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>Lichtenberger gives $1 million to UB school

The University at Buffalo School of Management has received a $1 million gift, the school announced Friday.

The gift from H. William Lichtenberger, former chairman and chief executive officer of Praxair, will be used to establish an endowed professorship to help build its Global Services and Supply Management program. Lichtenberger made the gift in recognition of the leadership of the school's former dean, John M. Thomas.

The H. William Lichtenberger Lecture Hall in the Alfiero Center on the UB North Campus is named in honor of a prior gift he made to the school.

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>Wildlife rehabilitation is focus of conference

The annual New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council conference will be held Oct. 23 to 26 in the Grand Island Holiday Inn. It will be the third time in a decade that it has been held on Grand Island.

Those who rehabilitate wild animals, as well as wildlife enthusiasts, are welcome to attend. To register, call (518) 582-3655 or visit www.NYSWRC.org.

Helping to host the conference are the Wildlife Department of the SPCA Serving Erie County, Hawk Creek Wildlife and Messenger Woods Wildlife Care and Education Center.

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>Road work on hold for parts of Fillmore Ave.

A $1.29 million project to resurface parts of Fillmore Avenue has been put off to determine the specific areas that are eligible for the improvements.

The planning and coordinating committee of the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council tabled the project this week, principal transportation analyst Timothy Trabold said. State legislation authorizing the project is unclear whether the work will occur between East Ferry and North Parade streets, or south of that area, near the Broadway Market, he said.

The project, funded through a state legislative earmark, will return before the planning committee when city and state officials clarify the area, Trabold said.

In addition to resurfacing the roadway, sidewalks and street lighting would be replaced.

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