Funding approved for Williamsville co-op market study

The grassroots effort to create a co-op grocery store in the Village of Williamsville took another step forward with financing for a feasibility study approved by an affiliate of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency. The Amherst Development Corp. directors – the same members who comprise the IDA’s board of directors – approved a $5,000 allocation to the group hoping to create the suburban co-op. The allocation coupled with a previously approved $7,000 grant from the Erie County Legislature…

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad museum to open May 4

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, a museum that pays homage to the region’s crucial role in American history, is set to formally open on May 4. The heritage center is set for 1863 U.S. Customs House on Depot Avenue West and near the base of the Whirlpool Bridge. “Opening the Underground Railroad Heritage Center is an incredibly significant event, both to the people of Niagara Falls, and, throughout the world,” said Bill Bradberry, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage…