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Join The Buffalo News' Cheektowaga reporter T.J. Pignataro who will be at Cheektowaga Town Hall at 6 p.m. for a scheduled work session of the Cheektowaga Town Board.The board is scheduled to discuss several items relating to upcoming business in the town, including a proposed new Tim Horton's location at Genesee & Pine Ridge as well as a potential demolition …

It promises to be a busy evening tonight at West Seneca Town Hall where town board members are expected to repeal a controversial law requiring Certificates of Occupancy for properties at the time of sale. Several other items of interest are also slated for discussion tonight. Join The Buffalo News' West Seneca Reporter, T.J. Pignataro, who is live in town hall.Live Blog -…

Saluting Our War Heroes

At 21 years old and making $21 a week repairing automobile engines in Niagara Falls, Bill Kresman felt upset when he asked for a pay raise and was denied. Well, he would show his employer. "I can do something else," he recalled thinking of a career change that would take him into the military. He remembered seeing a big sign in front of the old New York State Army…

A new 42,000 square foot animal shelter for the SPCA Serving Erie County will be one of three items at a busy slate for West Seneca Planning Board members at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. Kideney Architects is requesting the site plan for the proposed $9 million shelter be approved for 300 Harlem Road. The board will also consider requests from Edbauer Co…

Motorists will get their chance to voice their opinions tonight on a controversial proposed law in the Village of Kenmore that would allow the Kenmore Police to tow vehicles from village streets for three unpaid parking tickets. The hearing will take place at 8 p.m. at Kenmore Village Hall, 2919 Delaware Avenue. Join T.J. Pignataro, a suburban staff reporter for The Buffal…

Saluting Our War Heroes

Thirty-five years after the fact, Frank B. Brochowicz received a nasty reminder of his service in the Vietnam War. In late 2006, he lost 25 pounds and attributed it to a lack of appetite after a beloved family member had died. But when the pounds kept falling off, he went to a doctor who directed him to a cancer specialist. "The oncologist said my hemoglobin count…

Join T.J. Pignataro, the West Seneca reporter for The Buffalo News, who will be live at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center, 4620 Seneca Street, for the third of four public hearings about how to best utilize the more than 430-acre site of the former West Seneca Developmental Center. Dean Gowan, a local landscape architect, will be on hand to discuss possible …

The News' Stephen T. Watson is being joined by Wally Smith of AAA to discuss the Sunday Spotlight story: Gas prices begin their annual climb earlier than ever. Live gas prices chat with Wally Smith of AAA and News Staff Reporter Stephen T. Watson

Join T.J. Pignataro, The Buffalo News' West Seneca reporter, who will be live from West Seneca Town Hall for the 7 p.m. scheduled public hearing on the controversial (and now suspended) law requiring sewer laterals to be replaced on pre-1980 properties for sale in West Seneca. The public hearing will be followed by a regular meeting of the West Seneca Town Board. This…

Sewers will return front-and-center in West Seneca tonight when a public hearing will be held on a controversial - and now suspended - town law requiring residents to replace the lateral sewer line between their homes and the street before they sell their properties. The public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Join T.J. Pignataro, the West Seneca reporter for The Buffal…

Saluting Our War Heroes

At about 4:40 a.m. Jan. 30, 1969, Sgt. Richard D. "Rick" Topolski was in the final hours of a leave back home before heading out on the first leg of his journey to Vietnam. "We were home, and I was driving up to the intersection at Belmont Avenue and Sheridan Drive, when my car hit ice and we slid through it," Topolski said. "The passenger with me was another sergeant, …

Join T.J. Pignataro, Cheektowaga reporter for The Buffalo News, who will be at Cheektowaga Town Hall at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for the regular meeting of the Cheektowaga Town Board. Board members are expected to consider plans from Charles J. Basil to convert a warehouse at 1694 Walden Ave. into a car parts storage and vehicle-detailing shop. Also to be discussed at the meeti…