If you're one of the 44,000 property owners in the Town of Amherst, don't toss aside a letter from the town you'll be receiving as early as Saturday. It contains an important number - your new assessment. And Town Assessor David C. Marrano has just one question for you: Does that number accurately reflect the price you could realistically sell your property for? I…

Some southtowns residents began seeing a familiar sight in their mailboxes Friday. The Hamburg Sun, now produced by The Buffalo News, is back in circulation after its previous owner declared bankruptcy last year. A free, four-week trial will be mailed to residents in Hamburg, Lake View, Blasdell and Eden. After that, the paper will be available by subscription. The n…

Orchard Park envelope manufacturer Quality Park Products plans to close its factory by mid-June, putting 111 employees out of work. Quality Park Products plans to begin firing workers on March 1 and continue reducing the work force at its factory at 100 Centre Drive through mid-May, the company said in a filing with the state Labor Department. The company cited econo…

A recent boycott of Trump Winery products at Wegmans stores in Virginia seems to have had the opposite of the intended effect. A women's rights group, unhappy with Trump's policies, asked the grocer last week to stop carrying Trump Winery products. The group said its members would stop shopping at the store if Wegmans failed to do so. The wine, as a result, has be…

Delays on some aerospace programs caused Astronics Corp.'s fourth-quarter profits to fall by 29 percent as sales slipped, but CEO Peter Gundermann said Friday he expects earnings and revenue to rebound this year. The fourth quarter "was a little bit weaker than we wanted," Gundermann said during a conference call. While Gundermann said the current quarter is likely to b…

Moog Inc. has agreed to buy the rotary transfer systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials in a $42 million deal that will expand its components group's product line and broaden its European presence. The acquisition will add a business that makes electromechanical systems that are used to transfer current, signals and data in devices or structures that rotate. The t…

Gibraltar Industries' stock dropped 9 percent in late afternoon trading Friday after company warned that its first-quarter would be weaker than analysts expected and that its profits for all of 2017 could lag behind forecasts. Gibraltar Industries said it lost $7.7 million during the fourth quarter because of the sale of its bar grating business, but the Hamburg buildin…

A Delaware Avenue nursing home was cited by state inspectors for 22 deficiencies in its latest annual survey, including three at the "immediate jeopardy" level for an inconsistent system regarding the use of directives for end-of-life care. The state removed the "immediate jeopardy" designations after the Emerald North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center made changes in i…

Autism Services will start moving into its new school in Amherst next week. The nonprofit, which provides educational and support services for children and adults with autism-spectrum disorders, is moving from its longtime location at 4444 Bryant and Stratton Way near the Eastern Hills Mall in Clarence to Uniland Development Co.'s Audubon Business Centre. Autism Serv…

A four-story, 107-room hotel planned for Rensch Road near the University at Buffalo North Campus cleared its last hurdle Thursday night when the Amherst Planning Board approved the site plan for the project. The board also agreed the project would not significantly harm the environment. Ellicott Development previously said it plans to start construction in March and …

East Side residents near Jefferson Avenue will have a bright new destination for basic health and preventive wellness care, if a proposal by two developers and a prominent medical entrepreneur comes to fruition. Nick Sinatra and David Pawlik have partnered with ImmediateCare founder Dr. Greg Daniel to bring a new medical mall to a corner of Jefferson near Masten Park.…

Kathleen Kane has been in banking for more than 30 years, working for HSBC Bank USA, First Niagara Bank and Northwest Bank, as one merger or acquisition followed another. Now Kane has joined Bank on Buffalo, and will manage the exact same branch she once led in Orchard Park for 17 years. It was most recently a First Niagara branch, but closed after the KeyBank deal was …

In business, breaking up is not only hard, it’s expensive. Adam Pratt, the president of Town of Tonawanda fastener manufacturer Sherex Fastening Solutions, is learning that the hard way. His relationship with James Pickren, Sherex’s minority owner, turned sour just a year after Pickren was named as the company’s CEO, roiling relationships with staff and eventua…

The MedLaw Cancer Partnership of Western New York, an effort to provide free legal assistance to Erie County Medical Center patients, opened Thursday at the hospital. The partnership is a project of the Center for Elder Law & Justice, ECMC, Western New York Breast Health and the ECMC Foundation. It intends to link lawyers with doctors, nurses, social workers and oth…