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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Five of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/01/news-football-polls-week-five/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 35, Cardinal O’Hara 14 Class AA Bennett 14, Cla…

Week Three of the high school football season pretty much had it all. There were upsets, a school-record scoring output and game-winning drives, including one capped off by a Hail Mary. But what's the use of telling you when we can show you? Below is a roundup of available video highlights from Week Three. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a me…

Lions, Tigers and a few Bulldogs: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams. The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state. Teams' playbooks will be scaled down, but…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, born on this date in 1950, “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.” . . . CLEAN HOUSE – State Sen. Tim Kennedy will sponsor a free electronics recycling collection from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, in conjunction with Sunnking…

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas took top honors at the 2017 American Legion Department State Convention in Syracuse on Friday. The State Convention parade features military units from across the state. The Tonawandas group was awarded first place in the American Legion category with a score of 93.44. Second place went to Yankee Doodle Band from Rensselaer wit…

Wintertime – especially the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays – tends to be a time when Western New Yorkers are most apt to turn their attention to helping support the Food Bank of Western New York. Those at Congregation Shir Shalom and Calvary Episcopal Church in  Amherst understand, however, that summertime can be a heavier burden for families that include childre…

The two largest towns in Erie County are both saying no to new cellphone towers. After Amherst joined the Town of Tonawanda in a cellphone tower moratorium this week, the Town of Tonawanda Planning Board discussed whether the two largest neighboring towns in Erie County may want to work together to adopt similar codes. The Town of Tonawanda imposed a moratorium in Ma…

A car crashed into the Motel 6 on Maple Road in Amherst shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Amherst police said. There were no injuries in the crash, which extensively damaged one room of the business, police said. The Motel 6 remained open.

One lane of a section of Sheridan Drive in Amherst will be closed for about three months beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, the state Department of Transportation announced. The westbound right lane of Sheridan between Frankhauser and Harlem roads will be closed for about three months so road crews can perform bridge maintenance on the I-290. Motorists are advised to all…

A Buffalo man has been indicted on sex trafficking charges in a case that authorities said involved some underage victims. Derek Harris, 22, was engaged in an extensive operation of sex trafficking out of the Boulevard Inn Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst that involved several victims, including some as young as 14 years old, according to Erie County Distric…

A Cheektowaga man was arrested Thursday and charged in connection with the robbery of a KeyBank branch on Main Street in Amherst earlier this week, officials said. Thomas Cascio, 51, has seven previous convictions for bank robbery, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, which filed the complaint against Cascio for Monday's robbery at a KeyBank branch at 5200 Main St.…

The Amherst Town Board Tuesday unanimously approved a two-year agreement with the town's white collar workers that includes a 2 percent raise in 2017 and a 2.5 percent in 2018. The agreement is an extension of a contract that was first reached between the town and CSEA Local 815 in 2009 and extended for two years in 2014. The union is the town's largest, representing ov…

Most local Indian restaurants have menus that are practically curry copies. From starters like potato-stuffed samosa pastries to gulab jamun, the syrup-soaked cheese fritter dessert, I’d estimate 80 percent of the dishes are in 95 percent of them. That drives me mad as an Englishman in the midday sun. India’s blend of geography and cultures has produced a kaleidoscopi…