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Following Catholic Health System's controversial plan to build a drug-treatment clinic in Amherst, members of the Town Board want to impose limits on future clinics in the town. A resolution that is backed by a majority of the Town Board directs the town attorney, building commissioner and planning director to review the town's zoning code and prepare changes that addr…

Those with Type 2 diabetes may soon want to add a new name to their list of iPhone helpers. Move over Alexa. Zip it, Siri. Hello Brook. Independent Health is involved in a pilot program designed to help the makers of the Brook Inc. app bring it to a broader audience in the coming months. "This is the beginning of a significant transformation,” said Dr. Michae…

There are seven candidates for three seats on the Williamsville School Board, and none of the candidates is an incumbent. Patricia Losito, Michael Schmidt and Ronald Shubert are not seeking re-election to the nine-member board. Petitions were due Monday. The seven candidates are: Julie Algubani, a paralegal for Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo. Shonda L. Brock, a …

Planning a major infrastructure project like the Metro Rail extension to Amherst isn't like painting a house, but it does provide a useful analogy. Just as a painter starts with the broad strokes of a sprayer, followed by a roller and, finally, a small brush, details on the proposed $1.2 billion extension to the University at Buffalo North Campus will become finer in ea…

The Williamsville Central School District is seeking nominations for its Wall of Fame honoring graduates for extraordinary achievements in career and public service. The deadline for nominations is May 1. To be eligible, candidates must have graduated at least 10 years ago from Williamsville South, North, or East high school, or be a graduate of the original Williamsvil…

Learn about plans to extend Metro Rail to Amherst during a public meeting Tuesday hosted by Citizens for Regional Transit. Doors open at 5 p.m. for the panel discussion from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, 742 Delaware Ave. Scheduled speakers include Rachel Maloney Joyner, a transportation planner at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Auth…

A Rochester-based mortgage company that leases space in Amherst is seeking tax breaks to subsidize a nearly $3 million purchase and upgrade of a shuttered bank branch 2 miles away in Clarence. Premium Mortgage pledges to add up to 20 employees within 18 months after it moves from leased space at 2150 Wehrle Drive to the former Key Bank at 4401 Transit Road, near Main St…

Two Amherst couples, the Eisens and the Schiffs, were friends for more than 25 years. The friendship survived even after Lawrence Schiff, an accountant, was convicted of federal fraud charges and served prison time in 2002. And after Lawrence and Jill Schiff moved to Florida and filed personal bankruptcy in 2005, Bernard Eisen and his wife, Linda, had no reservation…

The spring roadwork season begins Monday in the Town of Amherst with the milling of four streets, town officials said. Crews will remove the top layers of asphalt from Stony Creek Drive, Greenboro Court, Carolilly Court and Lehn Springs Drive, said Highway Superintendent Patrick G. Lucey Jr. They are four of the town's roads identified as being in the worst condition…

The SPCA Serving Erie County said a goose has been spotted with an arrow in its neck in Amherst, and it is looking for help in locating the injured waterfowl. The SPCA said calls have been received from people claiming to see the goose for about a month, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation said the bird is still able to fly, according to various medi…

After learning the state Comptroller's Office had unclaimed funds in her deceased aunt's name, Lois J. Reid set out to collect. But it took Reid 10 months and two court orders before the Amherst town clerk would give Reid a copy of her aunt's 30-year-old death certificate, a document she needs to obtain a payout from her aunt's life insurance policy. "It's like Da…

BHS Foodservice Solutions, a fourth-generation business that sells equipment and supplies to the food-service industry, has acquired a New York City-based distributor as part of its push into the downstate market. A portfolio company of the private-equity firm Lorraine Capital, the former Buffalo Hotel Supply Co., acquired H. Weiss Inc. in a deal that closed Friday. The…

A pair of doctors in the Northtowns have started to perform an procedure to ease problems caused by an enlarged prostate for men who don't tolerate medication well and are concerned about potentially more damaging options. The UroLift prostate stents used in the procedure allow the urologists to peel open enlarged prostates without using heat or cutting devices – two …

Judy Brody once imagined a different life in her older age. The retired teacher and her husband, Philip, a successful accountant, hoped to spend a long retirement together in similar ways as the years beforehand. They would share laughs and meals with friends and family members. Escape Buffalo winters at their second home in Florida. Spend summer days sailing on Lake…