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Amherst's unregistered dogs might want to get their paperwork in. The town's dog census has started. The census takers, who go door-to-door, are town employees who carry proper identification, said Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger. If an unregistered dog is present at a home, they will leave information on how to register their dog with the town, she said. “We currently h…

A must-have addition to your packing list for this summer’s family trip won’t take up any suitcase space. It’s an app for your smartphone that gives you access to a board-certified telemedicine physician from wherever you happen to be sightseeing. “The ideal situation for getting medical care is when a patient sees his or her own doctor in person,” said Dr. Ri…

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

Those who visit Western New York's newest health food restaurant can expect ceramic bowls filled with greens or whole grains and scratch-made dressings, topped with grass-fed beef, mixed vegetables, organic tofu or free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken. There also will be some things you can forget about at CoreLife Eatery (corelifeeatery.com), which official…

Get ready for the Town of Amherst's new idea of what makes a family. The town wants to replace the existing, one-sentence definition of "family" in its zoning code with a lengthy, 2½-page explanation of what constitutes a clan. Town Attorney Stanley J. Sliwa said Amherst proposes to broaden the definition to make it easier to restrict rooming, boarding and fraternity …

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities is putting its home for 62 nuns in Williamsville on the market. The congregation is seeking someone to buy and operate its St. Mary of the Angels regional house, at 201 Reist St., on the condition that sisters living in the home can remain there, said Rochelle Cassella, a Sisters' spokeswoman. Eventually, lay resid…

After 30 years in Amherst, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. is moving its corporate headquarters downtown, marking a significant endorsement of the city’s economic resurgence and demonstrating the prominent role that urban development projects now represent in the company’s portfolio. The company will relocate its offices and employees from the Centerpointe Corporate Par…

Payless ShoeSource is closing stores in the Northtown Plaza and Lockport. The stores join five others in Erie and Niagara counties that previously were marked for closure. Payless filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April and immediately announced the closing of 400 stores nationwide as part of its reorganization plan. The five store closings announced at t…

A national nursing home chain is building an $11.5 million center in Amherst designed to meet the needs of people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. JEA Senior Living started construction on the 34,500-square-foot Juniper Glen Alzheimer's Special Care Center at 8820 Transit Road, just south of Transit Valley Country Club, in July 2016 and plans to open the fa…

The annual Old Home Days festival continues through 11 p.m. Friday at Island Park in Williamsville. Wednesday features a bicycle rodeo for kids age 12 and under from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Town Hall parking lot, 5583 Main St. Barnstorm Country Band performs in the band shell from 8 to 10 p.m. while Joyryde performs in the beer tent from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday: A …

Amherst residents are being asked for their input on an update this year of the town's Parks and Recreation Master Plan. A random selection of residents have been mailed a survey from GreenPlay, the town's Colorado-based consultant for the update. Residents should know the survey is legitimate and their cooperation in completing it is appreciated, said Mary-Diana Pouli…

An Amherst man faces a maximum 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges in U.S. District Court. Rohan Chopra, 22,  pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, MDMA, also known as “Molly.” Two other men, Connor Dempsey and Joel Jacob, agreed to allow Chopra to store various controlled substances in an apar…

Two Frank Lloyd Wright historic site-inspired yoga classes the season's first salsa class in Delaware Park (depending on the weather) and a state pickleball tournament in Amherst are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY …

The companies behind a nearly $9 million expansion project for a consumer product testing lab in Amherst are seeking tax breaks worth more than $531,000 from the Amherst Industrial Development Agency. Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services wants to consolidate its operations at the Northpointe Commerce Park, which have grown over the past 18 years from one to four bui…