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Michael P. McCrayer, 29, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in Amherst Town Court to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other charges linked to his late night arrest Dec. 7 on a Dartmouth Avenue lawn in Buffalo. Under a plea deal, McCrayer also pleaded guilty before Justice Geoffrey Klein to unlawfully fleeing a police officer, r…

Trolleys connecting two college campuses in Amherst could sometime this year be circulating every 15 minutes with stops throughout Snyder and the Village of Williamsville. The route is still being developed, but beginning and end points are envisioned as Daemen College on Main Street to the west and Erie Community College's North Campus on Wehrle Drive to the east. …

MassMutual next month will move into newly renovated space in an Amherst office park as the agency grows its operations in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse markets. The life insurance and asset management company plans to hire 75 financial advisors across its three offices in Western and Central New York by the end of the year, including 25 in the Buffalo region, acc…

CarMax has closed on its $7.7 million purchase of the site of a planned used car superstore on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, according to records filed Wednesday afternoon with the Erie County Clerk's Office. CarMax put the 6-acre property, at 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., under contract in 2015 and purchased an adjoining, half-acre parcel, at 1893 Niagara Falls Blvd.…

Kevin T. Clauss, 23, of Williamsville, was sentenced to nine months in jail Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge stemming from the theft of credit cards from relatives to finance his heroin addiction. Amherst Town Justice Geoffrey K. Klein sentenced Clauss after he pleaded guilty to petit larceny. Defense attorney James DeMatteo said his client faile…

That dispute over a golf cart path in East Amherst is going from heated to down right nasty. Amherst police were called Monday night to restore order during a meeting of the homeowners' association. Between 20 and 30 residents attended the board meeting, and the discourse between board members and some audience members grew testy. Mary Ellen Sanfilippo and others …

Amherst has been named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to planting and caring for trees. Amherst fulfilled the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Amherst is one of more than 3,400 …

The work of more than 300 students will be featured starting Monday in the Williamsville Central School District's annual art show. The show continues through March 18 at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. https://twitter.com/WCSD_K12/status/839209063556780032/photo/1  

A Cheektowaga man was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with the robbery of a KeyBank branch on Main Street in Amherst earlier this week, officials said. Thomas Cascio, 51, has seven previous convictions for bank robbery, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which filed the complaint against Cascio for Monday's robbery at a KeyBank branch at 5200 Main St.…

Daemen College in Amherst later this month will open its renovated, centralized Alumni House to the public. The college late last year finished renovations to the Alumni House, which houses the Office of Institutional Advancement. The move allowed Daemen to consolidate fundraising, alumni relations, publications and special events operations that were scattered in thre…

One question frequently posed to Williamsville Central Superintendent Scott Martzloff since Amherst reassessed every property: Does the reassessment increase the total money the school district receives? No, Martzloff said. "It's like taking a pie," he said. "The size doesn't change. The pieces of the pie are just split up differently among all our residents from t…

A 34-year-old Town of Tonawanda man was seriously injured Tuesday night when he was struck by a car while crossing Niagara Falls Boulevard at Maple Road, according to Amherst Police. Anthony A. Rauch was crossing on the north side of the intersection about 10:57 p.m. when he was hit by a car driven by Justin M. Poole, 20, also of Tonawanda, according to Capt. Patrick Mc…