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Something is coming to the corner of Transit and Maple roads, but it won't be a Chick-fil-A. Benderson Development Co. has filed plans with the Town of Amherst for a 7,200-square-foot restaurant or retail shop, with a drive-thru, at 8100 Transit Road. The Buffalo News previously reported Chick-fil-A was eyeing the high-traffic East Amherst location for one of its res…

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Three teens in an stolen car were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a short chase, Amherst police reported. Officers on patrol on Larch Road spotted two cars that had been reported stolen earlier in the day. They said that three males – a 17-year-old and two 18-year-olds – were in one of the cars and allegedly attempted to flee. Police said that the teens were taken…

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Michael and William Huntress' Acquest Development has acquired a pair of apartment complexes in Amherst and Depew from an Amherst investor family for $4.7 million. Acquest, through Park Ridge Amherst LLC, paid $3.1 million in late May to buy the Park Ridge Apartments at 265-285 Scamridge Curve from AJF Leasing Inc., led by Judith Ferrentino. The 64-unit multifamily comp…

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The homecoming king and queen in Williamsville could lose their crowns. And the days of separating male and female graduates at two district high schools with different cap and gown colors could be coming to an end. Not everyone is happy about it. The rumored end to the traditions in one of the largest school districts in New York spurred a protest petition signed by…

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The University at Buffalo Council this morning voted to remove the name of billionaire pharmaceutical company founder John N. Kapoor from the building that houses the university's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Council's action follows Kapoor's conviction last month in a racketeering conspiracy to bribe doctors to overprescribe a highly addictive op…

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Despite the mania around downtown living and Buffalo’s urban “revival,” the city continues to lose population to its suburbs, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2018 population numbers, which cover cities and towns, show contractions in Western New York’s very largest and very smallest places even as momentum grows in places like Amherst and Cla…

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When Sarah Kent and her husband started renting out their four-bedroom Getzville home about five years ago, they had no problems with their first few tenants. Last year, when they listed the home for rent again, Kent and Richard Leska say they turned down several other promising prospective tenants to rent the home to a couple that seemed to really appreciate the home's…

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The Village of Williamsville and the Williamsville Business Association are hosting a "Homecoming on Main" on Saturday to show that Main Street is open for business following last year's extensive construction work. Events take place through the day and early evening, starting with the village's weekly Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and building up to the Taste of…

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A man who ran a red light in Lockport and collided with another vehicle, allegedly while under the influence of Suboxone, was sentenced Wednesday to 1 1/3 to four years in prison for injuring the other driver and his passenger. David F. Garlock, 40, of Market Street, Lockport, pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular assault for the Oct. 26 crash at Walnut and Locust s…

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The Town of Amherst has agreed to lower the assessment on the Boulevard Mall by 35%. The drop in value, from $46.4 million to $30 million, comes nearly two months after a group of investors purchased the mall property for $24.05 million. The buyers, who are expected to close on their purchase of the shopping center in June, had requested a deeper reduction in value t…

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The general manager of the Anchor Bar franchise on Maple Road in Amherst who was accused of sexual harassment by two former employees has resigned. Franchise owner Minh Tran accepted manager Jason Heinrich's resignation on Monday night, Tran said Wednesday. The women – Taylor Gregoric, 23, of the City of Tonawanda, and Alyssa Corregedor, a University at Buffalo stude…

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Amherst's LaClair-Kindel Wildlife Sanctuary doesn't have very much wildlife, or sanctuary, left these days. It's squeezed between medical offices, an on-ramp to the 290, the Walker Center and a busy stretch of Main Street. Created 45 years ago on property leased by the town from the power company, it once boasted a thick tree canopy, a nature trail and an abundance o…

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Nick Sinatra will have some help remaking Amherst's Boulevard Mall. Douglas Jemal, who owns One Seneca Tower in downtown Buffalo, and Cleveland-based RMS Investment Corp. are joining Sinatra's effort to transform the 64-acre property into a town center with housing, retail and office space. Jemal said he’s not deterred by the project's scope. “It’s a substantial i…

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Finding a reliable baby sitter can be hard, especially one who works for free while you shop for groceries. It will be harder next month when Wegmans closes its last Wkids location in the region at its store on Alberta Drive in Amherst. Parents and caregivers could shop without interruption after dropping off their children at Wkids. But Wegmans officials say the ser…

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Attention, Milo's fans — or those wanting extra tables, chairs and kitchen equipment — here's a chance to get a piece of the popular Williamsville restaurant. Cash Realty & Auctions will be holding a live, onsite auction of the eatery's furniture and equipment at 10 a.m. Saturday. Located at 5877 Main St., the items for sale can be inspected in advance starting at 8…