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The Clarence Town Board will consider a six-month moratorium on applications and processing for wireless telecommunication towers. A special meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Several surrounding communities, including Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda, have proposed similar moratoriums while updating town codes. Clarence Supervisor Patrick Casilio said…

Amherst has appointed a Boca Raton, Fla.-based company as its consultant on applications for cell towers and other wireless infrastructure. The Town Board selected CityScape Consultants from five responses to a request for proposals issued in May. CityScape "specializes in serving governmental entities and public sector for all issues relating to wireless telecommuni…

ALBANY – A new poll out Tuesday morning backs up one released last week: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s standing among New York voters is heading downward – at the same time numbers released Monday depict his fundraising activities are blazing. The new Siena College poll shows the Democratic governor's favorabilty rating dropping a net 19 points from May. The poll also found…

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has launched a new program for women expecting a baby and who seek new ways to share the experience – and their obstetrician. “The expecting mothers who participate in CenteringPregnancy here are extremely positive about the difference it makes in their prenatal experience,” Memorial-based physician assistant Laura DeBacco Mal…

To Lum Smith, it is a kind of sacred place. He made that point last week as he walked along Woodlawn Avenue in Buffalo, near the Masten Avenue intersection, even if nothing around him seemed unusual: A few old wooden houses with potted flowers on the porches, an open lot where another home once stood, the morning hum of a worker mowing a lawn at the Buffalo Academy for Vis…

Hamburg Gaming, the casino at Buffalo Raceway on the Erie County Fairgrounds, has reopened after being evacuated Monday evening due to a phoned-in bomb threat. Hamburg Police, who responded to the scene, left shortly before midnight, a police dispatcher said. A casino employee said by phone that the gaming operation was open again, but declined further comment.

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to astronaut John Glenn, born on this date in 1921, “There is still no cure for the common birthday.” . . . DRUMSTICK BEAT – St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, drive-thru only, from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $10 and include roasted potatoes, a roll, homemad…

A proposal to build a large, upscale student housing complex near the University at Buffalo's North Campus in Amherst was unanimously rejected Monday night by the Town Board. Board members denied a request to remove deed restrictions on the parcels at 2949, 2925 and 2915 North Forest Road. Core Spaces, an out-of-town developer of student housing, had proposed a four-…

A woman driving a car with a loud muffler early Monday was charged under Leandra's Law after an investigation determined she was driving while intoxicated, according to Jamestown Police. Vanessa M. Maldonado, 31, of Jamestown, had a 6-year-old child in her vehicle at the time of the stop at 4:30 a.m. on Lakeview Avenue, police officers said. Police said she also …

A man was wounded in the leg in a shooting incident Monday afternoon in the Cold Spring neighborhood, Buffalo Police reported. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center for treatment, Buffalo Police said. Northeast District officers responded to a call just after 4:30 p.m. reporting gunfire in the 100 block o…

Joe Dash's proposal for a new and state-of-the-art supermarket in North Buffalo faces a big hurdle on Wednesday before the Zoning Board of Appeals. But he couldn't have asked for a much better reception at the Planning Board on Monday. Two frequent critics of development projects spoke out against the project as too big and inappropriate. "This project is too damn…

Uber has added a tipping feature to its app. To mark the occasion, the ride-hailing service said it will match every tip given by riders to drivers across the country on Tuesday, including in Buffalo. Riders will have the option to tip directly in the app after each trip. They can choose from suggested amounts or customize the amount. (They can add a tip up to 30 …

For the first time in eight years, Amherst homes townwide were reassessed in 2017. Here are the 10 highest-assessed homes. The 2016 assessment is based on an equalization rate of 91 percent of full market value. The new assessment is equal to 100 percent of full market value.

Pegula Sports & Entertainment wants to move its corporate headquarters from the Fairmont Creamery building on Scott Street to its planned new John Labatt House building in the Cobblestone District, adding to the brewery and restaurant already destined for the first floor. The umbrella company for Terry and Kim Pegula's business concerns may relocate to the third and…

Three health agencies will host a daylong Adult Mental Health First Aid training July 21. The class can help families, employers, health professionals and others about how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training provides skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who ma…