Amherst

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Mike Baggerman
July 07, 2017 - 3:46 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) – Though construction technically began about six weeks ago, the Alix Rice Peace Park held its groundbreaking ceremony on Friday morning in front of the Northtown Center in Amherst. Rice, 18, was struck and killed by a drunk driver on July 8, 2011 while she was longboarding...
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The Town Board in Amherst may look at acquiring the former Westwood Country Club after they voted to pass a resolution that allows for the town to hire attorneys who will look at acquiring the club through eminent domain. The club, which sits on the corner of Sheridan and North Forest, is currently...
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Tom Puckett
June 06, 2017 - 6:36 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) A major announcement comes Wednesday as Strategic Financial Services will open a contact center in Amherst. 1,500 jobs will be created. "We really fell for Amherst and the Buffalo area, we really love the people and the pride they have in their city and jobs and their work force...
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June 03, 2017 - 7:23 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A male bicyclist was killed around 4:30 p.m. on Friday according to Amherst Police after he was struck by a vehicle. The investigation is ongoing and police did not announce if there were any charges against the driver, a female driver in a 2014 Honda. Police did not release...
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Tom Puckett
May 26, 2017 - 1:27 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) The Erie County Water Authority says it has recently become aware of occurrences involving individuals posing as ECWA water meter workers in the Town of Amherst. They're urging you to learn how to properly identify ECWA employees before granting access to their home or business...
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Mike Baggerman
May 23, 2017 - 4:00 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - While Whole Foods is already under construction at the Northtown Plaza, the addition of the popular clothing chain L.L. Bean adds to the redevelopment of the empty Amherst plaza. "(WS Development) are excited about future developments here as am I," Amherst Chamber of...
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AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amherst Police are investigating a fatal collision that killed a woman on Sweet Home Road just after midnight Thursday. Angel R. McNight-Miller, 23, from New York City, was crossing Sweet Home near the intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road, when she was hit by a 2007 Toyota...
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May 06, 2017 - 6:23 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Amherst Police found a woman who went missing on Friday afternoon Ashley Rhodes, 18, went missing Friday around 3:15 p.m. and was found on Saturday morning without incident. CANCEL MISSING PERSON alert issued May 6th for 18 year Ashley Rhodes has been CANCELED. Rhodes was...
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May 02, 2017 - 1:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Cuomo announced a series of road work measures in Western New York to improve the safety of travelers throughout the region. The $9.3 million project is slated to enhance the infrastructure for the area while enhancing both pedestrian and vehicle safety. The Cuomo...
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Mike Baggerman
April 24, 2017 - 6:07 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite objection from some Amherst residents the Amherst Methadone Clinic is still expected to be erected. Only three methadone clinics exist in Western New York and all of the locations are in Buffalo. The intent is to help opioid addicts in their recovery. The Amherst Town...
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