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The battle over cell towers is moving closer to your front door. Growing demand for cellular data by smartphones, tablets and other devices has led wireless carriers across the country to deploy a new kind of wireless transmitter called "small cells" to provide better coverage in densely populated areas. About 4 feet tall and weighing about 400 pounds, small cells…

Erie County Medical Center, which continues to struggle with a massive computer shutdown, reported Friday that it is making progress in efforts to restore its information systems. The hospital shut down its computers on April 9 after a cyberattack. Hospital officials still decline to confirm the attack as ransomware, citing investigations into what happened. But source…

Jon Williams wants to bring a historic Buffalo industrial power complex – complete with its towering smokestack – back to life as office, restaurant and living space. Williams' Ontario Specialty Contracting, which owns the former Schoellkopf Icehouse at 229 Elk St. and 83 Lee St., is seeking to convert the Valley neighborhood building into a mixed-use development. …

Three Buffalo-area hospitals earned a grade of A in a national patient safety organization’s scoring for how well hospitals avoid errors and accidents. Nine hospitals in the region received a grade of C in the spring 2017 rating by The Leapfrog Group, an employer coalition that promotes hospital quality and patient safety. The A's went to Erie County Medical Center…

And the winner is . . . Orange Crème! Tops Markets has debuted the newest flavor of Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt. The flavor was chosen via an online vote by Tops shoppers during the grocers "Draft the Next Oikos Flavor" promotion. Matthew P. Geiger, an account manager with Danone North America, said Tops was "quintessential" to the promotion's success. The O…

A Canadian logistics company on Friday took the wraps off its new storage and distribution facility in a Sanborn industrial park that doubles as a foreign trade zone. BorderWorx Logistics, which had 10 employees, is pledging to create 86 new jobs because of the expansion in the Vantage Center Industrial Park. Because the facility is located in the Niagara County Fore…

Say bye bye to Bebe. The fashion retailer will shutter all of its brick-and-mortar stores by the end of May, according to papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It will then convert to an online-only operation. Bebe has one location left in the Buffalo Niagara market, at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Another store at Walden Galleria closed …

TM Montante Development and Morgan Communities have kicked off the $150 million redevelopment of the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital site into “Lancaster Square at Gates Circle.” Montante acquired the 10-acre property from Kaleida Health, demolished buildings and built new streets. That has positioned the developers to start construction. [Video: The implo…

Spectrum, formerly known as Time Warner Cable, will hold a job fair on Saturday to fill 30 customer service positions. The job fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Spectrum's AppleTree Business Park location, at 2875 Union Road in Cheektowaga. Attendees can use the visitor entrance next to National Fuel. Interested candidates should first submit an application …

Western New York’s walking man is gearing up for a new season of outdoor fitness, starting next week with National Walk at Lunch Day. “Walking is the grand slam of physical activities,” said Philip L. Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. Haberstro will lead a walk at noon Wednesday starting and ending at The Buffalo News, …

The Amherst Industrial Development Agency board on Friday approved $992,000 in tax breaks for a company owned by a local dental surgeon who plans to expand his businesses, which provides training to medical professionals and manufactures components used in dental surgeries. Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., owned by Dr. Todd E. Shatkin, sought the tax breaks to support a $5.5 million…

Student engineers from the University at Buffalo will soon help troubleshoot a solar mystery on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Why did parking lot lights powered by wind and sun stop working? Four years ago, the nonprofit organization that coordinates infrastructure and other services on the Medical Campus installed new lights in one of its parking lots on…

There will be two job fairs to staff seasonal positions within Canalside Management Group. CMG was recently appointed manager of Canalside. The company will also seek small, women- and minority-owned businesses to partner with on the waterfront. Open positions include cashiers, line cooks, bartenders, bar backs, concession cashiers and bar pourers. Staffers will work e…

Allentown sidewalks, benches and and bike racks will get their own logo when the city completes the $7.5 million redesign and overhaul of the neighborhood streetscape. New street furniture, bicycle racks, garbage receptacles – and even concrete in some key intersections crossing Allen – will contain the Allentown Association logo. "What will be unique about a…

Greg Liberto isn’t a psychologist – but as a sports performance coach, he’s still able to put the Buffalo Bills and Sabres players on a metaphorical couch to try to sum up their playoff droughts. “Once you have a professional team that believes in itself, even if they don’t have a much talent as other teams, that belief can take you further,” Liberto said as…