Amherst

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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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) - A year from now, Sheridan Drive near Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst will have a completely different look. The long stalled redevelopment of Northtown Plaza will be nearly complete. Northtown Plaza Poised For Makeover - Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa Property owner WS...
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Brendan Keany
June 11, 2019 - 12:50 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday morning, Chef's held a press conference on Sheridan Drive in Amherst at Williamsville Place to further explain the details of their new Northtowns location. I’m at 5395 Sheridan Dr. at Williamsville Place, where Chef’s is announcing a new location! @...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:32 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - An Amherst pain doctor was sentenced to two years of probation by a federal judge after he used the names of dead patients to steal drugs. . Dr. Paul Biddle, 54, stole the drugs between February 9, 2015 and October 16, 2017. He knowingly prescribed hydromorphone to two dead...
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Boulevard Mall in Amherst. April 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
April 03, 2019 - 3:51 pm
AMHERST (WBEN) - The Boulevard Mall has been sold to Sinatra & Company Real Estate for $24.05 million. Developer Nick Sinatra talks Boulevard Mall's future Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa is intrigued by the area's potential. "We're here to announce a pretty exciting day for the Town of...
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Mike Baggerman
April 02, 2019 - 3:00 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Aid and Incentives to Municipalities, otherwise known as AIM funding, was something that was on the chopping block in the New York State budget negotiations by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Ultimately, AIM funding was restored but it had supervisors like Amherst's Brian Kulpa on...
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Bob Karaszewski
March 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm
AMHERST (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - David Braunstein, who had served as the West District President of the New York State Amateur Hockey Association, has resigned his role after nearly two decades. The news comes after video surfaced of a January incident where Cheektowaga players were caught on...
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Screenshot from video where Cheektowaga hockey players make monkey noises at Amherst hockey who is black. (Screenshot courtesy of Bob Kazee)
March 16, 2019 - 6:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Many in Western New York are outraged after a video that shows Cheektowaga hockey players making racism comments towards a black player for Amherst. The video showed the Cheektowaga players making monkey noises. The person who filmed the incident can be heard asking "Really...
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