The upscale apartments in a three-story building now nearing completion on Main Street in Williamsville will feature 8-foot-high doors, quartz countertops and a second head in every shower meant to mimic the effect of raindrops. There are 20 apartments in the Lymstone Lofts, located at 5933 Main St. across from Williamsville South High School, and amenities like these a…

A growing medical practice in Amherst that plans to move down North Forest Road to larger offices received final approval from the town Planning Board last week. Audubon Women's Medical Associates hopes to move by this fall into a 14,500-square-foot space at 2240 and 2250 N. Forest Road, near Millersport Highway, about a mile and a half from its existing, 8,600-square-…

The massive Muir Woods property in the northwest corner of Amherst has sat vacant for 17 years under the ownership of Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. The developer over the years has proposed millions of square feet of office space, hundreds of apartments and dozens of homes. But nothing has ever happened with the 326-acre site, and the ideas for the property stirred up con…

Autism Services will start moving into its new school in Amherst next week. The nonprofit, which provides educational and support services for children and adults with autism-spectrum disorders, is moving from its longtime location at 4444 Bryant and Stratton Way near the Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence to Uniland Development Co.'s Audubon Business Centre. Autism Serv…

A four-story, 107-room hotel planned for Rensch Road near the University at Buffalo North Campus cleared its last hurdle Thursday night when the Amherst Planning Board approved the site plan for the project. The board also agreed the project would not significantly harm the environment. Ellicott Development previously said it plans to start construction in March and …

If you're one of the 44,000 property owners in the Town of Amherst, don't toss aside a letter from the town you'll be receiving as early as Saturday. It contains an important number - your new assessment. And Town Assessor David C. Marrano has just one question for you: Does that number accurately reflect the price you could realistically sell your property for? I…

Tyler Doogan, 20, a University at Buffalo senior, pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in Amherst Town Court Thursday afternoon. Justice Geoffrey K. Klein fined Doogan $635 fine after reducing a driving while intoxicated charge stemming from the 3:30 a.m. Dec. 3, 2016, incident on Main Street in Amherst. He also suspended Doogan's driving privileges for 90 days, but…

In the Ransom Oaks community of Amherst, the raging neighborhood argument isn’t about schools, suburban sprawl or crime. It is about a golf cart trail. A 4-year-old lawsuit over the trail is causing turmoil in this community of about 1,100 residents next to the Glen Oaks Golf Course. Neighbors are taking on the Ransom Oaks homeowners’ association over the laws…

Sara Kozlowski, 23, of Cheektowaga, was convicted of a reduced charge of driving while ability impaired, fined $735 and had her license suspended for 90 days following a bench trial before Amherst Town Court Justice Geoffrey K. Klein Wednesday. Kozlowski had been arrested by New York State Police on a charge of driving while intoxicated about 4 a.m. Oct. 2, 2016, on Rou…

Additional street lighting is being planned for a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard north of I-290 where five pedestrians have been killed by cars since June 2013 and a woman was injured while crossing Wednesday morning, officials said. "Everybody recognizes there's a need for additional lighting in that stretch," said James Hartz, director of the Town of Tonawanda's O…

The Independent Health Family Branch YMCA will host its fifth annual Zumbathon from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday to support of the Buffalo Niagara YMCA’s 2017 Annual Campaign. This family-friendly event includes high-energy music, fitness, and fun. The Oasis Dance Center will present belly dancing demonstrations from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a Zumbathon led by Y instru…

Sun Cuisines, a popular Burmese and Thai restaurant in Buffalo, has opened a new restaurant at 5759 Main St. at the corner of Evans Street in Williamsville. Sun Cuisines was Buffalo's first Burmese restaurant and this is the third location to open under its umbrella. The Williamsville restaurant follows the original restaurant, which opened in Black Rock in 2010, and Su…

Christopher J. Duquin, who took a leave as deputy mayor in Williamsville, on Tuesday took full responsibility for driving drunk at around 2 a.m. Sept. 17, when his vehicle struck a parked car in the village and left a trail of fluid away from the scene. Duquin pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clarence Town Court to a misdemeanor DWI charge, the most serious charge he faced. …