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First period at Bennett High School was interrupted Monday by a rock concert. At least it started out that way. The Nashville-based, Kansas-bred band GOODING rocked the high school’s auditorium for four or five songs before the band’s lead singer and namesake turned teacher and gave the howling crowd of students a lesson on a subject they don’t often hear abou…

Labatt USA, the Buffalo-based importer of the Canadian beer brand, is relocating its headquarters from Fountain Plaza to a Cobblestone District warehouse the Pegulas plan to redevelop. Pegula Sports and Entertainment, the umbrella arm for Terry and Kim Pegula's business empire, will announce Wednesday it intends to renovate the five-story Hi-Temp Fabrication building at…

UBMD Physicians’ Group is continuing its phased move into the Conventus building downtown, centralizing in one location more than 100 doctors from the big medical group on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. UBMD, which formed in 2005, is the umbrella organization for 18 separate medical specialty practices whose more than 500 doctors are affiliated with the Jacobs Sc…

Anne D. Gioia's long legacy of helping Roswell Park Cancer Institute is continuing. The well-known philanthropist and civic leader – who in 1991 co-founded the cancer center's fundraising arm – has been reappointed to a seventh term on the institute's board of directors. Gioia is a former teacher who, with her sister-in-law, Donna Gioia, helped found the Roswell …

Now boarding: Delta Airlines flights to Boston. Expect that announcement to ring through Buffalo Niagara International Airport beginning Sept. 10, as the carrier adds new nonstop service to Logan International Airport. Part of expanded service between Boston and several other cities, the Delta flights will add a new option for connections between the two Northeast ci…

Emergency management officials in the town of Lancaster say "it looks worse than it is." But, it looks pretty bad. Scajaquada Creek, a stream constantly plagued by sewage overflows during heavy rains, was dyed red earlier today when rainwater apparently helped mulch dyes from a Walden Avenue company run off into the creek. "We're monitoring the flow of it now," sa…

Free tours of the Nash House Museum – plus cake – will be offered Monday when the landmark celebrates the 149th birthday of the Rev. J Edward Nash, a key figure in the city's history and the civil rights movement. From 1892 until his retirement in 1953, Nash was pastor of the historic Michigan Street Baptist Church, a key stop on the Underground Railroad that hos…

Women at the highest genetic risk for bone fractures benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a University at Buffalo study of 10,000 participants in the national Women's Health Initiative. As women age, their bone mineral density decreases, leaving them at greater risk of breaking bones from falls. Some women are more genetically prone to fractures. The rese…

Roswell Park Cancer Institute's weekly farmers' market returns for a new season June 7, running for consecutive Wednesdays through much of the summer and September. The market runs Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Kaminski Park & Gardens on the Roswell Park campus at Carlton Street between North Oak and Elm streets. The market will not run in August or int…

Saturday is the day to take your unused pharmaceuticals back to one of several collection sites available across the Buffalo Niagara region. The twice-a-year program is designed to make sure the drugs don't fall into the wrong hands. As an added benefit, it also protects the environment and area waterways, according to New York Sea Grant. That's why Sea Grant…

Buffalo police want the public's help locating a missing 17-year-old girl. Mikesea Smith was last seen on Dempster Street, police said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. Police did not say when she was last seen. Smith is 5-foot-5, about 107 pounds and wears glasses, police said. Police ask anyone who may have information about her whereabouts to call 911.

OLCOTT - Rep. Chris Collins renewed his criticism of the International Joint Commission during his visit Tuesday to Olcott to inspect damage from Lake Ontario flood waters. Collins, R-Clarence, has urged President Trump to pull the U.S. out of the commission's Plan 2014, a Lake Ontario water level management policy that Collins and some others blame for the high water…

The Place on Lexington Avenue and Gypsy Parlor on Grant Street are planning to add outdoor dining this summer. The Buffalo Common Council will consider two proposed outdoor patios, after the city Planning Board recommended approval for The Place on Lexington and Gypsy Parlor. Jay McCarthy, owner of The Place at 225 Lexington Ave., wants to build a porch onto the fr…

NIAGARA FALLS - More than 80 unionized employees will receive annual raises through 2024 under terms of a contract ratified Monday by the Niagara Falls Water Board. The deal for three units of the United Steelworkers union includes pay increases averaging 1.5 percent per year. Workers also will receive lump sum bonuses of $10 for every week they've worked since their la…

ALBION - The valedictorian of Albion High School's Class of 1961 this month donated $100,000 to the public library in his hometown, which is now named after him. Library Director Betty Sue Miller said Maurice Hoag and his wife Courtenay Hoag have made four large donations to the library in the past five years, totaling $450,000. Albion built a new $3.1 million librar…