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West Seneca residents packed the Town Hall three years ago when West Seneca Supervisor Sheila Meegan proposed a raise of nearly $17,000 for herself. She ended up getting $9,400 more. Today she's proposing a 10% decrease in the supervisor's salary next year. But it's not for the incumbent supervisor, because Meegan is not seeking re-election. Meegan proposed pay cuts …

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The candidates for West Seneca supervisor have agreed to two debates this month. The forums were in doubt, after one of the candidates, Democrat James Lawson, scheduled a debate and format without input from his two competitors. Republican Gary Dickson and Gene Hart, who lost the Democratic primary to Lawson but who remains on the Working Families line, complained that …

Buffalo

Every weekday morning, B.J. Stasio follows a routine. The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority paratransit ride service drops Stasio at a quiet spot near Leydecker Road in West Seneca, not quite a mile from the building that holds the state Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Offices. From that point, Stasio, 49, surrounded by trees and tall grass,…

Courts

The Orchard Park man accused of driving drunk in a Sept. 15 crash that killed his brother's girlfriend remains at Erie County Medical Center. Daniel W. Witczak, 33, was charged with driving while intoxicated but other charges are pending further investigation by West Seneca police and prosecutors, the Erie County District Attorney's Office said. Witczak awaits arraig…

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Authorities say an Orchard Park man was driving drunk when he went off the road along Southwestern Boulevard in West Seneca early Sunday. But much remains unknown about the crash that claimed the life of Corrine M. Bennett, who had dated the driver’s brother for years. • Was Bennett, a 38-year-old West Seneca resident, thrown from the car because she wasn’t wearing a…

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A woman was killed and three other occupants of a vehicle seriously injured after their car went off the road and overturned early Sunday morning in West Seneca. The driver, meanwhile, was arrested at the hospital for driving while intoxicated. West Seneca police confirmed the deadly crash happened at 5:28 a.m. near 1720 Southwestern Blvd., at the intersection of Sou…

Amherst

Two area budget hotels in Amherst and Hamburg have new owners, after a pair of deals totaling nearly $5 million in value. Kishor H. Patel and Jaimina Patel – who are not related – paid $2.725 million through 4400 Maple LLC to acquire the Motel 6 at 4400 Maple Road in Amherst. The seller was G6 Hospitality Property of Carrollton, Texas, which is the parent company of the…

Crime

A West Seneca man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for a May incident in which he attacked his girlfriend inside her home, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Eric Miller, 46, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to a sentence of three years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision. Mi…

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It might be a long campaign season in West Seneca. Candidates for supervisor are having a bit of a debate about scheduling a debate. Each of the three candidates say they would like to debate, but two are upset that the third candidate announced a date and format without any input from them. James Lawson, who won the Democratic primary for supervisor in June, anno…

Amherst

A local investment group has acquired its second cluster of apartments in Cheektowaga, spending a total of $2.8 million in the past month to buy apartments on Concord Drive and Huth Road. Acting through Concord Huth LP, the group that includes Ben Friedland and Roman Brailovski paid $1.8 million in June for apartment buildings located at 8-10, 12-14, 11-15, 31-33, 43-45…

Armstrong's Barber Shop will host a suicide awareness walk on July 27 in West Seneca. The walk will commence at 7:30 p.m. at Armstrong's Barber Shop, 2852 Seneca St. and will continue to Rusty Buffalo Sports Pub & Grill, 270 Center Road. Glow sticks will be given out to all participants during the police-escorted event. The cost is $25, which includes open bar…

Business

Plans for a 74-unit apartment complex near Cazenovia Creek in West Seneca are running up against neighborhood opposition, as residents of the street complain that the proposal is too big for the site and would swamp the sewer capacity. David Burke's Dato Development wants to construct a set of 11 buildings on the site of the former VFW Post 8113 Fraternal Lodge at 299 L…

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Paul Rudnicki clocked more time in the air over the jungles of Vietnam than he can remember, but he never saw one hour of combat. Rudnicki, a captain in the U.S. Army, served as a military judge traveling throughout South Vietnam to ensure American soldiers received fair trials. “Those men and women deserve justice and it was our job to deliver it to them,” Rudnicki,…

Business

Marrano Homes has completed its development of the new Princeton Park community in West Seneca. The division of Marrano/Marc Equity Corp. said it finished 48 new home sites in the 40-acre community off Chancellor Lane. The home sites are all private – some as much as 400 feet deep – while about 40% of the land will remain "natural" in the preserve along Smokes Creek. …