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Arts and crafts, summer camps and sports clinics are just some of the offerings available to Amherst residents this summer at town pools, parks and playgrounds. The town Youth & Recreation Department's summer program guide is now available at Northtown Center; Amherst Town Hall; the Clearfield and Harlem Road community centers; and the Clearfield, Williamsville a…

Changing technology has the Amherst Town Board considering a moratorium on the installation of new cell towers, including newer "small cell" systems on utility poles. The Town Board this week directed the Town Attorney's Office to draft a local law imposing a 140-day moratorium on final decisions on all applications. A public hearing on the moratorium and a vote by the …

Amherst residents will have a chance to say what they think about changes proposed to the town's comprehensive plan at two upcoming meetings. The town is hosting public information meetings Wednesday in the Transit Middle School cafeteria, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst, and May 23 in the Amherst Middle School library, 55 Kings Highway, Snyder. Both sessions start at 6…

It’s hard to figure out which group of people in the forefront of the opioid epidemic disgust Dr. Richard D. Blondell the most. The drug companies that enriched themselves developing painkillers and sending out legions of sales reps to flood doctors' offices with the narcotics? Outlier “writer” doctors who only take cash to see patients, charge more than the go…

Amherst Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger, a registered Conservative, has the unanimous backing of her party's committee in her bid for town supervisor. The Conservative committee on Wednesday also endorsed party chairman Bill Kindel and Erin Baker for two open seats on the Town Board, and Kara Buscaglia for a second four-year term as town justice. Baker and Buscaglia also have…

The Red Lobster property in Amherst has sold for $5.83 million, according to documents filed this week with the Erie County Clerk's Office. Golden Gate Capital, the private equity investment firm that owns the national seafood chain, sold the property at 4010 Maple Road, near North Bailey Avenue, in a transaction that closed Tuesday. Little is known about the buyer, …

The Williamsville Teachers Association is 6 for 6 in getting its preferred School Board candidates elected since 2015. The union is hoping that success continues in Tuesday's election, as tensions remain unresolved between the union and Superintendent Scott G. Martzloff since a rift opened in 2014. The union has endorsed Philip S. Meyer, Susan D. McClary and Kurt …

The Town of Amherst and Zaepfel Development have settled a lawsuit that accused the town of overcharging the developer by $63,300 in building permit fees because it overvalued an office complex on Wehrle Drive. The Town Board voted 5-0 Monday night to approve a settlement to the lawsuit that Zaepfel filed two years ago in State Supreme Court. Large sections of the se…

Uniland Development Co. has agreed to develop an $11 million Hampton by Hilton hotel at the town-owned Northtown Center in Amherst, The Buffalo News has learned. The Amherst Town Board on Monday night narrowly approved an agreement with Uniland to act as the developer of the new hotel at Northtown Center. There are a number of hurdles that must be overcome before th…

AutoZone has opened its newest store in the area on Sheridan Drive in Amherst. The Memphis, Tenn.-based auto parts retailer opened the store at 3309 Sheridan Drive, east of Bailey Avenue and across from the Walmart Supercenter, a few weeks ago. AutoZone said its stores are open seven days a week and typically employ eight to 10 full- and part-time workers. Strip plaz…

Marrano/Marc Equity is ready to begin construction on its $42 million Windstone development of patio homes, townhomes and condominiums in Amherst. The homebuilder is awaiting approval from the state Attorney General's Office for its offering plan. The development would be governed by a homeowner's association under New York's condominium laws, and homebuyers would be el…

Teachers in the region's largest suburban school system were recently made a somewhat unusual offer – $30,000 to jump-start their retirement. The incentive was how the Williamsville Central School District closed a $1.4 million budget deficit. About 40 employees – roughly 5 percent of the staff – took the deal, and some of their positions will remain vacant. Mo…

John C. Spampinato, 34, of Kenmore, was arrested on a felony drunk driving charge by Amherst Police early Friday morning, police said. Spampinato was pulled over in the 1800 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m., police said. Amherst Town Justice Geoffrey K. Klein declined a request from Spampinato's attorney, Jessica Kulpit, to release him on his own r…