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Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's 2018 Capital Budget proposal has been filed and now it's time for the Common Council to review the $22.8 million spending plan. Council Members will hold a budget workshop at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 in Council Chambers on the 13th Floor of City Hall. The meeting is open to the public. The recommended capital budget is a fine-tuned ver…

Attractions

A Polar Stop with toy train layouts provided by local model railroad clubs, a building competition with canned goods to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, and Kandy Kane's Holiday Magic Show are among the new sights this year at the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. The 13th annual festival opens from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Frid…

Crime

Two AR-15 rifles. A ballistic vest. Camouflage. Travis Green, 29,  is accused of being the gunman who opened fire on a Dollar General store in Cheektowa Tuesday afternoon. But what might have he been planning? Green of Cheektowaga was identified this morning as the shooter before his arraignment in Cheektowag Town Court. "These are the times we live in," Cheektow…

Buffalo

Up to a $1,000 reward is being offered for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted on a weapons possession charge. Denzel S. Robinson, 24, is 6-foot-1, weighs about 240 pounds and may be in the Buffalo area, according to Crime Stoppers Buffalo. Robinson, wanted on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, is being sought by the U.S. Marshals S…

Amherst

Winter parking rules on bus routes in Buffalo won't go into effect at least until Nov. 22, the city announced Tuesday. The regulations were slated to go into effect at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, but are being delayed based on weather forecasts, a city spokesman said. Winter parking restrictions on bus routes are in effect from 1:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. until April 1. Buffalo …

Buffalo

Darrell E. Dixon, who was caught while burglarizing a North Tonawanda home Aug. 26, was sentenced Tuesday to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison. State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. imposed the maximum sentence available on Dixon, 46, of North Street, Buffalo who didn't wait to be indicted before pleading guilty to third-degree burglary. Niagara County Assis…

Buffalo

A 21-year-old Buffalo woman was accused of stabbing a woman a half-dozen times with a 12-inch kitchen knife on Monday night, according to a Buffalo police report. Javonda A. Seals, of 15th Street, was arrested just after 10 p.m. on the first block of 15th, near Connecticut Street, according to the report. Seals is also accused of trying to hit the victim in the head wit…

Buffalo

Three people stole a stop sign from the University at Buffalo's South Campus on Sunday, according to university police. The stop sign located at the intersection of Hayes and Rotary roads was taken by three individuals who carried it away, according to photos released by police. Authorities did not say what time the theft occurred. Police ask anyone who may have info…

Town of Tonawanda

The holidays begin on Dec. 1 when Santa Claus arrives at the Village Green in front of the Kenmore/Town of Tonawanda Municipal Hall, 2919 Delaware Road. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m. with hot chocolate and doughnuts, trivia and prizes and caroling. Santa arrives by fire truck at 7 p.m. to light the tree and will receive visitors inside the Municipal Building. The e…

Local News

A local nonprofit that works to help children in other other countries is holding a fundraising movie event on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Screening Room in Amherst. The theater at 880 Alberta Drive is showing the holiday favorite "Home Alone" during its Family Movie Matinee at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include the film, pizza, popcorn and a photo with Santa Claus. There…

Local News

Natale Builders' proposal to construct 30 patio homes in a new subdivision at Roll and Newhouse roads in Clarence has received the final approvals it needs from town officials. The town Planning Board unanimously approved the development plan for the project at last week's meeting, said James B. Callahan, Clarence's director of community development. That came after Na…

Buffalo

Two men stole another man's pickup at gunpoint on Sunday night in Buffalo, according to a city police report. The 27-year-old victim told police one of the men pointed a revolver at him and ordered him out of his truck at the corner of Holden Street and Wakefield Avenue at about 10:10 p.m., according to the report. The pair then got in the vehicle and drove away. Pol…

Education

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will conduct a special holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Hilbert College's William E. Swan Auditorium. The concert will be conducted by BPO resident conductor Stefan Sanders. This year marks the BPO's 10th annual performance at the Swan Auditorium. A limited number of tickets are available for the public. Tickets are $35 for…

The Grand Island schools have been without a school resource officer since 2013, when an officer provided by  State Police was discontinued. Trooper Chris Pyc, whose wife Lisa is the school board president, was the last SRO for the district and served for many years in the position. The school district wants to re-institute that position and is talking about funding…

Buffalo

In Thanksgiving season, Emily Nagy-Rizzuto contemplates a reason to be grateful whenever she reaches for her wallet. She was robbed and roughed up a few months ago on a busy Buffalo street, and a lot of motorists looked straight at her, then drove past. Except for two people who didn't. Nagy-Rizzuto can laugh now when she thinks about it: Her rescuers only happened t…