedures for cataract surgery, has worked closely with many Lions Clubs and…

The bookkeeper/office manager at an Amherst jewelry store has admitted stealing more than $51,000 in cash from daily sales at the business.Rena Carrow, 44, of Lancaster, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny in the theft at Andrews Jewelers on Transit Road, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.Carrow admitted that between Aug. 31, 2011 and …

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I read menus for a living, and when I scanned Tabree’s, I gave a little sigh.It’s a stiff card with a small list of dishes, only seven entrees. Practically everything on the menu you’ll see at lots of places in town. Calamari, gnocchi, seafood stew, pappardelle with bolognese.There were chalkboard specials. Braised beef with mashed potatoes, arancini, yellowfin tuna, pork …

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Nancy Grimaldi and her husband, Frank, have been operating San Marco Ristorante, a fine dining Italian restaurant, since 1984. That’s about a century in restaurant years, even if it’s just 29 by the civilian calendar.At San Marco (2082 Kensington Ave., Amherst), Nancy’s the chef, and Frank takes care of the other stuff. Their specialty is northern Italian, more cream sauce…

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Nancy Grimaldi and her husband, Frank, have been operating San Marco Ristorante, a fine dining Italian restaurant, since 1984. That’s about a century in restaurant years, even if it’s just 29 by the civilian calendar.At San Marco (2082 Kensington Ave., Amherst), Nancy’s the chef, and Frank takes care of the other stuff. Their specialty is northern Italian, more cream sauce…

Amherst

I read menus for a living, and when I scanned Tabree’s, I gave a little sigh.It’s a stiff card with a small list of dishes, only seven entrees. Practically everything on the menu you’ll see at lots of places in town. Calamari, gnocchi, seafood stew, pappardelle with bolognese.There were chalkboard specials. Braised beef with mashed potatoes, arancini, yellowfin tuna, pork …

The historic water mill has sat vacant in Williamsville for the better part of six years, but the old gal has suddenly become the talk of the village with the emergence of a new suitor:A popular village ice cream and chocolate shop.Howard and Tara Cadmus, owners of Sweet Jenny’s Ice Cream, at 5732 Main St., have submitted a proposal with the Village of Williamsville to rel…