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Veteran Erie County Legislator and Minority Leader Thomas Loughran defeated well-financed, two-time challenger Guy Marlette to win a seventh term in the Amherst-based 5th District. This district encompasses some of the town's most densely populated neighborhoods, including Eggertsville, Snyder and Williamsville, and is one of those that helped determine which party co…

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A Buffalo man has been charged with committing a lewd act in front of a 14-year-old boy last month at the University at Buffalo, university police said. Scott V. Sciuto was arrested Monday and faces three misdemeanor charges, including public lewdness and unlawful imprisonment, for the alleged incident in the men's sauna at UB's Alumni Arena, police said. The inciden…

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A small fire caused by a phone charger triggered the evacuation of Williamsville South High School on Tuesday morning, according to the school district. The school was safely evacuated and students were expected to return to class soon, the district posted on Twitter at 11:11 a.m. https://twitter.com/wcsd_k12/status/927931462845976576

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When the Environmental Protection Agency went after William Huntress, it ran up against a developer with the will and means to fight back. Eight years later, the government is declaring an end to the battle. Huntress, in a statement, said the government's decision to voluntarily dismiss its suit against him is a total victory for his company, Acquest Development, and…

Hundreds of amateur skaters from the northeast United States and Canada are expected to compete Nov. 18 and 19 during an event in Amherst. The 30th annual Amherst Invitational and Basic Skating Skills Competition is described by the host, Amherst Skating Club, as "one of the premier annual events for amateur skaters." Figure skating events will include solo pattern d…

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Amherst voters will choose two new council members from among five candidates on Election Day. They will replace Deputy Supervisor Steven D. Sanders, who is barred from running for re-election because of term limits, and Ramona D. Popowich, who decided not to seek a second term. Here's a primer on the candidates based on their responses to a questionnaire: Erin K.…

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National Fuel Gas Co. keeps looking for ways to expand its pipeline business after state regulators earlier this year blocked an expansion of a pipeline route through New York. The Amherst-based energy company is holding talks with potential partners on projects that would help it move gas out of its drilling fields in Pennsylvania to new markets, following a route that…

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Amherst voters have two distinct choices for the next town supervisor. Most town residents who know Marjory H. Jaeger know her as the town clerk to whom they make their property tax checks out to. Residents who know Brian J. Kulpa know him as mayor of the Village of Williamsville, population 6,000. The winner on Election Day will lead the town for the next four years…

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Critics of a day care center eyed for a heavily trafficked corner in Amherst are getting another chance to block the project, two weeks after it won the blessing of town planners. The Town Board  this week took the unusual step of directing the Planning Board to reconsider their decision to approve EduKids' plan to build a $2.5 million day care center at 6286 Main St. …

Obituaries

Jan. 30, 1925 – Oct. 30, 2017 Dr. Robert Charles Gartler, a dentist in Amherst for more than 50 years, died Monday in Wesley Rehabilitation Center, Getzville, after a short illness. He was 92. Born in Buffalo, he was a 1942 graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, earned his degree from the University of Buffalo Dental School in 1947 and began a practice in…

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A campaign mailer residents received Thursday about the Erie County Legislature's 5th District raised some eyebrows for its use of Amherst's town seal. The mailer is a letter written by Amherst Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein in which he endorses Guy R. Marlette, a candidate for the legislature seat in Tuesday's election. Weinstein's glowing endorsement of Marlette came a…

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Horizon Health Services has paid $3.5 million to buy an Amherst office building from Uniland Development Co. that will serve as the company's new headquarters and training center. Horizon bought the 29,635-square-foot building and 3.7-acre property at 55 Dodge Road, off Sweet Home Road, the companies confirmed. The single-story building, constructed in 1995, is one o…

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While other kids dressed up as zombies, vampires or creepy dancing clowns, 11-year-old Zachary Kulpa had a truly scary idea for his Halloween costume: He went as his father, Williamsville Mayor Brian J. Kulpa. It was Zachary's idea. When Kulpa's wife, Kate, asked their son what he wanted to be for Halloween, Zachary said, "I'm going as the mayor running for superviso…

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Aug. 27, 1949 – Oct. 31, 2017 James J. Allen, who served for nearly 37 years as executive director of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, died Tuesday in his East Amherst home. He was 68 and had suffered from congestive heart failure in recent years, but his death was unexpected. Mr. Allen was a native of Rochester's West Side. He graduated from the Aquinas…

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Buffalo Dental Group has outgrown its current offices in Williamsville and plans to construct a new building in East Amherst and move its practice there. The group, which also has a location on Englewood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, has filed plans with the Amherst Planning Department for a 7,600-square-foot, single-story building that it would construct on 1.3 acre…