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The next projects planned for the Outer Harbor could appeal to a wide spectrum of visitors. For nature lovers, a 15-acre zone around the Bell Slip would soon be rid of invasive species and become more welcoming for butterflies. Trails would provide more recreational opportunities for cyclists, pedestrians and mountain bike riders. The soil at a 4-acre area on the …

Food and Drink

Those of a certain age might remember "Murphy Brown," a 1990s sit-com about a fictional CBS television news show with an eclectic cast of characters. A craft beer emporium in Clarence may share the same name but, FYI, has little else in common – unless you consider its eclectic cast of beers. Craft beer is the star at Murphy Brown's, a quieter alternative to several …

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A Town of Tonawanda woman and a Buffalo man were arrested on drunken driving charges after two different accidents Sunday in the city of Tonawanda. Ann Marie F. Hollerud, 32, of Raintree Island, was charged with DWI after nearly striking a concrete jersey barrier while at the wheel of a vehicle on Main and Young streets, which is closed to traffic. Police said Hollerud …

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Compensating customers because of broken water mains over the past several weeks would be illegal, a Niagara Falls Water Board attorney says. "The Water Board does not guarantee to the user any fixed or constant pressure, nor a continuous supply," attorney Sean W. Costello wrote to board member Nicholas J. Forster, who inquired about compensation. Costello compensati…

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Lake Erie was nearly 90 percent frozen on Monday. Of the open water remaining on the lake, it's located in an area roughly between Dunkirk and Long Point, Ont., the National Weather Service said. Mix in lake-effect snow bands' tendency to hug the Canadian shoreline when there's ice covering eastern Lake Erie, and it's a recipe for some nuisance lake-effect snow to po…

Business

A Cheektowaga property manager and investor has acquired the former Verizon Communications Service Center in Depew, adding to his commercial real estate holdings in Western New York. Frank Campofelice, owner of Burgio & Campofelice in Cheektowaga and Walden Development Group in Elma, bought the 17,720-square-foot facility at 2525 George Urban Blvd. from Verizon New …

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A Rochester-based commercial real estate management firm has acquired a former envelope-manufacturing warehouse and facility in Orchard Park from a Connecticut-based printing and office products company. Yaro Enterprises, a family-owned commercial real estate company that was formed in 2005 by President Yaroslav Kirik, paid $3.3 million in late December to acquire a 154…

Obituaries

Jan. 29, 1952 – Jan. 11, 2018 Vincent M. Gaughan Jr. had noticed that something was missing during his first decade of doing business in Russia and the former Soviet republics. There were no golf courses. “He thought this might be an opportunity,” said his younger brother, Kevin Gaughan, an attorney and government downsizing advocate. “He always admired Jack Nicklaus…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actor, composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, born on this date in 1980, “The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter.” . . . BIG AND BIGGER – Crafters and artists will offer their wares for three days next weekend in “Shopping With WNY Heroes,” a vendors’ show in Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275,…

Crime

A woman with a baby was arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana and other controlled substances into Attica Correctional Facility while attempting to visit an inmate, according to State Police. Danielle A. Greene, 25, of Rochester, was accompanied on the visit Thursday by her 9-month-old daughter, State Police said. In addition to being arrested for promoting pris…

Crime

A Wyoming County man was arrested by state troopers Friday for driving while his ability was impaired, after troopers allegedly found marijuana in his vehicle, according to State Police. Samuel M. Martin, 41, of the town of Warsaw, was stopped by troopers on Route 19 in Warsaw for an inadequate headlight, State Police said. State Police said they detected a strong od…

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A 28-year-old Lackawanna man has been taken into custody by Buffalo Police in connection with reports of gunshots fired early on Sunday on Chippewa Street, the Buffalo Police Department said on Twitter on Monday. The gunshots were reported at about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Buffalo Police. The incident happened in the first block of Chippewa Street, according to Mi…

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Canisius College facilities workers are planning a rally on campus Tuesday afternoon to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits. About 60 members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200 in November voted down a contract offer from the college. It was the second tentative agreement voted down by members in the past several months. The workers…

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Just a few weeks ago, Joel A. Giambra the lobbyist was working the State Capitol’s hallways advocating the legalization of marijuana. Now he works a different Capitol angle as a Republican hopeful for governor, proposing that legalized and tightly regulated marijuana sales represent the best way to address the state’s massive infrastructure and mass transit needs. “I…

An East Side church wants to create another child care option for families in the neighborhood. The Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church is seeking city approval to convert the pastor's office, parlor and two Sunday school classrooms inside the existing church into a day care center for infants through toddlers, with three rooms for children and an office. The proje…