Amherst

Tom Puckett
November 15, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A Williamsville woman has been arrested in connection with an October hit and run. Amherst Police say a 21 year old was struck by a vehicle in the 2300 block of Wehrle Dr. near Curtwright Dr. The man suffered serious head and shoulder injuries and was treated at ECMC. After an...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - To celebrate National Pasta Day, Chef's iconic restaurant in Buffalo opened their new Chef's "On the Go" location Thursday in the Williamsville Place Plaza, at 5483 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. Brother and sister owners Lou and Marybeth Billitier say the motto at the new...
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Niagara Falls Boulevard at Maple Road on May 15, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 14, 2019 - 6:15 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A 17-year-old boy suffered serious head and neck injuries after he was hit by a car on Niagara Falls Boulevard on Sunday evening. The boy was hit in the 2300 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard after 7 p.m. by a 2006 Mitsubishi that was driven by a 23-year-old woman from...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Another major plaza in the Town of Amherst could be in line for a new look. The University Plaza retail center in Eggertsville along the border of Tonawanda and the City of Buffalo is for sale. The 14-acre Main Street property, which sits an intersection away from the...
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Brendan Keany
September 24, 2019 - 6:50 pm
AMHERST (WBEN) - The NFTA held another public meeting at Sweet Home Middle School on Tuesday evening, as the organization continues to investigate the reality of an expanded Metro Rail line that would connect the UB South Campus to UB North. "We're in the environmental process; we're doing an...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Tom Puckett
September 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) If you were driving along Sheridan Drive Thursday, you may have noticed work crews putting the finishing touches on a soaring cell phone tower tucked behind plazas and along private property in the Town of Amherst. Workers were actually installing fake branches on the structure...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - A four-month long process to make a stretch of Niagara Falls Boulevard begins this week. Construction between the I-290 and Tonawanda Creek Road will see the Northbound right lane of Niagara Falls Boulevard closed beginning Tuesday morning as crews work to install new lights...
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NFTA Metro Rail stationed inside the DL&W Terminal. January 10, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
July 31, 2019 - 5:56 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - This year has been a hectic one for Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa, who's dealing with several unknowns and development projects that will have a major impact on the future of the area. Perhaps the most prominent of projects is the possibility of a major Metro...
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Another pedestrian-involved accident on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Karl Booker, 31, of Tonawanda was struck and suffered non-life threatening injuries when he tried crossing the road on December 3, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
July 29, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) The state DOT has wrapped up a study on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst and Tonawanda. The corridor study analyzed the existing pedestrian infrastructure and developed planning-level recommendations to enhance pedestrian safety along the Niagara Falls Boulevard corridor. Many...
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Tom Puckett
July 10, 2019 - 6:51 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Years after the Kwik Fill gas station was torn down at the corner of Kenmore Avenue and Niagara Falls Boulevard, the property has remained vacant, and a recent showdown over eminent domain has infuriated the property owner. 20 years ago, the town of Amherst took some of that...
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