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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…

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. …

Erie County

A candidate in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for West Seneca highway superintendent is suing his opponent, alleging he attempted to pressure him to drop out of the race by disseminating confidential police records. Thomas C. Reese II filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court this week against opponent Timothy T. Healy and three others, including a West Seneca police detecti…

Erie County

The Democratic primary for West Seneca town supervisor pits Councilman Gene Hart against Jim Lawson, owner of a property management company and former West Seneca School Board member. Hart, 72, is a retired auditor for the State Comptroller's Office. He has been endorsed by the West Seneca Democratic Committee and is in the last year of his second term on the Town Board…

Erie County

A teenager from Hamburg was killed and three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning on Southwestern Boulevard in West Seneca. Police identified the victim as Edward J. Travis IV, 18, the driver of one of the vehicles. His passenger, Elizabeth Rybarczyk, also 18, of Hamburg, was taken to Erie County Medical Center where she underwent emergency sur…

Food and Drink

The roast beef at Schwabl's is justly famous. Its carved-to-order splendor is based on its unchanging simplicity. It's the sort of dish you might get time and again, until you don't even bother to look at the menu. If you would seek variety, though, allow me to nominate the unsung hero of the Schwabl's menu: the hot ham plate ($18.59). There are a few places in to…

Local News

The plan was to kick off the state's annual seat belt awareness campaign Tuesday with an event at West Seneca East High School. But on Sunday, hours after a West Seneca teen was killed and five others narrowly escaped death following a fiery car crash, it seemed prudent to consider postponing the event. Mark J.F. Schroeder, acting commissioner of the State Department…

Crime

West Seneca police want the public's help finding a "person of interest" in what they called a "physical domestic altercation" that sent a woman to the hospital. Steven A. Colella, 29, is on parole after a fourth-degree grand larceny conviction and has an active warrant, town police said in a Facebook post. Colella, also known as Anthony Amante, has ties to Buffalo, …

Gusto

Known as a popular family destination in the fall - when apples flourish - Mayer Bros. Cider Mill has delivered a surprising announcement: It will open in the spring, too, with the official date scheduled for March 20, president Garrett Mayer confirmed. The mill at 1540 Seneca Creek Road in West Seneca is beloved for fresh-and-hot apple cider doughnuts, refreshing cider…

Erie County

As the temperatures drop in Western New York, so does the threat of flooding. The National Weather Service's flood watch for the area was canceled at 3 a.m. "With the temperature now below freezing, the runoff has ended," said David Thomas, National Weather Service meteorologist. "There are still ice jams on the creeks, but we’re not getting the water flow to create …

Business

As Bank of America Corp. prepares to vacate its operations center in West Seneca for new digs in Elma, the owner of the Transit Road property is now seeking a new tenant to take up the space. The Charlotte, N.C.-based banking company, one of the nation's biggest banks, announced last year that it would relocate to the former Motorola plant in Jamison Business Park at 61…

Erie County

The combination of rising temperatures applied to last week's epic snowstorm led to a result that has become all too familiar for West Seneca residents. And on Tuesday, they grappled with the predictable if not preventable flooding of Buffalo Creek. Six residences on School Street had their utilities shut off and were evacuated Monday night, with some residents likely f…

Business

A national real estate firm that specializes in retail properties has acquired three Sherwin-Williams Paint stores in the Town of Tonawanda, Amherst and West Seneca for nearly $4.5 million. Agree Realty Corp., a self-managed real estate investment trust based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., paid $1.65 million to acquire the store at 2775 Sheridan Drive from the Cleveland-ba…