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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…

If Amherst wants to add a hotel to the Northtown Center, town officials will have to move a 3-acre park that sits next to the ice rink complex. No, that doesn't involve a large flatbed truck and a vivid imagination. Instead, the town has to follow a complicated set of regulations that boils down to this: If Amherst selects a developer to build a hotel on the existing…

Amherst officials want to see more solar panels on rooftops across the town. The town has launched a "solarize campaign" to provide residents and businesses with more affordable solar energy and solar panels. "This model helps customers choose a solar installation company and offers competitive, transparent pricing," said Supervisor Barry A. Weinstein. "Historically,…

The second Monday in October will continue to be observed as Columbus Day in the Williamsville Central School District. A proposal to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day on the district calendar was rejected by a wide margin Tuesday night by the School Board. Board President Toni L. Vazquez, who initiated the proposal in October, cast the sole vote in favo…

An Amherst plastic surgery and dental practice is seeking tax breaks for a $5.5 million expansion that will provide more room for its growing businesses that provide training to medical professionals and that manufacture components used in dental surgeries. Drs. Todd E. Shatkin and Samuel Shatkin Jr., the owners of Aesthetic Associates Centre, have about 45 or 50 emplo…

Northtown Automotive Cos. plans to convert a synagogue on Getzville Road in Amherst into administrative offices and an employee training center and to lease 300 parking spaces at the site to the nearby Dent Neurologic Institute. The auto dealership revealed new details about its initial redevelopment plans for the property as the Amherst Town Board on Monday voted 4-1 t…

Feel-Rite Fresh Markets prides itself on a long history of family ownership, attentive customer service and a wide selection of natural and organic foods. But the local chain's store on Maple Road, near the Boulevard Mall, has an inefficient layout and, worst of all, its parking lot is too small and too hard to get into and out of for customers. Feel-Rite executives …

Up to 10 percent of Amherst's 44,000 property owners were expected to challenge their new assessments in the townwide re-evaluation underway now. But two weeks after receiving their new assessments in letters from the town, only 1.7 percent of owners have initiated challenges, Town Assessor David C. Marrano said. There are 642 informal review appointments scheduled a…

The 4800 block of Main Street in Snyder is losing its charm as a busy street lined with single- and multifamily homes, according to nearby residents. So a plan to replace the floral shop in a two-family home at 4865 Main with a weight loss center drew opposition Monday night during a public hearing on rezoning the parcel from multifamily residential to general business.…