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Molotov cocktail found at Amherst Police headquarters


AMHERST, NY - Amhest Police are looking for the person who threw a Molotov cocktail and started a small fire outside their headquarters.

Two officers discovered the blaze Friday around 2:30 a.m. and quickly put it out.

No one was hurt and no damage was done.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Amherst Police at 689- 1311.


Another Clarence Greenprint Success: Mosher Farm Protected in Perpetuity

Another Clarence Greenprint Success: Mosher Farm Protected in Perpetuity

 

Today, the Western New York Land Conservancy finalized a conservation easement on the 43-acre Mosher Farm on Keller Road in Clarence, protecting that land in perpetuity. Since purchasing the property in 2009, the Town of Clarence has leased the land to local farmers for agricultural use. Protecting the Mosher Farm was made possible by the innovative and award-winning Clarence Greenprint, an open space preservation program that provides funding for conserving natural land and farmland. 

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

WIC Program Celebrates Expansion of Seton Professional Building Site with Open House April 14

Catholic Charities and Catholic Health System officials and staff, as well as partners and supporters, gathered this morning for an open house and reception to celebrate the recently completed renovations to expand its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) office inside the Seton Professional Building at Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2121 Main St., Suite 14, Buffalo.
      
The expansion nearly doubles the original size of the site, which has operated out of the Seton Professional Building since July 2009. The Catholic Health System provided funding, planning and design support for the renovations.

70 teams compete in Disabled Hockey Festival


AMHERST, N.Y. -- If you thought an athlete with a physical challenge is any less aggressive or less competitive than your ordinary star athlete, think again.

"In the future I hope to win a gold medal in team USA, and this weekend we hope to win the championship," said 15-year-old Nathan Bryant.

Bryant has a mild form of cerebral palsy, which cause his ankles to be weak, so he plays sled hockey.He and around 1,000 other hockey players participated in this weekend's Disabled Hockey Festival at the Northtown Center. It featured more than 70 teams from around the country.

The festival celebrates just how much a person's athleticism does NOT have to do with his or her ability to stand on two feet.

Whether sled hockey or standing hockey, these hundreds and hundreds of athletes come to Western New York because they love to play the sport regardless of their physical limitations.

Sled hockey festival in Amherst this weekend


AMHERST, NY - Plenty of athletes are in Western New York this weekend with incredible stories to tell.

The Northtown Center in Amherst is hosting the USA Hockey Disabled Festival. The festival features several different variations of sled hockey competition.

This is the first time the festival has been held in our area since 2009, and the number of participants has doubled in size. It's also more proof buffalo is hockey heaven for all players.

The World Sled Hockey Championships will take place at the Harbor Center in just two weeks.


Amherst man severely burned in fire


AMHERST, NY - An Amherst man is at Erie County Medical Center after being severely burned in a fire at his home Friday afternoon.

The victim was in a shed behind his house on Carriage Hill East when the fire broke out.

The structure was completely engulfed in flames when police arrived. Officers say they found the victim lying on the cover of his pool. He apparently ran to it in order to put the flames on him out.

At this time officials say they have no idea what happened, but the investigation is ongoing.

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

Farmland Protection Roundtable Draws Large Crowd to East Aurora

 

The Western New York Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, and the Erie County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board cosponsored a Farmland Protection Roundtable on April 8 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in East Aurora. Nearly 100 people from five counties in Western New York came to investigate the different tools that can be used to protect farmland.