U.S. Army Sgt. William R. Wilson III, a Getzville native and seven-year veteran of the military, died in the latest attack in which Afghan security forces apparently turned on their foreign allies, according to reports.
Watch video of the dignified transfer conducted by the U.S. military at Dover Air Force Base:
Following Monday's 5 p.m. scheduled public hearing at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center about the town's planned $30 million sewer improvement project, the West Seneca Town Board will hold its regular bimonthly meeting.
A pair of public hearings are also scheduled to be held during the town board meeting, including one on the proposed repeal of a local law requiring a Certificate of Occupancy be issued for properties under the town's code governing Code Administration and Enforcement. The second hearing will be for a $3 million highway project for the reconstructions of Dover and Greenmeadow drives.
A public hearing on West Seneca's proposed $30 million improvement project to sewer districts 5, 13 and 20 will be held at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center, 4620 Seneca St.
Recurrent sewage problems have plagued residents and waterways for years and the town remains under a state Department of Environmental Conservation consent order to remedy the problems. This improvement project is designed to do that.
T.J. Pignataro, the West Seneca reporter for The Buffalo News, will be live at the senior center at 5 p.m. Tune in here to follow along with the events.
About 300 Cheektowaga residents attended last week's first informational hearing about the town's proposed shift to large, plastic totes for garbage.
Cheektowaga, which is expected to implement the up to $1.5 million program later this summer, would join the towns of Amherst and Tonawanda as well as the City of Buffalo in requiring its residents use the sealable totes.
Tonight, the second of six meeting scheduled on the issue by Supervisor Mary F. Holtz will be held at 6 p.m. in the Monsignor Malikowski Center at Resurrection Church, 134 Como Park Blvd.
T.J. Pignataro, Cheektowaga reporter for The Buffalo News, will report on the hearing live right here starting at 6. Readers are encouraged to participate.
The fourth and final public information session about how to best use the 439-acre site of the West Seneca Developmental Center will be held at the West Seneca Senior Citizens Center, 4620 Seneca St., tonight at 7.
The session tonight will include an overview of the issue as well as the next steps in the process. Those in attendance (the public is invited) will be invited to participate in a break-out session to provide their own input and ideas for what direction the town should take in the development of the site.
The Buffalo News' West Seneca reporter, T.J. Pignataro, will be reporting on tonight's hearing live here and invites public participation to the blog.
Join The Buffalo News' Cheektowaga reporter T.J. Pignataro who will be at Cheektowaga Town Hall at 6 p.m. for a scheduled work session of the Cheektowaga Town Board.
The board is scheduled to discuss several items relating to upcoming business in the town, including a proposed new Tim Horton's location at Genesee & Pine Ridge as well as a potential demolition to a Walden Avenue property and other matters.
Also to be updated by Buffalo News Live tonight will be town's ongoing plans to proceed with implementing garbage totes in Cheektowaga.