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A vice president of Hilbert College has been elected as a commissioner for  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting organization for colleges and universities. Richard J. Pinkowski, Hilbert's vice president for business and finance since 1990, will serve a three-year term. Pinkowski, a certified public accountant, has been a finance r…

Environment

The Olmsted Parks Conservancy unveiled Tuesday a host of events for the 150th anniversary of the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park system in Buffalo. Among the highlights: The launch of an Olmsted app that will allow visitors to view an "augmented reality" of what the historic quarry garden looked like in its own time before the Scajaquada Expressway was built on…

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A Medaille College employee is being investigated by Buffalo police for an alleged theft of more than $10,000. Matt Carver, Medaille's vice president for business and finance, filed a complaint with police earlier this month stating that an employee in the college's admissions office used a college corporate credit card to make unauthorized personal purchases from Octob…

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Tony Morganti had just picked up his girlfriend, Rachel LoFaso, 16, at her house in Elma. It was Sunday – right in the middle of a three-day weekend – and they were on their way for a late breakfast. "It was a sunny, beautiful day," said Rachel's father, Fred LoFaso. State police don't yet know exactly what happened, but at about 11:15 a.m. Morganti's 1996 Audi cr…

Crime

Jeffrey T. Brown was never officially arrested, charged or indicted in the shooting death of David Brown in 2016. Even so, he stood before an Erie County judge Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for killing Brown at a family party more than two years ago. The two men were not related, but had been involved with the same woman. Jeffrey Brown,…

Alphonse F. Leising died in a hospital he helped build nearly seven decades ago. He was in his 20s at the time, a carpenter, and his relationship with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Bailey Avenue didn't end then. Decades later, Mr. Leising, a World War II veteran, found himself a patient at the VA. He died there Saturday at the age of 97. Born on a farm in…

Crime

A Lockport man was arrested after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run Sunday night, according to Lockport police. The pedestrian was hit near the corner of East Avenue and Washburn Street at about 10:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene but was taken into custody by officers about 100 yards away, police said. Robert E. Adams, 24, of Be…

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Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and the Kelly for Kids Foundation have announced the names of local organizations that will be recipients of a total of $240,000 in 2017 grants. The charities that help children will be awarded their grants at the Kelly for Kids Annual Luncheon set for noon Tuesday at Ilio DiPaolo’s restaurant in Blasdell. One representat…

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A Buffalo man has been charged with stabbing another man in the Broadway-Bailey neighborhood on Monday night, according to a Buffalo police report. Bryan L. Suarez, 25, faces multiple charges, including second-degree assault, after a man was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife on Schutrum Street around 11:30 p.m., according to the report. The victim, who was stabbed i…

Business

Northtown Automotive Cos. has acquired Zeigler Honda Amherst, adding another brand to Northtown's lineup. The deal also ends Zeigler Automotive Group's presence in the region. While Zeigler is one of the nation's largest dealer groups, it didn't expand here beyond owning its Honda dealership over the past several years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deale…

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Niagara County last year paid former Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth R. Donatello $335,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed her boss harassed her and other female prosecutors with unwelcome remarks about their "weight, hair style and breast size." Michael J. Violante resigned in March 2016 as district attorney, as The Buffalo News learned that other member…

Teens who have something to say about key issues affecting them and their peers can audition for the chance when "Real Teens Reel Talk"  holds a casting call from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 27 at 716 Live in the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St. Teens between the ages of 13 and 19 will answer questions about current events and themselves as producers seek panelists for th…

Business

Weber's Mustard is back on shelves at BJ's Wholesale Clubs in the Buffalo Niagara market. The Western New York favorite had been discontinued at the local BJ's stores, the only stores where it was carried by the national chain. But shortly after a story ran on BuffaloNews.com, and a post went viral on the Facebook page of Weber's owner Steven Desmond, BJ's contacted …

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A downstate electronics entrepreneur and real estate investor, who took a shot at One Seneca Tower before Douglas Jemal came along, has instead acquired a pair of industrial warehouse buildings on the East Side – for a lot less money. Harvey Kaylie, acting through 1400 William Properties LLC, paid $1.238 million late last month to acquire the former Federal Bakery Suppl…