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Government meetings are typically good viewing, if you need a sleep aid. Not so Monday in the Village of Williamsville when the board held its meeting in a "Late Night" talk show format, complete with a monologue by Mayor Brian J. Kulpa and a live band. Kulpa is preparing to depart village government to become Amherst town supervisor and had always promised that he w…

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The Amherst building commissioner has overruled his predecessor and decided Northtown Automotive does, in fact, need the permission of the town's Zoning Board of Appeals to park hundreds of vehicles on the site of the former Westwood Country Club. Brian P. Andrzejewski is requiring Northtown Automotive Group to seek a temporary use permit from the board, which will cons…

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Chayban's Custom Tailors and Dry Cleaning may open a new location on Transit Road in East Amherst. Danny Chayban, who owns the Chayban's location at 8078 Transit Road, at Maple Road in Amherst, on Tuesday spent $185,000 to buy 11500 Transit Road, at Tonawanda Creek Road in northeast Amherst, according to Chayban and county records. Chayban said he was planning to ope…

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A planned feature of the new playground in Amherst's Billy Wilson Park will be a nod to the park's original name, and put to rest an old controversy. The Town Board on Monday agreed to name the "sensory center" after Margaret Bernath and Louise Kindel. The center is described as an area geared toward kids on the autism spectrum and may include a water feature, musical i…

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The owner of the Northtown Plaza in Amherst has filed revised plans with the town as it begins the approval process for its redevelopment of the outdoor shopping center. WS Development proposes constructing six buildings for retailers including L.L. Bean and West Elm. It is seeking nine area variances from the town Zoning Board of Appeals, down from the 10 requested ori…

The Williamsville Central School District is studying the elimination of class rank for all its high schoolers. The School Board in September agreed to end class rank in its three high schools for incoming freshmen and all subsequent classes. But since then, district officials said they've heard from numerous students and parents who support eliminating it now for all g…

Amherst officials will await the results of a traffic study before restricting left turns at a potentially dangerous intersection. The Town Board on Monday night was prepared to consider asking the state Department of Transportation to restrict left turns from Shoreline Parkway onto Millersport Highway. But the board agreed to allow residents of the Dockside Village …

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Bank of America has sued the chief executive officer of CCS Oncology, one of the region's largest community-based cancer care providers, for at least $4.3 million, claiming the medical practice defaulted on millions of dollars in loans he personally guaranteed. The lawsuit filed last Wednesday is the latest in a series of developments that point to deep financial troubl…

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Williamsville teachers have a new contract that includes salary raises – but also an increase of their contributions to health insurance. The School Board Tuesday unanimously approved the four-year pact, the result of 11 months of talks and 17 meetings between negotiating teams for the district and Williamsville Teachers Association. "This is a fiscally responsible c…

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Williamsville trustees are expected to appoint Deputy Mayor Daniel DeLano as the village's next mayor as Mayor Brian J. Kulpa prepares to take over as Amherst town supervisor. Kulpa will be sworn in Dec. 28 and village trustees are expected to appoint DeLano to succeed him at a special meeting likely to be held Dec. 29, officials said. The board also indicated they h…

A proposed Delta Sonic that would replace Menne Nursery on Niagara Falls Boulevard cleared a key hurdle Monday night. The Amherst Town Board agreed to rezone the 10-acre property between Niagara Falls Boulevard and Old Niagara Falls Boulevard from general business to motor service. The rezoning is subject to nine conditions, mainly concerning fencing and landscaping. …

A plan to build two three-story buildings on Transit Road in East Amherst received approval Monday night from the Town Board. The buildings would have a combined 38 upscale apartments, open to residents of any age, on the second and third floors and 17,000 square feet of office and commercial space on the first floors. The board agreed to rezone 1.8 acres of the 6.8-…

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A 64-year-old Williamsville man died after he was struck by a the driver of an SUV on Monday night while walking in the parking lot of a Tops Market at 5274 Main St., Amherst Police reported Monday night. The man, identified as Michael C. Boncore, was hit at about 9:20 p.m. and taken by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst where he died, police sai…

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The current Amherst Town Board on Monday night put its final stamp on the Westwood project – less than three weeks before three new members join the board as of Jan. 1. The board voted unanimously to accept the findings statement of the environmental review of the project, which calls for transforming the former country club into housing for 1,700 people, retail and com…

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A proposal to build 50 single-story townhouses at the site of Average Joe’s tavern and a neighboring parcel on Sweet Home Road has won the backing of the Amherst Planning Board. RAS Development's initial plans to build apartments at 2360 Sweet Home, at North Ellicott Creek Road, changed to accommodate neighbors, and again when the Average Joe’s property at 2350 Sweet Ho…