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The Buffalo Planning Board gave its backing Monday to the planned redevelopment of the former Ascension Church at North Street and Linwood Avenue, despite the rejection of the very same proposal by the city Preservation Board last week. Board members acknowledged the ruling by the other agency but noted that they are bound by the city's Green Code, not the Preservation Bo…

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Dawn H. Burlew, director of business development at Corning Enterprises, was named to the board of Five Star Bank's parent company. Warsaw-based Financial Institutions expanded its board by one director, to 12 members, and named Burlew to fill the position. Burlew has worked at Corning Inc. for more than 30 years and has served in her current role at Corning Enter…

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John R. Scannell, chairman and CEO of Moog Inc., was named to M&T Bank Corp.'s board of directors. Scannell, of East Aurora, joined Moog, an Elma-based control systems manufacturer, in 1990. He was named the company's CEO in 2011 and its chairman in 2014. Scannell earned his MBA from Harvard University, and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrica…

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Construction is expected to begin next spring on a new five-story mixed-use apartment building at the corner of Hertel and Parkside avenues in North Buffalo, after the city Planning Board gave its stamp of approval Monday night. John and Ruth Ann Daly, owners of O'Dalaigh Real Estate, want to build a 34-unit apartment complex with underground parking on the site of a lo…

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Reduced CSX rail service to the General Mills plant in Buffalo could negatively affect the cereal maker's operations, two elected leaders said. Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Brian Higgins said they were "distressed" to learn CSX was reducing its twice-daily service to the South Michigan Avenue plant to just once a day, and that General Mills was given "only limited…

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Steve Finch, who guided General Motors' Town of Tonawanda engine plant for the past 11 years through times of industry turmoil and vital new investment, will retire Dec. 1. The Buffalo native is wrapping up a 41-year career with GM. His successor is Ram Ramanujam, currently an assistant plant manager at a GM facility in Michigan. GM has invested nearly $3 billion …

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Westwood or West-wouldn't — Amherst still can't make up its mind. Five and a half years ago, a group of investors bought the struggling Westwood Country Club. Three years ago, the partners unveiled an ambitious, $238 million plan to transform the site into a "neighborhood" of houses, office buildings, retail shops, a hotel and recreational space. It was one of t…

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Think you know Buffalo? A new trivia game will let you prove it. "You Gotta Know Buffalo – My Hometown Edition" poses questions about people, places and events tied to Buffalo. The 500-question card game retails for $19.95. It is a product of Store (716), a local Buffalo-themed apparel and gift designer. “You Gotta Know Buffalo is for anyone who knows how to say …

The owner of Drescher Paper Box is seeking to downsize its space and relocate the company's operations, and it has put its facility in Buffalo up for sale. Drescher, which was founded in 1867, is a manufacturer of jigsaw puzzles, game boards and setup boxes. Originally named Charles A. Drescher & Son's, the company was acquired in 1978 by J. Baird Langworthy and ren…

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is that people have a little bit of extra cheer in their hearts, ready to give and share. Charities depend on that giving spirit this time of year. Even though a charity’s needs continue year round, the biggest bulk of their donations are received in November and December. If the spirit moves you to share your weal…

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Rochester City Council members last week rejected a request from developer Robert C. Morgan's company for a $1.5 million loan on a downtown project on Court Street there. The vote was 5-3. At least two of the five members who voted against the loan cited an FBI investigation of Morgan's companies that started in Buffalo. "The investigation was the key factor in my v…

Real Estate Transactions

Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Niagara County clerk’s office for the week ending Sept. 29, 2017. CAMBRIA • 4662 Thrall Road, County of Niagara New York to Emily A. Gazy, $60,000. • 5801 Shawnee Road, County of Niagara New York to Haph Properties, $56,000. • 5183 Townline Road, County of Niagara New York to Timot…

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Following are real estate transactions over $5,000 as listed in records of the Erie County clerk’s office for the week ending Oct. 13, 2017. ALDEN • 300 Sullivan Road, Joseph A. Czapla; Susan K. Czapla to Trevor A. Bartlett; Jillian M. Hoerner, $370,000. • 1651 Sandridge Road, Barbara L. Astri; Charles L. Kocher; David G. Kocher; Glen D. Kocher; Lawrence S. Koch…

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A group of residents and business owners in Allentown have an idea for curbing late-night raucous behavior in the neighborhood: No new bars. And when one closes, don't allow another to take its place. Their concerns over large crowds, fights and unruly behavior on late weekend nights were heightened this month after a 37-year-old man was fatally shot outside a bar durin…

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Frank L. Ciminelli II, son of construction executive Louis P. Ciminelli, is leaving LPCiminelli to devote himself to a construction management firm he started in August, he announced Friday in an email to colleagues. Kyle W. Tuttle, a senior vice president at LPCiminelli, has been named president of the company and elected to its board, Frank Ciminelli said. The youn…