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The developer of the former Westwood Country Club has added townhouses, shifted a senior housing complex to the interior part of the site and removed an office building altogether in the latest version of its controversial plan to reuse the former golf course in Amherst. This is the fourth version of the project that Mensch Capital Partners has filed with the town, and …

Cardiology Group of Western New York has joined Catholic Health's physician practice network, Trinity Medical WNY. Patients will continue to see the same physicians and support staff at the group’s existing locations, which will be renamed Trinity Medical Cardiology. The group's 11 doctors currently practice at Catholic Health hospitals. With offices in Williamsvil…

One block east of the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus are three historic buildings on High Street – a deli, a now-dilapidated former doctor's home and a Baptist church dating to 1875. Those three structures in the city's Fruit Belt neighborhood again are the heart of a proposal to become the High Street Historic District, an effort by some in the neighborho…

The red brick building tucked away at the corner of Hertel and Delaware avenues – once the home of the North Park Branch Library – is now a local landmark. But the Crosby buildings – located at Pratt and Williams streets – are not. The Common Council on Tuesday reversed its original decision and voted unanimously to landmark the former library at 2351 Delaware A…

The opioid epidemic will be the focus of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s 20th Annual Bullough Lecture presented by Peggy Compton, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Compton will explore the overlap between pain and addiction disorders, how opioids can alter pain perception, strategies for responsibly prescribing pain medication and…

The Buffalo radio veteran who goes by the on-air name Buddy Shula will live out a dream he has had since since he was a teenager: owning a local radio station. William Ostrander bought WECK AM 1230 and FM 102.9 from Richard Greene for $655,000. He expects to take ownership at the end of April, pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission. Greene has owned W…

A 24-unit apartment complex planned for East Amherst has stalled after the Amherst Town Board on Monday night voted against rezoning the project site. The Green Organization wants to construct two, 12-unit apartment buildings and eight detached garages at 4400 N. French Road, just west of Transit Road, on 2.7 acres of land. The property is now zoned for suburban agricul…

The number of companies on the 120-acre Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has grown to more than 150, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the campus. In 2002, when the campus was in its infancy, there were three companies. Companies counted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. include those located in its entrepreneurial hub; University at Buf…

The owner of the sprawling former Bethlehem Steel property in Lackawanna wants to finish covering up the once-contaminated soil with a 1-foot-thick "slag" barrier to prepare it for resale and redevelopment to an affiliate of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. But first it wants ECIDA to give it $175,000 in sales tax breaks to get the job done, or it will rai…

A businessman says he's put on hold a proposed waterfront development because City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis delayed the project for two years and cursed at him twice while tossing him out of his City Hall office. Davis admitted Monday he did swear at Michael Hacikyan, but not until after the developer released a profanity-laced tirade at him. And Davis said he has …

Ted Brown of the Robert S. Pierson received the honorary "top hat" as captain of the first vessel to pass through the Welland Canal this season on Monday, according to the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, which hosted the ceremony. Monday marked the start of the 188th navigation season for the canal. It tied a record for the earliest opening date, set in…

The partners behind the planned redevelopment of the former Shea's Seneca Theatre into apartments and commercial space are counting on more than $450,000 in tax breaks to help with the $9 million project. Jake Schneider's Schneider Development, along with partners Andrew and Matthew Dorn, have asked the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for sales and mortgage re…

McGuire Development Co. and the owner of Pilgrim Village in Buffalo are hoping to get $2.1 million in sales tax breaks to support their $96 million redevelopment of the subsidized housing community into the mixed-income project to be known as Campus Square. Mark H. Trammell and McGuire applied to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for incentives as part of t…

PHH Mortgage Corp. will lay off 69 employees in Amherst at the end of June and then exit the Wehrle Drive building it leases. This is the third wave of layoffs the company has announced since last September. At the end of June, PHH will have about 30 employees left in the region. Those workers will telecommute, said Dico Akseraylian, a spokesman. PHH had previously s…

Radio Shack will close 187 stores across the country, seven of which are in Western New York. The Texas-based electronics retailer has filed bankruptcy for the second time in two years and will close 12 percent of its 1,500 locations. The stores in Western New York are: Martin’s Plaza, 3953 Vinyard Drive in Dunkirk Mid-City Plaza, 1029 Payne Ave. in North Tona…